Buying/ Merchandising Manager
An excellent opportunity with a Franchise Group to take responsibility for product selection buying and analysis for the countries across the GCC region
The successful candidate will be responsible for a highly regarded and very successful European retail fashion brand , and this highly responsible position offers excellent career scope along with a tax-free salary
Responsibilities will include but not be limited to :
Focused on ladies fashion merchandise you will manage trading analysis and the selection of merchandise from the host Brand, ensuring the best product mix for the different markets.
Take responsibility for detailed analysis of performance across the GCC region. Provide forecasting and re forecasting .
Agree the planning and OTB and provide detailed analysis and financial performance information to the Directors .
Recommend pricing for the different markets that reflects brand positioning and strategies.
Support the business to deliver sales and profits across the regions and recommend changes/ mark down / promotional activity
Oversee management of inventory and replenishment.
Keep ahead of market trends and competitor activity whilst recognising potential new opportunities within the different countries .
Managing and developing the skills of the merchandise and selection team .
Support the business with traditional stores and ecommerce for the region.
Educated to Degree level you will need to have a background within retail that includes buying and merchandising for recognised ladies young fashion brands. Sound strategic and analytical skills required and experience of leading a team.
You will need to show a record of achieving results and be accustomed to operating internationally .
The company offer an excellent work environment and career prospects along with a competitive tax-free salary and benefits.