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Senior Director - George Merchandising

Job Description

Job Description

The role of Senior Director - George Merchandising sits at the strategic layer of merchandising, supply and central planning, reporting into the VP of George Clothing. This person will be setting out to deliver best practice across the strategic planning and forecasting of options, sales & stock. You'd be responsible for both demand and supply activity connecting processes and teams across the professions to drive best process, improve efficiency and drive maximum sales and profit for the clothing business. You will also create clear strategies to achieve the Merchandising, Supply and Central Planning objectives and health metrics, whilst supporting the longer term business strategic vision.,

  • Implement a clear strategy to achieve the merchandising objectives across the merchandising profession, supporting the longer term 3-5 year Non Food strategic plan;

  • Jointly accountable with the buying counterpart to drive maximum profitability through well structured range plans, effective buying and stock management through all planning decisions;

  • Accountable for timely delivery of stock into the business in order to potentialize all trading benefits;

  • Accountable for the timely allocation and replenishment of stock across all channels to ensure maximum trading potential;

  • Guides promotion activity and markdown to full prices sales and profit accordingly to drive maximum profitability; creating and proposing the seasonal markdown and promotional activity plans;

  • Responds to global trading behaviours and strategic direction of the business by providing adaptable plans and frameworks for the teams to deliver;

  • Driving optimum stock control across the full estate, reducing stock holding and supporting cash flow whilst maximising further opportunities of inventory control;

  • Accountable for the terminal stock position and ensuring full clearance of stock from the business; striving for the profitable exit of residual stock;

  • Work alongside the finance business partner to provide insight of macro factors which could potentially influence the forecasting of sales and stock and producing scenario testing for eventualities;

  • Drives innovation by developing and maintaining internal and external relationships whilst having an awareness of best practice within the industry;

  • End-to-end optimisation of the business, in collaboration with other Senior Directors for Non-food.

    How you'll do it:

  • Influencing a team of Managers and Senior Managers to drive performance and deliver results;

  • Allocating (generalist and specialist) resource to Missions as required;

  • Defining relevant standards and 'health metrics' that monitor the standard and quality of activity performed in Missions;

  • Ensuring that health metrics are achieved across the Missions;

  • Providing Profession input and perspectives to the George strategy

Candidate Description

  • Ability to effectively translate the organisation's strategy into language that colleagues can understand and empathise with;

  • Technical leadership, demonstrating deep knowledge and experience of the Professional area and technical acumen to execute the craft;

  • Business acumen and an ability to identify competitive, value-driving opportunities across customer segments, product categories and markets;

  • People leadership, developing talent across the business through coaching, mentoring, facilitation and teaching;

  • Critical thinking about the application of your expertise to solve customer problems and to achieve outcomes;

  • Big-picture thinking, problem solving and decision making;

  • Ability to balance strategic priorities with the development needs of employees;

  • Comfort with colleagues and teams making mistakes or failing, whilst supporting them to learn from the experience;

  • A deep understanding of working in an agile or 'Mission-based' environment;

  • Ability to understand and identify the right metrics to observe.

Application Description

George House - Lutterworth George House, Coventry Road, Lutterworth, Leicestershire, United Kingdom, LE17 4XH Loading…