Senior Merchandiser
JOB TITLE: Senior Merchandiser
EMPLOYER: Retail Group Azerbaijan DUTY STATION: Azerbaijan
PUBLISHED: 2019-01-04 LAST UPDATED: N/A DEADLINE: 2019-02-03

Company: “Retail Group Azerbaijan LLC

Workplace: Nargiz Mall Head Office (Nizami str. 42)
Work schedule: 5-days 40 hours a week
Position/Title: Senior Merchandiser
Reports to: Country director
Note: Medical insurance will be provide after probation period.

If you feel you have what it takes to be part of this exciting journey, our requirements are simple, we want the best, so if you ready;

Core functional activities:

• Achieve the Top line and Bottom line for the Business unit – Net Profits & Business Plan, % Margin, Cash Margin and Terminal stock targets. Strategize to maximize profits for each store by increasing the Sales/Gross Margins or Highlighting the overhead cost like oversized store and other factors;
• Oversee the Dep’t/category planning for the Brand. Ensure that the range selected meet market demands. Make regular visits to Brand partners to discuss OTB’s/Seasonal buys. Also make sure that Intake plan is set as per the agreed OTB’s.
• Make good relationship and build confidence among Brand Partners for the expansion of the Brand in each region. Evaluate the current deal with BP and formulate proposals for the possible changeover of the deal, which will further help in getting better margins/profits for the company. Make regular visit to Brand Partners to discuss all issues which are linked to the profitable operation of the brand.
• Formulate In-Season strategy to increase Full price sell through along with End of Season Sales Strategy (EOSS) with Budgeted Mark downs (MD). Make regular projections on Sales/ Terminal stock/ %Margin & Cash margins. Also take steps- like launching new/additional promotions, Re-pricing product, Re-classifying the merchandise, Selling terminal stock- to reach the Budgeted numbers.
• Evaluate the Retail Math’s of a Brand before the launch of the season and make sure that Uplifts/Intake Margins is set as per Budgeted margins.
• Managing and Motivating a team of Merchandisers to achieve the Weekly/Monthly/Yearly KPI’s against Sales/Margins and Terminal stock. Guide team to allocate merchandise appropriately across all stores to meet sales plan and maximize sell off.
• Make Regular store visits with the team to different regions and discuss all issues with Operation/Store team on Product, Pricing and performance of different categories. Also make a Comp-shop and compare the Prices with the competitors and make sure Brand Pricing is set appropriately to the Targeted segment.
• Maintaining Brand Standards in coordination with Operations, VM, Marketing and Brand Team.
• Pricing, Replenishment and store consolidations to optimize inventory with store grading
• Responsible for top management level reporting to enable decision making in meetings such as Business review, new store feasibilities/expansion, forecasts and expected margins intake/gross.


• University degree;
• Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience as a merchandiser;
• Problem-solving and analytical skills;
• High degree of professional ethics and integrity;
• Full comprehension of the influences of the external environment of a corporation;
• Outstanding communication skills;
• At least Upper Intermediate English and Russian language skills.
• Very good Excel skills

If you trust yourself and your capability please, send your CV's (resumes) in Azerbaijani and/or in English by mentioning subject  "Senior Merchandiser" to our mail box

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