Senior Merchandiser - Lighting

Senior Merchandiser - Lighting

Sainsbury's | Coventry, England, UK

Posted 9 days ago

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Job Description
In this fantastic role as a Senior Merchandiser for Lighting you will create and execute a customer facing, multi-channel merchandising strategy to deliver profitable growth in line with the overall commercial strategy. You will need to be able to think on your feet and make decisions at pace to ensure delivery against key objectives, creating and implementing a customer driven category vision agreed with senior stakeholders with clearly defined and measurable initiatives.

You will use analysis alongside your knowledge of markets, customer profiles and suppliers to develop the category range framework, devising the multi-channel budgets to ensure that the building blocks are in place to achieve the category strategy.

As well as proven merchandising technical skills, you will also lead and motivate a high performing team and role model our values to support the Sainsburys culture. You will act as a coach, managing, motivating, and developing the Merchandising team to provide a pipeline of future talent.

More About the Role
  • Conduct periodic reviews of performance, understanding how this may impact future performance and reflect risks and opportunities through the CRM process
  • You will lead the weekly trade reviews and PIR, ensuring cross functional teams are clear on priority actions and lessons learnt.
  • You'll be responsible for stock: challenging divisional / departmental WSSI planning, OTB management process, purchase orders, promotional stock planning, markdown plan, clearance, total / DC & store stock levels, DD store stock levels, replenishment & ordering parameters to deliver depot/supplier service targets, manage tolerance on stock commitments, availability, & reviewing forecasts
  • Working with the Allocation & Replenishment team, review channel / category level forecasts to understand alignment to corporate budgeting, planning and replenishment processes identifying and taking corrective action with respective teams.
  • Develop and implement joint business plans with suppliers in line with department strategy. Have a clear plan around supplier classification and set specific performance targets with regular measurement and review.
  • Plan and prioritise inbound and outbound stock flow, understanding the impact on supply, logistics and retail teams and communicating issues where appropriate
  • Ensure a great customer experience through delivery of merchandising milestones within the critical path, ensuring any issues are resolved through liaising with suppliers and stakeholders.
  • Play a pivotal role supporting the Head of Merchandising and Director of Category in key business cross functional projects

What I need to Know & Show
  • Demonstrate commercial & financial awareness
  • Proven track record & recent comparable experience in a merchandising role including multi-channel experience
  • Proven track record of delivering results to target as an individual and within a team
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-moving dynamic retail environment
  • Confidence to network, communicate influence and engage at all levels
  • Product, Market knowledge & Customer focus
  • Strong commercial, analytical, problem solving & presentation skills
  • Experience of developing high performing teams and able to lead through ambiguity in a consistently changing environment
  • Role model positive ways or working

Why Sainsbury's?

Work-life balance is important to us, so we offer our colleagues as much flexibility as possible in line with the needs of their role. We trust them to decide how, where and when they work, combining remote and collaborative working with a flexible approach to hours, giving them plenty of time and space for life outside of work whilst delivering against our business goals.

As well as a great work-life balance, lots of on-the-job training and endless opportunities, click here for more detail on our benefits: