Merchandiser - Home and Dinning, 9month MAT cover

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Our Story

From its inception in 1994, Chrissie Rucker’s vision was to build a company that specialised in stylish, white, designer-quality items for the home that were not only exceptional quality, but also outstanding value for money. In addition to this devotion to simplicity, it was imperative the customer was put at the heart of everything and provided with a second-to-none shopping experience - and so The White Company was born.

Today, the company that began as a 12-page mail-order brochure has become one of the UK’s fast-growing multi-channel retailers and a leading lifestyle brand with 60 stores across the UK and impressive global growth. The White Company also has concessions in selected Nordstrom stores in the US, and a highly successful online business.

Our Role

We are looking for a talented Merchandiser for a 9-month maternity cover to join our Home and Dinning department. Reporting into the Head of Merchandising (Home), you will be responsible for planning and delivering a range that is balanced across the grades and business channels. Working with buying to create a strong department strategy in line with The White Company strategy which incorporates sales, stock and margin plans along with customer insight, seasonal predictions, price and option analysis.

Trading the departments to ensure we maximise sales and profits in line with agreed company objectives. Working across the business to potentialize retail, direct, wholesale and international opportunities. You will also be responsible for managing a team of 2 people

What you’ll be doing

  • Reviewing historical performance and determine future product strategy by working closely with the Buyer to deliver a balanced range with a robust sales, markdown, margin and stock plans.
  • Managing fully the complexities of the WSSI and categories for planning the season and forecasting risk and opportunity ensuring all channels are fully potentialized.
  • Planning new season buy, in line with both range, category and department planning across all Business channels.
  • Planning intake across the season to create a balanced range. Ensuring appropriate stock levels and newness within stock targets.
  • Planning pricing strategy by working closely with the Buyer to secure overall margin targets.
  • Responsible for the planning of the department and delivering a range that is balanced across the grades and channels with phasing that potentializes every week and channel to deliver the department profit plan.
  • Ensuring that the Monday management pack is reconciled effectively, including validation of stock and sales forecasting.
  • Establishing a critical path to ensure stock is managed withing targets, proactively responding to any issues. Ensure that orders are placed in line with the WSSI and ordering cycles
  • Responsible for proposing and managing markdown plans to drive department sales and achieve terminal targets.
  • Ensuring the allocation strategy fulfils the department and business needs. Flexibly adapts trading decisions to the required business needs.
  • Responsible for the product strategy relating to retail, notably retail ranging, grading and density planning.
  • Responsible for specific stores as notified. To ensure the retail ranging and trading strategy is regularly reviewed and corrective action taken.
  • Promoting regular communication, to maintain an effective Business partnership with all Suppliers and to improve KPI’s with suppliers.
  • Ensuring processes and checks in place to ensure all product records, purchase orders and system maintenance are kept in line.
  • Undertaking competitor visits on a regular basis, feedback any relevant points and put into place any required action plans.

What we’ll offer you

At The White Company, we value our employees for always going the extra mile; we reward this with great benefits and competitive salaries.

  • Discount -Up to 50% discount (dependant on contract type)
  • Holiday - pro rata for duration of contract
  • Pension Scheme - after 3 months, auto enrolled
  • Fruit basket daily
  • Tea and coffee provided
  • Flexi working approach – working hrs 9-5.30 finish at 5pm on a Friday and 4pm on Payday Friday. Core hours 10-4pm working a 37hr contract.
  • Social - Christmas party/social events throughout the year
  • Seasonal Sample Sales
  • Volunteer Day - with a charity of your choice
  • Great Location - Close to transport links - overground Shepherds Bush station /underground White City & Wood Lane stations. Westfield shopping centre with shops restaurants/bars/cinema and gyms


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London - Television Centre
2 Television Centre, Wood Lane, White City, London, United Kingdom, W12 7RJ
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