Merchandising Manager - Essentials

Role Title :
Merchandising Manager - Essentials
Type of Role :
Hours (Specific) :
38 Hours
Salary & Benefits :
Up to £50,000 per annum plus benefits
Closing Date :
Job Advert :

Working here

It’s an exciting time to join Merchandising at Clarks. We are building diverse and motivated teams which will transform our business and who will focus on the brands success in the region. We need creative and inspiring leaders who will be critical in defining the future role of Merchandising at Clarks and pivotal to our success.

The role

It's a big job, but an incredibly exciting, varied and challenging one. We are looking for an experienced leader with a background in Merchandising, Sales or Buying with a strong focus on the European and Middle Eastern market. Someone who can create and deliver a merchandising strategy whilst leading a high performing and engaging merchandising team.

You’ll be responsible for leading the assortment planning process for the Essentials channel to ensure plans align to our EMEA region needs.  You will be develop and maintain relationships with key internal stakeholders to ensure effective buy-in and delivery of the merchandising strategy. More importantly you will help to create seasonal product and merchandising strategy in line with the annual EMEA budget to deliver Essentials channel financial KPI’s and strategic objectives.

About you

So, what do you need to bring? Ideally you will have exposure to the European market in your current or previous roles, this can be in any Merchandising capacity. You will be a creative and dynamic professional who has strong analytical and numerical skills. With your passion and drive not only will you showcase your commercial acumen and the ability to understand what will appeal to customers but also your strong communication skills that will allow you to maximise the business opportunity. You need to love shoes and the value of a sale.

The successful applicant will have good knowledge of the full end to end planning processes and have experience of leading and developing a team.

Working for a global business you’ll want to build relationships across various markets and levels of stakeholder. Like everyone here at Clarks, you’re dedicated and driven, committed to be the best you can be.

Life with us

Over 46 million pairs of Clarks shoes are sold globally. That makes us a £1.5 billion business and a truly worldwide brand. We now have some 12,000 employees across 75 different countries – everywhere from Europe to the Americas. Despite being the world’s leading global casual footwear brand, we’re still majority owned by the Clark family and based in Street, Somerset – where the Clarks business began. Street is the nerve centre of our business, driving growth and the whole Clarks success story.

The benefits

As well as development opportunities, pension and a competitive salary, you’ll also enjoy a variety of benefits. These range from 25 days’ holiday (plus bank holidays) to discounted healthcare. And, as everyone loves new shoes, you’ll also get a very healthy discount on our products.

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Clarks International believes that the principle of equality of opportunity is fundamental to the company's operations. Our long-held aim is to provide just and fair treatment for all employees. We will not discriminate on the grounds of sex, age, disability, marital status, colour, race, religion, ethnic origin, sexual orientation or gender reassignment.

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