Senior Merchandise Planner

Job description

About Oh Polly

Founded in 2015, Oh Polly creates high-quality, innovative designs that are trend-driven, meeting our customers’ needs in an ever-evolving market without compromising on our global responsibility and ethical values. Our business model is social first, centred around our industry leading, TikTok, Instagram and Facebook accounts.

2020 saw the launch of Bo+Tee, Oh Polly’s much-loved gym and activewear brand, followed by the launch of Neena Swim in 2021, focusing solely on stylish swimwear. Fast forward to 2022 and we now have a combined following of over 5 million across the brands, selling products in almost every single country around the world.

Operating internationally across key sites Glasgow, Wirral, London and LA, the business has grown to 350 employees. As we continue to expand our global presence, we are looking for talented, driven and ambitious individuals to join the Oh Polly team! Here, you can expect an environment to flourish, develop and take your career to the next level.

The job purpose is to work closely with the buyer to identify specific products to increase sales.


Working at a senior level overseeing a designated collection of items and guiding staff to create an appropriate merchandise mix; to optimize sales volume and profitability, based on emerging market trends, history, revenues, inventory and other business components, while meeting the assortment strategies established by management. 


Key Responsibilities

•Implement seasonal merchandise plans by monitoring weekly sales, analyzing style performances, and market trends; fill assortment plans, ensuring that merchandise concepts are aligned with assortment strategies.

•Lead the product development and financial planning for key product lines, reviewing selling at the retail level to provide analysis for future assortment plans, line plans, etc.

•Participate in the development of annual Financial Plans, merchandise assortments, sales-to-stock plans, and marketing strategies in conjunction with Buyers to support yearly planned company objectives.

•Plan and revise strategies for merchandise flow, based on shipping dates, seasonal/fiscal calendars, and monthly unit parameters.

•Support the conceptual develop of future lines by generating style recaps, trend analyses, and competitive market research reports.

•Participate in weekly planning meetings to ensure the achievement of monthly unit plans are met.

•Review weekly sales performance to identify potential re-order opportunities and recommend styles that require markdowns.

•Assist Buyers in selecting and analyzing Seasonal Buys to ensure an appropriate product mix for each market and each brand.

Requirements

  • Educated to degree level in either Fashion or Business is desirable
  • 5 years minimum experience working as a merchandiser
  • Expert analytical skills
  • Confident in both Word and Excel with the ability to create in-depth spreadsheets and manage data
  • Clear communicator
  • Personable and approachable
  • Extremely organised with a high level of attention to detail


What We're Offering

  • A career with one of the most exciting high performing fashion brands in the world which is doubling in size with every year; with this comes greater opportunity for personal growth.
  • A competitive salary and benefits package based on experience.
  • Your birthday off
  • Vacation days
  • Opportunities for international travel.
  • Paid sick leave (deducted from vacation entitlement up to a maximum of 14 days)
  • Group Health Insurance - after successful probation.
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings plan with Company contributions.
  • Gym Membership (max allocation of $60 per month)
  • Relocation packages/budgets available (the applicant must have the existing right to work in the US)


Other requirements:

In the course of your duties, you may acquire or have access to confidential information which must not be disclosed to any other person unless in 

the pursuit of your duties or with specific permission given on behalf of the Company.

You must ensure that you handle personal information in accordance with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

You are reminded that, in accordance with the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974, and subsequent legislation, you have a duty to take reasonable care to avoid injury to yourself and to others by your work activities and are required to co-operate with the Company in meeting statutory requirements.

In the interests of your development, you will be expected to take a positive role in the any appraisal/performance review processes which may be in place.

You must comply with all Company policies and procedures and attend all necessary mandatory training.

This document provides an outline of the main responsibilities of the post. It is not

intended to be an exhaustive list of duties. Your job description will be subject to regular review with your line manager.


This Company is an equal opportunities employer
Oh Polly job positions are open to all suitably qualified candidates, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.