Category Merchandising / Space Planning Opportunities

Michael Page Retail
North West England
£35000 - £40000 per annum + Package
06 Oct 2016
19 Oct 2016
Contract Type
See Advert Client Details My North West England based client offer a friendly and trusted service through their network of stores. My client prides themselves on customer service and offering a personalised service to everyone we deal and work with. They have a number of Category Merchandising / Space Planning Opportunities. Description Within the Category Merchandising / Space Planning Opportunities based in the North West England you will be responsible for the following: Midi Space deliver targeted insight to the business and/or category teams on Space Optimisation opportunities such as i) realignment within cluster groups, ii) Flow and Adjacency recommendations, iii) Product/category affinity groupings & rule sets, iv) recommendations for new or alternative trial options deliver new Sales Floor Plans through the annually identified range & space change cycles, as well as ad hoc requirements for specific stores or one-in-one-out activity accurately represent all stores within the JDA Floor Planning software package, and match appropriate Planograms to each store with the support of the Category Merchandisers Refit programme, by providing clear recommendations on the appropriate midi space cuts for each new or refit store, while monitoring to ensure the refit process is managed smoothly between Estates, Format Development, Merchandising & Sales Floor Planning. Macro Space You and your team will work closely with the Format Development team and the Estates team to provide key recommendations for the best allocation of Macro space in New and Refit stores Other Duties You will make regular visits to our stores, to ensure the reality matches the plan Regular engagement with the Buying, Merchandising, Format Development and Estates teams, to ensure you have your finger on the pulse in this fast-paced environment Profile For the Category Merchandising / Space Planning Opportunities in the North West England you will need: Knowledge of retail space planning (micro & macro). Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate influence and build relationships effectively at all levels across the business. Good level of financial understanding and numerical / analytic ability. Proven track record of delivery and implementation in a fast moving pressurised environment. Good IT Skills, particularly excel and space planning software Graduate level or appropriate experience within a fast paced trading environment. Job Offer A highly competitive salary with proven career progression in place and the chance to join a business that is experiencing sustained organic growth. This job was originally posted as