MERCHANDISER


As the leading global retailer of athletically inspired footwear and apparel, we are looking for an individual who execute product assortment and allocation by Department / Store to assist in the achievement of the Division’s annual sales, (gross margin) profit and stock turn targets. Allocators are responsible for the distribution and replenishment of stock to ensure that the right product is in the right place at the right time.
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RESPONSIBILITIES Business Performance:
  • Make accurate product management / distribution decisions (by Department / Store / League) to achieve the Division’s annual sales, (gross margin) profit and product turnover targets.

Business / Technical Functions:

  • Monitor geographic, market, competitor, store profiles, past sales and statistical trends by Department / Store and to work with Buyers & Planners to recommend stock management strategies to maximise business opportunities
  • Allocate product SKU’s, sizes, range & assortment in conjunction with Planners & Buyers, utilizing the space planning mode.
  • Execute product testing / sales trials in conjunction with Buyers
  • Monitor & manage stock levels at a warehouse, store and systems level and to logistically manage product delivery and distribution
  • Monitor & analyse current sales performance / sell through levels and to replenish and consolidate product based on business requirements to maximize sales potential
  • Extract and analyse historical data to create the most efficient size profiles
  • Provide timely & accurate weekly reports / commentary including Vendor, COS & P.O. reports, hold and release reports
  • Effectively manage store enquiries/requests
Business Partnership:
  • Develop & maintain effective working relationships with key internal clients including the Allocations Manager, Product team, EMT, Vendors, District Managers & Store Managers.
Organisational Compliance:
  • Maintain the organisation’s core values (integrity, leadership, excellence, service, teamwork, innovation & community) at work and when representing FLAP at external functions and events.
  • Adhere to all Foot Locker policies, procedures and guidelines.

Industry Monitoring:

  • Monitor emerging issues, trends, opportunities and best practice innovations in the retail, sports and fashion industries and to monitor the status of the major competitors of FLAP.
Project Management:
  • Undertake additional projects as directed by the FLAP Allocations Manager

QUALIFICATIONS
  • Computer Technology Skills (Intermediate MS Excel / Intermediate MS Office)
  • Sound knowledge of Foot Locker product / vendor range
  • Knowledge of Foot Locker stores operations & product departments
  • Sound knowledge of the Retail industry (preferably sports/footwear/apparel) including Sales & Operations and Merchandising
  • Sound knowledge of Foot Locker’s product range, pricing points, features and benefits
  • Knowledge of, or ability to acquire knowledge, of the Merchandising & Buying functions at Foot Locker
  • Superior communication skills and ability to influence; natural ability to engage others into buying into a vision or a solution, while keeping an open mind to others opinions
  • Proactive communication, energy, and inspires trust
  • Strong level of autonomy and self-accountability; acquired ability to formulate solutions prior to escalating issues and keep sensitive of all risks and impacts of solutions.
  • Able to work as part of a team and coordinate activities with other departments in an engaging way
  • Ability to work under pressure, tight deadlines and changing priorities
  • Excellent project management skills with hands-on attitude: ability to drive and manage projects from concept to roll-out execution
  • Strong ability to follow-through, persistence to add value

Qualifications / Experience:
  • Year 12 High School Certificate
  • 2 years’ experience working as a Sales Associate
  • 2 years’ experience working in the Retail industry (preferably sports/footwear/apparel)