Merchandiser

Recruiter
Gymshark
Location
Denver, Colorado, United States
Posted
01 Apr 2022
Closes
26 May 2022
Ref
4030362101
Level
Manager
OVERVIEW:


In joining Gymshark you will be a key member of the Merchandising team; who's responsibility is to help deliver commercial success for Gymshark through accurate merchandise planning thereby maximizing sales whilst avoiding excess inventory.

Merchandising works closely with our Product Marketing team - whose responsibility is to define our product strategy and deliver seasonal ranges; the Merchandising team are responsible for creating regional merchandise forecasts for these ranges. Responsibilities start with initial pre-season forecasting through to tracking and measuring of in-season trading performance. Merchandise plans are built around the multiple distribution centers Gymshark operates out of globally. You will play a pivotal role in helping build such forecasts and making regular adjustments to plans to match the latest customer demand, including increasing/decreasing production requirements and making inbound transport decisions

Please note t his is a hybrid role partially based in our downtown Denver, CO office. All candidates must be local or willing to relocate. You must also be authorized to work in the United States .

WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING:

  • Working within a team, together you will formulate regional sales forecasts for future seasons through several stages, this is to be done at product-color level, with regional size curves applied. This will be done using past sales data and future trend predictions, combined with a solid understanding of sports apparel and will need to align with the regional sales budgets provided.
  • Monitor in-season sales performance on both seasonal and core products with the use of sales reports, line-flow and WSSI tools.
  • Measure forecast accuracies and use learnings to improve future predictions.
  • Adjust current & future season merchandise plans based on the latest demand indications, working with other teams to adjust plans before products begin transportation.
  • Track and update latest regional size curves through data analysis.
  • Work closely with Procurement, Sourcing and Logistics teams to deliver inventory availability at all times, including proposals for air freight usage.
  • You will need to identify trading patterns, quickly highlighting strong/weak sellers and work with the appropriate teams across the business to create actions and capitalize on sales potential or minimize risk.
  • Feed sales forecasts into the head of merchandising who in turn will feedback and sign of each forecast, from there the team will be responsible for planning the intake of seasonal inventory together with the sourcing team to ensure availability but also production balance.

WHAT YOU'LL NEED:

Essential Qualities:

  • 3+ years experience in Merchandising, Buying or Planning
  • Demonstrated experience with managing large Excel spreadsheets, easily summarizing the information and pulling out the key takeaways and recommendations
  • Ability to easily recognize data/sale trends and draw up the necessary conclusions for future actions.
  • Proven experience adapting to new and changing reporting tools quickly, all with the view to improve forecasting accuracy and efficiency
  • Very strong numerically and commercially minded
  • Ability to work alone towards your personal objectives, but also as a team towards the larger team objectives
  • Naturally time conscious and KPI driven to attain deadlines
  • High attention to detail

Preferred Qualities:

  • Experience working in a business that has experienced rapid growth
  • A similar industry background; either sports/fashion apparel or E-Commerce
  • Experience using different forecasting tools & software to drive business decisions

ABOUT US.

We're here to unite the conditioning community. We believe that putting the sweat in today, prepares us for tomorrow. So, we give people the tools they need to reach further, go faster, be stronger. We celebrate those who show up - for themselves - to be their physical or mental best, whatever that means for them. It's what we want for our community, and our team. A team that's growing rapidly around the world. A collective of talented individuals working together to invent Gymshark's future. Our plans are ambitious, and we're looking for people who want to join us for the ride - our growth will be your growth.

THE PERKS.

At Gymshark we believe in the importance of investing in our employees through their physical, mental, and financial health along with being able to provide some fun and inclusive perks along the way.

This role has a salary range between $64,000-$73,000 annually depending on experience.

Part of our compensation package includes a discretionary annual company performance bonus. We are also able to offer our employees and their families a comprehensive medical, dental, and vision package. Gymshark provides company paid short-term and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, and our Sharks also receive a generous 401K match to help them save for their retirement.

Gymshark will continue to support our employees' overall wellbeing through several perks including 30 days of paid time off (plus your birthday), transportation allowance, up to $900 reimbursement towards wellbeing purchases, and a 50% discount on all Gymshark items. We hope you consider joining our growing family in Downtown Denver, Colorado.

*All benefits are non-contractual, and Gymshark may amend, terminate, or enhance the benefits provided you and our other employees from time to time as it deems appropriate.

WE HIRE PEOPLE.

Real-life humans, each with their own unique set of thoughts, beliefs, cultures and identities with a background and body that is completely individual. Together, as unique individuals, we make Gymshark stronger.

If you're reading this, you're probably applying for or considering applying for a job with us, and we want you to know that Gymshark is an equal opportunity employer. For us, that means we always, and will always, strive to be as inclusive as possible in all aspects of employment and that we do not, and will not, tolerate discrimination of any kind.