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TALENT. PASSION. SPARK

Contracted hours: 37.5 hours per week for a 6 month fixed term contract starting immediately. 

The Perfume Shop is the largest single category fragrance retailer in the UK. We’ve been on the Best Companies to Work For list, been awarded #7 in Top-Rated Retail Workplaces, and won the 2019 Online Retailer of the Year Award.

Our passion for people is what drives and enables us to create a thriving, collaborative workplace for our colleagues, in our stores, head office and warehouse. 

We’re looking for you; talented people with passion and spark to help achieve our vision of being the first choice for fragrance purchases on the high street and online.

People are at the heart of everything we do. This is not a job, it’s a career.

THE ROLE

You will be working closely with the Buying team to accurately forecast trends, plan stock levels and monitor performance for our brands, maximising stock availability to increase sales whilst keeping stock levels within company parameters.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • You will plan product ranges (including budget spends, lines and quantities) and prepare sales & stock plans for new launches and gift sets;
  • Plan promotions and markdowns alongside the Buying team;
  • Accurately forecast weekly sales and stock using the planning system;
  • Produce line sales and stock forecasts for key lines to support business availability targets;
  • Take an active role in planning budgets and presenting sales forecasts for new launches;
  • Analyse every aspect of the best and worst sellers, ensuring sales opportunities for both are maximised (including slow moving stock);
  • Review sales from previous seasons to report on current seasons;
  • Provide monthly sales reports to suppliers;
  • And work collaboratively across all internal and external departments to improve stock availability and sales.

To be the successful candidate for this role, you will have recent experience working within the retail industry as a Merchandiser. You will have a passion for retail and demonstrable experience of managing stock and sales budgets within a similar role. You will have previously worked with brands and be able to show strong communication and organisation skills. 

You will also be available to start a new role immediately for 6 months.


CULTURE & REWARD

"People Power" as we call it, is our never-ending drive to support, grow and develop our talented teams. We reward our people for their continuous commitment in several ways:

  • Pension scheme;
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays with the option to buy additional days;  
  • 20% off our products in store & online plus additional discounts with our partners including Superdrug and Three Mobile;
  • Health benefits including flu jabs, eye care vouchers and life assurance; 
  • #GrowOurOwn – exclusive access to our e-Learning platform (including professional qualifications and memberships);
  • Give As You Earn to support the causes important to you;
  • Round the clock support from our partnership with RetailTrust – unlimited access to our well-being portal where you can tailor the content to suit your needs;
  • Childcare vouchers;
  • Discretionary Bonus – We love to share our success with you! 

 

Interested in a career at The Perfume Shop? Apply today! 

 

Agencies: We are not accepting speculative CV’s or profiles and kindly request that you refrain from contacting us.  

 

The Perfume Shop does not, under any circumstances, make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of any prohibited ground, including but not limited to race, colour, religion or religious belief, ethnic or national origin, nationality, sex, gender, gender-identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by law or prohibited by Company policy. The Perfume Shop is committed to a healthy, safe and inviting work environment where harassment of any kind will not be tolerated.

 

Location

Cypress House,Coronation Road,Cressex Business Park,HIGH WYCOMBE,HP12 3SU

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