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MERCHANDISER


 
About Frugi

Frugi is the UK’s bestselling organic childrenswear brand, proving that ethical and organic clothing can be bright, beautiful and successful! The company was born in 2004 and continues to grow at 25% every year, selling through a rapidly expanding network of over 500 stockists in more than 25 countries worldwide.

We strive to be ethical in everything we do, each year donating 1% of our turnover to our Little Clothes BIG Change charity project which includes a children’s charity, the Cornwall Wildlife Trust and an orphanage in India.

In 2019 we partnered with TotsBots with whom we share the same values and principles around ethics and sustainability. Through this partnership we are able to bring the Frugi, TotsBots and Bloom & Nora brands together, expanding our product offering and our team.

We have been awarded 3 Queens Awards, been earmarked by both the Best Companies 'Ones to Watch' list and The Sunday Times Fast Track 'Ones to Watch' list, received GOLD in the Healthy Workplace Awards for 3 consecutive years, expanded to more than 110 permanent team members with even more joining us for our busy seasons, accelerated our turnover year after year, donated over £850k to charity, and eaten a lot of pasties (and cake!).

We strive to be the most fun, desirable and trusted clothing brand on the planet, but this is only the start of it…

 
About you

With a strong background in Merchandise Planning, preferably within a clothing/apparel business, with both wholesale and direct to consumer experience, you’ll be highly experienced in analysing sales, option planning and managing stock movements to maximise potential sales. You’ll be brilliant at analysing large quantities of data and be able to share the deep insights you have gained with the team to identify opportunities and potentialize our sales. You’ll be highly computer literate and a real whizz with MS Excel. A super organised individual with excellent time management skills, you’ll thrive in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines.

 
Your Role in a Nutshell

You will be responsible for collating relevant data and analysing the information to advise the business on range planning, forecasting and buys and our trade partners, new markets and ecommerce on potentializing sales, budget and stock optimisation. 

 
Your Key Responsibilities
  • Build a range proposal through analysis of current and historical data.  
  • Have an understanding of future trends, business direction and promotional activities to propose growth opportunities.
  • Analyse trading through the season against budget, identifying areas of opportunity or de-risk where necessary.
  • Able to communicate clearly, work through multiple options and build evidence to justify proposals.
  • Draw together analysis and data from trade and direct to consumer sales to produce a core option plan
  • Create accurate forecast requirements for short and long term.
  • Review buys by customer to ensure that budgets and sales targets are met.
  • Monitor and optimise our stocks.
  • Manage, develop and lead an assistant to meet business and individual objectives
 
Essential Skills
  • You’ll have extensive experience in a similar role (at least 5 years) providing strong merchandise planning for a clothing/apparel business, preferably with both wholesale and direct to consumer experience. 

  • Highly experienced in MS Excel with solid knowledge of advanced functions and the ability to manipulate and analyse large volumes of data.
  • The ability to analyse data to gain deep insights and make key recommendations and proposals appropriate to business needs.
  • Proven experience in building option plans and able to demonstrate the success of future projections.
  • Knowledge of databases and report building.
  • Preferably experienced in a similar merchandise focused role.
  • Proven experience supervising or managing a team.
  • Knowledge of, or experience in the apparel industry would be highly beneficial.
  • Excellent communicator in the spoken and written word, with accuracy and great attention to detail.
  • Highly capable with numerical tasks.
  • Super organised with excellent time management skills and the ability to work to tight deadlines.
  • Computer literacy essential.
What's in it for you?
  • We’re offering a full time, permanent contract, based at our HQ in Helston, Cornwall. We will also consider remote working, with frequent visits to our Cornwall HQ, for the right candidate.

  • We’ll invest in you with a competitive salary, depending on your skills and experience.
  • We’ll support your ongoing professional development with bespoke learning initiatives and training opportunities.
  • We offer fabulous career progression - as we grow, you’ll grow too!
  • If we have a good year, we’ll share our profits with the team.
  • We provide a generous holiday allowance and the option to buy or sell holiday.
  • We provide paid volunteer days, enabling you to give your time to a cause close to your heart
  • To help save for your future you can join our company pension scheme.
  • We’ll give you a whopping 60% discount across our fantastic range.
  • We’ll invite you to take part in our award-winning health & wellbeing activities.
  • We hold regular team events organised by our very own Frugi Fun Committee.
  • We offer a dynamic, innovative and exciting environment to work in.
 
How to apply...

Send your CV, and a covering letter stating why you are exactly the right person to join our team to jobs@welovefrugi.com 

Your covering letter is the perfect opportunity to showcase your personality and understanding of all things Frugi – so go for it!!

Closing date: 31st September 2021. We’ll be interviewing as we go along, so the role may close earlier than advertised. The early bird catches the worm!

Important: All applicants must have the right to live and work in the UK at the time of submitting your application; unfortunately, Frugi are not licensed to sponsor overseas workers.

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