Lazy Susan is a fast growing customer focused and friendly e-commerce business, located in the centre of the historic coastal city of Portsmouth. We have successfully expanded our business to service a number of European markets with a significant proportion of overall turnover being generated from our websites in Germany and France. We are dedicated to constant improvement, both in the service we provide to our customers and in the development of the abilities of our team. We love to learn, we work hard and we are passionate about what we do.
Our success in developing our core market for our original product range has brought us to an exciting point where we wish to expand into new categories and products. We are now recruiting for the new, senior level role of Buyer-Merchandiser who can make a big contribution to a dynamic and exciting phase in our development. We are looking for someone with the imagination and commercial sense to help realise the potential of the Lazy Susan brand.
Key tasks and responsibilities
➤ Lead the new product strategy, managing the sourcing and buying of new products within the outdoor living category
➤ Oversee the critical path with suppliers and any external resource to ensure key dates are met
➤ Build and manage supplier relationships to create a streamlined buy, move and sell plan
➤ Manage the workflows and document the processes involved in all aspects of sourcing new product
➤ Proactively monitor product KPIs and suggest trade actions to drive the business forward
➤ Maximise in-season opportunities by driving sales and margin performance against targets
➤ Have an extensive knowledge of the market and our competition by regularly conducting analyses to identify trends and shifts
➤ Plan and develop the financial plans of new & existing categories
➤ Work with Trading Team to plan online realisation of product/category strategy
➤ Work with Trading Team to support effective marketing plan in alignment with investment plan
➤ Present department strategy and ranges and work with Trading Team to provide company updates
➤ Understand the Lazy Susan strategy, objectives and KPI's to create a department strategy and framework, ensuring a balanced and highly commercial range across all of our channels and territories
➤ Work with team to manage WSSi and ensure all stock is well managed
Work closely with Trading team to update on trends and potential new product opportunities
Your professional and personal profile
You will have:
➤ Experience of Buying/Merchandising within a similar retailer
➤ Highly numerate with good skills using spreadsheets (MS Excel)
➤ Strong interpersonal skills and an excellent communicator
➤ Analytical approach to interpreting and manipulating data
➤ Great eye for detail, capable of multi-tasking and managing changing priorities
➤ A desire to always learn and improve
➤ Confident at making decisions with a flexible and dynamic approach to working independently and in a team
➤ Both organised and imaginative
➤ Customer focused and Results motivated
➤ Not afraid of rolling up your sleeves to develop a department before handing off some tasks
Lazy Susan Ltd recruits and develops people entirely on merit. Our success has been, and will continue to be, down to our people. Our challenge is to grow the business and to ensure high levels of personal performance are balanced with equally high levels of job satisfaction and professional growth.
We offer genuine fast track opportunities matched by generous incentive plans and employee benefits for high performers, including participation in our company share option scheme.
If this sounds exciting then here are your next steps….
➼ Make us sit up and take notice.
➼ SEND US your CV and a supporting statement of no more than 150 words.