Posted: 22 January 2024
A dynamic, and established family-owned business in the Seychelles importing and distributing fresh and frozen perishables is looking for a Merchandising Manager to lead the charge in transforming the merchandise planning, display, and inventory management within the retail sector in Seychelles.
This role requires a keen eye for market trends, a strong understanding of customer preferences, and the ability to analyse sales data to enhance product offerings and maximize profitability.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES, NOT LIMITED TO:
- Product Strategy Development: Craft and implement merchandising strategies that align with company goals and market trends.
- Inventory Management: Monitor and manage inventory levels to ensure optimal stock availability and minimize overstock situations.
- Display and Presentation: Oversee the visual presentation of products in-store and online, ensuring displays are attractive, organized, and consistent with brand standards.
- Sales Analysis: Regularly analyze sales data and market trends to identify opportunities for growth and improvement.
- Supplier Negotiations: Work with suppliers to negotiate pricing, terms, and delivery schedules.
- Team Leadership: Lead and manage a team of merchandisers, providing guidance, training, and performance evaluation.
- Collaboration: Collaborate with marketing, sales, and product development teams to ensure cohesive strategies and messaging.
- Customer Experience Enhancement: Continuously seek ways to improve the customer shopping experience through innovative merchandising techniques.
- Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing or a related field
- Strong analytical and decision making skills
- Excellent leadership and team management abilities
- Proficient in using merchandising software and data analysis tools
- Exceptional communication and negotiation skills
- Experience in managing a team with different cultures
- Experience in living and working outside of their home country
We are looking for someone who exudes the following characteristics:
- Creative and innovative
- Quick and organised
- Detailed-oriented with a strong focus on quality
- Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
- Excellent time management skills
- Multitasker and leader
- Excellent relationship building skills
- Enjoys challenges and quick to spot opportunity
- Positive mindset
Package & Remuneration
The position will pay a market related salary dependent on experience. The company will also provide a car and a cell phone contract for the incumbent. Accommodation is the responsibility of the incumbent; however, the first month’s rental will be covered by the company. One annual return airplane ticket to the original country or residence are also included in the package.