At Manchester United our aim is to Win the United Way and the quality of our behind-the scenes team sets us apart from the competition.Our people are as committed to the success of the company as the players are to winning trophies. We offer a unique and exciting working environment, excellent training, with recognition and rewards for the part each individual plays. Sounding good so far?The Purpose: The Senior Merchandising Manager is a role focused on ensuring effective inventory management for the MU Retail business. Reporting directly to the Director of Merchandising, the role is a commercially focused role with revenue and margin maximization as the primary objectives.The Role:Responsibilities include, but not limited to:
Management of the MU retail inventory position, across all channels. Including, placing all buying volumes orderbook management.
Effective Supplier Management, and trade term negotiations across licensee, partner and direct supplier relationships
Profitability control, achievement of gross margin targets via control of pricing, product mix, and mark down strategy
Provide strategic development support to the retail and merchandising business including option guidance in line with wider business strategy and reflective of historical learnings
Use modelling techniques to optimise our buying strategy
Excellent people management skills - this role requires constant dialogue and management of other departments and 3rd parties to ensure the Retail requirements are met.
Retail experience (both online physical) An understanding of the retail market dynamic is preferable, ideally with an apparel focus.
Adaptable Comfortable working in a dynamic and entrepreneurial environment.
Commercial - A high level of commercial awareness, with a track record of turning analysis into strategic initiatives.
Proven research skills - from a commercial, regional, economic and industry specific perspective.
Numeric - A high level of numeric capability, with the ability to manipulate and interpret large quantities of data.
A proficient level of experience in modelling skills, combined with the ability to present complex data in a simple manner.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
If you would like to join the team and be part of our mission, to win the United way, please submit your application by3rd December 2023Manchester United endeavour to respond to all job application, however, please consider that we receive a high volume of applications and this may not always possible.We recognise the importance of safeguarding children and adults at risk at Manchester United, as part of this commitment this post is required to have a Disclosure and Barring Service check at the appropriate level, as well as full reference history.Manchester United is an equal-opportunity employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We take affirmative action to ensure equal opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to background, ethnicity, race, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status or other legally protected characteristics.Manchester United Football Club are proud to be a signatory of the Armed Forces Covenant, supporting the armed forces community to transition into careers outside of the armed forces.Manchester United is committed to working with and providing reasonable adjustments for applicants and employees. If you require any reasonable adjustments to support your application and perform at your best, please do not hesitate to contact us to make a request; we are here to help.It is unlawful to employ a person in a UK-based job who does not have permission to live and work in the UK. You should make yourself aware of how immigration laws apply to you before applying for any of our roles. Your personal data will be processed on MU’s behalf by Morson.