Retail Merchandiser

Equinox

Qatar

Posted
Ref: KP814-59

Job description / Role

POSITION OBJECTIVES
• Ensure that products appear in the right store at the appropriate time and in the correct quantities.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Plan and develop merchandising strategies according to Brand Manager’s directives
• Analyze sales figures, customers reactions and market trends to anticipate product needs
• Follow up merchandise flow starting from warehouse to the stores
• Follow up communications between brands, suppliers, distributors and time-scales of deliveries
• Prepare draft budgets and sales forecasts and figures
• Control stock levels based on forecasts for the season
• Analyze bestsellers (for example, the bestselling price points, colors or styles) and ensure that they reach their full potential
• Follow up merchandising strategies that balance customers’ expectations and company’s objectives
• Remain up to date with industry’s best practices

Requirements

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

EXPERIENCE
• Minimum of 5 years work experience in fashion / retail merchandising

SKILLS
• Excellent verbal and written communications skills
• Skills in using excel and windows office programs
• Strong listening, presentation skills
• Commercial acumen
• Fashion awareness

ATTRIBUTES
• Maintain standards of conduct
• Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity
• Flexible and adaptable
• Demonstrate sound work ethics
• Trustworthy with confidential and sensitive company information

EDUCATION BACKGROUND
• BS degree in Fashion Management, BA or Economics

About the Company

Equinox was founded by Sheikh Hassan Bin Sultan Al Thani in 1993 who holds the position of the CEO until today, overseeing the company's strategic direction and development. Originally established with the primary focus of fulfilling opportunities in the burgeoning Qatar real estate market, the company's business streams have multiplied as diversification within the company's portfolio kept pace with the increasing opportunities in the region. Today Equinox has grown to include activities within real estate development and investment, retail, business to business (B2B) as well as local partnership and representation.

The real estate portfolio includes shopping malls, residential compounds, commercial and industrial developments. The retail section covers the major categories such as fashion, home interiors, beauty, accessories, jewellery and toys. B2B section includes contracting, project work and product distribution. As for the local partnership and representation section, it entails alignments with world leading logistics organisations. Spanning Asia, Europe, Scandinavia and America, Equinox portfolio of brands and business partners is truly global.

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