09 August 2017

Trading Manager X 2

  • Reference: emc021017c
  • Location: Bury
  • Salary: Up to £45,000
  • Type: Permanent
  • Sector: Retail
  • Consultant email: info@thecandidate.co.uk
  • Consultant telephone: +44 161 833 1044

Are you hungry for results, a stickler for detail and have a strong understanding of merchandising? A global fashion retailer has two fantastic opportunities!  

Our client is a global fashion retailer looking for two Trading Managers to maximise the potential of their website for growing sales and profit margins as well as always looking for further growth opportunities. They are known for their customer and staff loyalty and as a thriving expanding business, there are great opportunities for development in this field. The office is easily accessible with free car parking and excellent public transport links. Other benefits of the role include a comfortable, spacious working environment with generous staff discount!

The two Trading Managers will be responsible for maximising sales and be the first point of contact for marketing and buying departments. They will also be an active investigator looking for new sales opportunities and gaps in the market. The Trading Managers will lead and develop a talented team and be responsible for creating and implementing successful strategies, reviewing progress and conducting any changes of improvement where required.

Roles and responsibilities of the Trading Managers

  • Create solid strategies, drawing in promotional trading plans that will achieve the overall company objectives
  • Be knowledgeable in all products, ranges, and competitors thereby providing insight and recommendations where necessary
  • Review performance weekly looking for further opportunities to drive sales, also report findings and suggestion to key stakeholders
  • Review sales on a daily basis identifying any weaknesses and propose actions to increase sales especially for slow sellers
  • Work closely with the digital marketing department to optimise web traffic and sales
  • Manage the team and create a fully functioning, successful department, training and motivating team when necessary
  • Constantly searching for new developments to take advantage of to improve visitor conversion rates and monitor competitor performance
  • Work alongside the Buying and Merchandising teams to apply a cohesive online range throughout the season

Skills and Attributes

  • Previous experience in merchandising or working closely with the merchandising team is vital for this role
  • Customer centric and with a deep understanding of consumer behaviour
  • Be an approachable individual with the ability to build and maintain strong relationships with departments especially the Buying and Merchandising team and Multi-Channel
  • Driven and thrives on success. Hungry for results and information, vocal and keen to ask appropriate questions and listen
  • Attention to detail and spend time delving in and have full confidence in all output
  • Previous experience in managing and motivating a team to produce successful outcomes
  • Analytical skills with understanding of measuring stock, margins, sales and returns in a report format


Two fantastic opportunities to join a very successful business offering extremely competitive salaries! Don’t hesitate to apply online today! For more information, you can contact one of our fantastic recruitment consultants on 0161 833 1044 or you can always send your CV to info@thecandidate.co.uk

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It didn’t take long to build rapport with Laura, as her excellent communication skills shone through from the start. She placed me in my most recent position and was very thorough in liaising between myself and my prospective employer at the time - an often understated skill. Moving to a new city for the position at short notice was not going to be easy, but Laura made sure I was as informed and prepped as possible when going through the interview stages and seemed to always have my best interests at heart. One of the most personable recruiters I have worked with, and I will certainly be calling her first when I am considering changing position again!

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