Retail / Merchandising Analyst Job in Kenya

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Retail / Merchandising Analyst Job in Kenya

An exciting opportunity to join Vivo Activewear is now available!
Vivo is seeking an analytical, insightful individual with a passion for business to join the Team as Retail / Merchandising Analyst to streamline the flow of merchandise through the Vivo outlets by providing the company with analysis, allocation, and guidance.
  • A University Degree in business, mathematics, economics, statistics, operational research, supply chain management or retail management.
  • A Minimum of 3 years retail management / merchandising experience in a retail store, with specific experience analyzing data on specialized POS systems. 
Desirable Skills and Characteristics
  • Commercial / Financial awareness
  • Confidence
  • Positive attitude
  • Good inter-personal skills
  • Able to cope with pressure
  • Good team working skills
  • Communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Numerical skills
  • IT skills (Expert level Excel skills required)
  • Decision making skills
  • Organisational skills
Job Description
  • Planning product ranges and preparing sales and stock plans in conjunction with the buyer and other managers
  • Forecasting profits and sales, and optimising the sales volume and profitability of designated product areas
  • Planning budgets and presenting sales forecasts and figures for new ranges. Making financial presentations to senior managers
  • Controlling stock levels based on forecasts for each season
  • Maintaining a comprehensive library of appropriate data. Using specialist computer POS software to handle sales statistics, produce sales projections and present spreadsheets and graphs
  • Analysing every aspect of bestsellers (e.g. the bestselling price points, colours or styles) and ensuring that they reach their full potential
  • Monitoring slow sellers and taking action to reduce prices or set promotions as necessary
  • Gathering information on customers' reactions to products. Obtaining, analyzing, interpreting, and disseminating key information that identifies road blocks in satisfying customer expectations
  • Developing a thorough understanding of the market and competitive environment, forecasting and consulting for the broader retail team
  • Liaising with the buyer, warehouse assistant and suppliers
  • Working closely with store managers to decide how goods should be displayed to maximise sales and producing layout plans for stores
  • Analysing the previous season's sales and reporting on the current season's lines
  • Meeting with suppliers and managing the distribution of stock, by negotiating cost prices, ordering stock, agreeing timescales and delivery dates and completing the necessary paperwork
  • Identifying production and supply difficulties and dealing with any problems or delays as they arise
  • Organizing and analyzing data from available data sources to support retail reporting, projects and initiatives
  • Creating analysis, recommendations and presentations to support retail initiatives and projects
  • Developing standard templates
  • Managing, training and supervising junior staff
Remuneration: Please indicate you salary expectation on your cover letter. 

Applications that do not include the salary expectation will NOT be considered.

 If you believe you are the right candidate for the position and can clearly demonstrate your ability to meet the requirements, kindly submit a detailed CV, portfolio and cover letter to 

The subject of your email should read “Retail / Merchandising Analyst”. 

 The submission deadline is 27th January 2016. 

No application received after this date will be accepted. 

Please note that unfortunately, due to the large number of applications received for advertised positions, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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