Vivo Activewear Merchandising Manager Jobs in Kenya

Vivo Activewear Merchandising Manager Jobs in Kenya

Job description

  • We are looking for an outstanding Merchandising Manager responsible for planning the product Mix across the business to aid in delivering projected targets.

  • Ensure product margins through right pricing, Monitoring product sell through rates.

  • Visual Merchandising, Store Stock optimization and Product allocation to stores.

  • Key departments that they will be working with are the design department, buying department and sales department.

  • Vivo Activewear prides itself in inspiring women to look and feel great.

  • It is a place to explore potential, eliminate boundaries and push out the edges of what we can be.

  • The company seeks to nature talent, grow and bring dreams to fruition.

  • Our culture thrives by embracing diversity and rewarding performance.

  • We seek achievers, leaders and visionaries to bring skills and passion to a challenging and constantly evolving Fashion Industry.


  • Monitoring product sell through rates so as to make informed decisions on whether to market, replenish or reduce price of products.

  • Work closely with the buying and design department to ensure that the right products are ordered and produced.

  • Work closely with Retail teams to ensure that Visual Merchandising standards, guidelines and directives are adhered to and are fulfilling the needs of the business.

  • Ensure optimal carrying capacity & preferred styles analyzed for each store (based on size, store profile, sell through rates, etc.)

  • Review of goods received per order and decision taken on how best to allocate between stores / online.

  • Preparation of MERCHANDISE ALLOCATION sheet on a daily basis to guide warehousing team on stock allocation to stores.

  • Physical allocation of sample /sale items between stores.

  • Decision taken on when to reduce prices and by how much (based on assessment of what the market is willing to pay)

  • Timely requests made for internal, external and consignment (Partner brands) product replenishment.


  • 5 years Merchandising and Inventory Management experience, preferably in the Retail sector.

  • Previous experience as a Merchandising Manager or Head of Merchandising in the fashion retail industry.

  • Customer-focused knowledge
    of market and trends.

  • Experience implementing complex change and acting as business lead for technology implementation.

  • Proven ability to successfully work in a highly cross-functional matrix environment.

  • Proven ability to manage an open to buy process, exceptional retail math skills.

  • Demonstrated experience and success with strategic planning and business planning.

  • Broad understanding of Category Management processes including Category Strategy,
    Assortment Planning, Pricing, Promotions and Space.

  • Proven ability to negotiate with suppliers in conjunction with our procurement teams.

  • Demonstrate knowledge and interest in fashion products and trends.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and adapt to rapid change.

  • Strong team player and manager – able to gain trust, respect and confidence quickly and effectively.

  • Creative, with an innovative thought process.

  • Strong internal/external stakeholder management skills.

  • Self-starter with the ability to work under minimal supervision and guidance.

  • Enthusiasm, energy and determination to achieve results.

  • Strong and convincing presentation skills – able to get ideas across quickly and effectively and gain relevant buy-in and support.

    How to Apply

  • If you believe you are the right person for the position and would like to be a part of our team, kindly send a detailed CV and cover letter to by March 15, 2020. The subject of your email should be “Merchandising Manager – (Expected Salary)”

  • Please indicate your salary expectation on the subject line. Applications that do not include the salary expectation will NOT be considered.

  • We would love to respond to all your applications but due to a large number of applications received for advertised positions, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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