We have a rare opportunity for a Head of Merchandising who thrives in a fast paced, commercial environment but loves to work with design led, vintage inspired product. As Head of Merchandising, you will lead the team working across both the Nasty Gal & Warehouse brands; you will report to the Trading Director who oversees Nasty Gal, Warehouse & Karen Millen.

The ideal candidate will already be operating at this level; be an enthusiastic, adaptable leader and have the drive and passion to make an impact in a global fashion business.

This role can be based in either our London or Manchester HQ.


We’re Nasty Gal. We serve vintage-inspired fashion for 20-something free spirits so they can truly be themselves. We live and breathe fashion and evolution. From our new own-label clothing, shoes and accessories to one-off custom vintage collections, we’re embracing our LA, rock’n’roll roots. We believe in using our superpowers for good and our platform to harness creativity

We’re a team with big responsibilities. We live and breathe data, trends and fashion so we can be the global market leader, always first to market. We’re self-proclaimed pioneers of the test and repeat model, so it’s all about having the right stock, in the right place, at the right time.


  • Works with the Senior Leadership team to sign off department strategies and budgets, ensuring that these fit within the overall merchandising/buying strategy and financial goals of the company.
  • Planning budgets by category, option count and sourcing strategy based on the overall business and financial goals of the company.
  • Ensuring overall level of newness vs repeat allows the product range mix to be optimal to achieve planned sales.
  • Regularly reviews and manages the stock levels, commitment, cover, OTB and Product Margin.
  • Reviews & re-forecasts monthly WSSI’s with the teams to ensure WSSI’s and commitment levels are in line with expectations.
  • Builds a strong promotional stance to deliver the sales plan.
  • Ensures that the buying function works within the agreed business targets and find ways to make ways of working flexible to changing trends, getting a balance necessary long-term planning and in-season trading to maximise business performance.
  • Works with the Head of Buying to ensure hit rate performance by category is in line with expectation and where not, corrective action is taken.
  • Monitors and maintains buying and achieved product margins.
  • Review’s sales forecasts based on performance and actions, re: forecasts.
  • Analyses and monitors best and worst sellers and makes informed recommendations for action.
  • Develops a strong merchandising team to ensure the future growth of the business.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of competitor activity including product range, pricing strategy and discount activity.

People and Team:

  • Leads and manages the merchandising function in a unified way, ensuring strong and effective working relationships with the buying and design team are maintained throughout.
  • Ensure the strategy is clear and that everyone is on board.
  • Understands, communicates, and manages employees to achieve the goals of the organisation.
  • Develops team succession planning to identify, select and develop people (talent) to meet future growth plans.
  • Leads by example in all work-related activities, acting as a role model for employees.

To succeed here, you have to love working at pace. It’s relentless, but we love it. Change is a certainty – you need to adapt and be agile. We want you to challenge the status quo, innovate and be open to trying new things. We’re always pushing boundaries. We empower our people, giving them freedom and autonomy to learn and grow in their roles. We’re passionate, agile, creative and one team.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Strong analytic background with the ability to analyse the data and use the data to drive actions within the team
  • Currently operating at Merch Manager/Senior merch or Head of level within a merchandising and stock forecasting environment
  • Leadership skills to lead a large team and engage/influence multiple stakeholders at all levels of the business
  • The ability to be resilient and tenacious to get results
  • Strong Excel skills

You will be:

  • Pro-active & organised
  • Commercially aware and the ability to relate business needs and requirements in a compelling and understandable way
  • An excellent communicator to instigate and maintain excellent working relationships with suppliers, third parties and cross business stakeholders

We’ve set our sights on dominating the global e-commerce fashion market, and because we’re 13 brands (and counting), there are plenty of opportunities to grow your career. Our mission is to create a workplace where everyone is respected, their individual differences are valued, and they can be themselves at work without exception.

  • You’ll get the opportunity to take part in our various share schemes
  • Core hours enable you to flex your working times around your needs on an ad hoc basis
  • Benefits that support your health and wellbeing
  • There’s up to 40% discount off all our brands
  • Our social calendar? Next level
  • With HQs in Manchester and London and offices across the globe, we offer a buzzing atmosphere and the boohoo family culture wherever you work


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