Assistant Merchandiser - Fashion

Leeds
£20000 - £30000 per annum
26 Apr 2012
24 May 2012
LMW45011/001
Freedom Recruitment Limited
Merchandiser
Permanent
Assistant Merchandiser - High Street Fashion!
Leeds
Salary Negotiable
Due to continued growth, this High Street Retailer with a portfolio of over 120 stores, are seeking a talented retail Assistant Merchandiser. Reporting to the Merchandiser, the role is responsible for supporting and assisting the merchandise and buying team in developing, progressing and managing one of our brands.
Key Responsibilities:
- Assist the Merchandiser in delivering a balanced range that satisfies the brand and the customer whilst delivering continuous sales and profit growth
- Collating and analysing best seller performance in conjunction with market information with trend and design direction
- Appraise previous departmental and current supplier based performance to propose new objectives and strategy for the future
- Load and accurately maintain retail manager with agreed range planning parameters
- Develop and understand the brands financial measures
- Use market and customer information to assist in the development of the brand plans
- Ensure that product and purchase order details are accurately raised and maintained
- Use historic sizing analysis to identify the future size profiles
- Track the launch position with weekly progress meetings to make sure ranges land on time
- Provide the merchandiser with accurate weekly trade packs and help them prepare for the weekly trade meeting
- Undertake weekly reviews with branch merchandising to maximise availability at SKU and store level
- Liaise with the supplier base to ensure that stock is delivered on time

Essential Skills / Experience:
- Degree calibre
- Experience of retail merchandising, preferably fashion
- Excellent numerical / analytical skills
- Customer focused with a strong attention to detail
- Commercial awareness
- Highly proficient in Excel