Assistant Merchandiser - Fashion and clothing - London

Recruiter
Location
London
Salary
£24000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted
31 Aug 2016
Closes
28 Sep 2016
Ref
PB - 000019
Contact
Patrick Buckley
Function
Merchandiser
Job Type
Permanent
My client seeks as Assistant Merchandiser currently operating at AM level for it's fast paced office.

You must already been functioning at AM level, with some level of exposure to the WSSI (not necessarily running it, but very aware of it's function and how it works!), OTB management and involvement in strategy and planning for future seasons.

The retailer in question is one of the largest in the UK, a brand that everyone knows and aspires to work for, based in Central London but with a global presence.

Offering challenge, responsibility and the opportunity to influence range strategy, this assistant merchandiser's position principally involves:

*Working with the merchandiser to ensure departmental profit and turnover targets are met;
*Preparation of historical data reports by department, sales and stock levels, margins, OTB, mark-downs and stock-turn;
*Forecasting and analysing your designated category, including price analysis;
*Working closely with suppliers and other head office teams to plan, develop and trade new, profitable ranges.

The ideal candidate profile for this assistant merchandiser role would include:

*Previous experience at assistant merchandiser level in a quality fashion retail environment;
*Excellent numerical and analytical skills;
*Strong commercial grasp of trends within the fashion market;
*The ability to present ideas confidently to suppliers, colleagues and heads of department;
*Ambition, energy and drive.

If you believe you possess the skills for this role, please do not hesitate to apply through the portal, or get in touch directly via patrick.buckley@rhr.co.uk