Assistant Merchandiser - Non Fashion

Location
London
Salary
£25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted
06 Sep 2016
Closes
04 Oct 2016
Ref
MH3478562
Contact
Madeline Hughes
Function
Merchandiser
Sector
Retail
Job Type
Permanent
An iconic British retailer has an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Merchandiser to join their head office team based in central London.

Your role in the business will be to plan, effectively forecast, and place orders for areas of responsibility. Ensuring you are driving sales through improved availability and that stock is in the right place at right time to maximise full price sell through.

Key Responsibilities:
- To plan and place orders for new lines according to agreed forecasts and phasing,
- Provide weekly summary of performance within areas of responsibility, relating to sales, stock, profit and promotions and markdown versus budget and last year,
- To plan and place re-orders for all core and new lines to maintain agreed range and Division sales, cover and stock targets and to maintain a credible offer,
- To work with all suppliers and where appropriate the Asia sourcing office to ensure that all orders are delivered on time,
- Key contact for stores on inventory queries for areas of responsibility,
- To liaise with the warehouse to ensure that inbound and outbound priorities are set according to Category plans,
- To liaise with the warehouse to ensure that new and promotional lines are delivered to the stores according to agreed timelines,
- To identify risk and opportunity in season and trade the Category alongside the relevant Buyer,
- Maintain Weekly Stock Sales and Intake forecasts(WSSI),
- Partner with the buying teams to create seasonal strategies for departments relating to all KPI'S,
- Provide historical analysis to develop planning forecasts for areas of responsibility,
- To Forecast line level sales for the season within the Range Plans,

Person profile and experience
- Excellent inter-personal skills,
- Professional, organised, methodical and efficient,
- Advanced Planning and analytical skills,
- Promotes personal credibility through working productively,
- Works independently with effective time management,
- To show a willingness to learn and self-develop.
- Has a minimum of 12 months experience in a retail Assistant Merchandising role,
- Microsoft Office and strong knowledge of Excel and Island Pacific or similar Merchandising system is desirable.

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