Menswear Assistant Merchandiser

19 Sep 2016
17 Oct 2016
Job Type


Assistant Merchandiser

Department: Merchandising

Reports to: Merchandising Manager

Job Role


  • Allocate stock to stores in line with the range plan and allocation grids.
  • Propose alternatives where product has been short shipped or late delivered.
  • Amend allocation plans by store based on trading decisions, increasing or decreasing allocation levels.
  • Present Allocation grids prior to sign off.
  • Manage the warehouse and branch stock level of each line, compiling proposals for allocation, replenishment parameters and consolidations.
  • Allocate to individual stores as required by business performance.
  • Plan and allocate opening package to new stores in line with store profile, size, density, floor plan previously agreed.
  • Carry out action required for store closures and where stores have been refurbished, to reflect new status.

  • In-Season Performance Monitoring and Forecasting:

  • Produce product analysis/store analysis/reports for Monday trading pack.
  • Produce analysis of product performance to support trading decisions, range planning, repricing etc
  • Collate samples of best/worst sellers to present at weekly trading meeting

  • Flow line Management:

  • Under the guidance of the Merchandising team and re-forecast continuity flow lines in order to understand where re-orders need to be placed and to ensure NOS on core offer.
  • Alongside a senior member of the merchandising team, to manage in-season order placement and intake plans with suppliers to maintain plan stock levels.

  • Planning:

  • Support the Merchandiser in updating all Financial & Product planning documents with history.
  • Produce historical analysis to support planning decisions.
  • Review price architecture, colour balance, number of options to aid following seasons planning.

  • Range Planning:

  • Produce historical analysis to support planning decisions, based on existing business and transposed onto future business model.
  • Produce detailed analysis ahead of the buy to support the building of a balanced range, based on the pyramid range strategy.
  • Work to produce the following season's strategy pack to give the design team clarity as to what is required by category.
  • Produce buy summary and analysis for range sign off.
  • Produce historical size analysis and size ratios for the buy, highlighting where sizes and categories were under potentialised.
  • Produce allocation plans by store, dependent upon store profiling grid by category.

  • Administration:

  • Run reports as required on a weekly basis, helping to collate Monday Morning pack
  • Produce information for weekly store news letter and to let stores know of price changes, promotions etc.
  • Produce ad-hoc reports for area managers as and when required

  • The suitable candidate will be educated to degree level or equivalent with GCSE Maths or equivalent. To have a good level of basic computer skills, in particular excel, and other industry standard merchandising systems and a high level of numeracy is required.

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