Assistant Merchandiser

£28000 - £30000 per annum
16 Apr 2018
14 May 2018
Job Type
Assist the Merchandiser in achieving sales and profit plans through managing in-season stock to planned targets and actively trading the department.

Ensure the weekly trading pack is produced accurately and issued on time.
To pull together trading priorities for the week, reviewing relevant documents, for the Merchandiser to sign off.
Manage departmental intake, attend weekly production meetings, flag issues, propose solutions and make sure these are actioned
Re-forecast sales on continuity lines to make sure stock levels are at the right levels throughout the season and propose any action needed.
Ensure the delivery schedule is being accurately maintained by the MAA's and is able to account for intake movements
Ensure that intake on the WSSI is 100% accurate
Propose action on fast and poor moving lines to maximise department sales and minimise risk
Use current and historical performance to identify risks and opportunities in future ranges and suggest action to the merchandiser
Propose markdown lines and price points to the merchandiser and be able to give reasons for decisions
Update historical data in strategy packs, buy packs and for hindsight documents.
Work to the critical path ensuring that all key dates and planning and trading deadlines are met by managing workload effectively
To ensure requirements of the ordering cycles and critical path are met, whilst identifying exceptional areas which need immediate action, be it repeats, cancellation, re-phasing or mark down.
To manage the MAA workload on a daily basis
To ensure that all necessary communication is maintained with Suppliers, the team, call centre, the eComm team, retail and operations.
Regularly visit Jack Wills stores and key competitors to assess competitor activity and its impact on the department. Develop and propose action plans to the merchandiser

You will be operating at AM level or equivalent in a fast paced retail environment with a focus on trading
You'll have great numerical and analytical ability
Be a really good team player
Great excel skills

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