Assistant Merchandiser

16 Nov 2018
14 Dec 2018
Sarah La Rose
Retail, Womenswear
Job Type
Our client is the world's largest fashion retailers. Their ongoing mission is to be the first choice in women's fashion worldwide. Their clothing is designed in house, carefully proportioned to flatter women.

Based in London, the Head Office is the creative hub of the brand where fashion design, buying selections, fit sessions and branding decisions are made.

Our client is a dynamic company that has seen significant international growth over the years and they continue to expand into new markets. They are an omni-channel retailer, taking orders online, through their call centre and their physical retail stores in locations across Europe and North America. The success we have achieved to date is through the quality of our people, their dedication and passion.

About the team:
The Merchandising team play a key role in maximising their profitability by predicting and monitoring sales trends and accurately controlling stock levels.

The role:

As an Assistant Merchandiser you are responsible for assisting the Senior Merchandiser in the day to day running of the Merch department.

Managing commitment to ensure on time delivery through working with the Buying team and liaising with the Warehouse.

Liaising directly with the Marketing team to ensure stock availability for launch.

Line card management. Responsibility to ensure that all key lines are fully stocked in all markets.

Forecasting sales and stock level to achieve sales plans and margin/profit for the category.

Working alongside the Senior Merchandiser and agreeing the strategy and targets for the category.

Executing markdown strategy.

Manage and Develop a Merchandising Admin Assistant - overseeing the allocation process.

Analyse sales patterns, trends and history. Make commercial suggestions to influence future buys.

Management and Updating WSSI
Required experience and skills:

Commercial awareness and understanding of the market.

A genuine interest in retail.

Proactive and positive approach to problem solving.

Strong communication skills.

A methodical and logical approach.

Ability to handle heavy workloads and prioritise tasks.

A flexible approach with an ability to take initiative and respond to changing priorities.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

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