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Assistant Merchandiser

The Company

Our client is a British Heritage Retailer based in South West London.  They are currently looking for an Assistant Merchandiser on womenswear.

Assistant Merchandiser - The Role:

  • Measure performance against plan, identifying trading risks & opportunities. Review product performance at line level on a weekly basis, and compile proposals to manage risk & realise opportunity.
  • Produce analysis of product performance to support trading decisions.
  • Formulate markdown proposals within the agreed divisional plan to be signed off by the JM.
  • Oversee intake management across the department, ensuring this is monitored accurately weekly and monthly and that any late deliveries are highlighted.
  • Manage group product launches and agree action to allow the release in the event of short/late deliveries. Amend allocation plans by store based on trading decisions.
  • Under the guidance of the JM, reforecast the WSSI for monthly and quarterly rolls, reflecting business trading strategy.
  • Plan and re-forecast continuity flow lines. Manage monthly order placement and intake plans with suppliers to maintain plan stock levels
  • Produce the OTB document weekly to enable the Merchandisers to manage the buy in accordance with the range plan and total buy plan. 
  • Work with Production teams to maintain accurate and up to date buy information on the Range Plan and system
  • Support the JM in updating Product planning and range sign off documents with history.
  • Produce historical analysis and lessons learnt to support planning decisions 
  • Produce buy analysis and summary for range building and sign off.
  • Produce historical size analysis and size ratios for the buy.
  • Demonstrate market awareness including competitor activity
  • Understand the target customer and awareness of and works within Brand values
  • Manage, motivate and develop MAA through regular meetings to review tasks and training needs

Assistant Merchandiser - The Candidate:

  • Formal qualifications: Educated to degree level or equivalent, GCSE Maths or equivalent
  • Commercial and product focused
  • Demonstrably computer literate in spreadsheets
  • High level of numeracy required
  • Track record confirmed through promotions within businesses worked in
  • Assistant Merchandiser/ Senior MAA experience
  • Multi-location retailer background
  • Market awareness and understanding of target customer
  • Positive attitude and adaptable to constantly changing retail environment

Assistant Merchandiser - The Package:  

  • Competitive, dependant on experience 

Due to the anticipated interest in this role only short listed candidates will be contacted.
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Assistant Merchandiser

Competitive salary

Published on 23 Mar 2020