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Assistant Merchandiser

My client is looking for an Assistant Merchandiser who is a skilled analytical thinker to join their growing business. This full-time role is an opportunity to join a rapidly expanding and exciting part of the sports retail industry. Assisting in implementing product distribution to stores using range plans and intake schedules; ensuring right product, right place and right time. You will assist the Merchandising team to deliver a profitable range, closely monitoring sales and reacting accordingly.

The Role:

Stock Management & Allocation

An understanding of the allocation process

Review the weekly replenishment for stores

Review and amend stock levels under the direction of the Senior Merchandiser

Input and management of pricing and price updates on retail systems

Calculate colour / size ratios considering MOQs and lead times

Key contact for stores on inventory availability queries

Be aware of outstanding commitment on critical path

Be aware of intake flow and impact on the warehouse and stores

Monitor daily the weekly intake into the warehouse

Raise purchase orders on in house system

Sample approval management

Organise samples for photography for online stores

Analyse sales trends to advise on additional stock requirements, or markdowns

Present weekly trade information

Maintain and review the WSSI and make recommendations to Senior Merchandiser

Produce analysis to support future range planning

Work with Product Manager to build the most commercial range possible

The Ideal Candidate will have/be:

Experience at similar level within a high SKU count, multi-site retail business

Self-motivated and show initiative

Excellent communication and organisational skills

Ability to work in a fast paced environment, and be a problem solver

An interest in sports/fashion

Excellent knowledge on Excel, Office and the ability to learn new systems

In return you will have the opportunity to grow within this amazing business, and be able to progress in your career

Assistant Merchandiser

Hertfordshire, UK
Permanent
1 - 2 years of experience
Assistant
Junior
up to £25k depending on experience

Published on 23 Mar 2021

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