Assistant Merchandiser - Toys & Gifts

London, South East England
17 Jul 2017
16 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Are you a confident and analytical Assistant Merchandiser looking for an exciting new challenge with a growing business which has a very bright future?

Do you enjoy analysing data and building relationships with suppliers in a fast paced retail environment?

Our client is a very well known UK high street retailer based in the heart of London. They are looking for an Assistant Merchandiser - Toys & Gifts to join their expanding team, where there are excellent progression opportunities!

So what does this Assistant Merchandiser - Toys & Gifts role involve?

  • To plan and place orders for new lines according to agreed forecasts and phasing,

  • Provide weekly summary of performance within areas of responsibility, relating to sales, stock, profit and promotions and markdown versus budget and last year,

  • To plan and place re-orders for all core and new lines to maintain agreed range and Division sales, cover and stock targets and to maintain a credible offer,

  • To liaise with the warehouse to ensure that inbound and outbound priorities are set according to Category plans,

  • To liaise with the warehouse to ensure that new and promotional lines are delivered to the stores according to agreed timelines,

  • To identify risk and opportunity in season and trade the Category alongside the relevant Buyer,

  • Maintain Weekly Stock Sales and Intake forecasts(WSSI),

  • Partner with the buying teams to create seasonal strategies for departments relating to all KPI'S,

  • Provide historical analysis to develop planning forecasts for areas of responsibility,

  • To Forecast line level sales for the season within the Range Plans,

  • To ensure product is allocated to the right level and within OTB boundaries,

  • To actively partake in stock risk assessment and terminal stock actions,

  • Any other ad hoc duties as reasonably requested.

What qualities will you need for this Assistant Merchandiser - Toys & Gifts role?

  • Excellent inter-personal skills,

  • Professional, organised, methodical and efficient,

  • Advanced Planning and analytical skills,

  • Promotes personal credibility through working productively,

  • Works independently with effective time management,

  • To show a willingness to learn and self-develop.

No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

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