Assistant Merchandiser

Carpetright PLC
03 Oct 2017
02 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
The Role

Title: Assistant Merchandiser (AM)

Reporting to: Category Merchandise Manager

Direct Reports: None

Location: Purfleet, Essex

Key Function and Responsibility of the Role:

The main purpose of this role is to support the category Merchandise Manager in the planning and trading of the category, maximising both sales and profit potential and considering potential risks. You need to be highly analytical and have a passion to succeed as the role requires a ‘Can do approach’ along with the need to take ‘Ownership’. You will provide the administrative support required for the category and work with other functions to support our customers in store.

Main Areas of Responsibility/Key Performance Indicators:

Assist in providing supplier and Supply Chain forecasts on a regular basis

Support the Merchandise Manager with the execution of the category Trade Plan and communicate to relevant teams for implementation.

Ensure all Promotional POS/Tickets is briefed on time to support in store activity. Maintain ticket library and worked with buying to implement changes

Answer store related queries and resolve/escalate issues accordingly.

Plan new store layouts and oversee implementation of our Store Plans and help stores manage floor models and clearance.

Oversee with Buying and Supply Chain in the delivery of new product in store, on time.

Provide analysis and reporting to support category proposals, maintain daily and weekly analysis and reporting

Support the wider Merchandising Team with any adhoc requirements.

Person Specification TRAITS



Numerative and analytical

Experience in a retail Merchandising department

A good communicator

A great team-player

Customer focussed

Advanced Excel skills

Confident and Approachable

Can influence others

Product Focused

People Management

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