Assistant Merchandiser for International

Pep and Co
03 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

The Pep and Co Clothing range is now being extended to France and Spain to be retailed through the Dealz stores. This has required an International team to be set up to plan and manage the process. Dealz is effectively the European arm of Poundland and the clothing range is an important part of the offer.

The Assistant Merchandiser will be based in the UK, although the role may involve some travel to France and Spain. Currently there are 5 French stores, in Spring 2018 this will grow to 6 French stores and 7 Spanish stores, and this role will be critical to managing the growth of the business and the AM will work closely with trading colleagues and the AM based in France. The Assistant Merchandiser will report to the Interim Head of Merchandising for Clothing in France and Spain.

Main Accountabilities

    Ensure that the International stores have an appropriate Pep and Co clothing range

    Manage the flow of stock to the European DC and communicate any availability issues

    Produce Monday Trading Packs

    Produce analysis of Pep and Co performance within International stores

    Communicate cross functionally with the Pep and Co Buying teams, International trading team, International Lead for Clothingand logistics

    Ensure that they maintain an up to date data base on the Pep and Co range

This is a new role for a new concept so there is plenty of opportunity to develop and progress. It is felt that the International team is likely to grow as the extent of the business opportunities are fully understood


    Good communication skills and the ability to work with some ambiguity as the role develops

    Highly analytical with the ability to manipulate data and strong excel skills

    A self starter who can work under their own initiative

    Sound influencing skills as will need to work with all the clothing teams

    Language skills in French or Spanish, while certainly not essential, would be very helpful

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