Assistant Merchandiser for International
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.
- Ensure that the International stores have an appropriate Pep and Co clothing rangeManage the flow of stock to the European DC and communicate any availability issuesProduce Monday Trading PacksProduce analysis of Pep and Co performance within International storesCommunicate cross functionally with the Pep and Co Buying teams, International trading team, International Lead for Clothingand logisticsEnsure 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 developsHighly analytical with the ability to manipulate data and strong excel skillsA self starter who can work under their own initiativeSound influencing skills as will need to work with all the clothing teamsLanguage skills in French or Spanish, while certainly not essential, would be very helpful
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