Assistant Merchandiser - Burton

Recruiter
Arcadia Group Limited
Location
London (Greater)
Posted
03 Nov 2017
Closes
16 Nov 2017
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

A BIT ABOUT BURTON

‘A man thinking brand’. Established in 1903 by Montague Burton, Burton Menswear London is a staple on the British High Street. Burton’s aim is to be the most inspiring, best value fashion brand for their customer. Burton’s core customer is 25-35 in age and mind-set. He has an interest in fashion but wants it to be ‘easy’ – easy to wear, masculine and good quality, but a good price also. Using multiple channels to research and purchase, he seeks regular newness of product and outfit ideas. However; over 30% of Burton’s customers are women!

THE ROLE

Burton currently have an exciting opportunity for an International Assistant Merchandiser to join their team. We are looking for applications from existing Assistant Merchandisers seeking career development.

You will get involved in all areas of the Merchandising function such as sales forecasting, planning, reviewing allocations, monitoring deliveries, communicating with franchise partners, providing analysis and potentialising the stock packages for International stores.

WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING DAY TO DAY

  • Support the Merchandiser on the day to day running of the department
  • Contribute to establishing & delivering the strategy for the department through detailed analysis, identifying patterns and making commercial recommendations
  • Under the guidance of the Merchandiser, set up and review line cards and re-forecast and re-phase intake accordingly in line with company stock targets
  • Supporting the Merchandiser and Buyer for product sign offs to directors with thorough and detailed analysis
  • Monitor department sales, both at line and store performance, to identify & recommend profit opportunities and to minimise markdown
  • Manage both a landed and FOB supply base for stock delivery, the distribution and the supply chain of the product to maximise profit
  • Manage and oversee the development the Merchandise Administration Assistant
  • Liaise with Buying, Logistics, Branch merchandising, Ecommerce and Distribution functions to drive your department
  • Undertake store visits and competitor shops & how this impacts your department

MUST HAVES

  • Strong commercial aptitude with good understanding of the high street.
  • Strong analytical and numerical skills with good attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and team working skills.
  • Coaching skills to develop others e.g. MAA’s.
  • Good problem solving skills .
  • Highly organised and enjoy working in a fast paced environment.
  • Knowledge of or willingness to learn about overseas markets & cultures.

THE EXCITING PART

  • Generous holiday with holiday trading
  • 25% staff discount
  • Early finish summer hours
  • Access to sample sales
  • Regular team and company social events
  • Pension scheme
  • Company bonus scheme
  • Interest free season ticket loan

We regret, due to volume, only suitable applicants will be contacted.

You’ll find every Arcadia brand shares the same values. We all start with letting people be themselves. We are informal while professional, and we are all about mixing fun with commercial nous. Throughout your career with us we will help you develop, and give you the chance to influence our future. It's not only our products but our people who drive our success. Our people are at the heart of everything we do.


This job was originally posted as www.retailchoice.com/job/77453343