Assistant Merchandiser

Recruiter
N Brown Group
Location
Manchester
Salary
Up to £24000 per annum
Posted
10 Nov 2017
Closes
16 Nov 2017
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
N Brown Group is the home of JD Williams, Simply Be and Jacamo. We are a rapidly changing, FTSE 250 multi-channel company with over 150 years of experience. Based in the heart of the vibrant Northern Quarter, we have a number of exciting and varied roles within our product floor. Here you will be offered the chance to work with a number of industry experts with training and mentoring that is second to none!

We now have an exciting opportunity available for an experienced Assistant Merchandiser who is highly numerical and analytical candidate with a passion for retail and fashion.

As an Assistant Merchandiser, you will work closely with the Merchandiser to provide administrative support for the team. You will be analytical, possess excellent attention to detail and have a head for numbers. The primary aim of this role is to assist the Merchandiser to maximise commercial opportunities through effective forecasting, intake management and in-depth administrative support.

As the Assistant Merchandiser your duties will include:

  • Producing and collating Monday trade reports for the Merchandiser. Identifying weekly sales trends, along with best and worst sellers.
  • Reviewing daily sales information. Highlighting recommendations for markdowns and promotions, along with ensuring availability is maximised across all channels in response to trading activity.
  • Taking ownership of intake and commitment schedule to maximise stock availability.
  • Ensuring critical path deadlines are met. Recognising any potential delivery issues and impact to deliver/availability and making this known to the Merchandiser.
  • Liaising with suppliers and maintaining strong working relationships.
To be a successful Assistant Merchandiser you will have the following skills and experience:

  • A degree level qualification or equivalent in a numerical or analytical field, e.g. Fashion Merchandising, Psychology, Economics, Maths etc.
  • Experience working in a head office merchandising role (Merch Admin Assistant, Allocator etc.)
  • Strong numerical and analytical skills and confidence working with large volumes of data; collating, analysing, presenting findings.
  • A genuine interest in retail and trading and with previous retail experience.
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills, particularly Excel (proficiency in Vlookups, SUM, Pivot tables).
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Enthusiasm and determination.
In return for your hard-work and commitment, you’ll receive fantastic structured training as well exciting development opportunities with the aim to fast track you into a fully-fledged Merchandiser. You also receive a competitive salary and excellent benefits package.

Our people are energetic, enthusiastic and proud to work for a company that is committed to making the customer look and feel amazing. If you are able to demonstrate these qualities and the have the desired experience, why not apply today and be part of our fashion future.

Employees in our business may have access to our customers’ personal data therefore for a number of our roles, offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory criminal record check. Having a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an individual from obtaining a position with N Brown Group.
This job was originally posted as www.retailchoice.com/job/77250978