Trainee Merchandiser (Billericay)

Select Appointments East Anglia
11 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Trainee Merchandiser
Competitive Salary

Our client with offices in Essex are looking to recruit Trainee Merchandisers to join their teams. You will be responsible for ensuring that the optimum levels of stock are in the appropriate stores at the right time to maximise each stores sales and profit potential. For this role you will need to have a fashion related degree, strong numeric ability and analytical skills as well as good knowledge of Microsoft packages.

Responsibilities for the Trainee Merchandiser role:
* Set up and manage store grading and re-grading, including identifying opportunities to grow sales or reduce markdowns through adjusting the grading
* Allocate the initial stock quantities to stores ensuring in line with plans, reviewing each line in context of the current performance to maximise sales on every line
* Manage the replenishment controls and replenishment factors in light of stock levels, category performance, product performance, trading calendars and seasonal trade to potentialise stock
* Review store and online performance on an on-going basis, highlight opportunities to increase sales and profit and take actions where needed
* Ensure all new stores are appropriately stocked with a package to potentialise sales and profit
* Manage the Distribution Centre stock, ensuring stock is cleared in line with agreed targets, highlighting any over/under stocks
* Review store space and adjust as necessary, highlighting opportunities to the Merchandiser
* Manage the online process and ensures stock is allocated commercially and in a timely manner
* Spends time in stores to develop a good understanding of the brands customer shopping habits and competition to ensure the brand develops the right product for the range
* Complete adhoc analysis to support the Merchandising team

Requirements for the Trainee Merchandiser role:-
* Fashion related degree
* Confident person with the ability to work within a fast paced environment
* Analytical, with knowledge of using Excel and databases
* Strong numerical skills and ability to interpret data
* Demonstrates an awareness of Jewellery within the retail industry, awareness of trends and impact of potential threats and competitors

Hours and Benefits for the Trainee Merchandiser role:-
9am - 5pm Monday to Friday
25 days holiday
Health Care
Retail Discount Card
On-site Car Parking

If you want to be part of the exciting future that this company has planned then we would love to hear from you!
To apply for this role, send in your CV via this website or contact Kelly Parrish at Select in Chelmsford for more info on 01245 493443.

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