Assistant Merchandiser Level 1 - Peacocks - Head Office, Cardiff

Recruiter
Peacocks Stores Ltd
Location
London (Greater)
Posted
30 Nov 2017
Closes
08 Dec 2017
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
EWM Group consists of many famous name brands:

Edinburgh Woollen Mill, Peacocks, Jane Norman, Ponden Home, Austin Reed and Jaeger, and there has never been a better time to join us during our exciting expansion!

We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as an Assistant Merchandiser Level 1! This role exists to assist the merchandiser in the delivery of various merchandising tasks that ensure the effectiveness of the department. You will be performing to the required competencies within the Merchandising Development Programme and be responsible for the department’s intake of stock into the business to ensure optimised sales.

Responsibilities/Objectives for AM level 1:

Administration

To competently plan and organise workload to ensure administrative tasks are completed accurately, on time and allow for completion of ad hoc analysis as requiredTakes responsibility to proactively communicate to the team any identified issues so that so that resolutions can be prompt, to achieve the required deadlines or critical dates.Takes ownership to ensure all documentation and systems are maintained and kept accurately up to date with the required information.Systems management

Develop knowledge and understanding of all internal systems and processes (including RMS, PMM) and possess effective skills within Microsoft Excel and Office.Can competently navigate around the BI system and update corporate merchandising reports accuratelyWork with the Merchandiser to develop understanding of various order requirements, including delivery methods and sizing analysis, ensuring accuracy of data input onto the systemsIntake management & Supply Chain Management

Takes responsibility for stock intake into the business by proactively liaising with suppliers and providing timely communication of any changes to merchandiser and team.Proactively participates in the critical path meeting with the team by utilising knowledge of order status to identify any issues and opportunities.Develops positive working relationships with the stock allocation function to ensure stock is sent to the right stores at the right time to optimise sales across the grades during the product life cycle.Trading & commercial Awareness

Undertake analysis of weekly sales reports to interpret and present back department performance and to identify Best and Worst selling productsContinually review, and update product line cards to ensure Merchandiser is kept informed of current sales and stock levels, proposing appropriate action to support for future trading performance.Able to demonstrate understanding of the Peacocks customer profile by carrying out regular Peacocks and Competitor store visits and communicating feedback in the appropriate way back to the team.Produce and interpret daily sales information accurately and communicate this back commercially to the team.Candidate Criteria:

GCSE or equivalent level (minimum A-C Grade in mathematics)Holds a degree in either Business, ICT, Maths or Fashion (desirable)Experience within a retail environment (preferably fashion)Strong numerical skillsAnalytical and problem solving skillsExcellent communication skills both verbally and in writingGood planning and Organisational skillsEffective team playerBasic understanding of Microsoft Excel.Interested?

We’d love to hear from you! This is an ideal entry level role for recent graduates looking to take their first steps into a past paced head office environment.

We provide on-going training and development to give you the opportunity to progress your career to the next level with a stable and expanding business. We also offer:

Pension Scheme28 days paid holiday per year (including bank holidays)Employee discount across the EWM Group (Peacocks, Edinburgh Woolen Mill, Ponden Home, Jane Norman)Access to sample salesPlease apply with an up-to-date CV.


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