Assistant Merchandiser

Covent Garden
10 Nov 2017
10 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Uniqlo is a modern Japanese company that inspires the world to dress casually.

Uniqlo has enjoyed strong growth by offering high-quality casual wear at reasonable prices based on its SPA (Specialty Store Retailer of Private Label Apparel) business model, which spans product design, manufacture, distribution and retail.

The first Uniqlo store opened in 1984 in Japan. Uniqlo now has more than 1900 stores and worldwide operations, including the U.K., China, Hong Kong, South Korea, the United States, France, Singapore, Russia, Taiwan, Malaysia, Thailand, Germany Australia and Canada.

Part of the Fast Retailing group, Uniqlo is truly determined to achieve the goals in the group's mission statement: "Changing clothes. Changing conventional wisdom. Change the world." and to become the #1 Retail Apparel Group in the world.

Key Responsibilities

·Review the weekly sales figures and undertake analysis and action as required to continually update forward buying forecasts. Identify trends which represent opportunities or risk to profit.

·Manage the optimisation of store stocks in line with sales performance to improve company profitability and maximise product availability.

·Regularly review the delivery schedule forecasts and the actual intake of merchandise with Production and Logistics Departments, anticipating and/or identifying potential problems and take remedial action to resolve issues.

·Consolidate regular analysis of sales, margin and stock along with analysis of information for inclusion in the range planning documents.

·Ensure SKU’s and purchase orders are raised based on confirmed seasonal buy. Ensure retail price changes are actioned on the system in line with authorised instructions.

·Identify and interpret market trends through a number of different communication, market research and media avenues, whilst remaining aware of the activities of our primary competitors. Continually communicate with stores to assess the impact of the range and address opportunities.

·Follow and revise the merchandise planning calendar to ensure all deadlines are met. Support the development of the critical path

Key Skills

·Highly commercial able to manage the broader perspective, whilst maintaining attention to detail. Hands on, operational with a ‘can do’ approach.

·Computer literate with a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications with expert knowledge of Excel.

·Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to build and maintain strong relationships at all levels of the business and with global partners.

·A team player that effectively collaborates with other internal and external functions to achieve departmental and company goals and objectives.

·Focused on the needs of the customer with a commitment to customer service excellence.

·Analytical, numerate and accurate with good attention to detail. Able to produce plans and analyses that accurately reflect the current business and its future intentions on a regular and timely basis.

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