Junior Merchandiser - Fashion

Laura Ashley Ltd
London (Greater)
20 Nov 2017
02 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Laura Ashley is a quintessentially British lifestyle brand founded on a rich design heritage and on the traditional values of quality and originality. We use prints and designs that evoke the alluring beauty of the English countryside, for the way you live today.

We are looking to recruit an experienced Junior Merchandiser or a talented Assistant Merchandiser who is ready for the next step. We are seeking an enthusiastic individual, with at least 2 years Head Office Merchandising experience, ideally in clothing.

Good numerical and analytical skills, combined with great organisation are essential, as are a strong commercial awareness and a passion for fashion. You will also need to demonstrate an excellent understanding of Excel and knowledge of Word.

The position

Working alongside aSenior Merchandiser, you will plan and trade a product category, in order to maximise margin, whilst achieving availability & stock targets. This will include:

·With Senior Merchandiser, range planning from department level down to category and sub category, including ownership of your own category

·Preparing and reviewing departmental analysis to support the planning process

·Forecasting sales and stocks through effective WSSI management

·Managing availability from supplier to stores, franchisees and customers

·Create & present markdown proposals, evaluating the impact on net margin & terminal stocks

·Line managing an Assistant Merchandiser & an Allocator

What we offer

You will gain experience working for a universally recognised brand, and you will receive training delivered by experienced and skilled professionals. Laura Ashley prides itself on being a dynamic and friendly workplace which encourages growth of individuals through internal opportunities and promotions. We offer up to 40% store discount, Private Healthcare and other benefits, as well as a subsidised canteen.

If you would like to apply for this vacancy please send your CV and a covering letter, stating your current salary and benefits.

Please note only successful candidates will be contacted.

NB: Please note applications from Recruitment agencies will NOT be accepted

This job was originally posted as www.retailchoice.com/job/77718422