Assistant Merchandiser

Recruiter
White Stuff
Location
London (Greater)
Posted
15 Sep 2018
Closes
18 Sep 2018
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are looking for an Assistant Merchandiser to support the Merchandiser to plan & trade the department, maximising sales and profit, and minimising markdown.


What you’ll be doing:

• Contribute to departmental Merchandising planning and trading strategy, with the customer and brand in mind.
• Supports Merchandiser in development of seasonal department strategy, which reflects company strategy and maximises department profit performance.
• Set up department planning WSSIs for the season under guidance of the Merchandiser
• Works with Branch Merchandiser and Merchandiser on New Shop Packs.
• Support the Merchandiser in planning core business from top line through to line card level.
• Manage the right stock at the right time through the business
• In partnership with Buying, support the Merchandiser in delivering a well-balanced and profitable sourcing strategy.
• Collate and produce weekly trade analysis for department to support in delivery maximum profit for the season, irrespective of fluctuating trends, retail climate and internal and external circumstances.
• Responsible for rolling monthly WSSI packs. Re-forecast department WSSI, Category Cards and line cards to review sales, stock and markdown and intake. Completes monthly margin roll in line with WSSI submit.
• Produce markdown and promotion costing. Calculate uplifts and impact on margin.
• Regularly review size ratios and make recommendations for buy ratios and balance backs.
• Managing the workload of the department Allocator
• Support Merchandise function in delivery of training for Allocators and new Assistant Merchandisers


What you’ll need:

• Currently working as an entry level Assistant Merchandiser (or equivalent), ideally within the retail industry
• Ability to demonstrate commercial awareness with an understanding of consumer trends and competitors
• Ability to proactively manage workload, prioritising and delegating when necessary
• Communicate accurately, clearly and concisely both in writing and verbally
• Good ability to problem solve
• Strong team working skills, able to build positive cross-functional relationships
• Lots of initiative and good decision-making skills
• Experience managing an Allocator or Merchandising Admin Assistant, with the ability to develop and coach others
• Excellent PC skills, to include Excel (intermediate to advanced)
This job was originally posted as www.retailchoice.com/job/83253393

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