Merchandising & Operations £25K High Street Fashion Retailer Watford

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Location
London
Salary
25000.0000
Posted
14 May 2017
Closes
13 Jun 2017
Sector
Education
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

An internationally recognised high street clothing retailer with over 200 stores in the UK & Ireland. 

This is a 12 month contract paying £25,000.

How can you expect to spend your day?

You will join the head office of this large retail chain to assist with merchandising and deliver operational support across the team. This is a fantastic opportunity to develop a wide range of experience across the following areas. 

Stock Management & distribution: 

•    Supporting the analysis of stock requirement for stores, identifying opportunities to optimise sales and identifying concern and risk accordingly. 

•    Highlight the need for additional buys and overstock for production requirements. 

•    Support new store openings, working with the IT Team to check stores are set up and order gift cards in time for store handover.

•    Ongoing assessment of sales and stock with a view to optimising each store’s minimum and maximum stock levels. 

•    Ensure inventory criteria are adjusted to reflect seasonal requirements. 

•    Monitor and optimise Gift Card sales and incremental spend with all brand partners.

Performance Analysis, Reporting and Research:

•    Understand the implications of performance and then progressing an action list focused on sales opportunities and risks throughout the year from Gift Card reporting, focusing on key events such as Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day and Christmas, in order to optimise sales. 

•    Work with the Activations Team providing information for the raising of Purchase Orders, ensuring they’re recorded on the PO tracker. 

•    Work with the Creative Team on new briefs, ensuring project timescales and requirements are met with the appropriate sign off. 

•    Work with the Country Activation and Store Experience Teams to ensure Gift Card requirements such as signage and tannoys, are included for key events e.g. Christmas, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Valentine’s Day.

•    Participate in weekly creative status meetings, tracking the progress of briefs and escalating concerns. 

Communications and Partnerships: 

•    Communicate with stores in relation to external launches such as key events and launches for new products, ensuring all relevant marketing material is available in line with deadlines. 

•    Attend relevant industry conferences on occasion. 

•    Review new technologies the company are considering deploying.

•    Visits stores in the lead up to key Gift Card events such as Christmas and Mother’s Day.

•    Develop contract awareness, maintain the contractual logs and understand the internal process for contract review. 

•    Work with the Store Operations Team on store performance, store inventory counts and store queries.

•    Assist with the E-commerce and Social Media strategy for the marketing of gift cards around peak times e.g. Valentines, Mother’s Day and Christmas. 

What are the ideal candidate’s personality, skills and qualifications? 

•    Educated to degree level. 

•    Experienced working with MS Excel, Word & PowerPoint. 

•    Strong organisational skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks to the highest standard. 

•    Effective communication skills. 

•    Capable assimilating information quickly and looking to develop new skills all the time. 

•    Someone with the flexibility to jump between a range of different tasks. 

•    A resilient and confident character who persists in the face of obstacles. 

•    Numerate and analytical. 

•    Someone who follows through on commitments and plans ahead. 

•    Will contribute to a positive working environment. 

What are the perks of working at this company? 

Working for such a large international fashion retailer offers great personal development opportunity and ample career progression not to mention a great employer on your CV.