Merchandising Assistant / Assistant Merchandiser

Artis Recruitment
17 Feb 2019
28 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you an excel whizz? Looking to step into a Merchandising career with one of the fastest growing retailers in the UK?

There are a couple of fantastic roles that have opened up in their Merchandising team..
Working alongside the Buying and Design teams, the Merchandising Assistant & Assistant Merchandiser will review the previous seasons trends to figure out how much of what stock needs to be allocated to ensure the store is matching the needs of it's local market. The Merchandising team are vital to the business, nearly everything impacts or is impacted by them, so your passion & drive is essential in both these roles!

In the Merchandising Assistant role you'll be:

- Supporting the Assistant Merchandisers to produce analysis of trading & planning decisions
- Planning promotions and markdowns to keep the in-store offers fresh, relevant and appealing to customers.
- Maintaining stock intake records, ensuring that Purchase Orders are raised and maintained in line with product critical path
- Working closely and liaising with our suppliers
- Responsible for managing stock through the product life cycle, from bulk ordering to consolidation and DC intake

In the Assistant Merchandiser role you'll be:

- Collating information for the Range Plan, for all sales channels, and providing these to the Merchandiser. Assisting with line level forecasting based on historical sales
- Proactively identifying product blocks to create forecasting models & making product recommendations from this
- Assessing channel performance, key driving categories, best and worst selling lines and suggest appropriate course of action to wider team to maximise sales
- Ensuring all relevant tasks are completed in line with the Critical Path
- Applying in-depth knowledge of trading - review the sales, react to performance, consider external factors, manage risk and maximise best sellers
- Developing merchandising assistants as future assistant merchandisers to be able to maximise internal progression

You'll have:

- Strong analytical skills
- Retail experience
- Fab organisation & prioritisation skills
- Top notch verbal & written communication skills - you'll be working closely with your colleagues across the business
- A desire to enhance your skills & develop your Merchandising career

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