Assistant Merchandiser

Recruiter
Fresh Recruits
Location
Dorset
Posted
09 Apr 2019
Closes
06 May 2019
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job Title: Assistant Merchandiser
Location: Dorset
Salary: DOE

Our client currently has an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Merchandiser to join their team and support the Head of Retail on all aspects of the merchandising function.

Overview:

Reporting to the Head of Retail, you role will be to assist in maximising the brands retail and e-commerce trading performance with effective product selection, analysis, distribution and stock management.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Produce analysis to develop a store by store strategy to cover product categories, densities and delivery phasing for each store to maximise trading performance
  • Provide feedback into the design and production process to ensure that range planning and development meets the requirement of the retail stores
  • Ensure optimal stock levels to maximise sales whilst minimising mark-down and terminal stock risk
  • Produce category and product sales analysis to build seasonal range plans for the brands store and e-commerce seasonal buys
  • Ensure terminal stocks are accurately forecasted - liaise with the Head of Retail to agree appropriate mark-down and promotional activity to minimise surplus stock but maximise profits
  • Highlight any retail specific product development opportunities
  • Liaise with the distribution management team on a regular basis to continually improve the level of performance to stores whilst minimising costs
  • Manage the store allocation process ensuring an efficient distribution of stock across the store base maximising availability at SKU level
  • Active participation in key retail meetings and be an integral member of the retail team
  • Provide input into annual budgets and regular forecast updates to cover sales and margin by store
  • Conduct regular visits to stores to understand the consumer and product performances
  • Develop strong two-way communication with Store Managers, ensuring that feedback is openly and regularly discussed to drive retail trading performance
  • Highlight any production and supply difficulties and dealing with them as and when they occur
  • Produce ad-hoc sales analysis when required by the Head of Retail

Ref: 9004

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