Entry Level Assistant Merchandiser Level 1

Cardiff, UK
23 Aug 2019
19 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity to join our Cardiff Head Office team as an Assistant Merchandiser Level 1. This is an entry level position perfect for those looking to start a career in merchandising, and would suit a Business or Mathematics graduate.

The purpose of this role is to assist the merchandiser in the delivery of various merchandising tasks that ensure the effectiveness of the department. Performing to the required competencies within the Merchandising Development Programme. The post holder will be responsible for the department's intake of stock into the business to ensure optimised sales.

Responsibilities/Objectives for Assistant Merchandiser Level 1:


·To competently plan and organise workload to ensure administrative tasks are completed accurately, on time and allow for completion of ad hoc analysis as required

·Takes responsibility to proactively communicate to the team any identified issues so that so that resolutions can be prompt, to achieve the required deadlines or critical dates.

·Takes ownership to ensure all documentation and systems are maintained and kept accurately up to date with the required information.

Systems management

·Develop knowledge and understanding of all internal systems and processes (including RMS, PMM) and possess effective skills within Microsoft Excel and Office.

·Can competently navigate around the BI system and update corporate merchandising reports accurately.

·Work with the Merchandiser to develop understanding of various order requirements, including delivery methods and sizing analysis, ensuring accuracy of data input onto the systems

Intake management & Supply Chain Management

·Takes responsibility for stock intake into the business by proactively liaising with suppliers and providing timely communication of any changes to merchandiser and team.

·Proactively participates in the critical path meeting with the team by utilising knowledge of order status to identify any issues and opportunities.

·Develops positive working relationships with the stock allocation function to ensure stock is sent to the right stores at the right time to optimise sales across the grades during the product life cycle.

Trading & commercial Awareness

·Undertake analysis of weekly sales reports to interpret and present back department performance and to identify Best and Worst selling products

·Continually review, and update product line cards to ensure Merchandiser is kept informed of current sales and stock levels, proposing appropriate action to support for future trading performance.

·Able to demonstrate understanding of the Peacocks customer profile by carrying out regular Peacocks and Competitor store visits and communicating feedback in the appropriate way back to the team.

·Produce and interpret daily sales information accurately and communicate this back commercially to the team.

The ideal candidate:

·Experienced using excel and comfortable using spread sheets

·Strong numerical and analytical skills

·Experience in a retail environment

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