Assistant Merchandiser - Clothing

Recruiter
dSb Recruitment Consultancy Ltd
Location
Leeds, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
13 Sep 2019
Closes
02 Oct 2019
Ref
1260719892
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Description - Assistant Merchandiser (Retail)

Main Purpose of Job:

As an Assistant Merchandiser you will play a vital role within our Merchandising team. You will provide essential support to your department, and provide management support to the Merchandise Admin Assistant if applicable.

Reports to:

Department Merchandiser

Key Accountabilities:

Strategy:

* Review & analysis previous season sales analysis by size at fit level and propose the future strategy for sizing for the relevant fit & product category.

* Produce par planners for each individual line dependant on the end use of the line.

* Assist the merchandiser with range building by providing analysis and proposals on; planned ROS, brand, fit, colour, design and pricing.

* Produce size scales for seasonal stock buys inline with critical path and ensure uploaded correctly on the buying minute

People:

* Assist in training and supporting the departmental MDA where applicable.

Trade and Planning:

* Review core size availability on a weekly basis to maintain 95% availability. Propose actions required to the merchandiser in weekly trade and re scale where possible, ensure any agreements are actioned.

* Review & re-forecast core line cards on a weekly basis based on current performance. Propose any actions required in weekly trade to merchandiser on re-groups, par adjustments, phasing current commitment or any additional buys required.

* Review best sellers report on a weekly basis at line level. Propose any actions required to merchandiser in weekly trade on best/worst sellers; Regroups, distribution, intake & markdown proposals.

* Intake, working closely with Merchandiser to review weekly delivery schedule and critical path manage intake into the business. Raising any concerns to buyer/merchandiser which will impact; product launches, promotional activity or over stock.

* Liaise with suppliers & warehouse to ensure priority stock is on time and put away as soon as possible.

* Work closely with retail team to address any store stock issues and action accordingly

* WSSI maintenance; ensure OTB is updated on a weekly basis, intake is in the correct week & have an understand of closing stock targets of store group and YOY stock variance.

* Identify any overstock issues to merchandiser with proposal on how to reduce surplus stock and increase sell through.

Personal Specification

Qualifications & experience:

Ideally to have a relevant degree and at least 18 months experience working as a Merchandise Admin Assistant- ideally in a related category.

PC Skills:

General IT literacy, Strong Microsoft Excel Skills

Unique Circumstances:

UK travel may be required

Due to the volume of applications, unfortunately only successful applicants will be contacted based on an equal opportunities CV screening process

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