Assistant Merchandiser - Clothing

dSb Recruitment Consultancy Ltd
Leeds, UK
13 Sep 2019
02 Oct 2019
Contract Type
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:


* 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


* 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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