Assistant Merchandiser- Clothing

Recruiter
Michael Page Fashion
Location
Leeds, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
13 Sep 2019
Closes
19 Sep 2019
Ref
1261827191
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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.

Client Details

A leading retailer in the Leeds. The business have been around for over 80 years and have a multi-channel offering. They are also known for their internal progression

Description
  • 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
  • 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 & reforecast 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.
  • Maintain range plans to ensure all information is correct and intake is in the correct week.
  • Ad Hoc reporting to support buying & merchandising.
  • Strong understanding of competitors and their promotional activity.
  • Complete the EBIS invoice checking on the accounts system where applicable. General office / departmental duties.
  • Support MAA duties in their absence

Profile
  • Relevant skills working within a B&M office - buying cycle, critical paths and stock management
  • Effective communicator
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Team player
  • Good visual presentation skills
  • Time management skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Self-motivated
  • Strong Microsoft Excel Skills
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • At least 18 months experience working as an Merchandise Admin Assistant- ideally in a related category.
  • Accuracy on reporting and data provided
  • Effective communication both internal and external
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Team player

Job Offer

Free Parking & close to public transport

Discount on product

Progression opportunities

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