Merchandising Assistant

McCarthy Recruitment Ltd
Godalming, UK
13 Sep 2019
09 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Title: Merchandising Assistant
Location: Surrey Head Office
Salary: £18,000 per annum
Role: Permanent


Are you a Merchandise or Buying Assistant looking to move to a company that will support and develop your career? Or are you a recent graduate looking for your first merchandising role? If so, this role could be for you!

Our client is a brand with heart which prodes itself on creativity, longevity and authority within it's industry. They are currently going through an exciting transformation, putting the customer at the forefront of the brand and are operating in a unique and unrivalled business model with plans to deliver big growth.

They are looking for a Merchandising Assistant to support in the development and management of the multi-channel merchandising strategy. This is an exciting role with real progression opportunities for the right person.

  • Build strong working relationships with the buying, stock and marketing teams to deliver a consistent trade plan
  • Support the buying team to drive future growth of department by achieving and exceeding KPI targets
  • Produce weekly analysis of category and channel performance in an accurate and timely manner to establish trading patterns
  • Identify best and worst sellers and make recommendations
  • Carry out mid-season reviews to offer accurate and valuable analysis to make strategic decisions for future season plans
  • Demonstrate an understanding and participate in the product cycle calendar to ensure deadlines are met
  • Analyse key competitors and identify trends that are relevant to the customer and suggest actions to help grow the business
  • Elevate and effectively communicate business-related issues to the buying team in a timely manner
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the brand
  • Participate in meetings by identifying missed opportunities and making appropriate suggestions for change


  • Strong numerical and Excel skills
  • Ability to build great relationships within the business
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Organised with high level of attention to detail, able to work to deadlines and prioritise
  • Passion for retail and focus on finding solutions and improvements which add value to customers and the business
This role is being handled by McCarthy Recruitment, an award winning behavioural leadership recruitment consultancy covering the whole of the UK. McCarthy is like no other recruitment agency you will have worked with, our difference is our commitment to providing a professional and personalised recruitment service of the highest quality.
We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

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