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Assistant Merchandiser - Stores

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28 Jan 2022

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As an Assistant Merchandiser you will play a vital role within the 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 fashion business in Leeds. The company are going from strength to strength and as a result of internal progression are seeking to add to their Merchandising team. The business has been around for more than 80 years and are known for their British Heritage.


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.
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 absenceProfile

Currently a Merchandise Assistant / Assistant Merchandiser or similar
Enthusiasm and eagerness to learn.
Highly organised with attention to detail.
A good level of admin / IT skills, in particular Microsoft Excel.
Excellent communication and team working skillsJob Offer

Salary up to £25k DOE + Close to transport links + Free Parking + Progression Opportunities + Staff Discount

+ Mix of home / office work

Assistant Merchandiser - Stores

Assistant Merchandiser - Stores

Assistant Merchandiser - Stores
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