Assistant Merchandiser


Greater Manchester

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£21,500 - 25,000 (depending on experience)

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Job Hours:

Full time

Job Description:

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a very successful retail business as an Assistant Merchandiser. The company is expanding rapidly as a result of its success to date and if you would like the opportunity to bring your commerciality and eye for numbers to a place where you can make your mark and develop your career then this could be the right opportunity for you.

The Role;

  • Support the team by taking responsibility for ensuring that all product is in the correct stores to enable achieving departmental sales, markdown, stock, intake and profit plans
  • Provide the Merchandiser and Buyer with the previous season analysis at both store and product level
  • Input into the creation of the store strategy with the Merchandiser/Buyer
  • Assist in the formulation of the range plan at store level with the Merchandiser/Buyer
  • Work with the Merchandiser to ensure pre-scheduling meets options and range plan at store level
  • Create ratios for all buys
  • Prepare the weekly review of stores and product in preparation for weekly trading meeting
  • Identify priority stores for the week, review and propose actions.

o New / Re-fit Stores - Analysis of performance
o Over / Under Performing Stores
o Over / Under Optioned Stores
o Priority stores fed to team by management team or other function

  • Complete Retail Feedback sheets, completing required actions as well as any follow up
  • Attend store visits from which you will create and execute an action plan to improve trade
  • Manage line cards in conjunction with the Merchandiser
  • Participate in the Monthly Re-forecast
  • Manage condensing of stocks and IBT's
  • Taking direction from the Merchandiser, assist retail with merchandising aids
  • Manage and monitor exception stocks daily, primarily through the GUI system
  • Ensure stores are seasonally correct
  • Plan and action new store ranges (in conjunction with pre-schedule)
  • Carry out any ad-hoc analysis as required
  • Consolidate the supplier order books
  • Book in new product with guidelines from the Merchandiser
  • Carry out cost, retail and margin checks
  • Being the 'voice' of the stores on the department

About you;

  • You will have experience as either an Assistant Merchandiser / Merchandising Assistant / Merchandise Admin Assistant.
  • You will be an extremely numerate individual who has a keen eye for detail
  • You will be very commercial in your thinking and approach
  • You will be an ambitious individual who is keen to progress and develop
  • You will be passionate about product
  • You will be PC literate