Our client is a British Heritage Retailer based in South West London. They are currently looking for an Assistant Merchandiser on womenswear.
Assistant Merchandiser - The Role:
- Measure performance against plan, identifying trading risks & opportunities. Review product performance at line level on a weekly basis, and compile proposals to manage risk & realise opportunity.
- Produce analysis of product performance to support trading decisions.
- Formulate markdown proposals within the agreed divisional plan to be signed off by the JM.
- Oversee intake management across the department, ensuring this is monitored accurately weekly and monthly and that any late deliveries are highlighted.
- Manage group product launches and agree action to allow the release in the event of short/late deliveries. Amend allocation plans by store based on trading decisions.
- Under the guidance of the JM, reforecast the WSSI for monthly and quarterly rolls, reflecting business trading strategy.
- Plan and re-forecast continuity flow lines. Manage monthly order placement and intake plans with suppliers to maintain plan stock levels
- Produce the OTB document weekly to enable the Merchandisers to manage the buy in accordance with the range plan and total buy plan.
- Work with Production teams to maintain accurate and up to date buy information on the Range Plan and system
- Support the JM in updating Product planning and range sign off documents with history.
- Produce historical analysis and lessons learnt to support planning decisions
- Produce buy analysis and summary for range building and sign off.
- Produce historical size analysis and size ratios for the buy.
- Demonstrate market awareness including competitor activity
- Understand the target customer and awareness of and works within Brand values
- Manage, motivate and develop MAA through regular meetings to review tasks and training needs
Assistant Merchandiser - The Candidate:
- Formal qualifications: Educated to degree level or equivalent, GCSE Maths or equivalent
- Commercial and product focused
- Demonstrably computer literate in spreadsheets
- High level of numeracy required
- Track record confirmed through promotions within businesses worked in
- Assistant Merchandiser/ Senior MAA experience
- Multi-location retailer background
- Market awareness and understanding of target customer
- Positive attitude and adaptable to constantly changing retail environment
Assistant Merchandiser - The Package:
- Competitive, dependant on experience
Due to the anticipated interest in this role only short listed candidates will be contacted.
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