Assistant Merchandiser

Location: Support Centre

Hours per week: 39

Contract Type: Permanent

Salary: £28,000 - £30,000

Closing Date: 12 March 2018

Assistant Merchandiser

Reporting Manager:

 

Merchandiser

 

Direct Reports:

 

Merchandising Admin Assistant

 

Key Objectives:

 

To plan, effectively forecast, and place orders for areas of responsibility. Ensuring you are driving sales through improved availability and that stock is in the right place at right time to maximise full price sell through.

Key Responsibilities:

 

  • To plan and place orders for new lines according to agreed forecasts and phasing,
  • Provide weekly summary of performance within areas of responsibility, relating to sales, stock, profit and promotions and markdown versus budget and last year,
  • To plan and place re-orders for all core and new lines to maintain agreed range and Division sales, cover and stock targets and to maintain a credible offer,
  • To work with all suppliers and where appropriate the Asia sourcing office to ensure that all orders are delivered on time,
  • Key contact for stores on inventory queries for areas of responsibility,
  • To liaise with the warehouse to ensure that inbound and outbound priorities are set according to Category plans,
  • To liaise with the warehouse to ensure that new and promotional lines are delivered to the stores according to agreed timelines,
  • To identify risk and opportunity in season and trade the Category alongside the relevant Buyer,
  • Maintain Weekly Stock Sales and Intake forecasts(WSSI),
  • Partner with the buying teams to create seasonal strategies for departments relating to all KPI’S,
  • Provide historical analysis to develop planning forecasts for areas of responsibility,
  • To Forecast line level sales for the season within the Range Plans,
  • To ensure product is allocated to the right level and within OTB boundaries,
  • To actively partake in stock risk assessment and terminal stock actions,
  • Any other ad hoc duties as reasonably requested.

 

Person profile and experience

 

  • Demonstrates standards of excellence,
  • Fluent in written and spoken English,
  • Excellent inter-personal skills,
  • Professional, organised, methodical and efficient,
  • Advanced Planning and analytical skills,
  • Promotes personal credibility through working productively,
  • Works independently with effective time management,
  • To show a willingness to learn and self-develop.
  • Passionate about product, strong market and brand awareness

Specific Job Skills:  

  • Has a minimum of 12 months experience in a retail Assistant Merchandising role,
  • Is highly organised and has a proactive approach to planning,
  • Has an eye for detail,
  • Has a logical and creative approach to problem solving,
  • Can demonstrate the ability to work to tight deadlines and prioritise effectively,
  • Can work independently and as part of a team,
  • FMCG Experience would be an advantage.

Computer skills:

 

  • Microsoft Office and strong knowledge of Excel and Island Pacific or similar Merchandising system is desirable.

 

 

Reporting Manager:

 

Merchandiser

 

Direct Reports:

 

Merchandising Admin Assistant

 

Key Objectives:

 

To plan, effectively forecast, and place orders for areas of responsibility. Ensuring you are driving sales through improved availability and that stock is in the right place at right time to maximise full price sell through.

Key Responsibilities:

 

  • To plan and place orders for new lines according to agreed forecasts and phasing,
  • Provide weekly summary of performance within areas of responsibility, relating to sales, stock, profit and promotions and markdown versus budget and last year,
  • To plan and place re-orders for all core and new lines to maintain agreed range and Division sales, cover and stock targets and to maintain a credible offer,
  • To work with all suppliers and where appropriate the Asia sourcing office to ensure that all orders are delivered on time,
  • Key contact for stores on inventory queries for areas of responsibility,
  • To liaise with the warehouse to ensure that inbound and outbound priorities are set according to Category plans,
  • To liaise with the warehouse to ensure that new and promotional lines are delivered to the stores according to agreed timelines,
  • To identify risk and opportunity in season and trade the Category alongside the relevant Buyer,
  • Maintain Weekly Stock Sales and Intake forecasts(WSSI),
  • Partner with the buying teams to create seasonal strategies for departments relating to all KPI’S,
  • Provide historical analysis to develop planning forecasts for areas of responsibility,
  • To Forecast line level sales for the season within the Range Plans,
  • To ensure product is allocated to the right level and within OTB boundaries,
  • To actively partake in stock risk assessment and terminal stock actions,
  • Any other ad hoc duties as reasonably requested.

 

Person profile and experience

 

  • Demonstrates standards of excellence,
  • Fluent in written and spoken English,
  • Excellent inter-personal skills,
  • Professional, organised, methodical and efficient,
  • Advanced Planning and analytical skills,
  • Promotes personal credibility through working productively,
  • Works independently with effective time management,
  • To show a willingness to learn and self-develop.
  • Passionate about product, strong market and brand awareness

Specific Job Skills:  

  • Has a minimum of 12 months experience in a retail Assistant Merchandising role,
  • Is highly organised and has a proactive approach to planning,
  • Has an eye for detail,
  • Has a logical and creative approach to problem solving,
  • Can demonstrate the ability to work to tight deadlines and prioritise effectively,
  • Can work independently and as part of a team,
  • FMCG Experience would be an advantage.

Computer skills:

 

  • Microsoft Office and strong knowledge of Excel and Island Pacific or similar Merchandising system is desirable.

 

 

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