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Paid Merchandising Work Placement

Listing ID: 811306

Paid Merchandising Work Placement

Type of Position: Internship / Work Placement
Company / Organisation / Artist Name: Ralph Lauren
Location: Watford, Greater London, London, UK
Length of Internship / Placement: 12 months
Hours: Full Time
Compensation: Paid
Salary: Competitive
Twitter Handle: @
Deadline: Ongoing
Ad Expires In: 4 weeks 1 day

The Allocator/MAA plays a key role in the success of their product division, utilising dedicated IT applications to create and manage all initial and replenishment allocations of stock to stores, as well as providing administrative support to the planning team including running reports, analysing sales and stock figures.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Operations / Financial

  • Produce packs for Monday trade meetings which include weekly sales and promotional Reports
  • Attend Key Meetings to understand season performance as well as forward strategies
  • Ensure the financial success of a product group by allocating stock to stores to meet or exceed sales, gross profit, and inventory turn goals
  • Monitor and ensure full size availability of best sellers, Continuity lines and seasonal products in stores in order to maximise sell through
  • Analyse Distribution Center (DC) available inventory for the product group to assist the allocation team in maximising sales to stock ratios
  • Execute the release of initial product distributions and in season replenishment to stores
  • Support planning teams with store, product and size analysis
  • Manage store communications through the system RL Central to answer store call outs and as well as communicate promotional and mark down changes
  • Use systems including Relate, JDA, Microstrategy and SAP

 
Communications / Relationships   

  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships within cross-functional team Buying, Planning, Visual, Retail Planning, Logistics, Store teams etc.).
  • Communicate initial release and replenishment strategies within cross functional team
  • Participate in cross functional meetings, contributing input on distribution strategies
  • Collaborate with peers to ensure consistency of information, share best practices and develop systems knowledge
  • Manage communication regarding inventory/replenishment with field contacts on a store by store basis if required
  • Participate in Company initiatives as appropriate

 
Experience, Skills & Knowledge 

  • Able to organize, prioritise tasks and manages time well in order to meet deadlines
  • Demonstrates logical analysis and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrates good listening, written and oral communication skills, effectively and clearly communicates
  • Able to build and maintain productive relationships within team environment
  • Basic PC and associated application skills in MS Word and Excel
  • A flexible and pro-active approach to business and systems management
  • Show ability or aptitude in retail math, and to learn technical applications quickly

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