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Assistant Merchandiser

Listing ID: 1417873

Assistant Merchandiser

Type of Position: Permanent Position
Company / Organisation / Artist Name: JADED LONDON
Location: North West London, London, UK
Hours: Full Time
Experience: Entry level
Reporting To: Merchandiser
Twitter Handle: @JadedLDN
Deadline: Ongoing
Ad Expires In: 4 weeks 20 hours
About: Co-founded in 2013 by siblings, Jade & Grant Goulden, JADED LONDON is the go-to urban streetwear brand loved by the Gen Z consumer. Our team are our biggest asset, they’re creative, curious and brave, setting trends and being first to the market to curate the most innovative content for our fast-growing organic 1.5 million followers on social media. We’re on an exciting journey with ambitious growth objectives for the next 3 – 5 years and finding the right people for the right roles is key to unlocking our success.

If you think you have what it takes to join team JADED, we want to hear from you! We reward creativity and new ways of thinking. We’re passionate about developing our people and offer personalised development plans for all staff and reward their achievements.

We have an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Merchandiser to join the Jaded London team!

Key responsibilities will include forecasting sales, quantifying buys, reviewing size and making valuable contributions to planning and strategy. Being an excellent communicator is essential for this role to build strong relationships with all key stakeholders across internal departments and our external supply chain.

Responsibilities:

  • Updating Monday trade reports in a timely and accurate fashion, be able to identify key highlights and lowlights from the previous week and make own suggestions of actions to maximise sales and minimise stock risks. Independently drive analysis of own ideas and areas of focus each week, presenting to Merchandiser and founders.
  • Following up trade actions throughout the week with key departments; Ecommerce, Social, Logistics, Production, Design, Suppliers. Feeding back results from actions taken and provide suggestions for future strategies and processes.
  • Monitor slow sellers and strong sellers, making regular suggestions on how to improve sales and mitigate risks by liaising with internal departments and presenting suggestions to Merchandiser.
  • Daily awareness of trading performance, especially around collection launches and how to adapt day-to-day intake and stock management tasks. Instil reactiveness on new styles and campaign styles.
  • Ownership of repeats and continuity lines, be able to accurately forecast linecards, ensuring we always achieve maximum availability and healthy cover on bestsellers.
  • Make suggestions to Merchandiser on repeat opportunities and quantity amendments.
  • Forecast size ratios for new styles based on performance and accurately provide buy ratios for repeats. Complete regular sizing and returns analysis.
  • Suggest price amendments for full price and markdown, be able to present strong rationale with key considerations for cover, margin, seasonality and discount.
  • Accurately update WSSI and category WSSI’s, be able to highlight opportunity and risk to sales, stock and intake. Deputise reforecasts in Merchandiser absence.
  • Be able to make valuable contributions to seasonal analysis and make suggestions for department strategies, regularly presenting findings and ideas in season.
  • Always demonstrating foresight and strong critical path management with awareness of company, internal departments and supplier deadlines. Understanding of own weekly priorities and the impact on other stakeholders, constantly communicating with wider teams to reach shared goals.
  • Build strong relationships with suppliers and awareness of supply chain capacities and capabilities in respective countries, the impact of freight methods on margin and lead time and key calendar dates across the supply base.
  • Continually reviewing intake levels to manage expectations with warehouses and logistics teams. Reporting on any potential lateness risks and opportunities, especially around collection launches and bestsellers, making suggestions on when to amend freight methods.

Requirements:

  • Commercial awareness and strong trading mindset
  • Proven track record of forecasting and SKU management as well as intake and stock management
  • Advanced level in Microsoft Excel
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy of work
  • Good negotiation skills, able to work with suppliers to reach the best outcomes
  • Proactive and adaptable. Is able to bring about ideas and change to streamline processes and maximise efficiency
  • Strong communication skills with internal and external stakeholders. Building great relationships with supply base
  • Strong prioritisation and accuracy skills
  • A critical thinker and problem solver who always bring ideas and solutions
  • Passion for Jaded London and the fashion industry

What’s in it for me?

  • Hybrid Working Arrangements
  • 22 days holiday per annum, rising to 24 days on completion of 2 years’ service (plus bank
  • A paid day off on your Birthday
  • Company Sick Pay entitlement
  • 50% Employee Discount
  • Local Business Discounts
  • Monthly Office Social Events
  • North-West London office location directly located next to good transport links
  • Casual office dress code (your style of dress is up to you, wear what you feel best in)
  • Fully-stocked kitchens and fridges (hello endless snack supply, see ya afternoon munchies)
  • Auto-enrolment into pension upon completion of three months’ service

Join us on our exciting journey, we have ambitious growth plans and finding the right people for the right roles is key to unlocking our success!

Application

Please apply with a CV and cover letter via the application form.

Jaded London is committed to equal opportunities and embraces diversity, understanding the needs and benefits of a balanced, inclusive workforce. We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer.


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