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Assistant Merchandiser

Listing ID: 1420528

Assistant Merchandiser

Type of Position: Permanent Position
Company / Organisation / Artist Name: People Marketing
Location: Long Eaton, Derbyshire, East Midlands, UK
Hours: Full Time
Experience: 1 to 2 years
Start Date: ASAP
Reference Number: 12411AA
Salary / Wage: Competitive + clothing allowance and discounts
Twitter Handle: People Marketing
Deadline: Ongoing
Ad Expires In: 1 month 1 day
About: People Marketing Fashion Recruitment (est. 1989) is a boutique recruitment agency specialising in the fashion & lifestyle industry. We recruit for a diverse range of vacancies in the UK and internationally, including jobs in design, technical, quality, sourcing, production, sales, buying & merchandising and ecommerce.

The majority of our consultants have first-hand industry experience, and our team are passionate and knowledgeable about the industry and the individuals who work in it. We have an extensive network of candidates built up over the last 25 years. We have an impressive client list of retailers, brands and suppliers within fashion & textiles. We are proud of our reputation for providing a high quality personalised service, and for placing the right candidates in successful long term career opportunities. Our business continues to grow through recommendations from candidates and clients.

We are recruiting for an Assistant Merchandiser to join premium apparel brand based on the Notts/Derbyshire border.  Part of the Merchandising Team who are responsible for planning, trading and managing the stock within the business as well as sharing insightful analysis which shapes the future of the brand. 

The ideal candidate is a Senior Merchandise Admin Assistant ready for the next step, or an existing Assistant Merchandiser looking for a new challenge. Your main responsibility will be to manage stock across all channels. Ensuring that sales are maximised, and any opportunities are seized. Dealing with any poor performing products in the most cost-effective way for the business.  

Our client is a manufacturer of luxury apparel of uncompromising quality, timeless design and luxury fabrics. Benefits include a generous clothing allowance, staff discounts etc.

Assistant Merchandiser – The Job Outline

  • Ensure availability on best sellers. Responsible for forecasting Never Out Of Stock styles and placing buys with our production team. 
  • Regularly review store sales & stock mixes, oversee and influence store allocations tailoring each range to suit the customer profile and planned sales. 
  • Conduct insightful and actionable analysis, which helps the business make good trading and strategic decisions on a weekly/ monthly/ seasonal basis 
  • Become a systems expert, ensuring item information is regularly updated and accurate. 
  • Own the sizing of buys and raising of orders on the system 
  • Work with Merchandiser & Head of Retail to build stock packages for new stores 
  • Identify fragmented styles and manage stock consolidations 
  • Ensure stores are prepared for key trading events  
  • Investigate poor performing stores / category’s / styles  
  • Visit stores – to share commercial insight and build relationships with the in-store teams 
  • Co-ordinate stock counts – investigating any discrepancies with store teams 
  • Coach, support and assist the Merchandise Admin Assistant on the department 

Assistant Merchandiser – The Person Specification, Experience & Skills

  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience within a similar merchandising role
  • Knowledge of Netsuite, Ometria, Google Analytics or Sittoo would be beneficial
  • An analytical and questioning mentality, with advanced Excel skills
  • Attention to detail is an absolute must.
  • Highly organised with the ability to manage workload and prioritise based on business impact.
  • Proactive and positive approach to problem-solving
  • Ambitious, highly motivated, inspirational talent capable of both strategic thinking and tactical delivery.
  • A dynamic team player with great interpersonal skills

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