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Assistant Merchandiser

Listing ID: 891306

Assistant Merchandiser

Type of Position: Permanent Position
Company / Organisation / Artist Name: ASOS
Location: Camden, North London, London, UK
Hours: Full Time
Reporting To: Merchandiser / Senior Merchandiser
Twitter Handle: @
Deadline: Ongoing
Ad Expires In: 4 weeks 1 day

Assistant Merchandisers play a key role at ASOS.  Working closely with our Buying and Design teams, they use sales and trend data to bring in a range of products for our site at the right time and in the right quantities, that will delight our customer. They’re number-savvy analysts who are creative with their logic and passionate about product.  They’re responsible for assisting the Merchandiser and wider senior Retail team in driving profit for the business, using commercial, innovative thinking.   
ASOS is the UK’s number one fashion and beauty destination, expanding globally at a rapid pace. Our Merchandising team are at the heart of ASOS’ Retail division and they help to develop and select our ranges. And with over 50,000 styles on the site at any one time, it's no small task – but definitely a fun one! 

The Merchandising teams are responsible for financial planning & stock management for every product on ASOS. They review past trade, current performance and make predictions about future sales, calculating what intake & stock we will need to potientialise all opportunities.

They ensure we have the right products at the right time, in the right quantities and at the right price, applying a balance of commercial understanding and fashion sense.

You will be…   

  • Responsible for the smooth-running day to day of the Merchandising department  
  • Forecasting sales and stock levels to achieve sales plans and margin/profit targets for the department  
  • Monitoring the department performance and identifying opportunities, as well as potential risk/loss  
  • Working closely with the Buying teams to successfully range plan for the department  
  • Participating in trade meetings with Heads of and Directors  
  • Evaluating the running of the department, whilst focusing on lead times and general performance  
  • Developing and managing an MA to encourage their development 
  • Managing the WSSI and supporting trade plans   

We’d love to meet, someone with… 

  • Proven experience in Merchandising in a Fashion Retail business   
  • Experience of planning weekly sales, stock and intake management  
  • The confidence to manage and own a category, including participating in weekly trade meetings   
  • Excellent communication skills and proven ability to build relationships internally and externally at all levels  
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment  
  • Experience of managing and developing team members (desirable) 
  • Strong computer skills, in particular, Excel and other MS Office applications.  Knowledge of reporting tools is desirable  
  • A passion and interest in online retail – loves!    

What's in it for you? 

  • Competitive salary, bonus and pension matching 
  • Life insurance, free private medical care, cycle to work scheme + more 
  • A bespoke flexible benefits scheme catered to you 
  • Best in class Learning & Development schemes and career development programmes 
  • 25 days holiday + never work on your birthday again! 
  • Free modern onsite gym, plus personal training and wellness rooms 
  • A dynamic social environment, from company-wide sports days, charity days, ‘Give A Week Away’ opportunities to visit our charity partners in India & company-wide celebrations to name just a few 
  • Huge staff discounts and sample sales  

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