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Assistant Merchandiser

Listing ID: 799069

Assistant Merchandiser

Type of Position: Permanent Position
Company / Organisation / Artist Name: Footasylum
Location: Rochdale, Greater Manchester, North West, UK
Hours: Full Time
Twitter Handle: @Footasylum
Deadline: Ongoing
Ad Expires In: 6 days 16 hours

Footasylum have a fantastic opportunity for a Assistant Merchandiser to join our Merchandising department. If you are looking to pursue a new challenge in a growing retailer, this could be the perfect opportunity for you. 


  • Prepare weekly review of stores and product in preparation for Monday trading meeting
  • Provide weekly trading actions to optimise department sales and margin
  • Identify priority stores for the week, review and propose actions
  • Attend store visits from which create and execute an action plan to improve trade
  • Assist the Merchandiser to manage intake flow into business to hit monthly forecasts, drive sales and minimise risks and communicate to DC for short term work flow planning and longer term budgeting
  • Control Branch inventory levels, allocations and replenishment to branches as required
  • Manage condensing of stocks and IBT’s
  • Key contact for stores on inventory availability queries
  • Ensure Stocks and stores are seasonally correct
  • Ensure that all price adjustments are checked and on the system at the correct time
  • Interact with other internal teams to improve performance and drive best practices
  • Key contact for Stores to make the most of retail opportunity and minimise risk.
  • Ensure that all product landing in the warehouse has the correct Cost and Retail price and that the margin reflects correctly
  • Manage line cards in conjunction with the Merchandiser
  • Plan and action new store ranges (in conjunction with pre-schedule)

Planning and Forecasting:

  • Assist the Merchandiser and provide information to create Quarterly / Seasonal strategies for departments relating to all KPI’s
  • Provide historical analysis to develop Quarterly / Seasonal Planning Forecasts for Product areas of responsibility
  • Visit and gain knowledge of all the stores in the Estate to manage a Distribution plan with regional difference
  • Work with the Merchandiser to ensure pre-scheduling meets options and range plan at store level
  • Create ratios for all buys
  • Ensure all deadlines are met in accordance with the Buying Calendar
  • Ensure all order books are reconciled with the Suppliers


  • Ensure you and the MA understand and are focused and working towards a shared goal
  • Use the Grading system and the PDP's to drive personal progression
  • Be aware of the MA PDP and Objectives and support them to achieve success
  • Seeking guidance on ‘Best Practice’ merchandising from the Senior team and implement
  • Develop relationships as appropriate with Store Operations, Visuals, Marketing DC, etc
  • Congratulate Success

Skills and experience:

  • Planning and analytical skills
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Good judgement and decision making
  • Strong customer awareness and understanding
  • An ardent determination to support the stores
  • Passionate about product, strong market and brand awareness
  • Discreet, professional and well spoken, with excellent communication skills
  • Exceptionally organised, methodical and efficient

What we offer:

At Footasylum you will receive 20 days holiday plus bank holidays and an extra day per year of service up to 25 days. We offer our employees child care vouchers, generous staff discount and great career progression opportunities too.

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