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Assistant Merchandiser

Listing ID: 1080678

Assistant Merchandiser

Type of Position: Permanent Position
Company / Organisation / Artist Name: Jaeger
Location: Central London, London, UK
Hours: Full Time
Experience: 1 to 2 years
Twitter Handle: @
Deadline: Ongoing
Ad Expires In: 1 month 1 week
About: WM Group consists of many famous name brands: Edinburgh Woollen Mill, Peacocks, Jane Norman, Ponden Home, Austin Reed and Jaeger, and there has never been a better time to join us during our exciting expansion. At Jaeger, you'll enjoy a busy, rewarding and fulfilling role with wide ranging responsibility and involvement in helping grow our iconic brand. Based in Victoria, London, Jaeger is a hub for creativity and innovation.

Want to love what you do and where you work? Work with us. At Jaeger, you'll enjoy a busy, rewarding and fulfilling role with wide ranging responsibility and involvement in helping grow our iconic brand.

Overview of the role:

  • In season trading
  • Managing group product launches
  • In season forecasting – new WSSI’s from end March, by department by channel
  • Analysis to influence future planning
  • Preparing and maintaining range sign off documentation

Responsibilities:

  • Measure performance against plan, identifying trading risks & opportunities. Review product performance at line level on a weekly basis, and compile proposals to manage risk & realise opportunity.
  • Produce analysis of product performance to support trading decisions.
  • Formulate markdown proposals within the agreed divisional plan to be signed off by the JM.
  • Oversee intake management across the department, ensuring this is monitored accurately weekly and monthly and that any late deliveries are highlighted.
  • Manage group product launches and agree action to allow the release in the event of short/late deliveries. Amend allocation plans by store based on trading decisions.
  • Under the guidance of the JM, reforecast the WSSI for monthly and quarterly rolls, reflecting business trading strategy.
  • Plan and re-forecast continuity flow lines. Manage monthly order placement and intake plans with suppliers to maintain plan stock levels
  • Produce the OTB document weekly to enable the Merchandisers to manage the buy in accordance with the range plan and total buy plan.
  • Work with Production teams to maintain accurate and up to date buy information on the Range Plan and system
  • Support the JM in updating Product planning and range sign off documents with history.
  • Produce historical analysis and lessons learnt to support planning decisions
  • Produce buy analysis and summary for range building and sign off.
  • Produce historical size analysis and size ratios for the buy.
  • Demonstrate market awareness including competitor activity
  • Understand the target customer and awareness of and works within Brand values
  • Manage, motivate and develop MAA through regular meetings to review tasks and training needs
  • Contribution in achieving department’s budgeted sales and margin
  • Managing markdown spend within budget
  • Ensuring stock is delivered in line with forecast and allocated and replenished efficiently especially within continuity products
  • Deputise for JM in an absence
  • Managing development of MAA

Essential:

  • Formal qualifications: Educated to degree level or equivalent, GCSE Maths or equivalent
  • Commercial and product focused
  • Demonstrably computer literate in spreadsheets
  • High level of numeracy required
  • Team management skills

Desirable:

  • Track record confirmed through promotions within businesses worked in
  • Assistant Merchandiser/ Senior MAA experience
  • Multi-location retailer background
  • Market awareness and understanding of target customer
  • Positive attitude and adaptable to constantly changing retail environment

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