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Assistant Merchandiser - Home and Travel

Listing ID: 1035104

Assistant Merchandiser - Home and Travel

Type of Position: Permanent Position
Company / Organisation / Artist Name: Mothercare
Location: Watford, Greater London, London, UK
Hours: Full Time
Experience: 1 to 2 years
Specified Hours: 36.25
Start Date: ASAP
Salary: Negotiable dependant on experience
Reporting To: Senior Merchandise Manager
Twitter Handle: @mothercareuk
Deadline: 19th July 2019
Ad Expires In: 2 hours 16 min
About: Born in 1961, Mothercare has been a favourite of mums and dads for over 50 years In the last few years we’ve been on quite a journey. We’ve invested in positive changes to transform us into a digitally led business, with modern stores and infrastructure. What remains is our brand heritage, the expertise of our people and the pride and passion in everything that we do.

We’re honoured to help, support and inspire mums and dads as they take on the most magical and important job they can do. We pride ourselves on being the place to go to for all parenting needs including award winning clothing collections, quality home & travel products and that all important expert help and advice.

An opportunity has arisen for an Assistant Merchandiser to join the Home and Travel team, reporting in to the Senior Merchandise Manager. 

The purpose of this role is to support the trading of the UK business by optimising commercial performance via optimal planning and in-season trading of the ranges and the stock bought.

Key Role Responsibilities:

  • Work directly with and support the Merchandiser in delivering all commercial KPIs
  • Oversee branded call off in line with the departmental OTB
  • Maintain key line forecasting in RPAS
  • Providing information and data to support the Merchandising and Buying teams
  • Focuses on delivering the key launch and availability metrics set and agreed with the business for each channel, focusing on critical path management with the Buying team
  • Provide data for weekly trade meetings together with analysing sales and stock proposing actions to Merchandiser
  • Ensure data is provided for the Merchandiser to support input to UK range requirements
  • Assist in managing seasonal stocks out of the business through careful analysis of the most profitable and cash effective strategies for stock disposal
  • Demonstrate clear understanding of the UK Mother & Baby market
  • Demonstrate an understanding of competitor activity across all selling channels

About You:

  • 1-year minimum experience in a Merchandising function
  • Strong excel skills
  • Excellent negotiation expertise
  • Analytical and numerical abilities 

What We Offer:

  • Competitive Salary
  • 25 days holiday plus a ‘Mothercare Day’ and Bank Holidays
  • Flexible working
  • In house excercise classes 
  • Staff discount
  • On-site, cost price staff shop, where all proceeds are donated to charity

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