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Junior Merchandiser

Listing ID: 1289726

Junior Merchandiser

Type of Position: Permanent Position
Company / Organisation / Artist Name: Paul Smith
Location: Central London, London, UK
Hours: Full Time
Experience: 2 to 5 years
Specified Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Reference Number: 002064
Deadline: 27th October 2021
Ad Expires In: 1 day 6 hours
About: Founded in Nottingham in the 1970’s, the Paul Smith collections have become internationally recognised and Paul Smith is one of Britain’s most renowned and successful designers. Up until the age of 16, Paul had wanted to be a professional cyclist, but a serious accident set him on a different path. Once out of hospital Paul fell in with a group of art students. They talked constantly about art, architecture and design and Paul found himself longing to be part of that exciting world. From its origins in one small shop in Nottingham in 1970, Paul Smith has grown into a global business, selling in six continents. Comprising of complete clothing, shoe and accessory collections for men, women and children; representation is further extended by associated product licenses where the potential of the brand has been recognised by key licensees in the fragrance, eyewear and interior businesses.

We are looking for a motivated Junior Merchandiser to temporarily support the Merchandising team as maternity cover. This role requires the successful candidate to trade the full price product to its best potential from budgeting and range review to clearance. Using all relevant expertise to meet financial targets and to ensure optimum stock flow and any other specialised functions are covered, whilst the critical path is maintained and followed.

Responsibilities:

  • Using knowledge of both internal and external trends and factors ensure all financial targets and objectives are understood and met on time and the critical path is followed
  • Review and manage stock and financials on a rolling basis and flag or action any concerns immediately and in weekly trade
  • Prepare a budget plan for the seasonal buys and see the process all the way through to size scaling, post buy review and extra budget requests
  • Ensure stock is sat within its correct inventories and work with your Outlet counterparts to allow for a smooth transition
  • Ensure all stock have the correct attributes attached to them. Work with IT and Production to correct any errors and amend if needed
  • Ensure the sale runs smoothly and stock is effectively liquidated whilst maintaining margin
  • Ensure all relevant reporting is run and kept up to date

Essential Experience and Skills Required: 

  • GCSE Grade C/4 or above in Maths and English or equivalent qualifications
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office packages including Word and Excel
  • A minimum of two years credible experience in a Merchandising Assistant role, within a busy head office environment
  • Credible experience of the lifestyle market, both nationally and internationally
  • Competent at accurately inputting data, reporting and financial analysis

About You:

  • Highly systematic and well organised with the ability to prioritise own workload to meet set deadlines.
  • Very methodical and accurate with excellent planning skills.
  • An awareness of the broader fashion/lifestyle market.
  • Confident at delivering presentations. 
  • A confident and outgoing individual with good interpersonal skills both written and verbal.
  • A team worker who can work using their own initiative and is able to build effective working relationships.
  • Flexible over working hours and able to travel in the UK and internationally if required. 

Please view our careers page to find out more about our company culture and the benefits we can offer you.


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