We are working with an exciting travel brand; they’re based in a stunning office space in West London which is the creative hub of the brand. They are looking for an Assistant Merchandiser to join their team.
A dynamic company that has seen significant international growth over the last 5 years and they continue to expand into new markets. They are an omni-channel retailer, taking orders online, through the call centre and physical retail stores in locations across Europe and North America.
Key Responsibilities: -
Managing Global commitment to ensure on time delivery, working closely with the buying teams managing the critical path.
Supporting the Merchandiser with planning, WSSI management, OTB and range planning.
Liaising with Freight Forwarders/warehouse teams to ensure stock availability.
Liaising with Direct Marketing team to ensure stock availability for launch ensuring correct stocks.
Purchase order management. Ensuring purchase orders are raised in accordance to the agreed phasing and commitment.
Ensuring that all key/core lines are fully stocked, suggesting repeat orders.
Providing a weekly summary of performance within areas of responsibility, relating to sales, stock, promotions and markdowns.
Analysing sales patterns, trends and history. Makes commercial suggestions to influence future buys.
Partner with the buying team to create seasonal strategies for departments relating to all KPI'S.
Actively contributes ideas for in season trading.
Analysis and tracking of Direct/Stores sales, stock movements and best sellers.
Works with buyers to manage the detail in the critical path to ensure availability of accurate information for the business.
Participates in production planning and forecasting.
Ensures systems accuracy for all live promotions.
To support the Merchandiser in day-to-day duties as required and to deputise in their absence.
Ensuring all cost price issues with third party brands are resolved to ensure invoices are processed correctly.
Adhere to weekly order programme of all core lines in the business.
Liaise with suppliers as required.
Chase outstanding orders with suppliers and warehouse team.
Deal with Airport consolidation centre to ensure stores have good deliveries.
Being aware of the product ranges for full price stores and suggesting changes to improve performance by store.
Undertaking store visits to understand store layouts, stockroom constraints, customer shop floor flow, and fitting of product onto the fixtures.
Understanding the competitors monitoring their promotional activities.
Assist the Merchandiser in the creation and maintenance of range plans/line detail by brand.
Commercial awareness and understanding of the market.
Planning and analytical skills.
Advanced EXCEL skills.
Proactive and positive approach to problem solving.
Strong communication skills.
A methodical / logical approach.
Ability to handle heavy workloads and prioritise tasks.
Works independently with effective time management.
A flexible approach with an ability to take initiative and respond to changing priorities.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Due to the anticipated interest in this role, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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