Assistant Merchandiser - Manchester

Assistant Merchandiser - Manchester

£ dependent on Experience
REF: 10734 EE

Job Description

Due to continued growth, my client is now looking for an assistant merchandiser who is looking for that next step up to join their passionate, agile and creative team in Manchester.

Responsible for making sure the product sells the best, most profitably, our Merchandising team are the self-proclaimed pioneers of the test and repeat model. Liaising closely with other departments such as buying, working in Merchandising as an Assistant Merchandiser gives you opportunity to have a direct impact for one of the fastest growing international retailers

Are you ready to prove yourself in a new role and have the opportunity to develop and progress within 6 months to a junior merchandiser?

Assistant Merchandiser - The Role:

  • Support the merchandising function for the business in order to ensure that all relevant stakeholders have accurate data which can directly, proactively and consistently inform decisions relating to maximising profitability and contributing to overall business strategy and growth
  • To support the Head of Merchandising to ensure that the buying function is effectively controlled within the agreed business strategy, and that all necessary frameworks, controls and skill sets are in place to enable the necessary degree of both long term planning and in season trading to maximise business performance
  • Using data to optimise the sales volume and profitability of all designated product areas
  • Supporting planning of budgets by category, option count, and depth of buy based on the overall business and financial goals of the company
  • Controls stock levels based on weekly sales and stock intakes (WSSI)
  • Reviews sales forecasts based on performance, and actions re forecasts
  • Analyses and monitors best and worst sellers and makes informed recommendations for action
  • Recommends promotions and re buys as necessary
  • Monitors and maintains buying margin and gross profit margins as requested.
  • Ensures that best sellers reach their full potential
  • Supplies the Head of Merchandising and buying team with necessary data to enable informed decisions and planning

The Person

As an Assistant Merchandiser you should be highly motivated, with technical flair, excellent communication skills and a can-do attitude and as part of a team, and able to inspire and motivate team members

Please apply with your updated CV to e.glover@peoplemarketing.co.uk

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