Assistant Merchandiser

Job Reference : NRD-MAN-MER-01999
Closing Date : 30/04/2018
Salary : £16,000- £18,000 plus excellent benefits
Department : Merchandising
Hours Per week : 36.17

We are looking for an Assistant Merchandiser to work closely with the Merchandiser to provide administrative support for the team. You will be analytical, possess excellent attention to detail and have a head for numbers. The primary aim of the Assistant Merchandiser is to assist the Merchandiser to maximise commercial opportunities through effective forecasting, intake management and in-depth administrative support.


If you have a passion for numbers, along with determination and relentless enthusiasm then our role as Assistant Merchandiser could be the perfect opportunity and enable you to truly excel and develop within the N Brown Group in the heart of Manchester city centre’s vibrant Northern Quarter. We are looking for someone who has some experience of working as an Assistant Merchandiser however this role is the perfect development opportunity for someone to work within a highly experinced and supportive team!


What you’ll be responsible for as an Assistant Merchandiser:


  • Producing and collating Monday trade reports for the Merchandiser.
  • Identifying weekly sales trends, along with best and worst sellers.
  • Highlighting recommendations for markdowns and promotions, along with ensuring availability is maximised across all channels in response to trading activity.
  • Taking ownership of intake and commitment schedule to maximise stock availability.
  • Ensuring critical path deadlines are met. Recognising any potential delivery issues and impact to deliver/availability and making this known to the Merchandiser.
  • Liaising with suppliers and maintaining strong working relationships.
  • Supporting the Merchandiser with additional sales reporting and analysis.


What you will need to succeed as an Assistant Merchandiser:


  • Strong numerical and analytical skills and confidence working with large volumes of data.
  • A genuine interest in retail and trading.
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills, particularly Excel (proficiency in Vlookups, SUM, Pivot tables).
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Enthusiasm and determination.
  • Experience working in a head office merchandising role (Merch Admin Assistant, Allocator etc.) would be advantageous but is not essential.


This is an exciting opportunity to join a retail digital first business who really value their people and who provide exciting development and training opportunities alongside a competitive salary and benefits package.  In return for your hard-work and commitment, you’ll receive fantastic training as well exciting development opportunities and a competitive salary and benefits package.


Employees in our business may have access to our customers’ personal data therefore for a number of our roles, offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory criminal record check. Having a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an individual from obtaining a position with N Brown Group.