Job details

Assistant Merchandiser - Home & Gifts

Job reference: NRD---002078

Closing date: 09/07/2018

Salary: £16,500 per annum plus excellent benefits

Department: Merchandising

Hours per week: 36.17 hours per week

As an Assistant Merchandiser you will provide administrative support for the team and 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 N Brown!

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.


There’s never been a more exciting time to be part of N Brown. We’re becoming a truly digital first fashion retailer, and we’ve over 140 years of experience behind us. We have amazing products, well known brands including; Simply Be, Jacamo and JD Williams, a fantastic proposition and customers who love us.

What you will need to succeed as an Assistant Merchandiser:

  • A degree level qualification or equivalent in a numerical or analytical field, e.g. Fashion Merchandising, Psychology, Economics, Maths etc.
  • 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).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. 


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.