Assistant Merchandiser - Temporary

Job Reference : 002450
Closing Date : 29/11/2018
Salary : £16,500 - £20,000 depending on experience
Department : Merchandising
Hours Per week : 36.17

We currently have an exciting opportunity available for an Assistant Merchandiser to join us on a 6  -12 months contract.  The Assistant Merchandiser works closely with the Merchandiser to provide administrative support for the team. They are 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.  

A passion for numbers is essential, along with strong Excel skills, determination and enthusiasm.

 

What you’ll be responsible for:

 

  • Producing and collating Monday trade reports for the Merchandiser. Identifying weekly sales trends, along with best and worst sellers.
  • Reviewing daily sales information. 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:

 

  • A degree level qualification in a numerical or analytical discipline, e.g., Psychology, Economics, Maths, Business Studies etc (preferred but not essential)
  • Experience working in a head office merchandising role (Merch Admin Assistant, Allocator etc.)
  • Strong numerical and analytical skills and confidence working with large volumes of data; collating, analysing, presenting findings.
  • A genuine interest in retail and trading and with previous retail experience.
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills, particularly Excel (proficiency in Vlookups, SUM, Pivot tables would be an advantage).
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Enthusiasm and determination. This role is fast-paced and the successful candidate must be able to demonstrate initiative and the desire to succeed in their role.

 

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.