Job details

Assistant Merchandiser

Job reference: 002999

Closing date: 15/08/2019

Salary: £22,400 per annum

Department: Merchandising

Hours per week: 36.17 hours per week

Best known by our 3 power brands; Simply Be, Jacamo and of course JD Williams, N Brown Group turned over £866 million in 2015/2016, with a pre-tax profit of £84.5 million. N Brown Group has been trading in the heart of Manchester for over 150 years. Our vision is to become the universally loved experts in fashion that fits by helping our customers’ look and feel amazing through our trusted family of brands.

Our Merchandising team play an integral role in our business, delivering the product strategy through careful forecasting and inventory management, and by ensuring the right stock is in the right place at the right time, so our customer can buy what they want, when they want it.

The Role:

We currently have an exciting opportunity available for an Assistant Merchandiser to join our Womenswear team.  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.
  • 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.




The closing date for this job has now passed.