Junior Merchandiser - Fashion

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Manchester, Greater Manchester | Ref: BBBH16333

£24000.00 - £28000 per annum + bonus + benefits


Role Title
Junior Merchandiser - Fashion
North West
£24-28k (negotiable depending on level of experience) + bonus + benefits

Role Profile
Our client, a growing fast-fashion retailer, is looking to appoint a Junior Merchandiser to join their head office team based in the North West. Reporting into the Senior Merchandiser, you will be responsible for delivering high availability of all products within your category whilst working closely with the Buying team to ensure lines bought achieve sales plan. It is essential that you are currently working at established Assistant Merchandiser or Junior Merchandiser level within an online fast-fashion retailer as you must be able to hit the ground running in this extremely fast-paced but fun business. This is a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic and career driven individual with a real interest in fast-fashion to join a well-known retailer with a supportive and friendly culture with opportunities to grow with the business!

Responsibilities

  • Take full responsibility for the stock availability on your category
  • Reviewing & monitoring sales patterns by item/range/category on a daily basis
  • Taking Responsibility for repeats approvals, stock levels in category and product mix
  • Highlighting any urgent actions for the team, directing them in what action needs to be taken, following through and challenge as necessary
  • Managing the ranges of your categories
  • Range planning, building and forecasting
  • Managing discounts, sales or promotions in your category suggested to the Senior Merchandiser
  • Tracking the status of all new lines
  • Producing & distributing trade, sales analysis and operational reports on a weekly basis
  • Building positive relationships with internal and external contacts
  • Undertaking range analysis, reviewing current ranges to decide what's working and what's not
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with suppliers and key accounts
  • Undertaking category analysis, identifying where the gaps are by working closely with the Buying team
  • Analysing sales and reacting to trends



Skills, Experience & Personal Attributes

  • Experience working at Assistant or Junior Merchandiser level for an online fast fashion retailer is essential
  • Analytical with a solid understanding of sales, forecasts and performance
  • Excellent organisational, time management and numerical skills
  • Ability to cope with a large workload in a fast-paced environment
  • A keen eye for detail
  • Confident with the ability to work with speed, efficiency, flexibility and professionalism
  • Excellent Excel skills are essential
  • Good communication skills
  • A passion for the product area
  • Career driven and ambitious



Client information
Our client is a growing fast-fashion retailer in the North West.

Remuneration
£24-28k (negotiable depending on level of experience) + bonus + benefits

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