Assistant Merchandiser

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Greater Manchester | Ref: BBBH30909

£22000 - £24000 per annum + Benefits

Assistant Merchandiser

Greater Manchester

£22,000 - £24,000 DOE + Benefits

Role Profile

Our client, a leading retailer, is looking to an Assistant Merchandiser to join their lively and supportive head office team based in Greater Manchester. Working on a specific department, you will support the merchandising team to maximise commercial opportunities on your product areas through the effective management of stock intake, driving sales through improved availability and reducing mark down to maximise profit. established Assistant Merchandiser within a retail head office, with strong numerical, trading and analytical skills. This is a brilliant opportunity to join an expanding retailer that can offer further development opportunities. Cast UK are proud to be a partner of this retailer as the feedback received from the individuals placed in roles there has always been extremely positive.

Key Responsibilities

Preparing weekly reports for Monday Trade meetings
Providing weekly actions to optimise department sales and margins
Assisting the Merchandiser to manage intake flow into business to hit monthly forecasts, drive sales and minimise risks, communicating with the DC regarding short term workflow planning and longer-term budgeting
Controlling inventory levels and replenishment as required
Ensuring all price adjustments are checked and on the system at the correct time
Ensuring all products landing in the warehouse have the correct Cost and Retail prices and that the margins reflect correctly
Managing line cards in conjunction with the Merchandiser
Assisting the Merchandiser by providing information to create Quarterly / Seasonal strategies for departments relating to all KPI's
Providing historical analysis to develop Quarterly / Seasonal Planning Forecasts for product areas of responsibility
Creating ratios for all buys
Ensuring order books are reconciled with suppliers

Skills & Experience

Experience working at Merchandising Assistant level or above in a retail head office is essential
Planning, trading and analytical skills
Strong numerical and IT skills (particularly Microsoft Excel)
Ability to think on feet and make decisions working within in a fast-paced environment
Strong commercial and brand awareness with an interest in product
Professional with excellent communication skills
Confident, enthusiastic and hungry to learn
Highly organised, methodical and efficient

Client information

Our client is a market leading retailer based in Greater Manchester


£22,000 - £24,000 DOE + Benefits

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