Ecommerce Assistant Merchandiser

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Manchester, Greater Manchester | Ref: BBBH17629

£22000 - £27000 per annum

Role Title

Ecommerce Assistant Merchandiser


Up to £27k depending on level of experience

Role Profile

My client, a market leading trend-led retailer, is looking to appoint an Ecommerce Assistant Merchandiser to join their growing team based in Manchester. The business is continuing to invest in their online presence and having appointed several new roles in this team, see this as a real growth area. You will support and drive the ecommerce sales across a number of channels and models, working across functions including merchandising, buying, ecommerce and operations to increase sales and profitability through stock management and online trading. You will have sole responsibility for one of their most well-known brands as well as the business' own trading website which is where the real opportunity and excitement lies. This position is open to strong Assistant level merchandisers and above, ideally with ecommerce experience however training will be provided for the right individual. This is a brilliant opportunity to join a market leading business who have had an incredibly successful 2017.

Key Responsibilities

  • Influence in-season trading across a number of channels and models including, analysing trading patterns and identifying opportunities
  • Accurately reporting on sales, conversions, and profitability
  • Work with core merchandising team to ensure stock is available to support plans and match customer demand, continuously reviewing inventory levels across all channels
  • Understand key drivers in sales and profit, use data analysis to drive category and brand performance across channels
  • Prepare for and organise all digital promotions and mark down events, remerchandising the site as required
  • Daily monitoring of e-commerce channels to provide insight for strategic trading decisions
  • Understand intake processes for the business, expected deliveries and items being delivered
  • Challenge distribution of stock to potentialise digital and retail performance
  • Ensure deliveries of online-only products are on time, working with the core merchandising team to launch these in line with expectations
  • Understand requirements of wholesale partners and work with the operations team to co-ordinate labels, deliveries and bookings to ensure these are met
  • Oversee online critical path from product loading to launch
  • Partner with the buying team to ensure the right range is selected for the most appropriate channels, in the right depths and supported with key initiatives
  • Work alongside ecommerce team and Head of Trading to plan sales for the season across multiple channels, based on historical data analysis, brand strategy and new opportunities identified
  • Merchandise products to maximise sales and site aesthetics, within brand guidelines
  • Support ecommerce and marketing teams on product selection for homepages, social and email
  • Ensure all products are appearing on correct sites and pricing is correct
  • Understand and utilise data analysis to deliver a VM approach that helps to achieve digital KPIs including sales and profit

Skills, Experience & Personal Attributes

  • Experience at established Assistant Merchandiser level and above in retail
  • A passion for trend-led product
  • Confident, well presented and able to communicate at all levels
  • Collaborate, happy to work as part of a team as well as on own initiative
  • Driven and enthusiastic with a positive attitude
  • Commercially aware and creative

Client information

Our client is a market leading trend-led retailer based in Manchester

Up to £27k depending on level of experience

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