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Senior Assistant Merchandiser

Job Title: Senior Assistant Merchandiser
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: West Yorkshire, West Yorkshire
Industry:
Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
REF: BBBH11292
Contact Name: Rosie Williamson
Contact Email: rosiewilliamson@castuk.com
Job Published: 24 days ago

Job Description

Role Title

Senior Assistant Merchandiser

West Yorkshire

23-26k depending on skills & experience

Role Profile

Our client, one of UK's leading high street retailers, is looking to appoint a Senior Assistant Merchandiser to join their expanding head office team based West Yorkshire. Working one-to-one with the Head of Merchandising, you will be a numerical and confident individual, keen to take on more responsibilities and progress. This position will ideally suit an established Merchandise Assistant/ Assistant Merchandiser looking to take the next step up. This is a fantastic opportunity for a driven and enthusiastic individual who understands supply chain to join a hugely successful and recognisable high street retail business with plenty of opportunity to develop and progress. The ideal candidate will enjoy working within a dynamic and fun environment and be up for a laugh!

Responsibilities

  • Maintain line cards, reforecasting sales, reviewing of order book to ensure closing stocks are in line with sales performance
  • Liaise with the QC depts. and Far East office on a daily basis
  • Take part in the product selection and review processes
  • Supply buyers with shopping lists for FE trips based on current performance
  • Confidently discuss current trade, and highlight forward projections/plans
  • Work hand in hand with the warehouse and ensure that intake/stock builds are in line and not over capacity
  • Highlight potential markdown sku's and exit strategy
  • Highlight lines to allocate, and follow through on the system to maximise sales potentials
  • Insertion of POs on to system
  • Produce daily/weekly sales reports for analysis
  • Great understanding of importing stock, commodity codes, freight charges, VAT, BIM% etc. using costing model
  • Liaising with shipping team on best routes to UK
  • Hands on with admin of the dept. due to extremely small buying team
  • Liaise with stores/area managers on current situation in stores to gain an understanding on how we can improve

Skills & Personal Attributes

  • Experience in a similar role with some of the above responsibilities is essential
  • Merchandising experience in a retail setting is preferred
  • WSSI knowledge is beneficial but not essential
  • Exceptional excel & numerical skills
  • Friendly but strong personality and a willingness to get stuck in
  • SAP system knowledge beneficial but not essential
  • Organised
  • Team player

Client information

Our client is a leading high street retail business

Remuneration
23-26k depending on skills & experience

About Cast UK

Cast UK is a leading executive consultancy, providing national recruitment solutions to both clients and candidates. Specialising in Procurement, Buying, Supply Chain, and Logistics, each member of our specialist team has a professional background specific to their recruiting sector. With this unique insight and knowledge, our consultants are able to place individuals from trainee through to main board. For more information on Cast UK and a complete list of all of our current vacancies, please visit www.castuk.com