Senior Assistant Merchandiser

North West England | Ref: BBBH20550

excellent benefits

Role Title
Senior Assistant Merchandiser
North West
Competitive salary + excellent benefits including market-leading internal / external training programmes

Role Profile
Our client, a market leading fashion retailer based in the North West, is looking to appoint several Senior Assistant Merchandisers due to growth. Reporting into the Senior Merchandiser, you will support to ensure all product is in the correct stores to enable achieving departmental sales, markdown, stock, intake and profit plans. You will be high-driven and passionate about product, with the ability to react quickly to change, working in an extremely fast-paced environment. This is a great opportunity for a number of enthusiastic, established Assistant Merchandisers, with experience working closely with stores, to join one of the UK's fastest growing retailers with development opportunities and excellent staff benefits.

Key Responsibilities

  • Reviewing weekly trading performance, identifying issues and the course of action in preparation for Monday Trade
  • Ensuring the WSSI is updated with the buy plan and the KPI's are signed off with the Merchandiser
  • Supporting the Merchandiser in formulating the space and grading plan for store distribution
  • Reviewing previous seasons and producing SWOT Analysis' with supporting information
  • Attending key selection meetings with the Merchandiser and Buyer
  • Building the range plan
  • Establishing strong working relationships with the supplier base
  • Managing the order books both in season and pre-season, ensuring that the most accurate information is always available
  • Proposing and agreeing actions to recover risk and maximise opportunities with the Merchandiser and Buyer at category and line level
  • Managing line cards
  • Managing intake at category and line level
  • Visiting and understanding stores, creating action plans to optimise store performance
  • Managing the store option plans to ensure each store has the optimum amount of stock and not overstocked or lacking key lines

Skills & Experience

  • Currently working as an established Assistant Merchandiser or above for a retailer is essential
  • Core, bricks and mortar experience is essential as you will need to hit the ground running and adapt quickly to understand each store and how to trade it
  • Strong Excel skills and WSSI / line card experience
  • Ability to cope and stay calm / focused in a fast-paced working environment
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Highly organised with strong attention to detail
  • Strong analytical / numerical skills
  • Team player
  • Passion for product

Client information
Our client is a market leading fashion retailer based in the North West

Competitive salary + excellent benefits including market-leading internal / external training programmes

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