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Assistant Merchandiser Womenswear

  • Paddington, UNITED KINGDOM
  • Sales

Job description

Job Description:

The role at a glance

Do you have a background in ‘Womenswear’ as an Assistant Merchandiser or perhaps you are a Merchandising Admin Assistant looking for the next step in you career then this could be the role for you?

You will contribute insights that allow us to make reactive and long range planning decisions that are crucial to the success of our Womenswear business. You will also assist in formulation of range plan at store level with the Merchandiser/Buyer from buy to store to meet our customer requirements, taking full responsibility for a range where necessary to deliver product to the right stores to maximise sales and profit opportunities.

There are several vacancies ranging from first appointment to those looking to broaden their experience.

About the role

Your key accountabilities will include

· Supporting the Womenswear Merchandiser in agreeing the strategy and targets for creating and achieving pre and in season Range sales and stock forecasts by channel in addition to GSM Markdown and availability
· Analysis of sales identifying winners and losers and taking appropriate actions working in collaboration with stakeholders to react to trade and maximise sales opportunity for the Department
· Assisting the Merchandiser and Buying team to formulate a detailed plan on the products to be offered each quarter
· Booking quantities of products to meet launch and respond to in season variables for all channels and in the UK and International
· Assisting Department Plan review and lessons learned
· Managing departmental documentation relating to all sale periods including markdown plans
· Maintaining accurate listings in Range Planner
· Working with Sourcing Offices to manage critical path from buy to store delivery for each stroke including capacity management and the agreement and monitoring of production plans with suppliers
· Providing information to Space Planning & Development team to allow them to generate layout plans to stores
· Maintaining awareness of competition’s product offer to provide input into price point strategy and catalogue by shape of chain
· Maintaining communication links to retail, channels, allocation, suppliers, sourcing offices and international

About you

Your skills and experience will include

· Core Merchandising skills including managing GSM, development of Department Plan, stock / commitment management, creating sales estimates, and production plans
· Knowledge of the end to end buy to store process
· Controlling unplanned in-season costs
· Negotiation skills (managing in season unplanned costs)
· Able to fully utilise the relevant IT support systems, (Range Planner, SSI, SAS Reporting, JDA Merch Planning) and to be fully conversant with standard business desktop applications
· Strong numerical, analytical and interpretive skills
· Ability to initiate and build strong relationships with Design, Buying and Technology
· Passion for fashion