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Assistant Merchandiser

Job Function:
Merchandising
Location:
Manchester
Job Type:
Permanent
The Job

About us

Here at Pretty Little Thing, we strive to fly the flag for love, equality, and acceptance, working to use our platform to spread nothing but good vibes. Regardless of race, gender, sexuality, style or budget – there’s something for everyone! We want our customers to feel confident in the way they dress and to embrace the way they look. #EveryBODYinPLT is our community that is all about body positivity, equality and supporting each other.

About the role:

Our Assistant Merchandisers are crucial to the business as they ensure that all relevant stakeholders have accurate data which directly and consistently inform decisions relating to maximising profitability and contributing to overall business strategy and growth.

Our Assistant Merchandisers are dedicated, product focused, commercially sharp and critical in ensuring we have the right pieces to meet demand whilst keeping on point with the products we offer.

As an Assistant Merchandiser you will be responsible for:

  • Trading the sales and stock performance at category level to meet and exceed sales targets, identifying opportunities and risks.
  • Replenishing stock and maximising sales while managing mark down/promotions at product level and managing margin target.
  • Intake cover and critical path management.
  • Reporting directly into the head of merchandising and supporting the team by providing all adhoc/weekly/monthly detailed sales and stock reporting analysis.
  • Weekly trade reports and present dept performance in the buying and merch trade meetings.
  • Working closely with visual merchandisers ensuring maximum visibility for best sellers etc.
  • Managing stock for TV ads, marketing and social launches.
  • Developing and managing merchandise admin assistants within the team.
  • Working with buyers to develop in season strategy, framework plans, in season reviewing and communicating performance of area and taking appropriate action to maximise profits.

About you

As an Assistant Merchandiser you will be confident, pro-active, and able to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines. It is essential that you have:

  • Previous experience of working as an Assistant Merchandiser.
  • Strong computer literacy skills – especially in Excel.
  • A solid understanding of WSSI.
  • Analytical skills – confident in working with and extract insight from data.
  • Strong decision making, time management skills and able to prioritise workload.
  • The ability to excel in a fast-paced environment, prioritise effectively and keep up with the growing pace of the business.
  • Good commercial knowledge – specifically on wider marketplace and broader business.
  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail when managing booking dates and ensuring that intake and category targets are adhered to.

Due to the evolving nature of our organisation, this job description is not exhaustive. While this job description will be reviewed and updated periodically, the job holder may from time to time be required to carry out tasks which are not detailed in this document.


PLT Perks

We know that as a company we are only as good as the people that we employ. We know our employees work tirelessly to make PLT the success it is today and in turn, we offer them some amazing benefits:

  • Free parking
  • 25 days holiday
  • Free on-site gym with daily classes (due to current restrictions, live PT sessions)
  • Discretionary Bonus Scheme
  • Company shares schemes - including a ' Save As You Earn' scheme
  • 40% staff discount (including PLT, Boohoo, Boohoo MAN, Nasty Gal, Coast, Warehouse, Misspap)
  • Monthly social events (including pay day drinks, employee appreciation day etc.)
  • Salary sacrifice pension scheme with 5% employer contribution
  • Flexible working hours
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Childcare support through the Government
  • Health cash plan
  • Personal development opportunities to learn and grow at work

Equal opportunities

Here at PLT we not only embrace diversity we celebrate it! We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and we’re continuing to build an inclusive environment for our employees. We know we are better together, and we will continue to build a team that represents a variety of skills, perspectives, and backgrounds.

Reasonable Adjustments

PLT want to give everybody the chance to perform their best whether that is during an interview or whilst at work. Should you require a reasonable adjustments please let the talent team know.