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Assistant Merchandiser

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Job Summary

Support the merchandising function for the business in order to ensure that all relevant stakeholders have accurate data which can directly, proactively and consistently inform decisions relating to maximising profitability and contributing to overall business strategy and growth.

Tasks, Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for trading the sales and stock performance at category level to meet and exceed sales targets, identifying opportunities and risks.
  • Responsible for replenishing stock and maximising sales while managing mark down/promotions at product level and managing margin target
  • Intake, cover and critical path management
  • Working with buyers to develop in season strategy and frameworks plans
  • Working closely with buyers in season reviewing and communicating performance of area and taking appropriate action to maximise profits
  • 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

Person Specification

  • Understanding of wssi
  • Advanced in excel is a must
  • Highly numerical and analytical
  • Strong decision making skills
  • Ambitious assistant merch ready for the next step into junior to grow with the rapid pace of the business
  • The ability to excel in a fast paced environment and prioritise effectively
  • Good commercial knowledge


  • Is an ambassador for the brand?
  • Attends training, meetings and other events as requested by direct managers or senior management, including Head of Human Resources
  • Assists colleagues by completing task outside own job role when requested, including supporting associated companies

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.

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