Assistant Merchandiser - Menswear

Recruiter
Browns
Location
London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
Salary
Competitive
Posted
13 Aug 2020
Closes
11 Sep 2020
Ref
VN244
Function
Buyer
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Description       

The purpose of the Assistant Merchandiser is to provide extensive operational and strategic support to the Merchandiser and working alongside the buying team to ensure a balanced product range that will satisfy the customer, brand requirements and achieve the department strategy.

Key Responsibilities      

• Responsible for assisting the Merchandiser in the day to day running of the Merchandising department.

• Analysis of sales identifying best and worst sellers and taking appropriate actions working in collaboration with stakeholders to react to trade and maximise sales opportunity.

• Monitoring the department performance and supplier intake to identify opportunities or risk/loss.

• Participating in store floor walks and various internal meetings, based on this making decisions of store package.

• Supporting the Merchandiser and Buying team during seasonal planning and budgeting for achieving targeted sales and stock forecasts by channel.

• Setting up new and ad hoc reports as necessary and the ability to analyse them in light of trade.

• Executing markdown strategy.

• Overseeing the allocation and management of stock movements within the business.

• Work closely with members of the Browns team (store operations, buying, ecommerce and marketing) regarding stock availability and movement.

• Accountable for the line management, development and progression of the MAA, coaching & inspiring them to achieve their best and deliver for the business needs.

Skills and Experience    

• Eagerness to learn and develop a career within the Merchandising function at Browns.

• Analytical skills in order to execute analysis and reporting.

• Strong organisation and time management skills with the ability to plan, and prioritise tasks to meet deadlines.

• High attention to detail to ensure accuracy in work.

• Maturity and confidence in approach, ability to work using own initiative.

• Strong analytical, numerical and Excel skills.

• Collaborative approach and ability to build relationships across various departments.

• Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

• Flexible, hard-working, and good team attitude.

• Keen interest in luxury fashion retail and Browns.

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