Assistant Merchandiser

Recruiter
Hush
Location
Clapham Common, London (Greater)
Posted
04 Jan 2022
Closes
04 Feb 2022
Level
Manager
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

We are looking for an Assistant Merchandiser to join us at Hush. By reviewing previous seasons’ best-sellers, keeping an eye on new reactions, and constantly reviewing our sales forecasts to maximise sales and profit.

The role, while primarily support the Merchandiser across a range of categories but will also allow the right candidate the opportunity to take ownership for their own areas.

Duties and responsibilities

Trading

  • Produce trading reports to summarise, analyse and identify key sales drivers
  • Make weekly trading proposals to Merchandiser in relation to Sales reactions and Stock management and liaise with branch merchandising team to ensure stock optimization across channels
  • Forecasting Category WSSI and Line card projections for continuity product
  • Manage intake in conjunction with the Buying department, ensuring critical dates are met for product launch
  • Liaise with E-com team with regards to Visual merchandising of web and weekly marketing plans

Planning

  • Provide Historical Analysis to support in range planning and phasing decisions and present in lessons learnt meetings
  • Support with analysis to assist creating season range plans, and for the right candidate taking ownership of your own areas planning
  • Ensure Buy Documents are accurate and kept up to date to support category stock plans
  • Support Merchandiser with Building category wssi in relation to sales phasing and required stock builds
  • Develop strong partnerships with buying and design to understand trend and direction and support them with analysis to aid seasonal planning
  • Manage and oversee workload and training of the Merchandise Assistants to build them into future Assistant Merchandisers.

Qualification Required

  • Excellent Excel Skills
  • Ability to organize and manage workload with flexibility to change to changing priorities
  • Analyzing data to gain insights and make key recommendations
  • Strong communication skills to build relationships across all areas of the business
  • Proactive and enthusiastic with strong interest in the retail market.
  • An ability to work under pressure in a dynamic and fast-moving environment.

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications are encouraged from individuals regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

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