Buying & Merchandising Admin Assistant

20 Sep 2022
26 Sep 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Working as part of the Buying and Merchandising team, this role is instrumental in driving the flow of stock through the business; from Purchase Order management, through to timely deliveries and co-ordination of key launches across Store and E-Shop. The right candidate will be exceptionally organised and capable of managing communication with the many varied suppliers of Dover Street Market International.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Proactive upload and management of Purchase Orders – from JOOR through to DSM Retail System (RetailPro)
  • Reviewing deliveries weekly ensuring all stock arrives within set timelines and within DSM compliancy guidelines
  • Liaising closely with Warehouse to ensure stock is processed quickly and any discrepancies are addressed without delay
  • Supporting Stock Control team in the processing and checking of stock
  • Attend and contribute in weekly meetings – communicating feedback from reports, key deliveries / launches and brand initiatives
  • Deputising for Merchandisers in absence – including presenting information in meetings
  • Support Buying Team throughout market
  • Managing Sage invoice workflow ensuring all are checked thoroughly and any discrepancies addressed
  • First point of contact for warehouse and store queries

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Relevant Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Good commercial knowledge and extremely product focussed
  • Experience of JOOR and FarFetch STORM platform is helpful
  • Strong collaboration skills to partner with cross-functional team
  • Previous experience gained within a luxury fashion business is highly desirable but not essential
  • Proven ability to interpret and react accordingly to sales reports
  • Must be able to use Excel to a good standard (eg. Pivots, formulas, formatting)
  • Numerical – comfortable with simple calculations (eg. Margin, variances, percentages etc)
  • Confident with delivering information effectively to large groups
  • Driven and entrepreneurial

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