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Merchandising Admin Assistant

Employer
Fred Perry
Location
London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
Closing date
14 May 2024

Job Details

Triple Wimbledon champion Fred Perry founded his brand in 1952. He was the son of a cotton spinner who played and fought his way through, always with style and despite the establishment. Today, Fred Perry is a global community of over 370 employees, all inspired by the Laurel Wreath and what it represents.

PURPOSE:

The Merchandising Admin Assistant is responsible for the merchandise allocation of all product categories for the retail business with the objective of meeting financial and merchandising goals.

The Merchandising Admin Assistant helps to identify opportunities at a store level and communicate them to the team by effectively and systematically providing accurate information for allocation planning, stock replenishment, and trading purposes to ensure stock is directed to stores in the right volumes at the right time to optimise profitability.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide support to the merchandising team by taking an active role in analysing sales trends, monitoring deliveries, and maintaining stock levels across all channels.
  • Retail purchase order management
  • Allocate stock across all channels according to the distribution plan using both system tools and manual pushes.
  • Analyse and manage stock levels throughout the week across all locations, both digital and physical.
  • Review line performance and adapt replenishment schedules accordingly, with approval from the assistant merchandiser, and initiate stock consolidations where needed.
  • Action: any price or product code changes, and promotional activity
  • Set up and maintain a distribution plan.
  • Produce and distribute any company trade reports, such as Best Seller reports, Store Category reports, and Sales by Channel reports, on a weekly basis, as well as any other ad hoc reporting as requested by the Merchandising Manager.

THE PERSON:

  • A passionate individual who knows and understands the brand
  • A digitally savvy individual who understands the digital journey of the brand
  • Able to problem-solve while following the overall direction
  • Comfortable multi-tasking and managing a variety of projects at once
  • A keen social and cultural awareness and an understanding of social and digital trading
  • Ideally, some experience in a similar role

TECHNICAL SKILLS

  • Numerate with strong analytical ability
  • Advanced Excel knowledge is preferred.
  • Team player: build strong and cooperative relationships that cross functionally across the business.
  • Highly organised with great attention to detail.
  • Proactive and a good time manager
  • Good communication skills
  • Commercial Awareness: Demonstrate a good understanding of what is happening in the retail market and the impact this may have on our business.

HOURS:

We actively encourage our teams to have a good work-life balance, and so we are pleased to offer flexible working shifts at Fred Perry HQ. Our core shift hours are from 10 a.m. to 4.30 p.m., so employees can choose to start and finish early or start and finish late. (For example, work 8:00am-4:30pm, 10:00am-6:30pm, and so on). We also have a 30-minute early finish on Fridays.

As we continue to work in a more flexible way, the head office acts as a brand hub, where we can all connect and collaborate with one another. This role is a mix of office-based (London) and remote working. We will expect the employee to come into the office regularly for face-to-face meetings and to work alongside their team on collaborative projects.

BENEFITS:

We are proud to offer a wide range of benefits to all our staff and continue to reassess what our community needs from us to thrive. We don’t want to be a good company to work for; we want to be a great one. Here are some things we currently offer:

  • Annual performance-related bonus
  • Competitive salary, reviewed every year
  • Generous staff discounts and regular sample sales
  • A generous pension scheme with an 8.5% company contribution
  • Option to buy an extra 5-day holiday annually
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity packages
  • Life insurance
  • Private healthcare
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Early finish Fridays
  • Season ticket loan
  • 25 days of annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Annual birthday vouchers
  • Regular opportunities to attend gigs or events

We actively welcome applications from people of all different backgrounds. Your CV will be submitted to hiring managers with all personal details hidden to ensure anonymity.

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