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Merchandising Assistant

Employer
Paul Smith
Location
London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
2 May 2024

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Job Details

Paul Smith is one of Britain's leading independent design companies. We champion positivity, curiosity, and creativity. These underpin every Paul Smith design, whether it's a shirt, a shop or a special collaboration. Reaffirming the values that Paul set down in 1970's, 'classic with a twist' remains the guiding principle of the company. Happily positioned between high fashion and formalwear, while taking reference from both, Paul Smith has always been proud to stand apart.

We are looking for an enthusiastic Merchandising Assistant to support the Full Price Merchandising team. You will ensure that replenishment, manual movements and consolidations are actioned based on all available data and report on them accordingly, in addition to supporting with specific product areas which are overseen by senior members in the team and provide broader cover as and when necessary. 

The role is based from our London office, however we offer hybrid working and flexi-time in addition to many wonderful benefits.

Please note, this role is not eligible for sponsorship in the Skilled Worker visa category. 

The Role:
•    Run Regular weekly trade/ business reports in a timely and accurate manner and contribute to the weekly team trade meeting. 
•    Liaise with the Warehouse and distribution department as needed, especially regarding ensuring priority stock is being pushed out to stores. 
•    Promptly answer all telephone calls and emails from stores relating to stock queries and assist the stores by informing them as to where to locate specific stock requests when required. 
•    Take responsibility for specific product groups and ensure they are maintained according to the seasonal calendar, including updating the replenishment plan, processing manual stock movements, and consolidating stock. 
•    Support the merchandising team in any day-to-day ad hoc tasks and housekeeping stock inventories as needed.
•    Compile store and product information and distribute in on a rolling basis.
•    Assist with the set-up of the seasonal launch and allocation plan and any external pop-up sales as needed. 

Your Skills and Experience:
• Previous credible experience in Retail and/or Merchandising, dealing with deliveries, handling stock, maintaining stock levels and shop operations.
• Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office packages including Word and Excel, especially pivot tables and V-lookups.
• Previous experience of the lifestyle market both nationally and internationally and proven experience of working in a busy environment.
• Experience of analysing and interpreting high volumes of information, data and producing accurate reports to set deadlines and undertaking administration duties.

Who you are:
• Highly systematic and well organised with the ability to prioritise own workload to meet set deadlines.
• Very methodical, accurate and speedy with excellent planning, prioritisation and organisational skills.
• A confident and outgoing individual with good interpersonal skills both written and verbal.
• A team worker who can work using their own initiative and is able to build effective working relationships.
• An interest in fashion, trends, culture, music and the arts. 
• Flexible and able to work extended hours over busy periods if necessary.

What's in it for you:

• A generous clothing allowance.
• A discretionary discount on PSL goods.
• Hybrid working, with flexi-time.
• An annual leave entitlement of 25 days, plus Bank Holidays.
• Cycle to work and travel loan schemes.
• Pension Plan
• SmartTech
• Holiday Trading.
• Day for change.

If you like the sound of what you’ve read so far, find out more about our company culture and the benefits we can offer you. 

At Paul Smith, we celebrate and encourage applications from all walks of life into our growing workforce. We are committed to empowering people from any background, belief system, or ethnicity, offering an inclusive environment where talent is recognised and valued. 

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