Job Details

Job title

Junior Buyer and Merchandiser, Margaret Howell Ltd

Location

London, United Kingdom

Level

Assistant / Entry Level

Function

Merchandising & Allocation

Posted

Contract

Full-time, 20K - 30K

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Job Description

We are seeking a highly motivated Junior Buyer and Merchandiser to support the Buying and Merchandising Manager in the development and execution of the seasonal merchandising strategy.

Location:

Head Office, W1

Key Responsibilities:

- To assist the Buying and Merchandising Manager in developing the seasonal merchandising strategy by creating and updating weekly sales reports and collating shop feedback for seasonal reviews

- Conduct the seasonal buy and core product reorders; working alongside the Buying and Merchandising Manager to meet the buying budgets 

- To maintain and update the seasonal range plans and delivery schedules to inform the timely allocation of products to store, working to the critical path

- Oversee the allocation and management of stock movements within the business 

- Effectively communicate stock information and delivery updates to the stores to enable them to provide a high standard of customer service

- Work closely with Visual Merchandising, E-Commerce, Production, Wholesale and Warehouse departments to maximise seasonal sales performance 

- Responsible for the creation of the seasonal collection guide to ensure its effectiveness as a staff training tool

- To provide key administrative support to the Buying and Merchandising Manager to ensure the efficient running of the department 

The Ideal Candidate

Role Requirements:

Essential:

- Minimum of 2 years’ experience in an assistant or junior buying/merchandising position

- Confident communicator with strong interpersonal, numerical and analytical skills

- Acute attention to detail

- Proficient knowledge of Excel

- Excellent time management skills with the ability to work to deadlines and prioritise work accordingly

Desirable:

- Fashion related degree or educated to a similar level

- Working knowledge of SAP/RMIS or a similar programme advantageous

- Advanced Excel (pivot and cube reporting beneficial)

The Ideal Candidate:

- Willingness to engage with a diverse range of work and projects

- Ability to build strong stakeholder relationships and engage with managers across cross functional departments

- Strong connection with our brand identity

- Proactive and a ‘can do’ attitude

- A good team player

Hours:

Full-time - 35 hours 

Rewards:

- A competitive salary

- 4 weeks holiday plus bank holidays, increasing to 5 weeks with service

- Generous clothing allowance

- Significant staff discount on purchases

- Life insurance

- Contributory pension

To apply for this role:

Please send your CV and covering letter, including details of current salary, to recruitment@margarethowell.co.uk with JUNIOR BUYER AND MERCHANDISER in the subject box

Closing date for applications is Monday 24th February, 5pm

Language skills

  1. English, Full professional proficiency

About Us

Established in 1970 and incorporated in 1987 Margaret Howell Limited is an internationally recognised design company with more than 100 shops and concessions including London, Paris, Florence and throughout Japan. Under the design direction of Margaret Howell the company produces men's and women's clothing and an extensive household goods collection produced by specialist manufacturers in the UK and Italy. It's MHL label was established in 2004 and is workwear inspired and European produced. Since 1999 the company has produced shirts and nightwear in its own North London factory.

The headquarters, based at 34 Wigmore Street, London, accommodate both the design studio and flagship shop selling the mens and womens collections alongside homeware products that complement the design ethos, including Poole Pottery, Ercol and Anglepoise together with designers such as Robert Welch and David Mellor.