Ref: JO-2105-109034 | £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum | Location:Edinburgh, Scotland | Added:28/05/21

Your responsibilities as a Merchandiser include –

  • Supporting in the preparation of business plans for the division including sales, stock targets, intaking buying margin, markdowns & margin (gross & net)
  • Deliver the KPI’s for your division.
  • Assisting in the establishment of a retail selling space planning function, determining the optimum range size, product mix and increasing sales and profit in line with the Company strategy.
  • Planning the range with the Buyer, ensuring historical and future trends data and seasonal and promotional activity.
  • Work with the team to manage the buying calendar and the critical path.
  • Monitoring and maintaining the OTB.
  • Maximise availability and on stocks to deliver sales with effective stock management.
  • Forecasting stock intake and retro discounts.
  • Working with the Branch Merchandising team regarding the optimum range size, product mix to drive commerciality.
  • Tracking critical paths to ensure seasonal launches are delivered in line with process and launch dates
  • To work with all suppliers and where the international sourcing office to ensure that all orders are delivered on time.

To be successful in this Assistant Merchandiser position you will need –

  • Junior Merchandiser or Merchandiser experience from a highstreet retailer
  • Extensive stock management and understanding of the supply chain & allocation processes
  • Has led someone at a AN or MAA level and above
  • strong, analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills.
  • You must also be a team player and can form a commercial and long-lasting relationship with the Buyers
  • Strong IT skills, including advanced knowledge of Excel and previous knowledge of Navision or Mercatus operating systems or other another retail stock management systems.
  • Budget planning and management.

Benefits of this Assistant/Junior Merchandiser role –

  • Generous staff discount
  • 24 days annual leave.
  • Stakeholder pension contribution.
  • Life insurance
  • flexible working office and home based
  • Relocation support if you are not local to the Edinburgh location and keen to relocate!

If this sound like you & you feel you have the skills and expertise at this level, please apply today quoting the reference JO-2105-109034.

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