Assistant merchandiser

Assistant merchandiser Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Assistant merchandiser to join our team.

Responsibilities:

  • Monitor and chase supplier orders;
  • Update weekly stock and sales information in order to plan future action;
  • Work closely with finished product suppliers, assisting in planning ranges, forecasting sales and raising orders;
  • Analysing stock levels;
  • To deputize in their absence;
  • Highlighting delivery discrepancies, proposing necessary actions to take;
  • Liaising with Assistant Buyer and Buying Team to gain information about key trends, shapes, colour, looks etc;
  • Trade the range through multi-channel;
  • Produce availability reports for product/brochure launches;
  • Managing day to day problems/issues that arise in the absence of the Merchandiser;
  • Have weekly intake meetings with Marketing to update on product availability;
  • Liaise with Distribution Centre/Suppliers and Imports to ensure stock is available on time;
  • Setting up accurate delivery schedules;
  • Analysing and collating data to provide support to the team in decision making;
  • Trading the Department daily to highlight potential repeat opportunities and managing under-performance.

Requirements:

  • Proficient MS Office packages, including secure Excel experience;
  • A positive attitude and willingness to learn;
  • Comfortable being data-led and analytical;
  • Analytical and commercial mindset;
  • Retail experience preferable;
  • Flexibility to adapt your approaches to different changing situations;
  • 1-2 years experience in the assistant merchandiser role;
  • Able to communicate confidently at all levels;
  • Currently working as an established Merchandising Assistant in a retail head office is essential;
  • Effective time management skills and ability to prioritise to meet key deadlines;
  • Analytical, able to solve problems under pressure in a fast-paced, but fun environment;
  • Excellent communication and analytical skills;
  • Excellent Excel skills;
  • Online fashion experience would be advantageous;
  • Adaptable to change in a dynamic business.