Assistant Merchandiser

MATCHES FASHION
London, UK
Posted 3 days ago
Full time

Job description

At MATCHESFASHION we are on a mission to offer the most personal luxury shopping experience in the world. We are renowned and respected for the relationships we build with clients and our brand partnerships. To achieve our ambition, we capitalise on our unique combination of technical savviness and global innovation mixed with curated content.

MORE ABOUT US

We bring together a modern edit of over 700 established and new generation designers. Founded over 30 years ago as a brick and mortar store, we transitioned online in 2012. In 2017, APAX Partners acquired a majority stake in MATCHESFASHION, fuelling our expansion. We now ship to 176 countries, have over 70 million site visits and 95% of our sales are online with the majority of sales made internationally.

We have a global website, mobile apps, retail stores, private shopping, VIP events and 24/7 customer care and MyStylist teams. We have offices in the UK and Hong Kong. In London, our head office is based in The Shard, our brand-new creative hub is in Here East and last year we launched No.5 Carlos Place, a completely new retail concept combining digital and physical interaction.

We lead the way, moving our industry forward, and we are always looking for talented individuals to come in and inspire the world with us.

OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

Diversity and Inclusion is a priority for MATCHESFASHION - we delight customers around the world and so it's important that our team represents our customers.

We want to attract the very best talent and create an inclusive environment that celebrates the diversity of our people and enables them to do the best work of their careers. We recognise the world is not a perfect place and that bias exists, which is why we take a focused approach in this area and are committed to ensuring that all our people processes are equitable.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, family or parental status, national origin, veteran, neurodiversity status or disability status.

THE ROLE

To support the merchandiser to maximise sales and gross margin for areas of control and the wider business through analysis, planning and forecasting and in season trading. Key responsibility to oversee the MA with the delivery schedule set and maintenance and support the whole intake forecasting process escalating any risks/ops. To become a role model for best practice in merchandising and develop skills and knowledge of junior members of the merchandising team.

Trading

ACTIVELY demonstrates understanding of weekly trade KPIs and use these to drive own actions

OVERSEES MA on the whole intake forecasting process and delivery schedule set up. Act as mentor

OWNERSHIP of markdowns and can propose and execute markdowns in line with guidelines

MANAGES continuity and recode forecasting making recommendations for exit strategies and reorders

PROVIDE analysis and summary of Markdown and Promotional activity for departments of responsibilities

  • PRO-ACTIVELY monitors stock not online to drive just in priorities
  • REVIEWS risks and ops for areas of opportunies, recommending actions to merchandiser.

INTERACT with other teams to improve to drive best practices and ensure consistencies across the floor

CONDUCT detailed ad-hoc and pro-active analytical analysis relating to all KPI's and dependants

SUPPORT the merchandiser across all areas of the department

Planning and Forecasting

FORECAST intake to feed into week to support demand planning for area of control

PARTNER with the ABs to produce lessons learnt analysis for budget meetings relating to KPI's

PLANNING and follow up of category plans, supporting buyers in decision making

UNDERSTANDS the budgeting process and overall strategy

SUPPORTS merchandiser in setting up budgeting sheets and analysis packs

OVERSEE buyers packs driving strategic questions for buying in line with dept KPI's

ANY OTHER ad hoc duties as reasonably requested

Fluent in written and spoken English

Minimum 1 years' experience at AM level

Experience managing and developing MA/Allocator

Demonstrates high level of accuracy, iniative and self development at all times.

Some exposure to the planning process/trading and trading ideally some experience of using WSSI

Excellent communication skills and the ability to work cross-functionally.

Strong commercial awareness and the ability to react appropriately to in-season trading.

All applicants must hold the right to work in the UK

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