Assistant Merchandiser - Level 2
In Merchandising we are responsible for the planning and stock management of our products across all our channels and markets. We work closely with Buying on how we can maximise our profit by putting the right product, in the right stores at the right times
To put the customer requirements at the centre of our offer. To support the Merchandiser to maximise sales opportunity and profitability, by delivering a commercial level of sales and stock across all relevant regions and channels. To provide support to the Team with daily figure analysis, future sales and range planning, as well as communicating closely with the Buying team in line with the Critical Path. Responsible for managing and developing junior team members, in order to create a high performing team. Deputises in the absence of the Merchandiser / Senior Merchandiser.
Your key responsibilities will be to support the Merchandiser or Senior Merchandiser in the smooth running of the department as well as maximising sales opportunities and profit potential whilst minimising markdown spend.
Manage the in-season trading of the marketing group
Use the range plan sign off and marketing group KPIs to effectively manage in season trading
Manage option count by store category
Support Merchandiser with sales stock and OTB forecasting
Management of new and repeat orders
Review performance by profit block/key styles
Review and manage line monitors
Assess under and over performing lines
Review and implement markdown and promotional spend
Mid week and daily sales availability
Undertake ad hoc analysis of performance
Complete lessons learnt analysis, end of month, end of quarter, end of half
Manage stock flow and stock levels
Review actual v planned stock levels on a (minimum) rolling quarterly basis
Monitor stock commitment and intake phasing
Weekly commitment and distribution review
Significant experience of working within a similar role at a fast-paced fashion Retailer
A proactive approach to problem solving
Sound commercial acumen and a genuine interest in the Retail market
Strong interpersonal skills, flexibility and enthusiasm are also essential to succeed in this role, as is the ability to work to strict deadline.
Why New Look?
The amazing people, the love of fashion, the 4pm Friday finishes - there are so many reasons to love working at New Look. We prioritise development, offering training to support your progression, so you can be at your absolute best and achieve your goals. You'll also receive these amazing benefits, to name only a few:
· 40% staff discount
· Monthly 25% off privilege vouchers for family and friends to enjoy
· Quarterly sample sales
· Season ticket loans
While we've always championed our smarter working policy, COVID has shaken things up for us. Now, our colleagues balance their time between home and office, and always in accordance with government advice - we believe this is the best way to maintain a flexible but collaborative and social way of working.
Apply now to find out more!