Assistant Merchandiser - Womenswear

London, UK
Posted 17 days ago
Full time

Job description

Are you an experience Merchandising Admin Assistant or established Assistant Merchandiser?

Are you passionate about Womenswear, Childrenswear & Toys?

Are you looking for your next role in the luxury industry?

We are currently recruiting for anAssistant Merchandiserto join our team here at Harrods. Keep reading to find out if this is the role for you!

About Us

As the world's leading luxury emporium, we deliver a magical, memorable experience for customers. This makes us uniquely challenging for creative minds, to protect and grow our brand demands extraordinary composure, creativity and commerciality.

Harrods' global brand offers uniquely exciting challenges, and we nurture a supportive environment where creativity, resilience and commercial awareness make anything possible.

About the role

The Assistant Managers role is to assist the Merchandiser in effectively planning and trading across the relevant Division(s). As well as initiating and proposing actions through analysis of brand, category or attribute trading patterns in order to deliver KPIs.

Working closely with the Buying team, retail team and external stakeholders, you will also be responsible for:

  • Managing option range planners using historical sales performance and planned OTB highlighting opportunities and risks to relevant stakeholders.
  • Carrying out mid-season reviews to offer valuable analysis for the Merchandiser and Buyers to make strategic decisions for future season plans.
  • Reforecasting in-season performance against plan, taking action in order to maximise profit return.
  • Leading and coaching the planning process for departments of responsibility
  • Suggesting best practices and techniques such as: utilizing range building, sizing, flow of stock and deliveries.
  • Constantly review seasonal trade and take action to achieve KPIs.
About You

As an experienced MAA or AM in your field, you will be able to confidently work towards achieving Divisional KPI's, top-line sales, margin and OTB plans for areas of responsibility.

You will have a strong understanding of a retail store's budgeting schedule, current forecast and growth requirements. Strong communication skills and relationship building capabilities will be your key strengths. In addition to:

  • Strong attention to detail
  • The ability to work autonomously, with minimal direction
  • An analytical approach
  • Passion for Harrods and the brands we sell
  • Commercial awareness
Our Promise to You

At Harrods, we believe nothing is impossible. We drive ourselves and inspire others to always push for more. This passion to exceed is what sets us apart. We are proud to be a place where standing out means being yourself.

As well as strong long-term career potential and development support, you will also benefit from an excellent benefits package, including a company pension, eligibility for a competitive bonus, flexible working, 25 days' holiday and a day off on your birthday, up to 33% in-store discount and a season ticket loan.

Uniquely You

At Harrods we believe the personality and authenticity of our people sets us apart. We celebrate and invite applications from all cultures, backgrounds, tastes and experiences and are proud of our culture where people from all walks of life can grow and thrive. What makes you unique makes us exceptional.

If you want to know more about our people and our culture, search #TogetherHarrods on LinkedIn, Facebook or Instagram.

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