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To support the Womenswear Merchandising team to maximise trading performance and exceed sales, profit and stock sell through targets through effective inventory management, forecasting and analysis.

 

  • Contribute to weekly trading reviews of sales, margin and stock against category KPIs to identify any issues and opportunities.

  • Involved in Seasonal Fashion buys, working closely with buying team and presenting the range for review to senior management.

  • Present seasonal product focuses to other departments in the business

  • Forecasting on the WSSI for review in monthly reforecast meetings with Director

  • Maintain and updating the WSSI to manage the intake and category stock position

  • Use WW continuity line cards for ordering and forecasting

  • Work with the Branch Team to control inventory levels, allocations and replenishment to make sure stock is in the right place at the right time to drive the highest sell through and maximise gross margin

  • Tracking Open to Buy to manage in season trading and optimising product opportunities

  • Responsible for sizing analysis across Fashion and Continuity

  • Provide detailed hindsight on category performance working alongside buying team to identify opportunities to improve future assortments

  • Building Monthly Directive packs for stores and VM teams

  • Responsible for maintaining attributes in order to provide accurate weekly/monthly and quarterly analysis on specific product groups

  • Manage and develop junior team members.

  • Develop current systems and processes that are in place and be instrumental in implementing best practices.


WHAT SKILLS DO I NEED FOR THE ROLE?


  • An existing Assistant Merchandiser

  • Previous experience working in fashion retail merchandising and on multiple product categories

  • Able to demonstrate commercial aptitude and a pragmatic approach to working

  • Strong analytical/numerical skills and attention to detail

  • Good judgement and decision making skills

  • Strong organisational skills, able to use initiative, and be agile in a fast paced and ever changing environment.

  • Able to effectively communicate at all levels and in a professional manner.

  • Advanced Excel skills with strong ability to manipulate data and produce reports accurately and efficiently at ease.

  • Excellent time management and organisational skills whilst able to prioritise workload accordingly. Ability to meet deadlines

  • An energetic, can do and positive attitude

  • A Team player with collaborative work approach

  • Remains calm under pressure and leads by example

  • Ability to manage and develop junior team members


Mercedes Benson