My client is looking for an Assistant Merchandiser with a background in Fashion.You will report into a Merchandiser and also be working alongside the Head of Merchandising. The purpose of the role will be to support the financial plans for a product area by ensuring allocations, markdowns, assortment analysis drives the business. Targets include sales, gross margin.
Identifying and selecting products/lines
Monitoring and reviewing sales performance
Processing re-orders, proposing quantities and identifying key promotional lines
Identifying and reviewing slower moving lines
Responsible for pricing in accordance with guidelines
Continually monitoring availability of stock
Liaising with Buying or Warehouse to ensure stock availability
Working with relevant buying teams to provide information in relation to sales, trends and slow movers
Identifying opportunities, replacement items and gaps in the inventory to with buying decisions.
Forecasting sales and inventory requirements to provide information for the open to buy process