At The Disney Store, we are famous for creating unforgettable and truly magical shopping experiences for all ages. With our high-quality merchandise and Guest experience we support some of the most popular film franchises in the world from new additions such as Marvel and Star Wars to Disney Classics like Princesses and Tinker Bell. We are seeking an Assistant Merchandiser to join The Disney Store Europe (TDSE). You will support the Merchandiser & Buyer to always provide Guests with the most relevant and appropriate range to achieve the departmental target cash margin and maximise business Operating Income.
Planning -Assist in the development of the departmental strategy which delivers balanced and well-constructed ranges from the Global assortment that offers real choice to the Guest, -Assist in the planning of your team’s specific Guest segment, franchise and/or event responsibilities, -Understand the supply chain for your department and the stages of the critical path from source, through the European Distribution Centre (EDC) to sale. Working with Distribution and Central Planning to ensure the most efficient, cost effective flow and movement of stock, -Under the guidance of the Merchandiser, manage all elements of the hit planner, including Assorted Pre Pack (APP) planning. Plan promotional strategy including sales and stocks and provide the Distribution team with a robust forecast for allocation.
Trading -Using in season WSSI forecast and trade the department to achieve the planned sales, markdown, margin and stock targets, accounting for promotions, space, cube and franchise, -With the Assistant Buyer conduct regular in-season trading reviews to review performance and share findings with the Buyer and Merchandiser, -Proactively review department performance at all levels and propose action to be taken to Merchandiser regarding re-buys, price, promotional activity and exit strategies, -Ensure the team are aware of promotional legal limitations in different markets regarding messages and price establishment and that this is considered in all promotional activity, -Make sure all range plans and line details are accurate and up to date, -Make sure all product related communications are correct, accurate and actioned on time with all the relevant people. This includes all promotional and markdown activity, as well as product/range launches and releases, -Visit stores and the European Distribution Centre (EDC) with Merchandiser and/or other department representatives to understand TDSE product, staging and any operational issues and feedback as required, -Proactively instigate ad-hoc analysis. Interpret results and recommend actions. Ensure reporting is accurate and consistent, -Support the Merchandising Assistant (MA) in the completion of all administrative tasks.
-Proven experience as a MA/Allocator/Distributor within an omni-channel retailer, essential, -Previous experience at AM level, desirable, -Experience of participating in range construction, desirable, -Business related qualification, desirable, -Experience of overseeing the performance of other team members, desirable, -Demonstrable experience of working in teams and building effective relationships, -Commercial acumen, -Fast paced environment and adaptability, -Highly numerate with excellent Excel skills, -High level of accuracy and attention to detail.
What we offer:
The opportunity to build a career at one of the world's most respected companies,
A supportive, international team environment and real opportunities for growth and development,
Competitive remuneration and full Disney benefits package.
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