Assistant Merchandiser - 12 month FTC

Northampton Temporary £24,500 - £26,500
  • support the merchandiser in managing the product and range life cycle
  • planning and analysis through to store distribution and commercial trading

About Our Client

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Job Description

  • Produce and maintain purchase orders
  • Manage multi-channel distribution according to the range plan, controlling store and online stock levels
  • Analyse historical data to help inform the buying strategy and to prepare for review meetings
  • Analyse and formulate proposals for range planning, providing accurate information
  • Provide the relevant data regarding store, supplier, E-Commerce and product performance to the Merchandiser and wider team
  • Grade and re-grade stores according to performance and space
  • Update OTB spreadsheets and re-forecast sales and stocks
  • Liaise effectively with buying teams, suppliers, the warehouse team, stores and other internal departments
  • Prepare weekly reports and analyses to deadlines and follow up to ensure that tasks agreed by the Merchandiser are actioned
  • Ensure department objectives as set by the Merchandiser in accordance with business needs are met
  • Implement markdowns and promotions

The Successful Applicant

Person Specification

Knowledge, training & qualifications

Ideally educated to degree level and preferably within a retail or mathematics based subject

Able to demonstrate a high degree of numeracy and computer literacy

Proficient in MS Office, particularly Excel


Experience gained in a retail head office role is essential as is a passion for retail, especially charity retail

Some time spent working in shops and E-Commerce is desirableSkills & attributes

Highly numerate

A skilled communicator and team player

Able to manage a high number of tasks to competing deadlines

Able to manage, motivate and develop their assistant (where applicable)

What's on Offer

26500 - possibly some flexibility for the right candidate

Tom Carter
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+44 121 634 6930

Job summary

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Consultant name
Tom Carter
Consultant phone
+44 121 634 6930
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