Mountain Warehouse

  • Assistant Merchandiser - Apparel & Hard Good Opportunities

    Job Locations UK-London
    ID
    2017-1155
    Category
    Merchandising
    Position Type
    Permanent Full-Time
  • Overview

    Reporting into the Merchandise Planner you will help plan and trade the category with the purpose of maximising sales and profit whilst limiting risk. This is a great opportunity to join a fast growing business and planning team.

    What you'll be doing

    • Oversee intake, delivery and capacity of category product whilst remaining aware of impact on other areas
    • Challenges and supports decisions made within team based on evidence and analysis
    • Ensuring stock levels and prices are correct for promotional offers at least 1 week before promotion starts
    • Manages & challenges OTB on category, seeks best solution with buying and ensures necessary action is taken to reflect current trading
    • Work with buying to protect margins by instigating relevant stock movements to limit risk
    • Responsible for smooth running of critical path and life cycle of a product for category, working closely with buying and other functions to ensure department risk is minimised
    • Approves and confirms all products on VM guidelines for planned distribution for parrot stands, windows or any other in store promotion
    • Works with senior management to ensure in season trading lessons learnt are fed into the planning process
    • Management of key line cards or continuity sheets to maintain optimum stock levels
    • Ensure WSSI reflects current strategy and trade
    • Collaborating with Buyers to optimise margins to maximise profit

    We would love to meet someone with

    • You will have relevant experience in an assistant buying role (doesn’t have to be the same product type) within a retail chain or equivalent. 
    • Sportswear & lifestyle buying experience is very beneficial.
    • Experience of fully managing the critical path for your department
    • Commercial approach to business critical decisions
    • Be aware of competitors and help to try and keep Mountain Warehouse the best value on the high street
    • Confident approach to offer suggestions on the type and quantity of product for the department given the budgeted OTB
    • Good interpersonal skills – able to build and manage relationships with colleagues and suppliers, communication is key at all times
    • Strong IT skills most importantly in Excel or equivalent
    • Commercial and keeps up to date and aware of market trends, changes in demand
    • Able to fully understand customer needs and demands (e.g. price, quality, availability)
    • Strong time management skills and able to prioritise as this is a never-ending job and there will always be more to be done
    • Someone ambitious who is looking to grow with the company and always striving for improvements in all aspects of the business, is innovative and forward thinking

    What's in it for you?

    • Competitive salary and benefits package
    • Holiday allowance
    • 50% staff discount & 25% for family and friends
    • Pension scheme (eligible after a probationary period)

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