Assistant Merchandiser

£25k - 30k per year
25 Jul 2017
22 Aug 2017
Farah Chowdhury
Buying, Merchandising
Business Sector
Non Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type

The Buying and Merchandising division of Exsurgo is recruiting an Assistant Merchandiser for a Premium Fashion Brand.
The role of Assistant Merchandiser is to support the financial plans for a product area by ensuring allocations, markdowns. Targets include Sales and Gross Margin.


We're looking for someone with previous experience in merchandising and in a retail environment!

The candidate needs to show:
• Strong commercial skills and understanding of finance
• Effective communicator and networker and presentation skills
• Self-starter with initiative
• Accountability for Results and ability to deliver
• Strong team-working skills
• Information Management & Analytical skills
• Negotiation knowledge & skills


The role will include:

  • Developing distribution plans
  • Ensure the seasonal launches are executed by creating initial allocation.
  • Plan for all stock for product area
  • Transit planning
  • Ensure business guidelines are followed in the planning and execution of weekly store allocations
  • Development basic buy plans
  • Set update, forecast and manage flow of basic inventory
  • Place orders with buying partners within lead
  • Analyse and action Markdown of Seasonal Stock
  • Analyse and make proposals on the promotion and markdown of inventory to achieve the most profitable return, ensuring gross margin (GM) targets are achieved.
  • Maintain Brand integrity through communication with cross-functional teams and appropriate product markdowns.


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