Assistant Merchandiser

  • Company: Thomas Pink
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Business group: Fashion & Leather Goods
  • Contract type: Permanent Job
  • Function: Merchandising
  • Experience required: Minimum 5 years
  • Reference No.: TPIN00069
  • Date of publication: 2018.05.24

Position

 

Being PINK Buying & Merchandising Team:

We are one PINK Buying & Merchandising team, a collective of talented individuals who embody the values of Creativity & Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Excellence in everything that we do. We are true business partners who use our understanding of the wider business strategy to lead with best practice whilst remaining commercial, pragmatic and true to Brand equity. We continually educate ourselves on what is current in the marketplace and use our passion and understanding of the industry to influence our work.

PRIMARY OBJECTIVE:

  • Delivering profitability of the business through the forward forecasting of turnover and stock levels through the Retail channels
  • Analysing and reporting trade results across the business

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Trading

  • Analyse Trade at Line and Category level with recommendations for action:
    • Phasing/Production
    • Promotional
    • Distribution
    • Repeat buys
  • Update Weekly Trade Comments for own areas
  • Weekly update, review and generate actions required from CORE flowlines
  • Provide CORE replenishment forecasts to Buying team
  • Weekly update, review and generate actions required from Category WSSIs on areas of responsibility
  • Oversee any ad-hoc analysis produced by junior team members

Planning

  • Responsible for production of all category and channel analysis required for sign off including key take outs for Line Manager - ensuring in line with CP and Plan Calendar
  • Set up and input all history for plan packs
  • Responsibility for updating and FC Core flowlines for input into Planning packs
  • Actively takes part and inputs into Team Review & Strategy meetings
  • Plans area of responsibility with supervision from Line Manager + with Buying
  • Presents in Directors' Meeting with input from Line Manager
  • Works with Buyer to input volumes by line level for own areas
  • Works with Buyer to Produce Commercial and viable range
  • Sets up new Season Cat WSSI for own areas

 

Stock Management

  • Responsible for ensuring stock delivered in line with WSSI plan
  • Reconciles WSSI intake week to week
  • Proposes actions on delivery re-phasing
  • Responsibility for proposing & follow up of action regarding re-phasing of deliveries
  • Proactively analyses impact of late deliveries
  • Late deliveries are presented with solutions and impact to Line Manager
  • Ownership of placing / phasing of Core deliveries in line with Fwd Cov KPI
  • Actions RC at end season
  • Works with Buying to ensure Crit Path is met and ex-fact dates are achieved

Sizing

  • Responsible for producing Size Breakdowns
  • Actions sizing review for Core lines
  • Ownership for Instock %age at SKU level
  • Responsibility for ensuring all Size Groups are correct in the buy sheet

Communication

  • Communicate with Buying team on any trade related product replenishment, cancellations or delivery needs
  • Communicate weekly with Channel Merch on store feedback, delivery updates and allocation/branch merchandising priorities
  • Provide business performance actual and forecast metrics to management as needed

Team

  • Support Line Manager in building an Effective and Motivated Team
  • Operate within own team and demonstrate team work within Merchandise function
  • Develop helpful and effective working relationships with other Functions: Buying, Wholesale and Franchise, WH, Production and development, Design

Profile

COMPETENCIES

  • Advanced proficiency in Excel
  • Organised and attentive to detail
  • Analytical & numerate
  • Responsible and Reliable
  • Self motivated
  • Customer focused
  • Good communication skills
  • Passion for retail
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