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Assistant Merchandiser

SW18, Earlsfield, Greater London
29/01/2019 (11:51)
Crew Clothing Company
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Assisting the Merchandiser in all aspects of the Merchandising function.  To maximise profit and cash sales through efficient stock management, potentialising sales and minimising markdown.


  • Day-to-day trading of department to ensure maximum profit and minimum markdown.
  • Maintain WSSI through weekly updates of stock levels, sales and intake as well as re-forecasting sales.  Highlighting areas of concern and potential to Merchandiser
  • Propose and cost markdown and promotional activity whilst taking into consideration margin impact
  • Carry out analysis of product performance throughout season and use to influence Merchandising decisions for current and future seasons
  • Assist Merchandiser in range planning for upcoming seasons
  • Input into the departmental strategy, producing historical analysis as required
  • Supervise and manage Allocation function in-line with company and departmental KPIs
  • Training and development of Allocator to achieve set objectives
  • Input into cross functional activity as required eg. Retail Operations, Visual Merchandising, Direct and DC
  • Develop self through visits to stores and competitors whilst building relationships with world-wide supply base.
  • Deputise in Merchandiser’s absence.

Key Skills and Experience:

  • Strong excel skills.
  • Highly numerate
  • Good presentation skills
  • Knowledge of critical path and product lifecycle of similar category
  • Commercially aware with interest in fashion retail industry
  • Able to work both independently and within a small team.
  • Ability to manage heavy workload and meet tight deadlines.
  • Requires min 1-2 years experience at Allocator/Senior Allocator level.
  • Experience in people management.
  • Excellent organisational and problem solving skills.
  • Be flexible, enthusiastic and confident
  • Be proactive and self-motivated
  • Be able to communicate with all levels

Desirable :

  • Experienced in multi channel retailing.
  • Previous experience in relevant category.
  • Enjoy working in a small/medium sized company.
  • Experience with Futura system
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