• Assistant Merchandiser

    Work Location UK-LND-London
    Category
    Merchandising
    Division
    GBG Europe - Footwear & Accessories
  • Specific Responsibilities

     

    PURPOSE OF THE JOB:

     To support the Senior Merchandiser in the purchasing of stock for the Footwear and Accessories division
     Maintaining accurate product records & communicating changes to the range once selling has commenced

     

    Strategy & Innovation:
    • Support the Senior Merchandiser in producing financial/non-financial reports as and when required

     

    Operations & Results:
    • Seasonally manage the process of ensuring all new product is live on systems in line with critical path
    • Produce EAN / UPC numbering for all new products and maintain an accurate record of codes
    • Manage placing of PO’s, raising and issuing to the factories / sourcing office
    • Amend factory POs where required for split shipments
    • Produce tickets for POs as and when required. Ensure all said packaging and ticketing requirements are available to meet factory ship or handover dates
    • Maintain master range sheets with final factory information including final confirmed purchase price
    • Monitor sales vs bought
    • Any other adhoc duties when required

     

    Customers & Relationships:
    • Communicate changes to the range to sales department, including cancellations & oversolds
    • Develop strong relationships with factories and sourcing office

    Skills and Requirements

    Skills & Qualifications:
    • Commercial awareness, with a strong understanding of Footwear & Accessories
    • Excellent communication skills – verbal and written
    • Well-developed interpersonal skills
    • Commercially competent and able to produce and understand financial data
    • Excellent organisation skills, able to prioritise
    • A collaborative team player – concerned with the team success as well as individual performance
    • Solution-orientated, decisive by nature
    • Must be able to use MS Office applications – Word, Outlook, and Excel to an excellent standard

     

    Personal Attributes
    • Proactive, Self-starter – high energy levels
    • Positive and Enthusiastic
    • Resourceful
    • Strong professionally – credible with integrity
    • Good Listener – will challenge constructively and respond well to feedback

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