Luxury Retail Brand - Merchandising Assistant - London

Salary: £22000 per annum + stock options + benefits + Bonus
Location: London
Start date: Aug-2017
Sectors: Retail, Buying & Merchandising

Key Role Responsibilities
Manage the Cloud system from a UK perspective
Set different assortments for the different grade stores, via the Cloud
Support with store grading pack creation process
Create and maintain order forms - replenishment, staff uniform, returns, campaign and promotional
Create trackers for new campaigns, local promotions and Christmas forecast
Set up and prepare sell through and rate of sale reports
Liaise with till partners (Clarity, Branson) and supply them with required pricing and promotional information
Maintain and update product database for the UK - product assortment, product status, etc. and supply other departments with all necessary information on new products
Maintain EDC calendar - liaise with EDC on new product launches
Liaise with Ireland and Travel Retail on new products launched, product file, etc
Prepare communications on order deadlines and new product launches
Collate reporting to track order patterns by partner and feed this information into the Trading team- pre-season and in-season
Support with pre-season and in season planning and analysis; including updating TXT, inputting into assortment planning process, forecasting

Key item plan
Support Assistant Category Planner with post-Season sales analysis to identify stock and sales
opportunity for future seasons
Ensure prices are loaded in a timely manner and support with MD planning and execution
Update Planning Manager and Merch Director on orders following all order deadlines
Liaise with Marketing/Graphic Designers on brochure layout and content
Proof-read brochures for Marketing/Graphic Designers
Samples for new collections: order samples and track deliveries/count stock on arrival. Samples for new collections: order samples for Ireland and organise shipments to Fitzpatrick

Prepare demand plan for GWP items with support from Assistant Category Planner
Oversee demand plan for POS packaging materials
Input/maintain POSM forecast in Logility
Calculate wholesale prices for new items and ensure these are set up correctly on the system, seeking approval from Planning Manager
Required Competencies, Knowledge and Experience
Excellent MS Office skills: advanced Excel, Word and Powerpoint
Analytical, high attention to detail
Excellent communicator and team player
Able to organise and prioritize workload to meet deadlines
Flexible and adaptable to changing priorities