MERCHANDISE ASSISTANT

REPORTING TO

Buying and Planning Manager

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

The role of Merchandise Assistant is to support the Retail and Wholesale team to drive and manage the flow of stock within the brand. The ideal candidate will have an aptitude for numbers with outstanding attention to detail. You will be highly organised, with strong analytical skills and the ability to interpret data to aid effective decision making. Previous retail experience with a strong understanding of stock flow cycles and impacts desirable.  

 

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

 

Inventory & System Management

  • General administrative duties across both Retail and Wholesale channels including but not limited to; product and sales order creation, invoicing, PO/transfer management, returns, reorders and reconciliation
  • Manage stock movement administration end to end to ensure accurate inventory. Key contact for local and international 3PL
  • Leading efforts to control costs through inventory strategies, carrier freight management and hold in mind more sustainable options
  • Monitor, investigate, resolve, and report on stock discrepancies. Run regular cycle counts and assist in quarterly stocktakes

 

 

Allocation and Analysis

  • Assist in building and maintaining Retail reporting
  • Plan and execute seasonal allocations for our Retail and E-Commerce channels
  • Manage stock to sales ratios through effective initial allocation and in-season consolidations
  • Monitor product performance by size and location. Identify sales trends and make recommendations to improve sell through on slow/aged inventory

 

 

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to interpret data to aid effective decision making
  • Proactive, self-motivated, results focused and performs well under pressure
  • A resourceful thinker and problem solver with a flexible approach in an evolving environment
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Team player who establishes effective working relationships with all colleagues
  • Ability to use new programs/systems and strive for continual improvement in processes under your control
  • Intermediate Excel skills essential

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please send through your CV, cover letter and if you feel so inclined, a link to your social media accounts to hello@alicemccall.com with the subject line alice McCALL: Merchandise Assitant.