Merchandising Assistant

Reference:
906017
Sector:
Purchasing
Salary:
£20,000 to £22,000 Per Annum
Town/City:
Braintree
Contract Type:
Permanent

Our client, a massively successful and constantly growing online retailer based just outside of Braintree, are currently on the lookout for an enthusiastic individual with a passion for developing a career within Merchandising. 

This company deal with very high-end, luxury products from internationally recognised brands such as Versace, Ralph Lauren and Missoni. They offer fantastic training and development opportunities so this is a great chance to get started with your career and really begin building yourself up within the industry. 

As this is an entry-level role, attitude is just as important as experience - as long as you know this is the career path you want and are keen to learn all the necessary skills to succeed in it, this is a perfect opportunity for you.

Key Responsibilities: 

* Monitor and chase supplier orders to ensure delivery dates are achieved. 
* Ensure Delivery Schedule is maintained to enable accurate stock management. 
* Ensure pricing remains competitive and up to date by uploading supplier price lists and monitoring competitors. 
* Uploading new products on the site, ensuring categories are correct & adding additional ones where necessary. Liaising with the Studio, Copy and Graphics teams to ensure launch deadlines are met. 
* Support Assistant Merchandiser in dealing with delivery problems and damaged merchandise. 
* Produce and circulate regular and Adhoc reports as requested. 
* Collaborate with the Online Category Executives to optimise conversion. 

The Ideal Candidate: 

* Retail experience preferable 
* Proficient MS Office packages, including strong Excel experience 
* Strong communication and collaboration 
* Analytical and commercial mind set 
* Good written and verbal communication skills 
* Ability to work independently 
* Attention to detail and ability to plan, prioritise and organise your workload 
* Good interpersonal and communication skills to build useful working relationships 
* Demonstrates flexibility to adapt approach to different changing situations 
* A positive attitude and willingness to learn 
* Comfortable being data-led and analytical