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Assistant Merchandiser - Fashion/Homewares

Job Title: Assistant Merchandiser - Fashion/Homewares
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Northamptonshire
Salary: £23000 - £30000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q94747
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: KAF.72531.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: December 17, 2013 16:23

Job Description

A successful retailer in the UK is looking to hire an experienced Assistant Merchandiser to be part of their rapidly growing team. This opportunity is a great chance to be part of a fast-paced and dynamic company, going from strength to strength. As Assistant Merchandiser, primary responsibilities will include: - Supporting the Merchandiser in planning the range from department level down to category and sub category - Working to maximise profits and minimise terminal stock by effectively managing sales and stocks along with the supply chain team - Managing product availability and intake planning - Monitoring and reviewing sales performance and created detailed reports to analyse sales and stock levels analysis and making commercial recommendations. - Competitor analysis The ideal candidate for this position will have the following skills and qualifications: - Be educated to degree level education or equivalent, preferably in a numerical/analytical subject such as Business, Economics, Fashion Merchandising or Psychology - Have previous merchandising experience from another successful retail business at Assistant or Junior Merchandiser level. You must have experience within fashion (clothing, accessories or footwear) or homewares (home textiles/furnishings) - Have had responsibility for planning and forecasting your own range. - Be able to demonstrate sound knowledge and understanding of range planning and OTB management - Outstanding numerical and analytical skills, with a good understanding of retail mathematics and calculations - Strong commercial acumen - Excellent planning, organisational and problem solving abilities - Computer literate with excellent Excel skills This is an important role which offers a rewarding career with plenty of opportunity for further progression to the successful candidate. If you think that you have the relevant skills and experience for this position, please send us your CV today. We request that candidates send their CV as a Microsoft Word document where possible. Quest Search and Selection is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.