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Assistant Merchandiser - Luxury Fashion

Job Title: Assistant Merchandiser - Luxury Fashion
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £23000 - £27000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q95383
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: KAF.38616.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: April 11, 2014 18:28

Job Description

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Assistant Merchandiser to join this boutique, luxury branded clothing and accessories retailer. Working with a variety of exclusive brands, the ideal candidate will have a passion for luxury fashion and have strong analytical and numerical skills as well as a commercial mind-set. Key responsibilities will include: * Working closely with the Buyers in order to plan product ranges and create sales and stock plans. * Forecasting profit and sales and working to optimise profitability of designated product areas. * Analysing best sellers in detail in order to relay accurate findings to the buying team and ensure appropriate buys in following seasons. * Manage the distribution of stock by liaising with suppliers and agreeing efficient timescales for delivery. Identifying supplier issues and taking necessary actions. * Controlling stock levels in the warehouse and store based on forecasts. * Producing store layout plans. * Planning markdowns and exit strategy. The ideal candidate will be: * Currently working at Assistant Merchandiser or Junior Merchandiser level with experience of luxury fashion. * Enthusiastic about product and keen to accompany buyers in supplier meetings and manufacturing visits. * Highly analytical, with excellent numerical skills and understanding of retail calculations. * Commercially aware and up to date with trends. * Confident and able to present analytical findings to senior managers. * Calm, with a proactive approach to problem solving. This is the perfect opportunity for an established Assistant Merchandiser or those already in a Junior Merchandiser position looking for a new challenge. This business offers a great working environment with the opportunity to work with exciting and fashion-forward luxury brands. If you believe you have the relevant skills and experience, 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.