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Micro Space Planner / Merchandising Assistant

Job Title: Micro Space Planner / Merchandising Assistant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Bathgate
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q93722a
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
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Job Published: January 28, 2014 11:10

Job Description

Micro Space Planner / Merchandise Assistant £25,000 - £30000 per annum Job type:· Permanent Objectives * The role of the Assistant is to provide comprehensive and professional merchandising support to the Merchandising Department, Buying Department and Store Teams. * In fulfilling his/her duties the Assistant must fully utilise his/her knowledge and initiative, within the boundaries of the job description. Required skills * An experienced Space Planner, ideally with at least 2 years retail experience and knowledge of relevant merchandising systems (preferably Spaceman, JDA/Pro-Space). * Needs to be driven and passionate about making an impact and be corporate and professional with their approach. * Ability to work under pressure in a calm and pro-active manner with great attention to detail. * The ideal candidate will be confident , self motivated and organised. * Ability to recognise areas in need of improvement and have the knowledge, desire and confidence to make suggestions and change it. * Effective communicator with individuals on all levels, with strong interpersonal skills. * Ideally educated to degree level. * High analytical, computer literate and commercially aware. * Duties & Responsibilities. * Operate within the merchandising principles and procedures in consultation with the Buying Department and Store Operations. * Understand and adhere to department processes, e.g. 'Fixed Review', 'Monthly Update' processes. * Develop merchandising plans in line with the 'Fixed Review' calendar, working closely with the relevant Buying Director. * Carry out competitor analysis and category research using date from providers such as AC Neilson. * Ensure all planograms are issued to stores in a timely manner. * Operate the merchandising Systems Spaceman and my.spaceman and ensure the information contained within is kept up to date. * Carry out space utilisation analysis (micro and macro space) on an ongoing basis to develop category and store level sales. * Maintain the store planogram folders, ensuring they are up to date at all times. * Liaise with the Marketing Team to ensure the stores marketing calendar is maintained with the latest merchandising information. * Conduct store visits where necessary, liaising with an Area Manager. Individual Tasks In addition to the duties detailed above, it is the Merchandising Assistants responsibility to carry out tasks requested by his/her superior, which are of the nature of his/her job description or deemed to be a necessity of the business. 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.