Junior Buyer and Merchandiser

We are seeking a highly motivated Junior Buyer and Merchandiser to support the Buying and Merchandising Manager in the development and execution of the seasonal merchandising strategy

Location

Head Office, London W1

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist the Buying and Merchandising Manager in developing the seasonal merchandising strategy by creating and updating weekly, monthly, and seasonal sales reports and collating shop feedback for seasonal reviews
  • Conduct the seasonal buy and core product reorders; working alongside the Buying and Merchandising Manager to meet the buying budgets
  • Maintain and update the seasonal range plans and delivery schedules to inform the timely allocation of products to store, working to the critical path
  • Work with the Allocator to oversee the allocation and management of stock movements within the business
  • Effectively communicate stock information and delivery updates to the stores to enable them to provide a high standard of customer service
  • Work closely with Marketing, Visual Merchandising, Retail, Production, Wholesale and Warehouse departments to maximise seasonal sales performance
  • Responsible for the creation of the seasonal collection guide to ensure its effectiveness as a staff training tool
  • Provide key administrative support to the Buying and Merchandising Manager to ensure the efficient running of the department

Role Requirements

Essential

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in an assistant or junior buying/merchandising position
  • Confident communicator with strong interpersonal, numerical and analytical skills
  • Acute attention to detail
  • Proficient knowledge of Excel
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to work to deadlines and prioritise work accordingly

Desirable

  • Fashion related degree or educated to a similar level
  • Working knowledge of SAP/RMIS or a similar programme advantageous
  • Advanced Excel (pivot and cube reporting beneficial)

The Ideal Candidate

  • Willingness to engage with a diverse range of work and projects
  • Ability to build strong stakeholder relationships and engage with managers across cross functional departments
  • Strong connection with our brand identity
  • Proactive and a ‘can do’ attitude
  • a good team player

Hours

Full-time – 35 hours

Rewards

  • a competitive salary
  • 4 weeks holiday plus bank holidays, increasing to 5 weeks with service
  • life insurance
  • contributory pension
  • generous clothing allowance
  • significant staff discount on purchases

To apply for this role, please email your CV and covering letter, including details of current salary HERE with JUNIOR BUYER AND MERCHANDISER in the subject box

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