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Assistant Merchandiser Menswear

Location(s) London
Job ID 35544 Closing Date 15/08/2022 17:30 Contract Full time Hours 40 Contract Type Permanent Salary and Benefits Competitive

From Merchandising and Marketing - Product Development and Design, through to Supply Chain and Space Planning - our mission is to bring stylish wardrobe, home and beauty essentials to our customers via an easy, inspiring shopping experience online and in store that will delight them every time.

As we accelerate the transformation of our business to suit the changing needs of our customer, we need results-orientated colleagues that not only have a passion for our product, but a strong team working ethos, creativity and a healthy commercial aim to join us on our journey.

To assist the Merchandiser in handling product from buy to store to meet our customer requirements, taking full responsibility for a range where needed.

To deliver in-season actions that improve sales and profit opportunities.

To support the merchandiser as needed to execute departmental plans

Key accountabilities and measures
  • Supporting the Merchandiser in agreeing the strategy and targets for creating and achieving pre and in season Range sales and stock forecasts by channel in addition to GSM Markdown and availability
  • Analysis of sales identifying winners and poor performers and taking appropriate actions working in collaboration with partners to react to trade and improve sales opportunity for the Department
  • Assisting the Merchandiser and Buying team to formulate a detailed plan on the products to be offered each quarter
  • Booking quantities of products to meet launch and respond to in season variables for all channels and in the UK and International
  • Assisting Department Plan review and lessons learned
  • Managing departmental documentation relating to all sale periods including markdown plans
  • Maintaining accurate listings in Range Planner
  • Working with Sourcing Offices to manage critical path from buy to store delivery for each stroke including capacity management and the agreement and monitoring of production plans with suppliers
  • Providing information to Space Planning & Development team to allow them to generate layout plans to stores
  • Maintaining awareness of competition’s product offer to provide input into price point strategy and catalogue by shape of chain
  • Maintaining communication links to retail, channels, allocation, suppliers, sourcing offices and international
  • Implementing and exploiting new systems and processes
Key skills
  • Core Merchandising skills including handling GSM, development of Department Plan, stock / purchasing management.
  • Knowledge of the end to end buy to store process and controlling unplanned in-season costs
  • Knowledge of M&S brand and sub-brand strategy
  • Able to fully utilise the relevant IT support systems, (Range Planner, SSI, SAS Reporting, JDA Merch Planning) and to be fully conversant with standard business desktop applications
  • Strong numerical, analytical, and interpretive skills
  • Ability to initiate and build positive relationships with Design, Buying and Technology
  • Strong influencing, interpersonal and communication skill

Interested? Apply here!......

This is an excellent opportunity to join us at an exciting time of change and transformation! In exchange for your experience, we will reward you with a competitive salary and market leading benefits package.

Marks & Spencer seeks to be an inclusive organisation, trusted and loved by our colleagues, customers and suppliers. Join us and make an immediate impact. We are committed to an active Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunities Policy, which starts with our recruitment and selection process. Applicants with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation either by phone on 0345 300 3725 or by email recruitment.online@marksandspencer.com, so we can make alternative arrangements for you.

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