Graduate Buying and Merchandising Assistant - Surrey - £20k
Are you a graduate looking for a head office retail career in merchandising or a MAA, BAA or Allocator looking for a new challenge with an innovative and engaging retail business?
Our client is growing their high performing gifting department and is now looking for talented people who are collaborative and innovative to join their team. With continued growth planned for the new financial year an opportunity has arisen for an Buying and Merchandising Assistant to join the business to work within their head office.
What does this role as Buying and Merchandising Assistant involve?
As Buying and Merchandising Assistant you will be responsible for creating weekly and monthly reports to analyse the business's KPIs and forecast stock and sales requirements
Build strong working relationships with the buying, merchandising and marketing teams to delivery trade plans.
Identify and recommend actions such as price reductions and promotions.
Work with Buying to ensure suppliers deliver stock on time, to the agreed PO delivery window.
Ensure stock replenishment is maintained to drive sales and deliver optimum product availability.
Identify key trends and analyse key competitor offers to make recommendations to the buying team
Ensure all sites remain within their stock budgets, manage the set buy value and intake margin both monthly and year end.
Work with the supply chain on the effective management and flow of stock.
What do I need to be successful in this role as Merchandising Admin Assistant?
Keen interest and understanding of Buying and Merchandising within a head office function.
Able to build effective relationships across all levels within an organisation, communicating with clarity and credibility.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills including IT proficiency (Excel especially).
Organisational skills with a high level of attention to detail.
So if you are a motivated and confident graduate looking for a career in Buying and Merchandising then don't delay and apply today!