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Merchandising Assistant

£20000 - £23000

Buying and Merchandising

South East




Job Description

**Merchandising Assistant - Crawley - Up to £23,000**

If you have at least 1/2 years' experience in retail merchandising and are looking to take the next step in your career, this Merchandising Assistant position may be the perfect role for you.

Our client is a leading UK retailer based in Crawley. They are a growing business with an expanding footprint and a vast range of products. They have a clear pathway for progression meaning excellent opportunities for the future, therefore it's a great time to join this business as a Merchandising Assistant.

So what does this Merchandising Assistant role involve?

  • As Merchandising Assistant you will pay close attention to the industry market, understanding and analysing your customers buying habits and trends, in order to understand your target market's needs and wants.
  • You will be required to meet stock forecasts and make recommendations for variances in the plan.
  • You will work closely with trading colleagues and suppliers, managing feedback and meeting the requirements of the forward plan and the offering of a consistent product line for customers.

What qualities will you need for this role?

  • Good understanding of excel and a passion for interpreting numbers.
  • WSSI experience
  • Allocation/Merchandising experience with a UK recognised high street retailer is preferable.
  • You will be commercially aware and have a drive for results and have experience analysing data.
  • Highly organised and accurate in everything you do, with the ability to meet targets at pace.
  • Show an understanding of the market and influence ideas for optimising performance.