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Assistant Merchandiser - 6 Month FTC
 
Title: Assistant Merchandiser - 6 Month FTC
Category: Wholesale / Reselling Sales
Job type: Permanent
Job status: Full Time
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Description:
Company Background: Voted the UK’s coolest footwear brand by Vogue readers and currently Europe’s leading luxury shoe and accessory retailer we are looking for dynamic individuals who are as passionate about our business as we are. We work hard at Kurt Geiger because we love what we do and strive to be the best in our industry; through amazing people, beautiful product, innovative designs and evolving store concepts.

Responsibilities:

Producing weekly trading reports to summarise, analyse & identify key drivers with the view to propose any necessary trading action. Review and reforecast continuity lines on a regular basis. Assist the Merchandiser on continual trade, identifying lines for promotion, repeats and risk assessment. Establish and maintain strong supplier relationships, through regular meetings and contact. Manage intake into the warehouse in conjunction with the buying team, warehouse and suppliers. Working closely with MAAs to manage intake, allocation of stock and other admin tasks. Identify, cost and propose markdown activity with the Merchandiser for monthly presentations to Head of Merchandising. Responsible for trading key category areas. Produce weekly trading reports for Monday meetings at category level. Ability to make trade decisions on the strength or weakness of sales using merchandising tools & monitor, update team weekly. Work closely with brands to place in season repeats and to address slower turning stock. Cost markdown proposal for mid and end of season sales. Produce all colour, price, sizing and ad hoc analysis on the range regularly working to tight and demanding deadlines. Establishing and maintaining relationships across the business. Work closely with the buying/design team. Requirements

The Person:

Degree in Maths or Business with a Mathematics bias Passionate about Merchandising in a fashion environment Previous experience in Head Office Merchandising at either Assistant Merchandiser or Senior MAA level Enjoys working with numbers and a strong team player Benefits

Competitive basic salary Pension and life assurance Enviable discounts If you’re successful, you will work for a business which recognises that amazing people are the key to driving our business forward and fulfil our vision of being the world’s leading multi-channel retailer of luxury branded shoes and accessories. We are a fast-paced business where no two days are the same, so you will need to be adaptable; but we will reward your hard-work, commitment and loyalty with a fantastic benefits package and very real opportunities for progression.
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