Branch Merchandising Assistant - Monsoon & Childrenswear

Ref: MON10529
Salary: Competitive salary & attractive benefits
Department: Merchandising
Location: Notting Hill Village, London (W11)
Position type: Permanent
Hours / Duration: 37.5 hours per week
Closing date: 31/10/2019

Our founder Peter Simon, travelled to India in 1973 and brought back beautiful, bohemian product to sell on a market stall in Notting Hill. Today Monsoon continues with a boutique feel, spanning a breath of categories from casualwear to occasion & beach.  Monsoon heritage & values make us an individual brand with the ability to stand out vs the competition and stand the test of time.

Monsoon are excited to be looking for a Branch Merchandising Assistant to join our Monsoon and Childrenswear Branch Merchandising team. We are looking for individuals with analytical minds and with great attention to detail. This team looks after our UK stores and concessions and would see you take responsibility for implementing all actions as required for the UK team. You would also oversee the weekly allocation plan for our UK Clearance stores.

What will you do as a Branch Merchandising Assistant?

  • Responsible for completing market/branch stock actions for UK
  • Responsible for weekly and seasonal reporting for markets/branches ensuring they are published accurately and on time to the business
  • Complete system updates for stores
  • Ensure specific stock is retained or excluded for markets/branches as required
  • Work closely with line managers to optimise stock levels on differing sales channels, such as web and concessions
  • Responsible for weekly allocation plan for clearance stores
  • Aware of local market events and the impact on sales and stock
  • Work collaboratively with the merchandising teams, supporting these teams during busy periods when needed
  • Keep up to date with all brand promotional activity, running relevant reports for markets affected.
  • Collate and record any market feedback for brands throughout the season
  • Allocate stock to new store packages. 
  • Be commercially aware of performance and stock levels across the business by department
  • Visit stores and WDC as required
  • Develop a strong understanding of reporting systems and tools available
  • Complete system testing as required by the business
  • Manage your own career development and commercial knowledge

What you will need to succeed as a Branch Merchandising Assistant?

  • Experience of working within a retail environment (desirable)
  • Beginner excel (desirable)
  • Possess strong organisation and planning skills
  • Be an excellent communicator who can build relationships with stakeholders at all levels
  • Be educated to degree level – a numerical degree is preferable
  • Have an analytical mind and great attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure

What are we like to work for?

Monsoon is a unique brand looking for the best talent out there to continue its journey. You will enjoy a fantastic benefits package which includes up to 70% discount across all three of our brands, up to 23 days holiday, pension and an interest free season ticket card loan.  We also provide a great range of Voluntary benefits with external companies that you can take advantage of such as discounts on gym memberships at GYMBOX and Ride your Bike to work scheme. We also enjoy a new Flexi-time policy and pay day early finishes!



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