Assistant Merchandiser

Ref: MON11845
Salary: competitive
Department: Merchandising
Location: Notting Hill Village, London (W11)
Position type: Permanent
Hours / Duration: 37.5 hours per week
Closing date: 02/08/2022

Our story began with one man and his vision; to bring vibrant, colourful, hand-crafted artisan clothes from faraway places to the markets of London. It is a journey that started on a hippy commune in Ibiza, 1970, and finished with an overland trip east, through Afghanistan and India. Now found in West London, we’re creating vibrant products, and sharing endless discovery

We’re now looking for an Assistant Merchandisers to join our Accessorize and Monsoon Merchandise team. We are looking for an individual with analytical mind that have proven experience within mechandising roles in Fashion and Retail and ready to prove themselves and take on a new challenge.

What will do you do as an Assistant Merchandiser?

  • Assists in the management of stock levels in order to maximise profit through sales.
  • Assists in managing allocations, ensuring allocation plans are met.
  • Supports the sale process in order to maximise sales, whilst protecting margin and profit
  • Ensures all departmental, brand analysis and reports are accurately produced, maintained and circulated on a weekly basis: Monday trade, in season trade, pre-season trade and end of season analysis
  • Oversees markdowns and promotions
  • Oversees and maintains Brand KPI sheets.
  • Monitors and analyses deliveries, working closely with suppliers and ensuring that the needs of the business are being met.
  • Negotiates with suppliers on the cost price and delivery dates.
  • Ensures cost price reduction in relation to deliveries
  • Supports multi-channel analyses
  • Responsible for updating the WSSI and assisting in departmental forecasting
  • Support the merchandiser with solid analysis and preparation for all key meetings including sign offs and strategies.
  • Opportunities to be made responsible for product areas in end to end planning to trading over time..
  • Works closely with Merchandisers, Channel Merchandising, Buying, VM and the Web trade Team to deliver timely and accurate stock packages
  • Supports the merchandising team in creating seasonal sales and buying plans that will maximise commercial opportunities.
  • Supports merchandiser monitoring stock on continuity lines, maximising sales opportunity.
  • Plans induction for new employees within the merchandising team
  • Supports Merchandiser to ensure company and department information is communicated effectively to team through weekly team meetings
  • Coaches and Develops team members at a junior level

What will do need to succeed as an Assistant Merchandiser?

  • Interest in working in within fashion retail
  • Proven track record in multi-product
  • Strong analytical and advanced Excel skills
  • Ability to identify key trends and emerging opportunities in line with customer profile
  • Experience of managing a team and supporting sign offs
  • Confident and articulate communicator, with an ability to build strong cross functional relationships
  • Ability to deliver to tight timescales and work under pressure
  • Strong negotiation skills

What will we offer you in return?

  • Competitive salary
  • 23 days holiday with the option to purchase additional holiday through our salary sacrifice scheme
  • Bonus day off each year after 6 months service
  • A pension that you will automatically be enrolled in after 3 months
  • Life assurance (subject to participating in the pension scheme)
  • A flexible working approach
  • Early pay day Friday finish
  • A generous staff discount with up to 50% discount on our products
  • Interest free season ticket loans
  • Discounted gym membership at our on campus gym
  • Additional discounts such as Westfield discount, Taste card membership etc

If this all sounds great and you feel you are who we are looking for, let us know and apply today.

At Monsoon Accessorize we don’t focus only on what we do, we also care about how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us.

We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce and an environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people and are an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We will also consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

We provide reasonable accommodations as needed to people with disabilities 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 at to request discuss any specific requirements.

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