Junior Branch Merchandiser - Monsoon & Children (12 month FTC)

Ref: MON09196
Salary: Competitive salary & attractive benefits
Department: Merchandising
Location: Notting Hill Village, London (W11)
Position type: Interim
Hours / Duration: 37.5 hours per week

We’re looking for an Interim Junior Branch Merchandiser to join our busy branch trading team to look after our Monsoon & Monsoon Childrenswear stores. Reporting to the Branch Merchandiser, you will be responsible for maximizing sales and profit across our store portfolio through analysis and communication with the retail teams, and in season promotional activity and markdown management.  If you’re an experienced senior assistant branch merchandiser looking for a developmental opportunity or current junior branch merchandiser, we would like to hear from you.

What will you do as a Junior Branch Merchandiser?
• Responsible for market or area stock queries for the business
• Support for all regional stock queries
• Point of contact for market managers and Franchise partners
• Pre-season, set up market WSSIs to ensure markets achieve their required buy budget
• Revise WSSIs in season highlighting any trading concerns to line manager
• Ensure all location product quirks and trading lessons learnt are fed back to the planning and allocating teams to improve the quality and accuracy of future seasons stock allocations
• Market specific requirements to be analysed, completed and reviewed for future seasons to improve sales and profit in that market
• Ensure local market events are analysed and the appropriate stock is built – sign off actions with line manager
• Liaise with the allocating and planning teams to achieve desired sales targets and results
• Keep up to date with all brand promotional activity, suggesting promotions and markdowns to line manager in order to improve sell through and reduce cost of mark down and terminal stocks
• Collate and record any market feedback for brands throughout the season
• Build new store packages to agreed plans, taking into consideration time of opening, and monitor replenishment and performance against budget following the opening.  Highlight concerns to line manager.
• Manage store/market closures as required
• Aware of performance and stock levels across the business by department and the impact on own markets
• Market visits if required
• Ensure weekly and seasonal reporting is set up, maintained, analysed and published accurately to the business

What you will need to succeed as an Interim Junior Branch Merchandiser?
• Proven experience within Branch Merchandising, we will also consider product merchandising backgrounds
• Excellent communication and stakeholder management  skills
• Strong organisation, planning and data analysis skills
• Ability to work under pressure
• Knowledge of International business - desirable

What are we like to work for?
If you're ambitious, Monsoon Accessorize is a great place to be.  We're still growing which means there are more opportunities than ever before.  We're also committed to developing our talent.  Last year we made numerous promotions across the company. This year promises to be no exception.  You will enjoy a fantastic benefits package which includes an amazing discount across our brands, up to 23 days holiday, pension, life assurance 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 and the opportunity to ride a tax free bike to work to name a few!

If you feel you have the potential to become an interim Junior Branch Merchandiser, please apply now.

We look forward to hearing from you

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