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Assistant Merchandiser

  • Location: London
  • Sector: Secretarial
  • Salary: £16 - £17 per hour + holiday pay
  • Job type: Contract/Interim/Temporary
  • Date posted: 15/10/2020
  • Job reference: JH168689

A leading footwear brand requires an experienced Assistant Wholesale Merchandiser to support the Demand Planning / Merchandising team in managing inventory; PO planning; and the complete product life cycle for their brands. This is a temporary role for 3 months.

Key Responsibilities

  • Producing and distributing stock and inventory reports to support Sales Teams and Customer Services
  • Producing inbound and inventory reports to support period end analysis
  • Review of regional forecasts; regional backlog; and historical product size curves to decide best size curve to support forward and replenishment business
  • Raising and maintaining Purchase Orders in SAP system
  • Liaising daily with CPO office in China to achieve a smooth flow of production and ensure all production and 'pending' issues are resolved
  • Negotiating and liaising with factory where lead-times are not met, and ensuring that POs and capacity are prioritised to service on time delivery and ensure business requirements are supported
  • Identifying, resolving and communicating any production/shipping/sourcing issues
  • Working with the sales teams and finance to decide if air freighting stock is a viable option by assessing the need and exploring alternatives
  • When necessary, management of the air freight inbound stock from authorisation form to delivery
  • Working with customer services and warehousing to track key accounts and expedite shipments.
  • Supporting queries from the CS and Sales teams
  • Maintenance and management of product set up in relevant systems
  • Ordering, tracking and allocating New Season Samples to the sales teams across Europe
  • Suggesting ways to improve inefficiencies and identifying procedures that could be revised
  • Ad-hoc duties requested from line manager

Skills and Experience

  • Previous Demand Planning/Wholesale Merchandising experience within fashion is essential - ideally footwear
  • Excellent knowledge of Excel (V-look up and Pivot tables)
  • SAP knowledge is preferred, but training will be given
  • Ability to communicate and interact with management, customers, sales, customer service, factory personnel, warehousing personnel and product development.
  • Good time management skills
  • Enthusiastic and well organised
  • Good analytical skills

If you possess the relevant skills and experience and are available immediately and for the next 3 months, please submit your CV today.

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