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Assistant Merchandiser - Mens RTW/Studios

Posted: 7 Apr 2021 Closes: 7 May 2021
London, England, United Kingdom Competitive
Permanent & Full-time 111189156


At MATCHESFASHION we are on a mission to offer the most personal luxury shopping experience in the world. We are renowned and respected for the relationships we build with clients and our brand partnerships. To achieve our ambition, we capitalise on our unique combination of technical savviness and global innovation mixed with curated content.


We bring together a modern edit of over 700 established and new generation designers. Founded over 30 years ago as a brick and mortar store, we transitioned online in 2012. In 2017, APAX Partners acquired a majority stake in MATCHESFASHION, fuelling our expansion. We now ship to 176 countries, have over 70 million site visits and 95% of our sales are online with the majority of sales made internationally.

We have a global website, mobile apps, retail stores, private shopping, VIP events and 24/7 customer care and MyStylist teams. We have offices in the UK and Hong Kong. In London, our head office is based in The Shard, our brand new creative hub is in Here East and last year we launched No.5 Carlos Place, a completely new retail concept combining digital and physical interaction.

We lead the way, moving our industry forward, and we are always looking for talented individuals to come in and inspire the world with us.


Diversity and Inclusion is a priority for MATCHESFASHION - we delight customers around the world and so it's important that our team represents our customers.

We want to attract the very best talent and create an inclusive environment that celebrates the diversity of our people and enables them to do the best work of their careers. We recognise the world is not a perfect place and that bias exists, which is why we take a focused approach in this area and are are committed to ensuring that all our people processes are equitable.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, family or parental status, national origin, veteran, neurodiversity status or disability status.


The objective of this role is to support the Merchandiser in planning and forecasting sales and stocks for the season, as well as effectively trading stock to maximise sales opportunities and drive profit through improved full price sell through.

  • ASSISTS the merchandiser in setting up seasonal budgets by brand
  • PRODUCES category and price point analysis to support budgets, updating this on a regular basis
  • PROVIDE weekly summary of key performance indicators within departments of responsibility and the wider business, relating to sales, stock, profit, and markdown versus budget and last year
  • ASSISTING in maintaining WSSI, updating this on a weekly basis and flagging any key risks/opportunities
  • MANAGE intake flow into the business to hit monthly forecasts, drive sales, minimise risks and communicate to DC and Photo studio for short term work flow planning and longer term budgeting
  • UPDATE seasonal markdown planning documents, assist in markdown proposals and execution.
  • PROVIDE analysis and summary of Markdown and Promotional activity for departments of responsibility and wider business
  • INTERACT with other teams to improve seasonal performance with effective stock movement, analysis and drive best practices
  • MAINTAIN the continuity line card monitoring stock levels and proposing re-orders. Along with seasonal re-order proposals.
  • CONDUCT detailed ad-hoc analysis when required on specific products/product groups
  • PARTNER with the buying teams to maintain and update analysis for seasonal trips
  • Any other AD HOC duties as reasonably requested
  • OVERSEE MAA on order, query and allocation related issues


  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Specific experience in fashion retail merchandising, preferably within multi-brand environment
  • Previous experience in a similar role
  • Advanced planning and analytical skills, including Excel skills
  • Strong customer awareness and understanding
  • Passionate about product, strong market and brand awareness
  • Time keeping & ability to meet stringent deadlines
  • All Applicants must hold valid right to work in the UK


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