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Assistant Merchandiser

Posted: 8 Jun 2021 Closes: 8 Jul 2021
London, England, United Kingdom Competitive
Permanent & Full-time 630689541

Description

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.

MORE ABOUT US

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.

OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

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 ROLE

Working on the newly formed Concession team looking for an experienced AM to support across all product categories and provide strong merchandising support for a new department

THE RESPONSIBILITIES
  • ACTIVELY demonstrates understanding of weekly trade KPIs and use these to drive actions
  • RESPONSIBLE for proactively driving in season trade actions and reviewing risk and opportunities, recommending actions to JM and brand partners
  • MANAGES replenishment and recode forecasting and woking closely with brand partners to maintain availability of core products at all time to optimise sales
  • INTERACT with wider teams to improve to drive best practices and ensure consistencies across the floor
  • PROVIDE detailed and insightful analysis and reporting for department of responsibilities relating to all KPIs and attributes for various stakeholders
  • OWNERSHIP of markdowns and can propose and execute markdowns in line with guidelines
  • OVERSEES MA on DC queries, intake and stock not online to ensure target and forecast are met and provide training and support with development
  • CONDUCT seasonal lessons learnt analysis with buying and to support growth and forward strategy for department
  • ASSIST the merchandiser in WSSI reforeast & seasonal budget planning process including but not limited to detailed attribute analysis and plans, deep dive and budget packs preparation
  • PARTNER and work very closely wth buying team in all aspects of responsibilities
  • IDENTIFY and suggest new processes, best practice and reporting requirement to support the need of a new and growing business area
  • SUPPORT and deputise for JM across all areas of the department as reqired


Requirements

  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Previous fashion merchandising experience in a similar role, preferably within multi-brand or luxury environment
  • Demonstrates high level of accuracy, initative and self development at all times
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work cross-functionally and build strong relationship with brand partners
  • Strong commercial awareness with proven ability to drive in-season trade and optimise sales through replenishment
  • Advance reporting and analytical skills, incuding Excel skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and prioritise to meet stringent deadlines
  • Proactive and can do attitude
  • All applicants must hold the right to work in the UK
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