Assistant Merchandiser

Posted 19 January by New Look Retailers Ltd

Every person makes New Look the incredible place it is to work, and together, we’re unstoppable. Within our buzzing environment all our talented people work hard but we ensure some fun is thrown in too! We are entering a bold and brave new phase and we’re striving to be a fashion brand with attitude. Fashion is personal and we want everyone to celebrate self-expression, helping our customers to look good, feel great and express themselves with fashion. At New Look, the only rule is that there are no rules and we want people who can make a difference, think big, think brave and aren’t afraid to make mistakes.

An exciting Assistant Merchandiser - International opportunity has arisen here at New Look in our Central London head office.  As the Assistant Merchandiser on our International Wholesale team, you will work with the Merchandiser in the smooth running of the Merchandising department. You will be responsible for the day to day relationship management of the Wholesale partners such as ASOS and Zalando and liaising with our Distribution Centre team and Supply Chain teams to ensure the smooth running of intake and distribution.  You will motivate and manage a fast paced team to ensure that agreed targets are met.

As Assistant Merchandiser – Wholesale YOU'LL:

Manage intake and distribution targets and detail working with the DC

Work closely with the International Partnership Operations team to deliver a smooth delivery process for all partners

Work closely with the Supply Chain and Supply Base teams to develop and implement strong working practices for smooth stock flow through the business.

Manage and develop a team of up to 3 MAA’s

Manage a growing base of Wholesale Partners, currently sitting at 23

Critical path maintenance and communication – with Suppliers, Supply Chain teams and Wholesale partners

Liaise with Suppliers and Core BMD teams to capture any issues that would relate to Wholesale deliveries

Support Wholesale Merchandiser with continued overall development of Wholesale initiative

Closely follow partners budgets and help to track OTB’s and Intake

Support in Margin target management

Track Flow Lines to ensure Partners basic stock levels are maintained

Produce Adhoc analysis for the Senior Team and Wider business

WHAT YOU'LL NEED:

Previous experience in Merchandising

A proactive approach to problem solving, negotiation and coping under pressure

Highly analytical

Good attention to detail

Possess sound commercial acumen and a genuine interest in the retail market.

Strong interpersonal skills, flexibility and enthusiasm are also essential to succeed in this role, as is the ability to work to strict deadlines.

Ability to communicate with all levels – with both internal and external stakeholders

Strong team management and motivational skills

YOU GET:

As well as the opportunity for great career progression, there is everything from bonus schemes to season ticket loans that will make life a little bit easier for you - including a huge staff discount of 40%, holiday days and access to our New Look Rewards which include some amazing discounts across a number of different businesses.

We understand that a Rock Star lifestyle isn’t a 9am -5:30pm thing…  so we are open to talk about flexible working! No promises but let’s have the chat and see what we can do! Not to mention our 4pm Friday finishes and (monthly free bars), what more could you want?

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