Established Assistant Merchandiser - Clothing

Posted 20 January by Page Personnel Secretarial & Business Support
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As an Established Assistant Merchandiser - Clothing you will play a vital role within the clients Merchandising teams. You the Established Assistant Merchandiser - Clothing will provide essential support to your department and provide management support to the Merchandise Admin Assistant if applicable.

Client Details

A leading retailer in the Leeds. The business have been around for over 80 years and have a multi-channel retail offering. They are also known for their internal progression.


  • Updating and maintaining the weekly sales and margin reports, identifying any anomalies and highlighting these to the Merchandiser
  • Manage the department critical path which includes chasing suppliers to adhere to deadlines. Participate in the CP meeting.
  • Assist the Merchandiser with stock, sales and cash flow via WSSI, Line Cards and/or Payment Schedules
  • Assist the Merchandiser in the identification of over/under stocks and provide all necessary support to the Merchandiser in clearing old/slow moving stock
  • Monitoring all stock intake and stock levels for the relevant brands/customers and ensuring stock is processed in a timely manner
  • Ensuring the right stock is in the right place at the right time whether this is for Wholesale, Ecommerce or SMU
  • Weekly review of core line cards and highlight any potential sales /stock risk to the Merchandiser
  • Producing size-scales and raising; cloth requisitions, purchase orders (bulk and samples), barcodes (where appropriate)
  • Maintenance of the buying minutes and other Oasys functions including; activating products, entering price lists, entering production, cutting cloth, amending quantities and delivery dates when required
  • Assisting the Merchandiser in seasonal planning and providing forecasts to the buyers/suppliers
  • Liaise with suppliers to ensure products are despatched to the agreed ex-factory date.
  • Liaise with the sales team and customers to ensure that they are fully updated on all deliveries and answer any relevant queries
  • Attend key internal and supplier meetings alongside the Merchandiser. Complete all meeting minutes for the Merchandiser.
  • Review assess and present sales and margins in line with weekly trading meetings.


  • Relevant skills working within a buying/merchandising office -
  • Strong Excel Skills
  • Strong housekeeping and organisational skills
  • Effective communicator
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Team player
  • Time management skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Self-motivated
  • GCSE level C in Maths & English
  • Ideally to have a buying, fashion, textiles or business management degree
  • 12 plus months experience working as an Assistant Merchandiser

Job Offer

£20,000 - £28,000 DOE +Free Parking+Close to transport links+ Internal Progression+Other benefits.

Required skills

  • Clothing
  • reports
  • fashion
  • Excel
  • trade
  • WSSI
  • Assistant Merchandiser
  • Merchandise Assistant

Reference: 41528698

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