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Merchandising Administration Assistant 12 months fixed term

Merchandising Administration Assistant 12 months fixed term

Posted 17 April by Poundland
About the opportunity...

We are currently recruiting for a Merchandising Administration Assistant on a Fixed Term 12 month contract to join one of the fastest growing retailers in the UK in our merchandising team at our PEPCO Watford office.

This is a great opportunity for a graduate in Fashion to join one of the fastest growing retailers in the UK. We are 10 minutes’ walk from Watford Junction and 20 minutes train journey from London Euston and also offer a flexible working location, allowing you to work from home and the office.

The purpose of this role is to support the Merchandising team to maximize sales and profit opportunities through the effective management of stock at store and option level ensuring the allocation of stock to the right place at the right time, driving sales through improved availability, and so reducing markdown and maximizing profit for the department.

What you'll be doing...

As Merchandising Administration Assistant, you will report into one of the Senior Merchandisers and will be a key support in maximizing sales and profit through effective management of stock.

  • Providing accurate sales reports and analysis to support the merchandising team with strategy decisions on stock, stores, grading and range planning
  • Collating accurate sales history reports to generate size mixes and support merchandising and buying decisions by reflecting in buy ratios
  • Ensuring all POs on department are raised accurately and sent to supplier when needed
  • Updating and maintaining accurate delivery schedule
  • Ensuring all department housekeeping is kept up to date on systems each week
  • Attending a weekly allocation and trade meeting with the allocations/merchandising teams
  • Ensuring stock is allocated and moving through the warehouse as expected
What you'll need...
  • Competent Math's & Excel skills
  • Analytical mindset
  • Strong communication and numerical skills
  • A Interest in Merchandising as a career or head office roles
  • Confident in working in a team environment where you can communicate well with others inside and outside of your direct team
  • Willingness to learn 
What we can offer...
  • Competitive salary 
  • Potential to earn bonus 
  • Free on-site car park 
  • Onsite coffee lounge
  • Discount Card – 10% discount on most purchases in-store
  • Family Friendly Benefits
  • Loyal Service Awards
  • My Staff Shop – exclusive discount portal
  • Apprenticeships & Career Development  
  • Life Assurance Cover
  • Health & Wellbeing – employee assistance programme to support you
  • Holiday Allowance – 33 days, along with the option to purchase additional holiday (annually)
  • Birthdays are important, so each year, you can take the day off as an extra day’s holiday
  • Pension scheme
About us...

Since our humble beginnings in 1990, Poundland has evolved into a retail powerhouse with over 900 stores and nearly 18,500 dedicated colleagues across the UK and Republic of Ireland. The addition of Dealz in 2011 further solidified our presence, enabling us to reach millions of customers with our unparalleled value offerings.

At Poundland & Dealz, we don't just offer products at unbeatable prices; we cultivate an environment where every colleague can thrive and contribute to our mission of providing amazing value to millions of customers. Our commitment to excellence, inclusion, and sustainability forms the foundation of our culture, empowering our team members to be the best versions of themselves while making a meaningful impact on the communities we serve.

It is our behaviours and the hard work, commitment and passion of our wonderful colleagues that make it all possible.

We like to keep things simple, so we have just three behaviours that lie at the heart of everything we do, and they keep us on track.

They are Love our customers, Care for our colleagues and Protect the Pounds & Euros...

By living our behaviours every day, we've created a land which is fun, friendly and full of surprises — a place where our people can truly be the best version of themselves!

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