Retail Support Centre, Cherry Tree Road , Watford, WD246SH
|Contract Hours:||Full Time|
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Assistant Merchandiser to join the Home and Travel team, reporting in to the Merchandiser.
The purpose of this role is to support the trading of the UK business by optimising commercial performance via optimal planning and in-season trading of the ranges and the stock bought.
Key Role Responsibilities:
- Work directly with and support the Merchandiser in delivering all commercial KPIs
- Oversee branded call off in line with the departmental OTB
- Maintain key line forecasting in RPAS
- Providing information and data to support the Merchandising and Buying teams
- Focuses on delivering the key launch and availability metrics set and agreed with the business for each channel, focusing on critical path management with the Buying team
- Provide data for weekly trade meetings together with analysing sales and stock proposing actions to Merchandiser
- Ensure data is provided for the Merchandiser to support input to UK range requirements
- Assist in managing seasonal stocks out of the business through careful analysis of the most profitable and cash effective strategies for stock disposal
- Demonstrate clear understanding of the UK Mother & Baby market
- Demonstrate an understanding of competitor activity across all selling channels
- Established experience in a Merchandising role for any of the following categories is required:
- Home and Travel
- Push chairs / Car seats
- Strong excel skills
- Excellent negotiation expertise
- Analytical and numerical abilities
What’s in it for you?
These are exciting times at the Mothercare Group – for our customers and for our people. Our business is transforming, and you could be part of this change. We offer a competitive salary, 25 days holiday plus a Mothercare day, annual season ticket loans, free eye care…to name a few!
For over 50 years, the Mothercare Group has been providing parents and parents-to-be with everything they need in one place, offering the best quality and most innovative products, from pregnancy to 8 years. It is a respected international brand with over 1200 stores in over 60 countries.
Mothercare cares. If you care, come and join us.
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