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Assistant Merchandiser - Level 1


L2 - Junior Manager

Closing Date:


Permanent / Fixed Term


Support Centre Location

London Office

More about the role

Here, at New Look, everything that we do is for the love of fashion.

We’ve been bringing the latest fashion to the high-street since 1969.  We’re now a global, multichannel brand offering on-trend, value-fashion for women, men and teenage girls.  Even after 50 years we’ve stayed true to our original mission of delivering fabulous products at a price our customers can afford.

It’s our colleagues today that continue our journey to create a New Look that everyone loves.

It’s our values that inspire us every day - we play to win, we are customer obsessed, we work as one and it starts with you.

We are always on the lookout for talented, passionate people to join our New Look team.

The Role:

To put the customer requirements at the centre of our offer. To support the Merchandiser to maximise sales opportunity and profitability, by delivering a commercial level of sales and stock across all relevant regions and channels. To provide support to the Team with daily figure analysis, future sales and range planning, as well as communicating closely with the Buying team in line with the Critical Path. Responsible for managing and developing junior team members, in order to create a high performing team. Deputises in the absence of the Merchandiser / Senior Merchandiser

Key Responsibilities:

Merchandising & Planning
• Achieving department KPI’s  in line with strategy and department plan, maximising sales and profit
• Monitoring stock commitment and intake phasing in weekly trade / order signing meetings, ensuring all amends are actioned in a timely manner
• Reviewing actual versus planned stock levels and ensuring targets are met
• Supporting the Merchandiser with Weekly Sales and Stock Intake (WSSI), sales stock and Open to Buy (OTB) forecasting
• Managing line monitors, feeding back solutions to over / under stocked issues, ensuring the smooth running of continuity lines
• Identifying significant sales trends and implementing them promptly, using current / future sales data to ensure a balanced and commercial range with the Team
• Contributing ideas and solutions which you believe may have commercial gain
• Sound understanding of the Department’s current Customer insights, Market Share and opportunities
• Overall responsibility for sizing and ensuring this is checked

• Reviewing performance by profit block / key styles / weekly themes. Undertaking ad-hoc analysis of performance and reporting back to the Merchandiser
• Making trade suggestions by analysing data, identifying issues and sales trends to ensure maximised sales and profit
• Managing the price integrity, price change, promotion and markdown process in the system
• Completing lessons learnt analysis

• Supporting and developing the Merchandise Admin Assistant (MAA), delivering relevant training and support when required and acting as a positive role model
• Developing an effective working relationship with the MAA, Assistant Buyer and Buying Admin Assistant, along with influencing decisions to ensure the best outcome for the department
• Creating a positive Team spirit
• Translating the BMD vision into clear goals and objectives for yourself

About You:

Knowledge and Experience
• Previous experience working as a Merchandise Admin Assistant / Assistant Merchandiser in Fashion / Retail

Minimum level of education or qualifications
Fashion Qualification / Other degree desirable

Other Essential Skills

• PC literate – Intermediate / Advanced Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Outlook
• Highly numerical and analytical
• Proactive with a practical approach to problem solving
• Fashion aware
• Positive role model and supportive of team and peers
• Accuracy
• Sound commercial acumen
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Team player
• Resilient
• Presentation skills

Why New Look?
The amazing people, the love of fashion, the 4pm Friday finishes – there are so many reasons to love working at New Look.
We offer training to support you and your career progression, so that you can be at your absolute best.
You’ll also receive these amazing benefits:
• 40% staff discount
• Monthly 25% off  privilege vouchers for family and friends to enjoy
• Quarterly sample sales
• Season ticket loans
We’re sure that you’re as excited as us to get back to some level of normality soon. While we’ve always championed our smarter working policy, COVID has changed the way we work remotely. We’re dreaming of those days where we’re able to meet and collaborate in the office again and when we do, we expect to maintain a flexible approach, balancing time between home and office. This is always role dependant so worth covering off in any conversations you have throughout the process.
Apply now to find out more.

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