Assistant Merchandiser

13 May 20242024-05-13
Dorking, Surrey

Assistant Merchandiser

Salary: Up to £28k (dependant on experience)

Location: Dorking – Hybrid working (3 days in office)

Our client is seeking a highly analytical, data driven candidate to join their Merchandising team to support the Merchandiser with planning and trading to maximise profit and minimise markdown.

Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities


  • Reviewing trade at line level and adjusting allocation levels accordingly to maximise the stock
  • Utilising our stock management system to best meet sales demand and work with the warehouse to ensure they can pick in the most efficient way
  • Analysis of store performance and stock holding, reviewing store grading and depth requirements.

Reporting & Trading

  • Production of weekly reporting, trade packs, category analysis and event reporting. Participate in Monday trade meeting. Present in the trading meeting in the absence of the merchandiser.
  • Reviewing product performance and identifying trading opportunities and threats under guidance of merchandiser
  • Execute in store promotional activity – pricing, POS, tickets and effective communication


  • New and repeat order quantities and weekly replenishment requirements. Using the WSSI as a planning and forecasting tool under the guidance of the merchandiser.
  • Overseeing intake and ensuring the system and delivery schedule are updated with the most accurate information
  • Build and maintain effective working relationship with suppliers
  • Notify the team of issues with intake, invoicing or compliance and support the warehouse with queries

Other Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the buying team to help successfully manage the range in line with the critical path.
  • Support other channels of the business
  • Review of competitor activity and complete store visits


Key Skills

  • Strong analytical and numerical skills
  • Commercial awareness
  • Attention to detail and strong communication skills- both verbal and written
  • Team player and ability to work with other functions of the business
  • Well organised with strong time management skills
  • Keen interest in systems both allocation and reporting