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Trainee Merchandiser

Trainee Merchandiser

Purpose of role:
A key support role reporting through the Merchandising function but operating within the Buying and Merchandising team
Sales & Stock - Monitoring
  • Assist the Merchandiser/ Assistant Merchandiser in the delivery of the sales, stocks and contribution budgets
  • To set up and manage the line projections via re forecasting and on IP in line with department and company agreed deadlines
  • Assist the Merchandiser / Assistant Merchandiser in recommending OTB and intake rescheduling to the Buyers
  • To identify current and future trading opportunities and advise Merchandiser/ Assistant Merchandiser
  • Identify and manage any trading risks and advise Merchandiser/ Assistant Merchandiser
  • An awareness of the Sales, Stocks, Intakes and Markdowns on the WSSI’s
  • Completing reprocessing/transfers
Analysis & Administration – Problem solving and maintaining accurate paper work
  • To be responsible for investigating and resolving any data inaccuracies
  • Produce analysis so that sales and stock figures can be accurately analysed on a weekly, periodical or adhoc basis- including strategy, sign off and store range presentations
  • To identify and report stock overages and shortages against the line projections and report them to the Merchandiser / Assistant Merchandiser
  • To ensure current commitment records have been maintained accurately
  • To chase and progress deliveries and shipping documentation in conjunction with the Trainee Buyer and highlight problems to the relevant Buyer / Assistant Merchandiser
  • To be responsible for the input on ROME under the direction of the Merchandiser / Assistant Merchandiser (groupings/markdown screens/price/style descriptions/ gradings/ allocation tables / PSR / blocking)
  • Produce reports so that sales and stock figures can be accurately analysed on a weekly, periodical or Assist the Merchandiser / Assistant Merchandiser in the completion of all company submits
  • Organise air freight where requested by the Merchandiser / Assistant Merchandiser

Range - Develop and manage range content
  • Awareness of the development of the range and option plans
  • Awareness of any store or style grading amendments
  • Completing planagrams with retail and under the direction of the Merchandiser / Assistant Merchandiser
People – Supporting team to achieve company standards
  • Ensure delivery of best practice under the guidance of the Merchandising Controller
  • Adhering to company policy under the direction of the Merchandising Controller
  • To maintain regular communication with peer group to ensure a consistent way of working
  • To assist in the training of new TM's in Merchandising principles and operating systems
  • To take responsibility for own development
  • Regular communication with relevant Buying Teams

Operating Standards – Consistently deliver against company expectations and policy
  • Be aware of the requirement for suppliers to comply with the Primark Code of Practice on the Procurement of Merchandise
  • Be aware of Corporate Social Responsibility Policy
The ideal candidate:
  • Previous experience in a merchandising position is desirable but not essential.
  • Previous experience of working in a fast paced, retail environment.
  • Is comfortable using excel

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