Assistant Merchandiser Level 3 - Home, Toys and Lifestyle (FTC)

Salary £27,000
Discipline Product and Trade
Contact NameDavid Stonehouse

Here at N Brown, we champion inclusivity by making our customers look and feel amazing. We don’t believe that age, size, shape or background should stop anyone from feeling confident, stylish and happy with the way they look and feel. With our industry leading expertise in creating fashion that fits, we’ve been proudly breaking down these barriers for over 150 years. We help our customers to express themselves with stylish products, helpful services and flexible finance. Now, we’re moving forward together, embracing innovation and new technology, to continue to delight our customers. You will be part of a team who have a strong strategy to grow beauty and are passionate about offering real beauty for the real woman in an inspiring way.  


Working here you’ll explore everything the world of digital retail has to offer — asking questions, trying new things and chasing new opportunities. Combine this curiosity with the freedom to make your own decisions, take charge of projects and work flexibly, and you’ve got the perfect place to show your skills and learn new ones. It’s fast and furious here at times, but this just means something new and exciting is always on the way. So, if you collaborate, think on your feet, embrace innovation and love rising to a challenge, your work with us will have a serious impact on the business, your career and our customers’ lives. We are proud to be N Brown. 


Assistant Merchandiser Level 3 


The Assistant Merchandiser reports to a Merchandiser or Senior Merchandiser, the role will have a larger degree of Merchandising as well as operating in the wider team structure. The aim is to maximise commercial opportunities through the effective management of inventory, driving demand and service through improved availability and forecasting and reducing markdown to maximise profit. 


What you’ll be responsible for as an Assistant Merchandiser Level 3: 

  • Present weekly trade information within the division and generate performance data for promotional activity 

  • Re-forecast, manage, buy and cancel product where required 

  • Review the WSSI in season and make recommendations to Merchandisers and Senior Merchandisers to maximise trading opportunities 

  • Support the Merchandiser/Senior in departmental control of markdown spend 

  • Identify patterns and implement action plans to minimise risks in TF Management; 

  • Produce analysis to support future range planning 

  • Prepare and present corrective action plans to clear and maintain dormancy levels; 

  • Pre-empt future problems using supplier knowledge, shipping info and liaison with CSO and warehouses 

  • Calculate colour/size ratio breakdowns considering MOQs and lead times to ensure the appropriate levels of availability always 

  • Working with the buying team to build the most commercial range possible to meet and exceed both budget targets and customer expectations. 

  • Support the execution of PARETO ranking 

  • Using range plans/frame-work collate information for strategy, range control and sign-off meetings 

  • Maintain an action plan to address missed or potential missed dates on the critical path 

  • Assist in department production and fabric planning 

  • Work with suppliers to ensure communication of updates to the production/fabric plans 

  • Support/communicate with Partnership Team 

  • SME for AM Role 

  • Ad hoc duties are also an essential daily part of the Assistant Merchandisers role, also providing administrative support when required 

What you will need to succeed as an Assistant Merchandiser Level 3: 

  • Relevant degree in fashion or the ability to demonstrate the required level of skills through work-experience 

  • Excellent administrative, communication and organisation skills 

  • A keen interest in fashion and customer first 

  • Driven & motivated 

  • Retail experience essential 

In return for your hard-work and commitment, you’ll receive fantastic training and a competitive benefits package.  

Employees in our business may have access to our customers’ personal data therefore for a number of our roles, offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory criminal record check. 

Having a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an individual from obtaining a position with JD Williams