Merchandise Admin Assistant - JD Williams

Salary £22,643pa
Discipline Product and Trade
Contact NameClaire Whiteside

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. 


Merchandising Admin Assistant 


The Merchandising Assistant reports to a Merchandiser or Senior Merchandiser, supporting with Administrational actions to enable delivery of the product strategy by having the right stock in the right place at the right time. 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 a Merchandising Admin Assistant:  

  • Generating daily and weekly trading reporting. 

  • Raising purchase orders, and ensuring general housekeeping to maintain accuracy of the order file. 

  • Maintaining the department critical path 

  • Communicating with suppliers via email and VC, to track orders from production, to shipment, to our warehouse.  

  • Supporting in pulling orders forward or pushing back in line with trading performance 

  • Escalating any delivery issues to relevant Merchandiser or Senior Merchandiser. 

  • Ensuring any orders for external partners are delivered on time and in full 

  • Liaising with the warehouse and forwarders to manage the inbounding of stock. 

  • Managing availability of any campaigns to ensure we have optimal stock for launch. 

  • Maintaining size ratios to ensure they are being kept in line with sales by size. 

  • Helping with any ad hoc duties that arise throughout the week. 


What you will need to succeed as a Merchandising Admin Assistant:  

  • Excellent administrative, communication and organisation skills. 

  • Analytical mindset. 

  • A willingness to learn and be driven by curiosity.  

  • Good problem solving skills. 

  • Ability to prioritise. 

  • Great team player. 

  • A keen interest in the retail industry.  

  • Driven & motivated. 

  • Basic excel skills. 

  • Retail experience preferred. 


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