Assistant Merchandiser

Organisation
Frugi
Reference
VAC-5230
Sector
Creative Arts, Design, Culture & Humanities, Marketing, PR, Media & Communications, Sales, Business Development & Purchasing
Location
Helston, Cornwall
Salary Details
£22,000 - £25,000
Job Type
Permanent
Closing Date
31/07/2021
We're looking for an Assistant Merchandiser within a clothing/apparel business with strong analytical and forecasting skills, with experience of managing stock to maximise potential sales across channels.

Job Description

About You

With experience of merchandising, preferably as an Assistant Merchandiser within a clothing/apparel business.  You will have strong analytical and forecasting skills, with experience of managing stock to maximise potential sales across channels. You’ll be brilliant at analysing large quantities of data and be able to share the deep insights you have gained with the team to identify opportunities and potentialize our sales. You’ll be highly computer literate and a real whizz with MS Excel. A super organised individual with excellent time management skills, you’ll thrive in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines. You are hungry to learn and make a difference in your next role.

Your Role in a Nutshell

You will be responsible for collating relevant data and analysing the information to support the merchandisers to potentialise the business. 

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Lead the analysis of current and historical data. 
  • Forecast at line level core range by channel and location.
  • Analyse trading through the season against budget, identifying areas of opportunity or risk.
  • Draw together analysis and data from trade and direct to consumer.
  • Create accurate forecast requirements for short and long term.
  • Monitor and optimise our stocks.
  • Manage, develop and lead a merch admin to meet business and individual objectives.

Essential skills

  • You’ll have experience in a similar merchandising role for a clothing/apparel business, preferably with both wholesale and direct to consumer experience. 
  • Highly experienced in MS Excel with solid knowledge of advanced functions and the ability to manipulate and analyse large volumes of data.
  • The ability to analyse data to gain deep insights and make key recommendations and proposals appropriate to business needs.
  • Knowledge of databases and report building.
  • Great team player.
  • Knowledge of, or experience in the apparel industry would be highly beneficial.
  • Excellent communicator in the spoken and written word, with accuracy and great attention to detail.
  • Highly capable with numerical tasks.
  • Super organised with excellent time management skills and the ability to work to tight deadlines.
  • Computer literacy essential.

What’s in it for you?

  • We’re offering a full time, permanent contract, based at our HQ in Helston, Cornwall. We will also consider remote working, with frequent visits to our Cornwall HQ, for the right candidate.
  • We’ll invest in you with a competitive salary, circa £22,000-£25,000, depending on your skills and experience.
  • We’ll support your ongoing professional development with bespoke learning initiatives and training opportunities.
  • We offer fabulous career progression - as we grow, you’ll grow too!
  • If we have a good year, we’ll share our profits with the team.
  • We provide a generous holiday allowance and the option to buy or sell holiday.
  • We provide paid volunteer days, enabling you to give your time to a cause close to your heart
  • To help save for your future you can join our company pension scheme.
  • We’ll give you a whopping 60% discount across our fantastic range.
  • We’ll invite you to take part in our award-winning health & wellbeing activities.
  • We hold regular team events organised by our very own Frugi Fun Committee.
  • We offer a dynamic, innovative and exciting environment to work in.

Company Description

About Frugi

Frugi is the UK’s bestselling organic childrenswear brand, proving that ethical and organic clothing can be bright, beautiful and successful! The company was born in 2004 and continues to grow at 25% every year, selling through a rapidly expanding network of over 500 stockists in more than 25 countries worldwide.

We strive to be ethical in everything we do, each year donating 1% of our turnover to our Little Clothes BIG Change charity project which includes a children’s charity, the Cornwall Wildlife Trust and an orphanage in India.

In 2019 we partnered with TotsBots with whom we share the same values and principles around ethics and sustainability. Through this partnership we are able to bring the Frugi, TotsBots and Bloom & Nora brands together, expanding our product offering and our team.

We have been awarded 3 Queens Awards, been earmarked by both the Best Companies 'Ones to Watch' list and The Sunday Times Fast Track 'Ones to Watch' list, received GOLD in the Healthy Workplace Awards for 3 consecutive years, expanded to more than 120 permanent team members with even more joining us for our busy seasons, accelerated our turnover year after year, donated over £850k to charity, and eaten a lot of pasties (and cake!).

We strive to be the most fun, desirable and trusted clothing brand on the planet, but this is only the start of it…

Other Application Details

To make an application, please click Register and Apply or Log in and Apply.

Send your CV and a covering letter stating why you are exactly the right person to join our team. Your covering letter is the perfect opportunity to showcase your personality and understanding of all things Frugi – so go for it!!

Closing date: 31st July 2021. We’ll be interviewing as we go along, so the role may close earlier than advertised. The early bird catches the worm!

Important: All applicants must have the right to live and work in the UK at the time of submitting your application; unfortunately, Frugi are not licensed to sponsor overseas workers.

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