Merchandise Administrative Assistant

Business & Management, Sales, Business Development & Purchasing
Helston, Cornwall
Salary Details
Circa £19,000, depending on your skills.
Hours of work
Full time, Monday-Friday 9:00-5:00
Job Type
Closing Date
Frugi, the UK’s bestselling organic childrenswear brand, is looking for a Merchandise Administrative Assistant to join our team in Helston, Cornwall.

Job Description

About You

With a background in merchandising you’ll use your expertise to deliver the best customer experience online and via wholesale. You’ll be brimming with ideas to continue to build and improve availability of some of our core ranges, working closely with both the TotsBots and Frugi teams. You’ll be a whizz with MS Excel and able to manipulate and analyse large volumes of data. You’ll also be super organised with excellent time management skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines. This role will be based from Frugi’s HQ in Helston, Cornwall.

Your Role in a Nutshell

You will assist the Merchandiser in the collation of relevant data and analysing the information needed for range building, placing consumer buys, budget and stock optimisation.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Create reports for the Merchandiser and business.  Assess the data provided to check the validity, relevance and accuracy of the data provided.
  • Manipulate the reports and analyse the information to formulate conclusions.
  • Input appropriate analysis attributes against products to enable reports to be generated.
  • Create reports Support E-Commerce to create Seasonal Promotional Plans. 
  • Support E-Commerce to create Seasonal Budget plans by month for Frugi Online Business
  • Monitor in-season Consumer performance at line level and performance against budget
  • Produce monthly line report to monitor style performance and identify opportunities.
  • Produce Monthly Sales Report for Frugi On-line (at Gender/category level). Identifying areas for opportunity/de-risk if necessary.
  • Assist in managing stock between Consumer, Trade and Universal to ensure the stock is channelled correctly to maximise sales.
  • Produce Seasonal Sales Plans by Category
  • Create Seasonal Option Plans by Category (monitor options vs plan at through the range planning process)
  • Provide necessary Trend Analysis (to include Seasonal Best Sellers) to support Designers in making sound Buying/Design decisions.
  • Propose the Seasonal Buy quantities by style for Frugi Consumer Business (using the Trade Best Sellers for guidance and previous sales performance/sell through’s by style for Consumer)
  • Provide all size ratio’s for consumer purchases, based on previous performance.
  • Work with the merchandiser to create appropriate reports and analysis for the TAA’s to assist in the range proposal for key accounts.
  • Support growth of both the Trade and Consumer business by providing all necessary analysis/reports required to make profitable decisions.


Essential skills

  • Experienced in a similar level merchandising role, within a multi-channel clothing business, ideally within childrenswear and/or a small entrepreneurial business.
  • Creative and innovative thinker and ‘out of the box’ problem solver with a ‘can-do’ attitude.
  • Excellent communicator in the spoken and written word, with accuracy and great attention to detail. This quality really is exceptionally important for this role as you will be working across two businesses and contributing to the building of relationships between them.
  • Self-motivated and keen to take responsibility for your own area.
  • Super organised with excellent time management skills and the ability to work to tight deadlines.
  • Highly numerate with strong excel skills
  • A good working knowledge of all MS Office programs and the ability to learn in-house systems quickly.

What’s in it for you?

  • We’re offering a full time, permanent contract.
  • We’ll invest in you with a competitive salary, up to £19,000.00 pa, 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.
  • 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 100 permanent team members with even more joining us for our busy seasons, accelerated our turnover year after year, donated over £720k 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 APPLY now. 

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: 30th April 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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