Merchandising Assistant

Organisation
Seasalt Cornwall
Reference
VAC-4276
Sector
Creative Arts, Design, Culture & Humanities, Sales, Business Development & Purchasing
Location
Falmouth
Salary Details
£18,000
Hours of work
40
Job Type
Permanent
Closing Date
20/02/2019
If you’re analytical, with great retail experience, are a whizz with Excel and want to begin your merchandising career with one of the fastest growing retailers in the UK, please apply.

Job Description

Our Merchandising team are the hub of the business at Seasalt.

Working with our Buying and Design teams, they review performance from last season to create range plans and financial projections for the next year.

Working with our Logistics, Retail and e-commerce teams, the Merchandising team allocate stock to stores to ensure each store holds a range that matches the needs of its local market; then review performance and manage stock replenishment to maximise sales and margin.

Additionally, our Merchandisers trade the business – planning promotions and markdowns to keep our in-store offer fresh, relevant and appealing to our customer.

Nearly everything that happens at Seasalt impacts, or is impacted by, our Merchandising team – so the team develop a great understanding of customer, product and the whole Seasalt business.

Key responsibilities

  • Support Assistant Merchandisers in our team in producing analysis to aid trading and planning decisions
  • Maintain our stock intake records, ensuring that Purchase Orders are raised and maintained in line with our product critical path
  • Work closely and liaise with our suppliers
  • Be responsible for managing stock through the product life cycle, from bulk ordering to consolidation and DC intake

What we're looking for

If you’re analytical, with great retail experience, are a whizz with Excel and want to begin your merchandising career with one of the fastest growing retailers in the UK, please apply.

You’ll also need to have excellent organisation and prioritisation skills and proven experience of working to deadlines to keep up with our fast paced team. As you’ll be working closely with others, you’ll also be a great team player, adaptable and with strong communication skills.

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Company Description

Many businesses may say it, but at Seasalt our customers truly are right at the heart of everything we do. We promise to never disappoint our customers; we recognise that they are the most important people in our business. Seasalt customers recognise value and it’s our quality that’s made us famous, this won’t change….ever!

Seasalt started in 1981 and originally sold fishermen’s smocks, Guernseys and workwear to the farmers, fishermen and artists of the area. Now, 35 years later we create beautiful and useful clothing and homeware that’s inspired by Cornwall’s coastal and creative heritage.

Being a Cornish success story is something we're very proud of. Our team includes a diverse range of talent, including graphic designers and fine artists, accountants and logistics experts, textile designers and pattern cutters.

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Other Application Details

In return we offer

  • Generous Seasalt discount
  • Contributory pension
  • Seasalt Lifestyle – exclusive employee discounts and offers
  • Life assurance
  • Long service enhanced benefits
  • Weekly yoga classes
  • Remote medical support
  • Partnerships with local wellbeing centres

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