Product Merchandising Administrative Assistant

UK-London
2 weeks ago(03/01/2018 11:53)
Job ID
2018-4537
# of Openings
3
AllSaints Studios East London – London
Department
Product Merchandising

WHAT WILL I BE DOING?

Our Product Merchandising team works hand-in-hand with our Retail Merchandising Team, helping to deliver the best selection of AllSaints product to all of our more than 200 stores worldwide. The Product Merchandising function focuses on the product lifecycle ensuring that deadlines and lead-times are adhered to whilst always looking to improve Intake Margin by working closely with our In-House design and Product Development team.


We are also responsible for comparative shopping and market analysis, benchmarking the brand against competitors and being aware of market price fluctuation and trends. Always being strategic thinkers and forward planners in everything we do.


As Product Merchandising Administrative Assistant, you will work within the Product Merchandising team and report directly to the Head of Product Merchandising. You will work cross-functionally with the Retail Merchandising, Global Sourcing Offices, Design, Tech and Product Development whilst keeping up to date all delivery schedules, buy assortments and various product trackers.


You will have a keen eye for product and a track record of accuracy. You will be responsible for ensuring that all product is selected carefully, based on sales history and current trends whilst mindfully managing the product life-cycle from the sample process through to all AllSaints stores.

 

WHAT WILL I BE DOING?

  • Managing and maintaining systems with extremely high level of accuracy
  • Managing product data entry in assortment plans, including costs, retails, seasonal themes, and purchase order numbers
  • Preparing and analysing weekly sales reports using Excel pivot tables and macros for the Merchandising team
  • Compiling and publishing weekly product intake reports 
  • Communicate product delivery dates to Digital Marketing teams to ensure in store availability for products highlighted in marketing assets
  • Assist with preparation and analysis of sales history to build seasonal range plans
  • Coordinate and support all administration duties related to market preparation for the merchandising team 
  • Partner with internal photo studio to ensure all samples are photographed during market and maintained in seasonal photo archive to use in buy documents
  • Create picture range boards as visual supplements to buy assortments
  • Owning sample management process (Tracking, Ordering & Maintaining) for Digital, VM and Press samples
  • Maintain team calendar to ensure key dates and deadlines are highlighted
  • Deliver any ad hoc administration and assistant duties to ensure smooth running of the team

 

WHAT SKILLS DO I NEED FOR THE ROLE?

  • Experience working for a commercial vertical fashion retailer at a product merchandising level
  • A natural ability to manipulate data to produce reports with accuracy and efficiency 
  • An ability to understand the priorities of retail and head office functions 
  • Able to understand and appreciate the design aesthetic of AllSaints
  • A meticulous approach to organisation and state of the art timekeeping to manage teams workload and deadlines 
  • Attention to detail is key as this is a fast paced role, so a sharp eye is essential 
  • An analytical approach combined with a track record of accuracy illustrated though previous experience
  • Team player who collaborates and communicates effectively at all levels 
  • Strives to achieve and drive the best results possible for the brand
  • An intense passion for commerce/product, with a natural commercial instinct
  • Ability to be flexible over working hours during market and peak periods
  • A strong aptitude in Retail Math
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills, confessing to be an Excel geek

A BIT ABOUT ALLSAINTS AND THE TEAM

 

THE ALLSAINTS STORY

 

Founded in 1994, AllSaints has built an international team that includes some of the best global creative talent, imbued with a winning combination of business and design thinking.

 

The brand’s constant obsession is to deliver an immersive experience to our international customer base in a way that embraces each unique culture. AllSaints is proud of the fact that every aspect of the brand is curated in-house, from store design and construction to the East London based coding team, making AllSaints a truly agile business working with pace and integrity.


ALLSAINTS PEOPLE


We recruit the best digital creative innovators and design thinkers across the globe to spread the AllSaints message of integrity and sophistication. Our People are the ambassadors for our brand.

 

We look for individuality, confidence and brand passion when we recruit. We seek talent with creative mindsets who are collaborative in their approach. Our brand ambassadors act with humility and treat those around them with respect. Obsessed with brand experience, we constantly strive to develop the brand and customer journey. By 2020, our aim is to lead the industry with best in class talent.


BENEFITS OF JOINING THE TEAM


Career development.  Your career matters to us and we will do what it takes to help you on your journey in life.  You’ll have to challenge yourself and your leadership.  The opportunities will be there.  You will need to know what to do to take them.

 

In addition to this we offer competitive pay and benefits package that includes an amazing employee uniform allowance and discount.

 

We are an Equal Opportunity employer and we very much look forward to hearing from you.

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