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Assistant Merchandiser Needed

Posted: 17-12-2021
Place: Greater London

Are you a meticulously organised individual who loves a spreadsheet?
We have a fantastic opportunity for an Assistant Merchandiser to join the creative hub of our Head Office in buzzing Aldgate East, London. You will join us on a full time, permanent basis and will receive a competitive salary.
Long Tall Sally (LTS) is the world's largest fashion retailer for tall women. Our ongoing mission is to be the first choice in tall women’s fashion worldwide. All our clothing is designed in house, carefully proportioned to flatter tall women.
At LTS, we’re a team of thinkers and doers. We work hard, we play hard and we bake a lot of cakes. Based at our Head Office our Assistant Merchandiser will be at the centre of the brand, where fashion design, buying selections, fit sessions and branding decisions are made.
About the Team
Headed up by Natalie (Nats), the 9-strong Merchandising team play a key role in maximising Long Tall Sally’s profitability by predicting and monitoring sales trends and accurately controlling stock levels.
Our Assistant Merchandiser will have the below responsibilities:
- Responsible for assisting the Senior Merchandiser in the day to day running of the Merchandising department.
- Managing commitment to ensure on time delivery through working with the Buying teams and liaising with the Warehouse.
- Liaising directly with the Marketing team to ensure stock availability for launch.
- WSSI updating and management.
- Line card management. Responsibility to ensure that all key lines are fully stocked in all markets.
- Forecasting sales and stock level to achieve sales plans and margin/profit for the category.
- Working alongside the Senior Merchandiser and agreeing the strategy and targets for the category.
- Executing markdown strategy.
- Manage and Develop a Merchandising Admin Assistant – overseeing the allocation process.
- Analyse sales patterns, trends and history. Make commercial suggestions to influence future Buys.
Skills and experience required by our Assistant Merchandiser:
- Commercial awareness and understanding of the market.
- A genuine interest in retail and LTS sector of the market.
- Excellent excel skills.
- Proactive and positive approach to problem solving.
- Strong communication skills.
- A methodical / logical approach.
- Ability to handle heavy workloads and prioritise tasks.
- A flexible approach with an ability to take initiative and respond to changing priorities.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
What can we offer?
- 25 Days holiday + bank holidays
- Pension: 3% Employee, 2% Employer NEST contribution, after 3 months.
- Death in Service: x2 salary
- Staff Discount: 50%
- Season Ticket Loan
- Childcare Vouchers
- Eyecare/Spectacle Vouchers
- Cycle to Work Scheme
- Refer a Friend Bonus
- Perkbox Online Discounts
- Free Breakfasts
- Sample Sales
- Christmas and Summer Parties
- Discounted Yoga Classes
If you think you have what it takes to be our Assistant Merchandiser and have the required skills and experience, then we want to hear from you - apply now!

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