Bolton, Greater Manchester

Main Accountabilities:
  • Support the effectiveness of Production Critical path strategies – working very closely with the Production Manager and Head of Menswear for direction.
  • Daily communication with the warehouse preparing for deliveries 
  • Have an analytical and logical mindset to arrange clear plans/reports
  • Prioritise various projects with attention to detail
  • Planning: Work with the product team to develop basic production planning schedule for all styles.
  • Prepare & present sales reports for weekly Trading meetings. Suggest actions to meet future business needs e.g. planned vs. actual sales figures.
  • Monitoring best and worst sellers list & week’s cover – reporting back to management team.
  • Investigate size ratios of product bought vs. product sold to improve the efficiency of future orders.
  • Identify re-buys of best-selling styles balanced with suggesting sales promotions on any overstocked or slow selling product. Prepare P.O’s for re-buys. Suggest styles that should be part of a “NOOS” (never out of stock programme)
  • Separate footwear sales reports and monitor returns. Prepare a footwear summary report to be discussed with Directors.
  • New launches/promotions. Supporting the business to meet planned launch dates and advising on control and movement of stock.
  • Monitor sales by region both Internationally and within UK . 
  • Update the sample tracker report accurately on a regular basis.
  • Work with Production Manager and Directors on target margins for both retail and wholesale. Contribute to any future budget discussions
  • Align reporting systems with fulfilment company.
  • Help personalise “Rebound” returns reports to maximum effect for Represent.
  • Prepare any competitor or retail reports, when requested.
  • Review any mark downs or sales promotions (such as vault sales)
  • Help with future Black Friday strategy.
  • Independently plan and organise allocated workload .
  • Assist Production Manager , when required.
  • Be confident that the current supply base is compliant and transparent.
  • Awareness of all factory shipment dates.

 

 Key Skills:
  • Demonstrate a pro-active approach to problem solving
  • Flexible and open to evolving business needs and priorities
  • Strong commercial awareness with an ability to identify risk and confidently provide solutions
  • Hands on approach.
  • Takes responsibility to update sample update reports
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, rapid growth environment
  • Has the ability to work collaboratively as part of a team
  • High attention to detail
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel & Outlook
  • Able to multi-task and manage priorities

 

We would ideally like you to be:
  • 2+ year retail merchandising experience.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Retail or branded apparel experience.

 

We would ideally like you to be:
  • Flexible and open to evolving business needs and priorities
  • Own the role and make things happen.
  • Strong commercial awareness with an ability to identify product risk and confidently provide solutions
  • Experience in a fast-paced environment
  • Love Product!

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