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Merchandising Admin Assistant - Homeware

  • Region:
    London
  • Team:
    Merchandising
  • Location:
    London - Television Centre
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Our Story

From its inception in 1994, Chrissie Rucker’s vision was to build a company that specialised in stylish, white, designer-quality items for the home that were not only exceptional quality, but also outstanding value for money. In addition to this devotion to simplicity, it was imperative the customer was put at the heart of everything and provided with a second-to-none shopping experience - and so The White Company was born.

Today, the company that began as a 12-page mail-order brochure has become one of the UK’s fast-growing multi-channel retailers and a leading lifestyle brand with 60 stores across the UK and impressive global growth. The White Company also has concessions in selected Nordstrom stores in the US, and a highly successful online business.

 

The Role

As a Merchandising Admin Assistant you will assist the Merchandising team in all aspects, with focus on retail stock allocation to ensure optimum ranges are always correctly set across all channels with the aim to maximise retail sales and profit.

 

Main Duties and Responsibilities

You will be responsible for raising purchase orders & ensuring all orders are correctly maintained on the system, manging intake levels and general administration. Weekly trade reports are also a key component of his role as you would be responsible for the back order, out of stock & availability reports among others; acting as a key component between Buying, QA and Supplier teams.

  • Raising purchase orders and ensure that all orders are correctly maintained on the system. 
  • Ensuring that information such as price, quantity, delivery date and supplier are correctly maintained.
  • Managing supplier confirmation and intake delivery schedule.
  • Keeping up to date with Buying, QA and Suppliers in weekly Critical Path meetings.
  • Ensuring availability issues are flagged to Assistant Merchandiser.
  • Efficiently allocate stock to stores, to review store grading and IAQs, to ensure optimums are set correctly at all times across all channels.
  • Working closely with Branch Merchandising, and respond promptly to store queries.
  • Developing a thorough working knowledge of the allocation system and use it to maximise retail sales and profit.
  • Ensuring weekly replenishment is in line with forecast and trade actions.
  • Producing accurate and comprehensive weekly trade report, end of season and ad-hoc analysis.
  • Reviewing weekly sales at option level and suggest trading actions.
  • Ensuring product seasonality is correctly set up and maintained within Mplan and TXT systems.
  • Conducting regular store visits. 
  • Undertaking competitor visits on a regular basis and feedback any relevant points.
  • Understanding the critical dates and deadlines in both the planning and trading process.

Please read the attached Job Description for more detail of requirements and responsibilities 

 

Qualifications Required

  • System skills including Excel, Word and Outlook.
  • Graduate level.
  • Retail experience preferred.

 

WHAT WE OFFER YOU 

At The White Company, we value our employees for always going the extra mile for every one of our customers; we reward this with great benefits and competitive salaries.

  • Discount -Up to 50% discount and access to regular Sample Sales
  • Holiday - 23 days rising to 25 with length of service
  • Holiday Buy – opportunity to buy up to 5 days holiday
  • Perkplace Benefits Platform - offering a variety of discounts across hospitality, leisure and retail outlets
  • Pension Scheme –enrolled on our Group Personal Pension schemes upon joining the business.
  • Bonus - In addition to our competitive salaries, all our permanent employees are entitled to join a discretionary bonus scheme.
  • Life Assurance -Following completion of three months service all employees of The White Company are covered by our life assurance plan.

Additional Benefits 

  • Flexi working approach – The office is open from 7.30am – 7.30pm with Core hours 10-4pm in a 37hr contract. General office hours; 9-5.30 finish at 5pm on a Friday and 4pm on Payday Friday. Mondays and Fridays are optional for WFH with Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in the office at Television Centre
  • Social - Christmas party/social events throughout the year
  • Volunteer Day - with a charity of your choice
  • Fruit basket daily & Tea and coffee provided

 
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London - Television Centre
2 Television Centre, Wood Lane, White City, London, United Kingdom, W12 7RJ
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