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Trading & Merchandising Assistant

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Employer
Party Pieces
Category
Retailer
Salary
On Application
Type
Permanent, Full Time
Location
Reading, UK

JOB PURPOSE:

The Trading Assistant, you will support the Digital Trading Manager and Inventory Manager ensuring that sales and profit targets are met through the development of a commercial, well-balanced range in keeping with Brand guidelines. You will also learn to develop key cross functional relationships with both internal and external partners. A motivated, self-driven individual that is confident in liaising with suppliers and fellow colleagues.

Primarily, you’ll be responsible for:

 

RANGE PLANNING / NEW PRODUCT

  • Assist in building a balanced, customer focused range and on boarding products and suppliers
  • Provide administrative support to the business for new product introductions – including set-up  / categorisation / imagery on Brightpearl / Shopify
  • Create buy sheets for Buying reviews and price and margin calculations.
  • Manage critical path with varied lead times
  • Market aware; have a keen eye for new brands/suppliers. Be aware of competitor activity and pricing.
  • Work closely with marketing to provide input around product merchandising

 

ONGOING PRODUCT MANAGEMENT

  • To maintain regular communication with suppliers and to tackle issues in a timely manner
  • Sample management: request/track samples from suppliers to ensure timely photo shoots and reviews
  • Provide administrative support to the business for ongoing product management – including price changes, sales, etc.
  • Work closely with Inventory Manager to track all product into the business and ensure deadlines are met.
  • Work closely with marketing to provide input around product merchandising
  • Analyse trading information regularly to ensure exits and replenishments are effective and that risks and opportunities are identified

 

Requirements for the role:

  • Able to grasp systems with ease (e.g. Brightpearl, Shopify, Faire, Ankorstore)
  • Ability to multi-task and work across competing priorities
  • Computer literate – a wiz at Excel, Powerpoint, etc.
  • Experience with Photoshop a plus
  • A flair for problem solving
  • Experience working within an online environment is preferred
  • A love all things party and online retail

 

If you are interested in applying, please email your CV to careers@partypieces.co.uk.