International Assistant Merchandiser

Merchandising London, United Kingdom


Description

Founded in 1972, Jigsaw was the first premium fashion brand on the high street. Since then, the company has expanded worldwide to work with the finest mills, cutting edge photographers, up-and-coming models and renowned architects. But the search for the best in the industry never stops. As our journey continues, we're looking for passionate and talented people to learn about Style & Truth: a set of values that sets us apart from the rest of the high street, a belief that everyone should feel empowered to embrace their own style, be true to themselves, and not slavishly follow the fashion world. This means putting style before trends and truth before hype. Join the Jigsaw journey.

We’re looking for an INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANT MERCHANDISER to join our team.  

JOB TITLE

International Assistant Merchandiser

JOB TYPE

Full-Time

JOB PURPOSE

The International Assistant Merchandiser will play key role in developing the international function of Jigsaw through providing confident and relevant analysis for each market. They will use their analysis to make strategic decisions and build initiatives at every stage of trading the product with the view to growing key markets and maximising profitability and efficiency. They will be involved in product selection and delivery as well as reacting to weekly sales and managing terminal stock. The International Assistant Merchandiser will be a confident communicator, commercially minded and extremely organized.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Stock analysis and optimisation:

  • Provide clear and regular analysis on each market and identify forecasts, trends and opportunities across each region
  • Propose initiatives to optimise international stock management
  • Monitor store sales performance trends and identify localised opportunities and risks
  • Provide option/depth analysis to drive sales and reduce markdown
  • Implement store grading across the markets
  • Manage international WSSI, OTB and Markdown strategy
  • Identify timely stock transfers, replenishments and repeats with the support of MAA
  • Implement improved systems of recording and tracking the international delivery schedule and trade reports

Allocation Strategy and Deliveries:

  • Responsible for stock distribution across all markets with support from MAA
  • Manage seasonal and weekly store stock deliveries throughout the year
  • Work closely with international team to devise allocation best practise methods
  • Work with the MAA to ensure good stock communication with stores and partners to facilitate smooth product launches
  • Oversee store openings and manage stock builds with MAA
  • Build comprehensive forward planning calendar for warehouse

Product selection and buys:

  • Influence product selection with store and country ranging
  • Contribute to strategy days to ensure international trends and demands are recognised
  • Collaborate with ITM to carry out Seasonal Buys
  • Liaise with partners regarding product selection, quantities and transport agreement

Relationships and Communication:

  • Provide crucial support on area of trade to International BDM
  • Key point of contact for international partners and store management staff
  • Attend/assist in 3rd party meetings, presentations and international buy meetings
  • Liaise with internal/external partners to secure smooth international partnerships
  • Ensure all stock amendments are communicated to internal buy and merch teams
  • Consistently strive towards building and improving relationship with partners

BEHAVIOURS FOR SUCCESS

  • Strong Merchandising Background
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills
  • Proactive, go-getter personality
  • Strong numerical capability, excellent attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to perform under pressure
  • Ability to work in fast-paced, multi-channel and international environment
  • Exceptional team working skills

BENEFITS

  • 23 days holiday
  • Life Assurance
  • Pension
  • Staff discount- up to 50%
  • Access to Perkbox - Jigsaw's benefit provider
  • Eye Care Vouchers.
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free Parking
  • Subsided lunches
  • Gym access
  • Season ticket loan.
  • Membership to the Retail Trust - retailHUB
  • Sample Sales