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Assistant Merchandiser


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Oct 7, 2021


London, United Kingdom

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Job Description

The Merchandising team at Rapha is key to managing stock and sales in the business, working with all teams across Rapha and building a range which is forward thinking and commercial. Working alongside the Product Teams, the Assistant Merchandiser supports to ensure a balanced product range, which achieves the brand and departmental strategy. Working with trading teams to maximise sales and profit opportunities. THE ROLE: Provide analysis of sales, identifying best and worst sellers and taking appropriate actions working in collaboration with stakeholders to react to trade and maximise sales opportunities Forecasting and planning sales and buys inline with the Open to Buys (OTB) Manage and assess range plans for necessary departments, recommending changes to the Merchandiser on range width and depth. In season WSSI & OTB management; producing re-forecasts of sales/stock/profit for review  Manage linecards for continuity products, understanding lead times and reviewing regional splits Undertake ad-hoc analysis of performance Have the accountability for line lists and Buy Plans Responsible for development and progression of Merchandising Admin Assistant (MAA’s), coaching and inspiring them to deliver their best  Build an effective and motivational team environment, developing and progressing MAAs and inspiring them to achieve their best.  THE CANDIDATE  Approximately 3 years’  experience in Merchandising or in a similar data & analytical role   Strong analytical, numerical and Excel skills (inc advanced formula and Pivot Tables) Great interpersonal and communication skills Strong organisational skills and the ability to work under pressure A flexible and enthusiastic individual who has the ability to work to strict deadlines Proactive approach to problem solving Eager to learn and develop a career in Merchandising Working at Rapha We are continuously looking into ways to invest in our employees and build a better working culture and environment. Here are just some of the internal benefits we offer.  Flexible working hours  Support ad-hoc remote working during the week  No meeting Fridays - giving you time back for things like personal development Free barista coffee and Friday afternoon social drinks in the office Monthly department social events and quarterly office social away days We offer a flexible riding benefit to allow you to go out riding on a Wednesday morning with colleagues or learn to cycle to cycling through our Getting Started Scheme.  We offer all our employees a 50% apparel discount An annual clothing allowance  Discounted membership to the Rapha Cycling Club  Company Pension Scheme Enhanced Parental Leave  At Rapha, we welcome candidates from all backgrounds. We are always working to create an environment that is focused on equality, inclusion, empowerment and respect. As part of our continued commitments to diversity, equity and inclusion, we would like to invite you to answer a set of voluntary demographic questions. If you choose to answer, the responses will only be used to help us identify areas for improvement in our hiring process and to measure our efforts to recruit diverse and under-represented talent. Your responses, or your choice not to respond, won’t be associated with your specific application and won’t in any way be used in the hiring decision.  This information will be kept confidential and will be treated according to Rapha’s Privacy Policy, available here.
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