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Junior Merchandiser - Fashion

Location: Fulham | Contract: Permanent

Job Summary

Laura Ashley is a quintessentially British lifestyle brand founded on a rich design heritage and on the traditional values of quality and originality.  We use prints and designs that evoke the alluring beauty of the English countryside, for the way you live today.

We are looking to recruit an experienced Junior Merchandiser or a talented Assistant Merchandiser who is ready for the next step.  We are seeking an enthusiastic individual, with at least 2 years Head Office Merchandising experience, ideally in clothing.
Good numerical and analytical skills, combined with great organisation are essential, as are a strong commercial awareness and a passion for fashion.  You will also need to demonstrate an excellent understanding of Excel and knowledge of Word.

The position
Working alongside a Senior Merchandiser, you will plan and trade a product category, in order to maximise margin, whilst achieving availability & stock targets.  This will include:

With Senior Merchandiser, range planning from department level down to category and sub category, including ownership of your own category
Preparing and reviewing departmental analysis to support the planning process
Forecasting sales and stocks through effective WSSI management
Managing availability from supplier to stores, franchisees and customers 
Create & present markdown proposals, evaluating the impact on net margin & terminal stocks
Line managing an Assistant Merchandiser & an Allocator
What we offer
You will gain experience working for a universally recognised brand, and you will receive training delivered by experienced and skilled professionals.  Laura Ashley prides itself on being a dynamic and friendly workplace which encourages growth of individuals through internal opportunities and promotions.  We offer up to 40% store discount, Private Healthcare and other benefits, as well as a subsidised canteen.

If you would like to apply for this vacancy please send your CV and a covering letter, stating your current salary and benefits package to careers@lauraashley.com.

Please note only successful candidates will be contacted.

NB: Please note applications from Recruitment agencies will NOT be accepted


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