Distribution Analyst- TOPSHOP

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JOB TITLE: Distribution Analyst
GRADE: 4
REPORTING TO: Stock Distribution Manager
DEPARTMENT: Distribution

Our Global Vision is to be the world’s fashion authority. Endorsed by opinion formers and accessible to everyone, we are an authentic British Brand with world class standards. A fashion-insider that constantly innovates through its brave and irreverent approach, providing fashion leadership to style-minded individuals.

A role at TOPSHOP promises a fast paced, challenging and innovative working environment in which to build your career. We are a Global, Multi-Channel Business where the key to our success is our people, and becoming part of this inspiring team will be a really fantastic opportunity for the right person!

The Job

As a Distribution Analyst you will be crucial in supporting the Distribution Manager and Merchandising function in developing Topshop’s allocation strategy and driving the development of the MAA population.

Key responsibilities:

• Providing support for MAAs and advice on managing allocations on the team.
• Conducting in depth ad hoc analysis to improve allocations e.g. branch attributes / stock holding by tier.
• Supporting the development of the allocation strategy to suit the needs of the whole business.
• Managing weekly DC stocks, dispatch and intake volumes, including pick management globally.
• Managing the needs of global dispatch volumes to achieve stock and cover target.
• Undertaking store visits and skype calls; discussing findings with Distribution Manager, Branch Merchandising, Merchandising and Logistics. Proposing actions and reviewing results.
• Become a systems expert to support the Merchandising function as well as innovate solutions for the brand.
• Providing brand/dept/event performance analysis; proposing and executing actions in line with brand strategy and formulating lessons learnt.
• Reporting product, category, climate and trend sales performance globally for Departments and Brand as required.
• Ensuring effective implementation of brand markdown and trading event allocation strategy (i.e. Student shops)
• Building relationships and liaises with Digital, International, Branch Merch and Logistics teams as required
• Regularly reviewing the training needs of the MAA population, including both core and International, and developing solutions to meet the needs of this population.
• Supporting new starter and ad hoc training within all levels of Merchandising.
• Excellent working knowledge of Excel in order to manipulate and collate performance information.
• Setting up and maintaining filing system and providing general admin support

Must Haves

• Ability to synthesise and represent data clearly and accurately
• Tenacity for problem solving
• High numerical skills
• Excel knowledge to an intermediate level.
• Good communication and organisational skills
• Ability to work on own initiative.
• Good attention to detail

Added Extras

From bonus schemes to season ticket loans, that make your commute a little easier, we offer a range benefits here at head office. We make the most out of our staff discount across The Arcadia Group and a range of brands externally.

As well as this we have lots of exciting things that happen throughout the year, to say a big thanks for all the hard work our great teams put in.