Merchandising Administration Assistant - TOPMAN

Working Here

Meetings, mood boards and strategy - it's all in a day's work here at head office. No time to sit back on our heels, this is the hub that powers everything we do. From fashion-forward designers to in-the-know buyers, our team at Topshop Topman HQ is unrivalled for talent. It's fast-paced, exciting and the perfect place to build a career in fashion. Join any part of the business, from Marketing to Finance, and you will shape the future of the most directional brands on the high-street.

The Job

  • Setting up initial allocations and effective replenishment using patterns and speeds, rates of sale, smoothing factors, forward demand factors and maximum covers
  • Branch potentialisation through profiling, analysis and building branch packages
  • Developing understanding of store operations, home shopping, international departments and searchline procedures
  • Setting up and maintaining filing system
  • Reviewing sales figures and advising Merchandiser of appropriate actions
  • Managing markdown and forecasting performance and sales figures
  • Maintaining delivery schedule and communicating stock requirements to team/supplier
  • Store visits, discussing findings with the team
  • Discuss methods/strategy to potentialise sales
  • Good working knowledge of AS400 and Excel
  • Completing margin analysis and monitoring critical path
  • Awareness of BOB planning system
  • Ensuring supplier compliance and dealing effectively with arising issues
  • Communicating with suppliers and Merchandising/Distribution teams regarding deliveries
  • Monitoring and maintaining dept size aims and communicating changes in dept ratios to Distribution, making recommendations to Assistant Merchandiser

Must Haves

  • Preferably has a fashion-related qualification or similar experience
  • Strong awareness of fashion trends
  • Excellent numerate and analytical skills
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Highly organised and good time management
  • Confident communicator and presenter

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.