Assistant Merchandiser (International Own Buy) -TOPSHOP

Working Here

Topshop is a dynamic retailer that champions the new and next of fashion, style and culture. Design-driven, fashion-obsessed and endorsed by influencers worldwide, Topshop bridges the high and low of the fashion world, and is accessible to all style-minded individuals.

The Job

The Role

As an International Assistant Merchandiser (Own-Buy) you will be responsible for assisting the Senior Merchandiser in trading the current range and planning future ranges to maximise profit and minimise markdown in USA, Australian and HK owned stores; through sales analysis and forecasting, reviewing and balancing stock and developing strategic promotions. You will support the climate planning process and store profiling requirements under the direction of the Merchandiser.

Day To Day

  • Analysing product, category, climate and trend sales performance to feed into all meetings, trade, forecasts and planning
  • Maintaining strong relationships with Global B&M teams to provide actionable feedback and market/climate requirements.
  • Working with Global B&M teams, Store Planning and Stock Distribution to ensure appropriate Merchandising/Allocation strategies are executed and reviewed
  • Under direction of the Senior Merchandiser, liaise with Global Merchandising & Logistics to ensure prompt and accurate delivery and phasing of intake; including direct deliveries
  • Managing distribution plan in line with department strategy; including allocation strategy from US DC
  • Analysing trade feedback and producing climate or store actions at line, category or department level
  • Reviewing global line details on a continual basis to ensure Ranges are market/climate appropriate; providing feedback where necessary to Global teams
  • Preparing markdown proposals for owned business and providing recommendation to Senior Merchandiser


Must Haves


  • Ability to synthesise and represent trade data clearly and accurately
  • Strong understanding of core merchandising skills
  • High appreciation of retail and creative side of business
  • Good time-management & attention to detail
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to communicate with stakeholders across functions
  • Good commercial acumen

Added Extras

The Exciting Part

  • Early finish Fridays during Summer!
  • 25% discount across all our fab 8 brands to shop until you drop
  • Stunning London offices with a restaurant, bar and beauty salon to always look and feel your best
  • Regular sample sales to refresh your wardrobe at fractional prices
  • Fun, inspiring and ambitious colleagues pushing the boundaries across the whole business
  • Regular competitions to win amazing prizes
  • Events to support our diverse range of charities

We regret, due to volume, only suitable applicants will be contacted

You’ll find every Arcadia brand shares the same values. We all start with letting people be themselves. We are informal while professional, and we are all about mixing fun with commercial nous. Throughout your career with us we will help you develop, and give you the chance to influence our future. It's not only our products but our people who drive our success. Our people are at the heart of everything we do.