Assistant Merchandiser

Contract Type
Competitive Salary & Benefits
Expiry Date
As an Assistant Merchandiser at White Stuff, you will support the Merchandiser to plan and trade the department. You will think commercially and innovatively in order to maximise sales and profit and minimise markdown.

Job Description

What you’ll be doing:

Contribute to departmental Merchandising planning and trading strategy, with the customer and brand in mind.
Supports Merchandiser in development of seasonal department strategy, which reflects company strategy and maximises department profit performance.
Set up department planning WSSIs for the season under guidance of the Merchandiser.
Support the Merchandiser in planning core business from top line through to line card level.
Manage the right stock at the right time through the business
Collate and produce weekly trade analysis for department to support in delivery maximum profit for the season, irrespective of fluctuating trends, retail climate and internal and external circumstances.
Responsible for rolling monthly WSSI packs. Re-forecast department WSSI, Category Cards and line cards to review sales, stock and markdown and intake. Completes monthly margin roll in line with WSSI submit.
Produce markdown and promotion costing. Calculate uplifts and impact on margin.
Regularly review size ratios and make recommendations for buy ratios and balance backs.
Managing the workload of the department MAA.
Support Merchandise function in delivery of training for MAA’s and new Assistant Merchandisers


What you’ll need:

Currently working as an Assistant Merchandiser or Senior MAA ideally within the retail industry
Ability to demonstrate commercial awareness with an understanding of consumer trends and competitors
Ability to proactively manage workload, prioritizing and delegating when necessary.
Communicate accurately, clearly and concisely both in writing and verbally
Good ability to problem solve.
Strong team working skills, able to build positive cross-functional relationships.
Initiative and good decision-making skills
Experience mentoring an Allocator or Merchandising Admin Assistant, with the ability to develop and coach others is preferred but not essential
Excellent PC skills, to include Excel (intermediate to advanced)

What we will offer you:

As an Assistant Merchandiser at White Stuff, you will be entitled to an array of great benefits, some of which include:


Hybrid working
Quarterly/Annual bonus opportunity
Up to 33 days holiday per annum
2 extra (paid!) days off per year to volunteer in the local community
50% discount
Subsidised BUPA Dental Insurance
Healthcare cash plan and Life Assurance
Interest free season ticket loan
Pension Contribution


We are committed to creating an environment where we can all be proud to work and be ourselves.  Part of this commitment is being an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, and age.