• Category Assistant

    Location UK-London, Finchley (Global Headquarters)
    Job ID
    2018-3264
    Position Type
    Permanent Full-Time
    Category/Function
    Product Management
    Brand
    Pentland Brands
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    Building a family of brands, for the world to love, generation after generation

     

    Pentland is the name behind some of the world’s best sports, outdoor and fashion brands.

     

    We own Berghaus, Canterbury of New Zealand, Speedo, Boxfresh, Ellesse, KangaROOS, Mitre, Prostar and Red or Dead. We are also the global licensee for Karen Millen and Ted Baker footwear, the UK licensee for Kickers, and are shareholders in other companies such as Endura, Hunter, Butterfly Twists, Heidi Klein and Tracksmith.

     

    We’re a third-generation, family-owned business – and we retain strong family values. We care about people, and that’s what drives our day-to-day work. Last year the Great Place to Work® Institute recognised Pentland Brands the 11th Best Workplace in the UK and the 16th Best Workplace in Europe. Our global headquarters is in the UK and we employ 2,000 people across 20 countries around the world.

     

    We believe that doing business the right way, with respect for people and the environment, is essential for ensuring our long-term sustainability - generation after generation. The Pentland values are at the heart of what we do and how we interact with the world around us.

     

    For further information, please visit www.pentland.com.

     

    Key purpose of the role:

     

    The Category Assistant will support all the teams by owning the product approvals for our key licensee’s as well as the maintenance of seasonal documents used cross functionally to understand the development of the range.  You will pro-actively provide research to support new commercial product opportunities whilst assisting the Head of Category with both the day to day running of the team and ongoing Category projects.


    Main Duties and Responsibilities:

     

    Line plan Maintenance

    • Facilitate updates to the Seasonal Visual Line plan and Product matrix across all Categories.
    • Attend Seasonal Line reviews to capture notes and changes to the line plan and update in accordance with the Head of Category/Category Managers
    • Ensure the timely update of all range and line lists

    Working Showrooms / Sample Management

    • Assist the Category team with maintenance of working showrooms ensuring the correct samples are displayed and showroom storage is managed with the relevant seasonal sample ranges.
    • Partner with Development to ensure all samples are requested, received, distributed and organised accordingly.
    • Prepare working showrooms with the correct samples and printed visual line plans
    • Research
    • In conjunction with the Category Managers, provide research and reports on competitor brands, price point setting, consumer footwear trends and innovation utilizing our subscription to WGSN, globally relevant online retail channels and local retail execution.
    • Where needed source visuals and supporting data for the new creation briefs seasonally.

    Catalogue Content / Marketing Assets

    • Review re-touching notes for catalogue visuals in accordance with the PLM’s and make recommendations or changes accordingly.

    This job description is not exhaustive, and you may be required to carry out other duties as requested.

     

     

                             What you need to have

    • 6+ months experience in an office environment.
    • Moderate Office Suite skills, including Excel and PowerPoint. 
    • Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop skills are an advantage.
    • The candidate must be able to demonstrate they have or can learn further Office and Adobe platforms.
    • Basic numeracy skills (% / analysis).

     

                        What we need to see in you

     

    • A team player with an enthusiastic ‘can do’ attitude and approach.
    • A confident communicator who is both professional and articulate.
    • Well organised and able to work to tight deadlines in a time pressured environment.
    • Passionate and takes the initiative.
    • A love of brands and an interest in fashion and footwear is a must.
    • Multi-tasking abilities and good organisational skills.
    • bility to manage conflicting deadlines.
    • Ability to manage expectations.

     

     

     

     This overview gives you a feel for what you’ll be doing day to day but it’s not an A to Z.

     

     www.pentland.com                                     https://careers-pentland.icims.com/                                    

     

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