• Merchandising Assistant/Allocator

    Location UK-London, Finchley (Global Headquarters)
    Job ID
    2018-3271
    Position Type
    Permanent Full-Time
    Category/Function
    Digital & Ecommerce
    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 Job:

     

    Responsible for stock allocation, and maintaining stock levels of products to retail stores, and e-commerce, in line with key business launches and targets.
    To maximise trading opportunities through sales and stock analysis within each store to anticipate and effectively plan for consumer demand.
     
    Responsibilities
     

    Seasonal allocation of new SKU’s and daily/weekly replenishment to stores and ecommerce sites.
    Weekly analysis and reviews of store and e-commerce trading performance to identify issues, opportunities and making recommendations to improve sales/stock performance and sell through rates.
    Planning and maintaining store delivery schedules ensuring cost-efficient replenishments and delivery schedules from the DC.
    Work with the appropriate systems of the department within the channel.
    Seasonal data upload and data maintenance within SAP
    Developing and maintaining relationships with stores to understand demand and missed sales potential.
    Weekly reporting to highlight key risk areas of under/over stock.
     

    Key stakeholders

     

    Maintain close relationships with store operations teams
    Maintain communication with brands product & design teams, understanding and working with their operational process, critical path and DNA.    
    Develop and maintain connectivity and alignment with the Active Division Demand Planning team and wider Active & Footwear Division Supply Chain function. 

     

     

                             What you need to have

     

    • Experience in an allocator or merchandising assistant role.
    • Highly accurate with good attention to detail.
    • Strong mathematical skills and confident in sales analysis and budgets.
    • Commercially aware and motivated to maximise sales and profit opportunities.
    • Strong communication skills.
    • Preferably educated to degree level or equivalent
    • Strong organisational skills, able to self-manage schedule and workload within a deadline driven environment.
    • Highly computer literate, notably Excel.
    • SAP experience advantageous.
    • Experience of working as part of a team within a commercial role.
    • Branded sports/fashion experience preferable
    • Multi-channel environment experience preferable

     

                        What we need to see in you

     

    • Highly planned, organised & methodical 
    • Positive and have a confident approach to getting things done within a very demanding environment
    • Able to be hands-on and self motivated with the ability to meet deadlines
    • Commercially aware to maximise sales and profit opportunities
    • Can demonstrate sound decision-making based on intuition and judgement

     

     

     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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