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Merchandise Assistant

23,502 P.A. ?

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About the role

There is a lot going on behind the scenes at Asda to ensure we deliver on our promise to customers and continue to give them the best range of products at the best prices.
One of the many ways we do this is through expert Merchandise Planning - and that is where you can come in.
You will work with the Merchandiser to look after the planning and weekly trading for a specific department – maximising sales and profit whilst ensuring availability for our customers at the same time.
You will work on range and promotional planning, analyse performance and plan exit strategies whilst minimising unplanned markdown.
This is an exciting role where you will be facing new challenges every single day.

The ins and outs

  • Working with the Merchandiser to oversee the trading and planning for our department.
  • Creating and analysing sales reports both for range and promotions and recommending actions to maximise sales and minimise markdown exposure.
  • Planning and implementing exit strategies.
  • Driving appropriate buy volumes through effective forecasting
  • Delivering the P&L alongside our Merchandisers and Buyers.

What you will need:

  • Strong numerical and analytical skills
  • The ability to read and interpret numerical information, and to make decisions using this
  • In-depth working knowledge of Excel and how to manipulate a high volume of data
  • Ability to work at a fast pace and under pressure
  • Customer focussed and a strong interest in Retail
  • Good business acumen and commercial thinking
  • Great attention to detail and clarity of thinking
  • Good influencing and communication skills

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