• Location
    Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
  • Salary
  • Category
    Office and Secretarial - Administrator
  • Job type
    Temporary contract
  • Industry
    Office and Secretarial
  • External Reference

About the role

Two different roles to choose from - Buying Administrator / Merchandise Administrator

£11.49 per hour

6 months - working from home/office

You will be a key part of the Buying team, supporting your Assistant Buyer and Buying Manager to ensure our customers can buy fantastic products that are great quality at great prices.

You will be responsible for:

  • You will support Monday trade activity. Knowing and preparing best and worst products and assisting in trade meetings.

  • Completing all admin tasks and range plan requirements necessary to for each product to meet CP deadlines.

  • Liaising with hubs and suppliers to ensure CP is up to date, escalating issues and risks to deliveries.

  • Management of samples including obtaining them from suppliers, preparing samples for meetings, sealing samples, storage and disposal.

  • Managing the approvals process, viewing approvals through commercial eyes, understanding the vision for the final product and escalating concerns.

  • Knowing when approval and fit decisions will effect CP and communicating this to the team.

  • Conducting regular store/website visits, understanding and sharing competitor activity with the team.

  • Assisting in team meetings such as pre- selections, sign offs and strategies by preparing rails and samples, capturing next step notes and issues.

  • Knowing and liaising with dept suppliers and HUB contacts, supporting in supplier meetings.

  • Following our Business Code of Conduct and always acting with integrity and due diligence

You will need:

  • Retail (ideally multi-channel) experience

  • Passion for clothing product

  • Analysis and report preparation skills

  • Data analysis and numeracy skills

Key Teams you will work with:

  • Assistant Designers

  • Assistant Merchandise Planners

  • Technical team

  • Suppliers

About the role:

You will be a key part of the Merchandising department team, supporting your Merchandising Planning Manager to ensure our product arrives at the right place and at the right time.

You will be responsible for:

  • You will be the key contact for intake and distribution on your department.

  • Track OC's and PO's and be the point of contact for suppliers and hubs

  • Update PO's and ensure housekeeping is up to date to maintain accurate intake forecasts for your area - Update your team on intake and supplier delivery issues to ensure any problems are resolved quickly.

  • You will ensure that all Critical Paths are up to date and ready for the weekly Critical Path Meetings

  • Keep the launch tracker accurate and engage SSP on lines and initial stock levels to deliver 100% launch, flagging any issues. You will respond quickly to store and supply chain queries.

  • Understand the management and throughput of stock from allocation to replenishment and stock required to deliver sales, work with SSP to make recommendations to maximise output.

  • You will manage the administration of the F&F range plan alongside your buying counterparts, ensuring product details are accurate as directed by your manager. You'll be organised and clear on the department workplan.

  • Carry out amendments to orders, and be the key point of contact for HSC in my team.

  • Accurately set up and run weekly trade reports and ad-hoc reports to provide performance insight.

  • Undertake analysis to understand department performance as directed by your manager.

  • Following our Business Code of Conduct and always acting with integrity and due diligence

Relevant Experience:

  • Merchandising experience

  • Report preparation and analysis

  • Organisation and administration

  • Commercial / retail experience

  • Data analysis and numeracy

  • MS Excel / Office - Range planning tools

Key People and Teams you will work with:

  • Merchandising, Buying, Design & Technical teams

  • Clothing Hub Team.

  • Suppliers

  • SSP and supply chain team

  • HSC admin teams

People, Budgets and other resources you will be responsible for:

  • Department intake

  • Department sales

  • Department margin

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