Assistant Merchandiser – Sales

CTC: As per Market Standards

Work Experience: 2+ Years

Description

  1. Planning product ranges and preparing sales and stock plans in conjunction with buyers;
  2. Liaising with buyers, analysts, stores, suppliers, and distributors;
  3. Maintaining a comprehensive library of appropriate data;
  4. Working closely with visual Merchandisers and Showroom Manager to decide how products should be displayed to maximize customer interest and sales;
  5. Producing layout plans for stores, sometimes called ‘statements’;
  6. Forecasting profits and sales, and optimizing the sales volume and profitability of designated product areas;
  7. Planning budgets and presenting sales forecasts and figures for new ranges;
  8. Controlling stock levels based on forecasts for the season;
  9. Analyzing every aspect of bestsellers (for example, the best selling price points, colors, or styles) and ensuring that bestsellers reach their full potential;
  10. Maintaining awareness of the competitors’ performance;
  11. Monitoring slow sellers and taking action to reduce prices or set promotions as necessary;
  12. Gathering information on customers’ reactions to products;
  13. Analyzing previous season’s sales and reporting on the current season’s lines;
  14. Making financial presentations to senior managers;
  15. Accompanying buyers on visits to manufacturers to appreciate production processes;
  16. Meeting with suppliers and managing the distribution of stock, by negotiating cost prices, ordering stock, agreeing timescales and delivery dates, and completing the necessary paperwork;
  17. Identifying production and supply difficulties and dealing with any problems or delays as they arise;

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