Buying and Merchandising Assistant Apprenticeship Level 4 ( Wholesale Team)

Missguided Ltd
75, Trafford Wharf Road, Manchester, M17 1ES
£153.55 per week
07 Sep 2020
19 Sep 2020
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
Duties and responsibilities will include:

Merch Focus Term:
  • Report Management,ensuring data is correct in weekly Trade Report, Customer Range Plans, Stock Tracker, Delivery Schedule, and Cancellation Log - Accuracy and responsibility for own accounts
  • Checking and validating all information prior to the raising of all orders with Suppliers and consolidating orders where necessary
  • Raising POs with suppliers, progressing weekly to identifying any possible issues and proposing actions to resolve and avoid sales loss
  • Weekly update of order status to customers, proving clear and timely communication, highlighting any issues, and offering resolutions
  • Allocating customer orders to ensure dispatch date is met, working with the warehouse to resolve any issues
  • Manage returned & cancelled orders appropriately. Cancelling with customer or suppliers where applicable & offering cancelled lines for resale
  • Weekly team meetings updating the wider team on dispatch forecast / changes / cancellations / issues
  • Understanding the Wholesale process and have responsibility from order placement to despatching to Accounts

Sales Focus Term:
  • Presenting and selling product ranges to wholesale customers
  • Support Junior Account Manager with reporting and analysis
  • Maintain good relationship with customers through regular communication and efficient issue resolution
  • Conduct weekly, quarterly, and seasonal analysis and produce insights for internal strategy meetings and share customers' forthcoming strategies
  • Track weekly sales and consider opportunities or risks
  • Identify customer requirements and opportunities and coordinate with other departments to implement
  • Work along side buying to ensure the right range is available for your customer.
  • Enhance cash margin where possible by minimising costs and customer returns or debit notes
  • Minimise lost sales or customer cancellations and coordinate, where necessary, with other departments to find solutions
  • Ensure the Brand is well represented and drive Marketing opportunities

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent communication skills with an open personality
  • Passion for product
  • Good with mathematics

Personal qualities

  • Work well within the team, offering support across the wholesale team and the wider business contacts
  • Take responsibility for own development and get stuck in
  • Identify best practise and ways of working- Suggest improvements to processes and procedures
  • Act professionally in all communications, as a representative of Missguided business to business relationships

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE grades 4-9 (A*-C)in maths & English or equivalent

Future prospects

  • Fluid movement in distribution and core merchandising

Things to consider

  • Are you looking to kick start your career in Fashionand live in Inner City Manchester? This Apprenticeship might be for you

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