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Assistant Merchandiser Apprenticeship

Employer
Cotton Traders House
Location
Cotton Traders House Atllamtic Road, Atlantic Street, Altrincham, WA14 5GZ
Salary
£18,500.00 annually
Closing date
3 Dec 2021

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Specialism
Other
Sector
Unspecified
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
December
Duration
Permanent
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The Opportunity

We have an exciting opportunity to join the Stock Control team as a Trainee Assistant Merchandiser, based at our Head Offices in Altrincham. Joining our team is a hugely rewarding and fantastic opportunity for someone looking to start their career in Merchandising.

As a Trainee Assistant Merchandiser you'll report into the Merchandiser, working closely with your team to analyse the product sales and assist with the planning, forecasting and ordering of stock. The role is very much suited to someone who is systematic, precise and analytical.

Here are some of the key tasks that you will be involved in:
  • Producing reports to enable the analysis of sales and stock data
  • Helping to analyse sales and assist in the planning of new ranges
  • Raising orders and managing them into the business by liaising with our suppliers
  • Investigating data inaccuracies and problem solving where issues arise
  • Providing support to the Merchandiser where required
  • Working closely with the Buying, Technology, Marketing and Creative teams


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent communication skills
  • A passion for a career in Merchandising
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Ability to perform under pressure
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, multi-channel environment
  • Exceptional team working skills
  • Computer literate, particularly with experience of Excel
  • Strong numerical capability


Personal qualities

  • You're super-curious about pretty much everything, with an analytical mind and organised thinker
  • It should go without saying that you're happy with numbers, great with detail, and have a good, intuitive feel for the commercial world
  • You're excited about fashion, keen to learn and adapt in a fast-paced environment, with the resilience and drive to back it up when the going gets tough


Desired qualifications

  • You'll also need to have GCSEs in mathsand English (grade C/4 or better)


Future prospects

  • Depending on the performance of the candidate and company vacancies, there may be a role in our merchandising team


Things to consider

  • Our offices are based in Altrincham, Greater Manchester. The ideal candidate will have their own transport as we aren't on a direct bus or tram route. However, you can get the tram from across Manchester and from the city centre, but this would then require a 35 minute walk to Cotton Traders House
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