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Assistant Merchandiser - Home (Fixed term contract)

Merchandising - Piccadilly

Contract: Temporary
Salary: Competitive and Benefits

Located in the heart of Piccadilly in our beautiful flagship store. This central London location, offers so much to explore including restaurants, bars, cultural sites, shopping and more, and only a short walk from the Green Park Tube Station and plenty of bus stops.

Role Purpose:

Fortnum & Mason are looking for an Assistant Merchandiser for Home to join the Fortnum’s Family on a fixed term contract basis to cover maternity leave. We are looking for someone who can assist the Merchandiser in managing aspects of Inventory Management and supply chain activity to ensure excellent availability within the Open To Buy and Wastage target Constraints.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Formulation of sales forecasts using experience and historic data
  • Place all orders for respective department
  • Expediting Orders
  • Develop relationships with Suppliers / DC / Piccadilly Warehouse / Retail / Online team
  • Complete understanding of Grade A and B lines (in terms of stock, orders, issues, pricing, promos etc)
  • Drive OTIF (On time and in full deliveries)
  • Order Management – i.e. the orders on the system reflect exactly what stock is due and when
  • Communication of failed deliveries and actions proposed
  • Raise Supplier Compliance Charges
  • Compile statistical data regarding volume of Supplier Compliance Charges
  • Allocation parameters set on the system
  • Maintain availability within defined parameters
  • Maintain and report against KPIs (e.g. stock holding, weeks cover, availability)

We expect the successful candidate to have the following skills and experience:

  • Excellent Microsoft office skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Be really resilient and be able to manage up
  • Excellent diary management able to ensure Managers attend meetings on time
  • Robust experience of the CRM systems and processes and reporting mechanisms to enable a function that is growing and maturing at speed
  • Digitally savvy
  • An ability to challenge, build credibility with a wide range of audiences and work with integrity/confidentiality at all times

At Fortnum & Mason we've been innovating for more than 300 years and as part of our mission to deliver a sense of pleasure for the centuries to come. We have grown to be a digitally focused and multi-channel company with the excitement of expanding our family to include those willing to grow with us.

Those who can consistently demonstrate individual initiative within a collaborative team framework, thrive at Fortnum & Mason. If this sounds like you, and you’re ready for the next step in your career, we welcome your application!

• A competitive salary
• A generous store and restaurant discount of up to 40%
• 25 days holidays plus bank holidays and an extra day off for your birthday
• A fantastic subsidised staff restaurant which uses Fortnum’s ingredients
• A range of opportunities to develop and grow personally and professionally
• Excellent pension scheme