Careers

Careers

Manchester HQ

We're passionate about fashion, love and live by it, period.

So, if you share our affection you might want to be part of the ISIF movement and join our 0161 Manchester HQ. We're after passionate individuals who are hungry to make a difference and help achieve excellence in the fashion world.

If you think you're up for a challenge, check out our fantastic opportunities below.

The Perks

At Manchester HQ everyday is a good day because we look after our team;

  • Free lunch every day
  • Stocked drinks fridge
  • Company social events
  • Staff discount on I SAW IT FIRST website
  • 20% discount on food and drink at a prestigious Manchester restaurant

Current Vacancies

Merchandising Admin Assistant

Job Role: Permanent

Location: Manchester HQ

Salary: Competitive

Description:

We currently have a fantastic opportunity for a Merchandising Admin Assistant to join our Head Office team in Manchester.

To assist and support the merchandising team for the designated category, including providing administrative support as required. To work closely with both the merchandisers and the buyers for the designated category to develop a full understanding of the range supported.

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Role & Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for creating and amending all purchase orders.
  • Action re-pricing and markdown changes.
  • Changes to supplier revised delivery dates.
  • Liaise with the warehouse regarding any stock queries and necessary purchase order amendments.
  • Sending Barcodes out to suppliers.
  • Supporting the Merchandiser with excel reporting and preparation, analysis, Data entry and general administrative duties.

WHAT YOU’VE GOT

  • Is an ambassador for the brand.
  • Attends training, meetings and other events as requested by direct managers or senior management, including Head of Human Resources.
  • Assists colleagues by completing task outside own job role when requested, including supporting associated companies.
  • Maintains own working area in a professional and organised manner.
  • Always strives to improve the department’s operation and increase knowledge of own and related job functions.

Due to the evolving nature of our organisation, this job description is not exhaustive. While this job description will be reviewed and updated periodically, the job holder may from time to time be required to carry out tasks which are not detailed in this document.

Assistant Merchandiser

Job Role: Permanent

Location: Manchester HQ

Salary: Competitive

Description:

We're on a journey, taking the best people with us and so are looking for an experienced Junior Merchandiser to join us! Feel the buzz and excitement working with the brains behind one of the fastest growing international retailers.

Responsible for making sure the product sells the best, most profitably, our Merchandising team are the self-proclaimed pioneers of the test and repeat model. Liaising closely with other departments such as buying, working in Merch as a Junior Merchandiser gives you opportunity to have a direct impact for one of the fastest growing international retailers! Show us who you are, join the team now!

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Tasks, duties & responsibilities:

  • To prepare reporting and present in Weekly and Monthly Trading Meetings.
  • Drives the Test and Repeat Model to trade their area.
  • Reviews Daily and Weekly Sales performance and carriers out Rebuy and Markdown actions where required.
  • Reviews over and under performance at Product Group level and drives trading actions to maximise potential and minimise risk.
  • Seeds and manages a WSSI by accurately forecasting demand, OTB, returns, AVSP and margin.
  • Takes ownership of the Critical Path Management and takes appropriate action on issues when they arise.
  • As well as being competent in preparing trading reports/packs will also make recommendations for reporting improvements across the B&M function and implement.
  • Takes a strategic approach to driving their department forward through Strategy and Framework plans.
  • Continues to work closely with QC, Design and building on Supplier relations.
  • Mentoring and coaching junior members of the team.
  • Fully aware of the principles and contribution to the overall Business Strategy.

Processes and department development

  • Is aware of current and emerging best practice within merchandising/buying

Communication and relationship building

  • Builds effective and open relationships with all members of the buying and merchandising team, based on reliable, accurate and relevant data.
  • Ensures productive relationship between merchandising function and all other business areas to ensure goals achieved, specifically the design and accounts teams.
  • Delivers key information at the right time, to the right people, and presents when necessary at high level meetings as requested by the Director’s (in absence of Head of Merchandising)

Merchandiser

Job Role: Permanent

Location: Manchester HQ

Salary: Competitive

Description:

We're on a journey, taking the best people with us and so are looking for an experienced Merchandiser to join us! Feel the buzz and excitement working with the brains behind one of the fastest growing international retailers.

Responsible for making sure the product sells the best, most profitably, our Merchandising team are the self-proclaimed pioneers of the test and repeat model. Liaising closely with other departments such as buying, working as a Merchandiser gives you opportunity to have a direct impact for one of the fastest growing international retailers! Show us who you are, join the team now!

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Job Summary:

  • To support the merchandising function for the business in order to ensure that all relevant stakeholders have accurate data which can directly, proactively and consistently inform decisions relating to maximising profitability and contributing to overall business strategy and growth.
  • To support the Head of Merchandising to ensure that the buying function is effectively controlled within the agreed business strategy, and that all necessary frameworks, controls and skill sets are in situ to enable the necessary degree of both long term planning and in season trading to maximise business performance.

Tasks, Duties & Responsibilities: Financial

  • Using data to optimise the sales volume and profitability of all designated product areas.
  • Supporting planning of budgets by category, option count, and depth of buy based on the overall business and financial goals of the company.
  • Controls stock levels based on weekly sales and stock intakes (WSSI)
  • Reviews sales forecasts based on performance, and actions re forecasts.
  • Analyses and monitors best and worst sellers and makes informed recommendations for action
  • Recommends promotions and re buys as necessary
  • Monitors and maintains buying margin and gross profit margins as requested.
  • Ensures that best sellers reach their full potential
  • Supplies the Head of Merchandising and buying team with necessary data to enable informed decisions and planning.

Processes and department development

  • Is aware of current and emerging best practice within merchandising/buying and makes recommendations to the business via Head of Merchandising as appropriate.

As a Merchandiser you should be highly motivated, with technical flair, excellent communication skills and a can-do attitude.

 

The Company is committed to equality of opportunity for all applicants including those with criminal convictions. Basic Disclosure Information about criminal convictions may be requested to assist the selection process and will be taken into account only when the conviction is considered relevant to the position. A copy of this disclosure policy is available on request. By continuing with this application you are agreeing to comply with this company policy.

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