Joules

Trainee Merchandiser - Childrenswear

Department

Merchandising

Location

Market Harborough

Salary

Competitive + Excellent Benefits

Closing Date:

07/05/2017

About the role

About Joules

Joules is a distinctive, established and fast-growing lifestyle brand that is growing rapidly in the UK and internationally. The brand is at the heart of the business and encompasses values of time-off, heritage, countryside, Britishness, family and fun, which resonate strongly with our large, growing and loyal customer base. Following great success in the UK, Joules is attracting an ever-increasing international audience, through the development of wholesale accounts in North America and Germany.  We’re also a top selling wholesale brand in major UK retailers such as John Lewis and Next Label and in 2016 we were proud to have won ‘Mainstream Brand of the Year’ at the Drapers Awards.

Trainee Merchandiser – Childrenswear

An exciting NEW opportunity has arisen for a Merchandising Graduate to join our hugely successful Childrenswear team as a Trainee Merchandiser. This role is offered on a permanent, full-time basis and will operate Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm. This role reports to our Childrenswear Merchandiser and will join a larger Merchandising team of 20.

This is a fast paced role and you will support the Childrenswear Merchandiser with general administrative duties, preparing weekly reports, and liaising across the Buying and Merchandising team to ensure the correct stock is allocated across the company thus driving profitability.  

As you develop your understanding of the role, you will be responsible for:

  • Review weekly sales in retail and direct
  • Attend critical path meetings keeping the Childrenswear merchandiser informed of any action to be taken
  • Work with stores and arrange visits to understand issues and opportunities
  • Attending range building and selection meetings
  • Monitor and update line cards on a weekly basis and propose actions to the Childrenswear Merchandiser
  • Analyse previous sales history to determine future size rations
  • Amend the system when the order book is closed, ensuring all stock is correctly placed

The Candidate

To be considered for this role, you will preferably be educated to degree level in Merchandising or Fashion with Business Studies. You will have exceptional communication skills both verbal and written and will have a demonstrable proactive approach and show initiate. You will be analytical, have strong mathematical skills and be a competent user of Excel which will be tested at interview.

Benefits

In Return, as our Trainee Merchandiser for Childrenswear at Joules, you will be entitled to a bi-annual Clothing Allowance; a generous Employee Discount; Save As You Earn Scheme, Pension, ‘Thank You’ Schemes, 31 days Annual Leave including Bank Holidays and lots more! Additionally, you will receive fantastic support and development in order for you to maximise your potential within this wonderful company.

How to Apply

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who wants to help grow the Joules brand and start their Merchandising career. To apply, please click ‘Apply Now’ to upload your CV for our consideration.