Merchandising Administration Assistant - Level 1
New Look
London , UK
5d ago

The Role :

As Merchandising Administration Assistant you will put the customer requirements at the centre of our offer and support the Merchandising team to maximise sales opportunity and profitability, by planning and delivering a commercial level of sales and stock across all relevant regions and channels.

Merchandising & Planning

  • Achieving department KPI’s in line with strategy and department plan, maximising sales and profit
  • Awareness of the Brand Vision
  • Managing daily / weekly tasks in line with ways of working
  • Preparation for Departmental Meetings
  • Taking ownership and finding solutions
  • Supporting commitment management through the weekly team updates, reviewing this daily and actioning all amends
  • Intake Management

  • Management of intake and relationships with Suppliers to ensure products are delivered on time, Quality issues are dealt with in a timely manner, slippage is communicated to all relevant parties and compliance charges are followed through
  • Purchase Orders

  • Creating, maintaining and managing PO’s, ensuring they are kept up to date and accurate
  • Weekly UDA (User Defined Attributes) management ensuring all are kept up to date and are correct
  • Sizing

  • Completing ratio on orders, ensuring the correct ratio is purchased to optimise sales
  • Pricing

  • Highlighting opportunities or where risks could arise on markdowns, promotions and / or repricing
  • Reporting

  • Producing daily sales reports, feeding back to the Team, reviewing sales figures and advising on appropriate actions, such as repeat buying / increasing commitment;
  • extending product further down the chain; and increasing replenishment to the best performing stores


  • Maintaining an effective working relationship with the Branch Merchandising Assistant, ensuring they are updated with delivery changes and managing the distribution plan alongside Branch Merchandising to maximise sales and manage risk, along with reporting back to the Team
  • Product Awareness

  • An understanding of the New Look Customer
  • Basic understanding of our Customer Insight and Market Share
  • About You :

    PC literate Intermediate / Advanced Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Outlook.

    An understanding of fashion trends and knowledge of the high street

    Other Essential Skills

    Strong numerical and analytical skills


    Confident communicator

    Previous experience working in Fashion / Retail and / or as a Merchandising Admin Assistant desirable

    Why New Look?

    The amazing people, the love of fashion, the 4pm Friday finishes there are so many reasons to love working at New Look. We prioritise development, offering training to support your progression, so you can be at your absolute best and achieve your goals.

    You’ll also receive these amazing benefits, to name only a few :

    40% staff discount

    Monthly 25% off privilege vouchers for family and friends to enjoy

    Quarterly sample sales

    Season ticket loans

    While we’ve always championed our smarter working policy, COVID has shaken things up for us. Now, our colleagues balance their time between home and office, and always in accordance with government advice we believe this is the best way to maintain a flexible but collaborative and social way of working.

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