Merchandising Assistants & Distributors
The Walt Disney Company
London, United Kingdom
1d ago

Responsibilities

Although the two roles are different, the skills are interchangeable and during you career at the Disney Store you will be expected to gain experience in both in order to grow your career and progress within that field.

Distributors are important to our business because they decide which stock needs to be sent where, when and in what volume using information provided by their Merchandising teams, their own analysis and through the relationships they build with others in the business.

Their key tasks include :

  • Systematically sending stock from the warehouse to stores across Europe and our online store. They use allocation systems to send the right quantities, to the right place at the right time
  • Communicating with District and Store Managers on their stock and sales
  • Helping to plan and forecast allocations with the Stock Distribution Supervisor and Manager
  • Running-ad hoc analysis and working proficiently in Excel
  • Working independently to manage multiple tasks in a fast paced environment
  • Merchandising Assistants are important to our business because they support the management of stock into the warehouse and analyse and share information to keep the business running smoothly.

    Their key tasks include :

  • Working proficiently in Excel to run daily and weekly reports, analysing the information on areas such as best-selling lines, stock holding and stores / online sales
  • Managing the intake of stock to ensure products are in warehouse ready for launches
  • Highlighting and systemically entering lines for promotions and markdown
  • Managing tasks and time effectively in a fast paced environment
  • Helping to plan and forecast future sales with the Merchandiser and Assistant Merchandiser
  • Both roles will be expected to attend and contribute to department meetings and ensure effective communication amongst the Buying, Merchandising and Distribution teams to promote a collaborative working environment.
  • To be considered for the role, you will have a natural aptitude for numbers including percentages and ratios and have experience working within Retail, or a related qualification.

    Strong communication skills are vital as you’ll be collaborating with all stakeholders and working especially close with our Merchandising, Distribution and Buying teams.

    Basic Qualifications : Ideally you will have :

    Ideally you will have :

  • Excellent numerical skills*
  • Retail experience and / or experience in a similar role e.g. as a Buyer's Assistant / Buying Admin, Merchandising
  • Office admin experience, beneficial
  • Analytical approach to problem solving
  • Ability to prioritise workload with a focus on accuracy and attention to detail
  • Aptitude to work both independently and as a team to achieve joint goals
  • Please note :
  • you will need to complete a short online maths test as part of the application process.
  • there will be a numerical assessment to complete along with an attention to detail exercise if you are invited for an interview.
  • About Disney Store :

    Disney store, which debuted in 1987, carries high-quality products, including exclusive product lines that support and promote Disney’s key entertainment initiatives and characters from Disney, Pixar, Star Wars and Marvel.

    shopDisney.com is the ecommerce destination for guests of all ages, offering a curated selection of the best product from Disney store, Disney Consumer Products licensees, global collections and collaborations, and Disney Parks and Resorts, including trend fashion and accessories, toys, home and collectibles.

    Disney store and shopDisney offer magical shopping experiences that can only be delivered by Disney, one of the world’s largest and most successful entertainment companies.

  • There are currently more than 240 Disney store locations in North America; more than 40 Disney store locations in Japan;
  • two locations in Shanghai, China including a flagship; and more than 70 Disney store locations in Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Spain, and the United Kingdom.

    About The Walt Disney Company :

    The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments : media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media.

    From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-

    class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe.

    With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

    This position is with The Disney Store Limited, which is part of a business segment we call Disney Store.

    The Disney Store Limited is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, colour, religion or belief, sex, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, disability or pregnancy or maternity.

    Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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