From our first store in the 1960s, a little Taunton shop with great clothes and even better prices, to an omni-channel business serving millions of customers… we're New Look. 

Our purpose is always to inspire That New Look Feeling and we believe that starts with us. Our values motivate us every day: we play to win, we’re customer-obsessed and we work as one. 

It's a busy and exciting time for the brand and we’re on the hunt for a Assistant Merchandiser to join our growing Merchandising team. 

The Team 

In Merchandising we are responsible for the planning and stock management of our products across all our channels and markets. We work closely with Buying on how we can maximise our profit by putting the right product, in the right stores at the right times 

The Role 

To put the customer requirements at the centre of our offer. To support the Merchandiser to maximise sales opportunity and profitability, by delivering a commercial level of sales and stock across all relevant regions and channels. To provide support to the Team with daily figure analysis, future sales and range planning, as well as communicating closely with the Buying team in line with the Critical Path. Responsible for managing and developing junior team members, in order to create a high performing team. Deputises in the absence of the Merchandiser / Senior Merchandiser. 

Your key responsibilities will be to support the Merchandiser or Senior Merchandiser in the smooth running of the department as well as maximising sales opportunities and profit potential whilst minimising markdown spend.  

  • Manage the in-season trading of the marketing group 
  • Use the range plan sign off and marketing group KPIs to effectively manage in season trading 
  • Manage option count by store category 
  • Support Merchandiser with sales stock and OTB forecasting 
  • Management of new and repeat orders 
  • Review performance by profit block/key styles 
  • Review and manage line monitors 
  • Assess under and over performing lines 
  • Review and implement markdown and promotional spend 
  • Mid week and daily sales availability 
  • Undertake ad hoc analysis of performance 
  • Complete lessons learnt analysis, end of month, end of quarter, end of half 
  • Manage stock flow and stock levels 
  • Review actual v planned stock levels on a (minimum) rolling quarterly basis 
  • Monitor stock commitment and intake phasing 
  • Weekly commitment and distribution review 


About You: 

  • Significant experience of working within a similar role at a fast-paced fashion Retailer 
  • Highly analytical 
  • A proactive approach to problem solving 
  • Sound commercial acumen and a genuine interest in the Retail market 
  • Strong interpersonal skills, flexibility and enthusiasm are also essential to succeed in this role, as is the ability to work to strict deadline. 


Why New Look? 

The amazing people, the fashion – there are so many reasons to love working at New Look. We prioritise development, offering training to support your progression, so you can be 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 
  • Season ticket loans 
  • Pension – A contributory private pension scheme 
  • Virtual GP access 

Apply now to find out more. 

We pride ourselves on being a flexible employer. Although this is a full-time role, our colleagues work a range of patterns. If you have a specific pattern in mind, we're keen to discuss this with you in line with the output needed for the role. 



Location: London Office, W1W 8HJ

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