Merchandising Administration Assistant – 2 year contract

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Job Description

About The Role

You will support the team, in this 2 year contract, by providing administrative support and contributing to the merchandise process. This will be a key role to support the team drive the performance against sales and margin targets, maximizing in-season opportunities and affecting future inventory.

What You’ll Be Doing

  •  You will be responsible for owning and driving own category and managing a team to support this.
  •         Ensuring that the team has all the necessary resources to be efficient.
  •          Updating all necessary records, files and databases are maintained accurately and updated in a timely manner.
  •         Creating new items, and purchase orders and maintaining cost and retail price change. All seasonal orders to be completed by requested deadline.
  •         Working with team to provide finance department with required information.
  •         Check all supplier order confirmation details received are correct, support the Buyers to resolve any queries with the supplier, buying and finance in a timely fashion to adhere to any supplier deadlines.
  •         Manage and support the team in all aspects relating to the shipments and logistical processing.
  •         Supporting all teams on smooth return to vendor requests (RTV’s), ensuring effective communication to suppliers and internal teams.
  •         Producing weekly and daily report on shipment and PO updates to Management. Ensure PO shipment trackers are maintained across the team, delivery dates managed, and deviances are escalated to buyers and planners. Highlight any possible risks and reasons for delays.
  •         Ensuring all pricing is accurate and checks are streamlined across the team.
  •         Coordinate shipments with suppliers and Al Tayer logistics to ensure timely deliveries.
  •         Update delivery schedule and communicate to the buyers and planners on a weekly basis.
  •         Managing the development and growth of each team member. Continue to grow with support of Management.

About You

Education: Bachelor’s degree in any related field.

Experience:  Minimum 2-3 years of buying merchandise / planning experience in fashion/luxury retail.

Other requirements:

  •        Strong understanding of Merchandising financials.
  •         Advanced computer skills in Excel and MS Office.
  •         Numerate with strong analytical skills and financial acumen.
  •         Excellent communication, organizational and problem-solving skills.
  •         Aptitude to function within deadlines, while working both independently and as part of a team.
  •         Ability to recognize, analyze and quantify market trends.
  •         Ability to work independently and proactively, with excellent attention to detail.
  •         Able to successfully manage and execute priorities in a timely manner within a fast-paced, high-growth environment.
  •         Demonstrate ability to build and foster productive working relationships with cross-functional teams and vendors.
  •         Able to manage and develop a team.
  •         Proficient in the English Language.
  •         Product / brand orientation with good knowledge of fashion industry and benchmarks.
  •         Stakeholder management skills to build and maintain collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders and counterparts.
  •         Commercial skills with the ability to identify opportunities and potential business risks.
Area
Dubai, United Arab Emirates