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Abingdon, Oxfordshire Niche Recruitment Ltd

We're happy to announce an exciting hybrid opportunity for an Assistant Merchandiser to join Whittard of Chelsea. With 3 days a week in the beautiful Didcot offices, this role would see you joining a British Heritage brand that is world renowned for its specialist teas, coffees, and hot chocolates.

Whittard sells fan-favourite products across the UK and internationally, continuously growing its passionate customer base. This permanent position will see you supporting the merchandising of Whittard's famous Teas and Coffees, their 2 leading categories. You will maximise sales and margin through effective planning, forecasting, distribution, and trading.

Your time as Assistant Merchandiser will include:

  • Managing stock allocation & replenishment to make best use of available stock across all sales channels
  • Maintaining the delivery schedule, ensuring all delivery dates are adhered to
  • Assisting the merchandising team in analysing data and producing reports looking into the best and worst sellers, and managing price changes as necessary
  • Directly supporting the Merchandiser with PO management & the order book, being the first point of contact for suppliers and reporting on supplier performance
  • Maintaining and updating stock orders and product data on the in-house stock management system, ensuring it's kept accurate and up to date

We would love to hear from you if you have the following experience:

  • At least a year's Merchandise Assistant or Allocator experience
  • Good communication, numeracy, and Microsoft Excel skills
  • An understanding of the critical path with a good sense of timekeeping
  • A team player attitude with a genuine interest in Merchandising

The role itself

In this role, the Assistant Merchandiser will play a pivotal role in managing goods. Using your effective communication skills across all departments, you will allocate & manage the stock to stores, online, wholesale channels and internationally to keep the loyal Whittard customer's cups full of their favourite brews!

You will become part of a community with this hard-working but fun brand and will benefit from generous holiday allowance, employee discounts, bonus schemes, as well as an array of many other incentive-based benefits.

What the company is like

Our story began in 1886 when Walter Whittard began selling the finest tea, coffee, and hot chocolate in London with the approach to buy the best. Over 135 years later, our never-ending curiosity to find unique blends and distinctive tastes lives on at Whittard. We continue to flourish, and our ambition will always remain the same - to ensure every customer can enjoy their own Whittard moment, and make each day more special.

If you would love to be a part of the Whittard team and have previous store merchandising experience, we would love to hear from you.

We are partnering with Niche Recruitment who will be managing the recruitment for this role. Please click Apply now to submit your application via their website.

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