Junior Merchandiser (Full-Time /15 Months Fixed Te
About Us The Zoological Society of London (ZSL), a charity founded in 1826, is a world-renowned centre of excellence for conservation science and applied conservation. ZSL’s mission is to promote and achieve the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats. This is realised by carrying out field conservation and research in over 50 countries across the globe and through education and awareness-raising at our two zoos, ZSL London Zoo and ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, inspiring people to take conservation action. Role Profile ZSL is seeking an experienced and adaptable individual to be responsible for managing intake, allocating stock throughout the business / season, monitor stock sales, reconciling invoices and delivery discrepancies. As the Junior Merchandiser you will assist in maximising the profitability of ZSL, within the Buying and Merchandising (B&M) function through effective stock management and control of product intake. In addition you will be responsible for managing product categories and contribute to the overall forecasting, analysis and delivery of a profitable and commercial range from the supply base to store, that maximises every sales opportunity. Main Duties and Responsibilities Supporting the Merchanding function in working closely with the Buying team to plan ranges, sales targets and category splits each season. Producing robust range plans by category and sub category to assist in creating ranges that represents a Good, Better, Best offer and a robust pricing architecture. Facilitating the quick and efficient resolution of any stock issues / slow sellers / delivery issues. Actioning weekly reports and analysis for the Merchandising team. Leading weekly sales updates with the Operations teams Working with the supplier for the prompt input of flows to ensure alignment between production and commitment. Developing excellent relationships with other teams within the business to aid the B&M process. Ensuring stock is in the correct place at the right time of year in the correct volumes to optimise profitability. Managing and ensuring the updating of the delivery schedule, assessing stock requirements and communication to the supply base, Warehouse and Operations teams. Person Specification ZSL accepts and welcomes all applications for this position however; ideal candidates will have already worked as an Assistant Merchandiser ready for the next level or be an existing Junior Merchandiser looking for a new challenge, and will be able to demonstrate the following: Educated to degree standard in a relevant subject or equivalent qualification or equivalent work experience. Proven experience of engaging with a wide range of stakeholders: Including Suppliers and Management. Flexible and organised approach to workload and able to meet deadlines. Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) and proficient working with Microsoft Office packages. Strong organisational, interpersonal and presentation skills. Ability to identify problems and implement appropriate solutions. Please Note: Whilst the role is based at London Zoo the functional nature of the job may require the post holder to also work at Whipsnade Zoo as and when necessary. As such a Full UK Driver’s License is desirable. This position is offered on a 15 months fixed term contract with the possibility of an extension. This is a fantastic opportunity for an individual looking for employment in a non-for-profit international organisation. You will have exposure to a variety of departments and people who have a passion for Animal Conservation. If you have the imagination to not only problem solve but create new opportunities to support the Commercial department within ZSL, then we would love to hear from you. Benefits: This role offers a competitive salary plus a comprehensive benefits package including 25 days holiday, Stakeholder Pension Scheme, Subsidised staff restaurant and complimentary zoo tickets to the both London and Whipsnade Zoo. To Apply Applicants will need to upload their CV and covering letter (detailing relevant experience and skills, stating why they want the position and including details of availability) and can do this by clicking the "Apply for this job online" button. If you have any queries regarding these positions or when applying through the system please contact Human Resources. Closing Date: Midnight (23:59) Sunday 22nd April 2018 The Zoological Society of London is a charity registered in England and Wales: no. 208728.