As a Merchandising Administration Assistant, your main role is to provide support to the Merchandising team in all areas of administration and help ensure stock is in the right place to maximise profitability. You will liaise closely with other departments across the business and ensure the sales performance is communicated and support in analysing the sales of your department. You will be integral to the day to day running of the merchandising team, the role is busy and fast paced and you will keep on top of this through high levels of organisation and a great work ethic. 

Your team 

In Merchandising, we can have over 30,000 styles on-site at any time, so we’re a team with big responsibilities and an even bigger reputation. We live and breathe data, trends and fashion so we can be the global market leader, always first to market. We’re self-proclaimed pioneers of the test and repeat model, so it’s all about having the right stock, in the right place, at the right time. 

What you'll be doing 

  • Providing daily administration support to the Merchandising team in all department areas 
  • Supporting your Assistant Merchandiser to oversee daily intake and ensure purchase orders are updated and accurate 
  • Flagging any potential issues with current orders to the merchandising team and proposing suitable solutions 
  • Communicating regularly with suppliers and the warehouse team to ensure orders are running to the deadline and lateness is kept to a minimum 
  • Takes full responsibility for the Merchandising Admin Assistant Excel trackers, ensuring that these are updated daily 

Working with us 

To succeed here, you have to love working at pace. It’s relentless, but we love it. Change is a certainty – you need to adapt and be agile. We want you to challenge the status quo, innovate and be open to trying new things. We’re always pushing boundaries. We empower our people, giving them freedom and autonomy to learn and grow in their roles. We’re passionate, agile, creative and one team. 

More about you 

  • Highly analytical and incredibly passionate about numbers  
  • You have a methodical approach and can use data to measure performance and identify areas of improvement 
  • Excellent administration skills and systems driven, highly proficient in Excel and other Microsoft Office packages 
  • Able to prioritise multiple deadlines, manage time effectively and balance this with strong attention to detail 
  • Strong communicator, confident in interacting with lots of different people across the business, as well as external supplier 
  • Shows initiative and can take ownership of your own work and deliver work to deadlines 
  • Great team player, able to communicate at all levels across the business and develop solid working relationships 

What happens next 

As part of the interview process, you will complete a video interview where you will be asked five questions based on your experiences and understanding of the Merchandising Admin Assistant role. 

Once you pass this part of the application process, you will be invited into our office to meet members of your future team. This will give you the chance to see the office environment and have a one-to-one interview with the merchandisers in person. 

Why join us

PLT Perks 

We know that as a company we are only as good as the people that we employ. We know our employees work tirelessly to make PLT the success it is today and in turn, we offer them some amazing benefits: 

  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays  
  • Discretionary bonus scheme 
  • 5% employer pension contribution  
  • Company share scheme  
  • Flexible working hours  
  • Late start, early Friday finish  
  • 4 x life assurance  
  • Free parking  
  • Free gym membership and classes on a daily basis including yoga, PT classes and sound relaxation 
  • Employee assistance programme including 24-hour confidential helpline  
  • 40% discount across 8 brands, 20% discount on Debenhams  
  • Discount portal  
  • Learning and development support and opportunities both internally and externally  
  • Payday drinks monthly and ad hoc events throughout the year  
  • As well as the great perks and benefits listed above upon joining you will also have access to several flexible benefits on our Reward Platform “Beyond” such as cycle to work, healthcare cash plan and technology loans