As an Assistant Merchandiser at Rapha, you will become part of a team that is key to managing stock and sales in the business. In this role, you will be working with all Product Teams across Rapha, assisting to build a range which is forward thinking and commercial. 

Supporting the rest of the Merchandising department, you will help to ensure a balanced product range, which achieves the brand and departmental strategy. Working with trading teams to maximise sales and profit opportunities.

The role and your skills:

  • Analysing 
    •  You will provide analysis of sales. Identifying best and worst sellers and taking appropriate actions
    • Undertake ad-hoc analysis of performance
  • Reacting 
    •  In collaboration with stakeholders, you will react to trade and maximise sales opportunities
  • Managing 
    • You will be responsible for managing and assessing range plans for the necessary departments and recommending changes to the Merchandiser on range width and depth
    • Owning line cards for continuity products, understanding lead times and reviewing regional splits
    • Manage and be accountable for line lists and Buy Plans
  • Forecasting
    • In season WSSI & OTB management; producing re-forecasts of sales/stock/profit for review 
    • Forecasting and planning sales and buys inline with the Open to Buy (OTB)
  • Motivating
    • Take responsibility for building an effective and motivational team environment.
    • Champion the development and progression of MAAs. Inspiring them to achieve their best. 

 Do you have the following?

  • Approximately 3 years’  experience in Merchandising or in a similar data & analytics role  
  • Strong analytical, numerical and Excel skills (inc advanced formula and Pivot Tables)
  • Great interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong organisational skills and a get the job done mindset 
  • The ability to work under pressure and take on constructive criticism
  • Flexibility and enthusiasm 
  • The ability to bring your A game and work to strict deadlines
  • A proactive approach to problem solving 

Working at Rapha

We are continuously looking into ways to invest in our employees and build a better working culture and environment. Here are just some of the internal benefits we offer. 

  • Flexible working hours 
  • Support ad-hoc remote working during the week 
  • No meeting Fridays - giving you time back for things like personal development
  • Free barista coffee and Friday afternoon social drinks in the office
  • Monthly department social events and quarterly office social away days
  • We offer a flexible riding benefit to allow you to go out riding on a Wednesday morning with colleagues or learn to cycle to cycling through our Getting Started Scheme. 
  • We offer all our employees a 50% apparel discount and a discount for family and friends 
  • An annual clothing allowance 
  • Discounted membership to the Rapha Cycling Club 
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Enhanced Parental Leave

At Rapha, we welcome candidates from all backgrounds. We are always working to create an environment that is focused on equality, inclusion, empowerment and respect.

As part of our continued commitments to diversity, equity and inclusion, we would like to invite you to answer a set of voluntary demographic questions. If you choose to answer, the responses will only be used to help us identify areas for improvement in our hiring process and to measure our efforts to recruit diverse and under-represented talent. Your responses, or your choice not to respond, won’t be associated with your specific application and won’t in any way be used in the hiring decision. 

This information will be kept confidential and will be treated according to Rapha’s Privacy Policy, available here.


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