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Merchandise Assistant

Cheap as Chips Discount Variety Stores - Adelaide, SA

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About the business and the role

Cheap as Chips is an Australian retail success story. We are a leading discount variety retailer with 43 large format stores throughout South Australia, regional Victoria and NSW. Employing over 1,000 people, Cheap as Chips encourages a positive and fun workplace culture, which is why our staff choose to stay with us for many years!

To support our growth and ensure the ongoing success of our business, we are currently recruiting for an experienced Merchandise Assistant to join our Planning team. Reporting directly to our Head of Planning, in this role you will work closely with your respective buyer to create the framework and provide the planning support behind the success of your categories.

Job tasks and responsibilities

  • Planning and ordering approved ranges of core / existing products within set open to buy budgets.
  • Cyclical allocation of stock to stores according to sell rates, product availability and store grading’s
  • Working closely with store management and regional managers on store specific stock requirements
  • Liaising with buying team on product availability issues
  • Maintaining integrity of store grading’s and providing guidance on trends
  • Monitoring overall flow to stores to ensure efficient and safe store stock outcomes
  • Working closely with the warehouse team on progress and driving efficiencies

Skills and experience

This role requires an individual who is highly-motivated and resilient. Applicants must have:

  • Experience in product planning and / or purchasing.
  • An eye for detail and an analytical mind.
  • Relentless in your pursuit of the best outcome.
  • Able to liaise and communicate across all working relationships to keep people informed of activities, deadlines and progress.
  • Experience in working with teams, problem solving and creative thinking to deliver business solutions.
  • Highly organised with the ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to sell change.
  • Good understanding of Microsoft Office suite as well as the ability to pick up new IT systems quickly.
  • A responsive nature capable of staying cool under pressure,
  • Excellent organisation and time management skills, and
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.

In all aspects of this role, you will require the ability to develop, adapt and take responsibility for your work. This position will suit a confident individual with the ability to liaise stores, the Buying Team, the Retail Operations Team and foster a close relationship with the Warehouse Team.

If you would like to work for a leading discount retailer where initiative is admired, individualism is respected and career opportunities are great, then select the "Apply" button to submit your cover letter and resume.

No agency assistance required, thank you.