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Trading Assistant - Reading or Dublin based in Reading

Job description

Trading Assistant
Reading or Dublin Based

Are you a graduate of retail fashion, Business, or Finance with bags of
talent and an interest in fashion retail? Maybe you’re currently a
Merchandising Assistant? If you’re looking for the next step in your
career, opportunities don’t come much bigger than a Trading Assistant at
Primark Reading.

This is a great entry level role in fashion retail and Merchandising, with
key responsibilities supporting all of our Merchandising teams. You’ll also have an
amazing opportunity to learn about the industry and progress in a
Merchandiser role.

Reporting to the Trading Manager, the Trading Assistant is a key role within Central Merchandising responsible for managing the day to day administrative support to the Trading Manager and the Buying & Merchandising teams.

At Primark Reading, we offer the opportunity to think big and do even bigger.

In a competitive industry, we’re the growing business you can’t hold back.
Right now, we’re expanding across Europe, the UK, and the US. So, now is a
great time to get on board.

What we’re looking for:

Someone with an understanding of Fashion and Merchandising. Qualifications
in Fashion, Merchandising, Retail Management, Business, Maths, or a similar
discipline are a plus. Or, if you’re already a talented Merchandising
Assistant we would be very interested in hearing from you, as we need you
to have:

- An eye for detail. Responsible for sales and stock monitoring, you’ll
need to have your eye on many things at once. Whether it’s supporting
the Merchandising team in delivering sales, stock turn, or hitting
contribution budgets. You’ll also help to set up and manage line
projections. All this means your time management skills will be key.

- A way with numbers. This part of the role is analytical so if you’re
handy with calculations, you’ll excel. You’ll be responsible for
investigating and solving data inaccuracies and producing analysis
reports including strategy, sign off and store range presentations.

- An organisation obsession. It’s important for you to stay on top of
and be aware of the development of range and option plans and any
store or style grading amendments. So, knowing what’s going on
throughout the Primark network is key.

Why work with us?

As well as giving you a competitive salary, there’s a lively culture here,
and it’s easy to get to know each other in a truly warm atmosphere.
Plus, we’re well equipped for a healthy lifestyle with our
own café, canteen, and gym.

With the freedom to bring your ideas to life, you’ll feel at home in our
fast-growing and fast-paced company.

So, if you want to take the next step in your career, apply now.

Extra information

Type of Job
Full UK/EU driving license preferred
Car Preferred
Must be eligible to work in the EU
Cover Letter Required

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