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Merchandise Planner/Analyst (Admin) - House of Ireland - Dublin City Centre

House of Ireland
City Centre (Dublin 2)
Permanent | Full Time
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Job Description

House of Ireland is one of Ireland’s leading retailers of Irish and international high-end lifestyle gift-ware, crystal and china, clothing, jewellery and accessories, linen and crafts.  With a flagship store opposite Trinity College in the centre of Dublin, two travel retail stores in Dublin Airport and one in Belfast City Airport, House of Ireland showcases over 150 internationally recognised brands such as Waterford Crystal, John Rocha, Belleek, Newbridge, Orla Kiely, Barbour, Swarovski, and Lladro.  House of Ireland is also a leading specialist in premium corporate gift-ware.  Having established a mail order channel to complement our retail business in 1975, House of Ireland pioneered the Internet in Ireland when our e-commerce website - - was first developed in 1995.

Merchandise Planner/Analyst

Our business has grown substantially in the past six years particularly in the opening of a number of new retail stores and House of Ireland is now embarking on a significant investment in its e-commerce operations.

We are currently looking for a Merchandise Planner to support our senior management, our buyers and our retail stores.

We are looking for a dynamic individual who is likely to have strong numeracy, analytical and problem solving skills. An interest in fashion, jewellery and giftware would be beneficial but is not a prerequisite.

Key Tasks:

  • Extract and analyse sales and stocktakes by branch/category/supplier/brand
  • Present best seller reports, category sales reports
  • Identify stock-outs and opportunities to fill gaps in product/brands by retail store and for House of Ireland's website
  • Replenish stocks weekly for categories/suppliers by placing orders with suppliers
  • Work with store personnel and suppliers to ensure timely re-ordering.
  • Assess retail sales and retail fashion trends
  • Assist buyers with the merchandise planning, future buying at trade fairs, seasonal buying, category and range planning
  • Ensure accuracy of product pricing and update product pricing as required
  • Maintain product and pricing database through the Retail POS and related retail databases
  • Carry out general related administrative duties as required

Skills and experience required:
  • Bachelor’s degree within a related business or analytical based background plus minimum of two  years related work experience, preferably in the retail industry.
  • Strong analytical, numeracy and problem solving skills with an ability to analyse data, summarise trends, conclusions, solutions etc and present this information to senior management
  • Intermediate to advanced skills in excel
  • Knowledge of pivot table analysis and MS Access would be beneficial
 General Skills
  • Strong communication skills to interface with senior management and staff, suppliers, and customers
  • Ability to learn new computer systems e.g. Retail Point of Sale systems, Pivot tables, Access
  • Fluent English and outgoing personality, highly motivated, showing enthusiasm and initiative, a "team" player.  Discrete, confidential and reliable. Excellent planning and organisation skills.  Ability to work in a fast paced environment

How to Apply:

  • Apply below with current CV, cover letter and ensure all questions are answered.
  • Please ensure CV formatted only in MS Word, pdf, or rtf.
  • Please take time to express in your cover email why you may be appropriate for this position - this will be an important  part of the review & selection process
  • You must be eligible to work in Ireland
  • Ensure your email and telephone number (including mobile) are included with your application


Related Sectors:
Online / Digital Media , Retail , Graduate
Related Locations:
Dublin City Centre

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