Assistant Merchandiser (Mono Brand)

  • Chelsea FC
  • Chelsea, London, UK
  • 27 Mar, 2024
Full time Marketing Premier League

Job Description


Job Title – Assistant Merchandiser (Mono Brand)

Location – Chelsea Football Club – Stamford Bridge Megastore

Hours – Full-Time, Permanent (35 hours per week)


About Us:


As a member of the Chelsea team you will become part of a long and proud history in the heart of iconic west London, which dates back to the club’s founding in 1905. Since that time the club has won every major domestic and international trophy, being crowned English, European and world champions in the process.


Chelsea are a club which proudly strives to be the best in everything we do, on and off the pitch, as shown by the further success of our Women’s and Academy sides, as well as the excellent work in the community undertaken by the Chelsea Foundation, while engaging with our many supporters from a wide range of backgrounds at home in the UK and around the world.


If you’re motivated and want to help us win more trophies, you’ve got a place here at Chelsea!


About the Team:


The Chelsea Merchandise function is a relatively small team so there is a need for someone who is a pro-active self-starter that doesn’t mind rolling their sleeves up and getting stuck in. Reporting into the Mono-Branded Buyer, and working alongside your office-based co-workers in product  licensing and merchandising, you will also work closely with the Warehouse and Retail Megastore team.  Outside of Chelsea FC you will be working closely with our portfolio of external suppliers.

People you work with both inside and outside of Chelsea FC will appreciate your ability to be resourceful in the face of ambiguity and to find solutions on your own. In addition, you’ll participate in a team structure that facilitates and maximises individual and team performance, supporting and encouraging an open and inclusive environment that embraces diversity, encourages accountability and drives towards results.


What We’re Looking For:


We are looking for an Assistant Merchandiser to join our team based at Stamford Bridge working to build a product assortment that brings inspiration to every Chelsea FC fan.  You will support and work closely with the Buyer in the strategy, planning and trading of all CFC mono-branded merchandise across the CFC retail business


The candidate will be detail orientated with excellent follow through skills and ability to multi-task to deadlines, whilst being a strong teammate with the ability to forge effective working relationships with internal functions and external product supplier partners

The work will be varied and will include creating and analysing historical data and current trends, creating in season weekly/monthly reports, managing stock levels within the business through liaising with suppliers and the warehouse, managing the product approval process through artwork stage to final product sign-off, as well as carrying out administrative tasks focused around system product set up, Purchase Order creation and tracking of stock deliveries.


You’ll be responsible for maintaining availability within stock budgets to ensure maximum SKU efficiency, planning product promotions by identifying slow moving lines and categories and initiating markdown where necessary. Alongside the retail team, you’ll devise store range plans based on historical sales performance by area and coordinate the layout plans to all branches along with delivery.


Must Haves/qualified by demonstratable experience to the level required:


  • 2 years’ experience within Merchandising.
  • Proficient in retail math including the intricacies of Open To Buy and Gross Margin is crucial
  • Excellent attention to detail and organisational skills with experience in managing multiple projects/tasks.
  • Good understanding of Excel, being easily able to set up spreadsheets create formulas whilst also be comfortable working in PowerPoint
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the confidence in presenting to our Executive Leadership Team.


Nice to Haves:


  • Independent self-starter with a pro-active approach to work.
  • A team player with the ability to establish and maintains strong relationships across all levels both internally and externally.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat.
  • Experience of having worked in a face-faced office environment.


What We Offer:


Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: 


At Chelsea we recognise that the diversity of our people is one of our greatest strengths and we are taking positive action to ensure our existing colleagues and job applicants can fully be themselves and bring their own unique experiences and perspectives to Chelsea FC. This means giving full and fair consideration to all applicants regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy and maternity.? 


If you need reasonable adjustments made to the recruitment process, please reach out to your recruiter, who will be able to advise and support you. 


Chelsea FC and the Foundation is fully committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of all children, young people and adults at risk (vulnerable groups). We therefore require all successful applicants to complete a DBS Check prior to starting employment. Depending on the role, successful applicants may also be required to undergo other child protection screening where appropriate.

Additional Information
  • Working LocationStamford Bridge