Distribution Assistant Merchandiser - Dorothy Perkins & Burton


Who we are:

Fashion isn’t just what we know, it’s what we love. With signature prints, seasonal must haves, wardrobe essentials and pieces for every occasion, our collections are exciting, feminine, versatile and affordable. Dorothy Perkins is for every woman: our clothes come in sizes 6 to 28 with dedicated Tall, Petite, Plus Size and Maternity collections, all with a focus on a feminine, flattering fit. With an extensive selection of shoes, boots, bags and accessories, you can find the perfect finishing touches at DP. Plus, with weekly in-store updates and daily online drops, there’s always something new to discover.

As our founder Montague Burton once said: “Good clothes develop a man's self-respect”. And through hard work, dedication and a focus on innovation, Burton Menswear strives to deliver quality in every aspect of our business.
Montague Burton opened our first store in 1904 and his cool head, warm hearted approach is key to our success. Handsome, uncomplicated, considered and friendly we are a man-thinking brand who put the customer at the heart of everything we do.

The Role:

The purpose of the role is to work with the Distribution & Logistics Manager to carry out the distribution duties and responsibilities, supporting the wider Logistics team as required. The role will also involve developing an understanding of the processes involved in distribution and the interaction between Buying & Merchandising teams, the DC and external partners.

Day to Day:

  • Work alongside the Distribution Centre, Buying and Merchandising teams, Group Logistics and Senior Management teams to achieve weekly despatch targets
  • Manage and identify brand despatch requirements, highlighting issues and working through solutions to achieve weekly cash and unit despatch targets
  • Support Line Manager with in house and external processing reporting, priorities and flow of stock in the Distribution Centre
  • Manage Head Office sample ordering process
  • Carry out regular and ad hoc analysis and reporting as required
  • Support the wider logistics team as required

Must Haves:

  • Be future focused and use learnings to drive the business within area of influence
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work on own initiative and to challenging deadlines
  • The ability to manage time effectively by setting and achieving priorities and timescales
  • Commercially aware and can demonstrate a strong understanding of the UK High Street
  • Be a confident and effective communicator who builds relationships quickly and works well in a team
  • Possess good problem solving skills and the initiative to resolve issues
  • Possess strong analytical/numerical skills
  • A good understanding of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook) preferred
  • Experience of working in a retail distribution environment with an understanding of DC processes and stock management/product availability issues would be desirable

The exciting Part

  • Early finish Fridays during Summer!
  • 25% discount across all our fab 8 brands to shop until you drop
  • Stunning London offices with a restaurant, bar and beauty salon to always look and feel your best
  • Regular sample sales to refresh your wardrobe at fractional prices
  • Fun, inspiring and ambitious colleagues pushing the boundaries across the whole business
  • Regular competitions to win amazing prizes
  • Events to support our diverse range of charities

We regret, due to volume, only suitable applicants will be contacted.

You’ll find every Arcadia brand shares the same values. We all start with letting people be themselves. We are informal while professional, and we are all about mixing fun with commercial nous. Throughout your career with us we will help you develop, and give you the chance to influence our future. It's not only our products but our people who drive our success. Our people are at the heart of everything we do.