Royal Academy of Dance

Assistant Merchandiser

Permanent | Full-time | 34.5 hours per week | Monday to Friday

Annual Salary: £29,000

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Assistant Merchandiser to join the Enterprises team at the Royal Academy of Dance Headquarters in Battersea, London.

The Royal Academy of Dance is one of the world’s most influential dance education and training organisations. Located just a short walk from Clapham Junction, with its newly-opened state of the art headquarters, our work takes us, locally and around the world to widen access to dance and to share the benefits and wellbeing that it brings. RAD Enterprises sources and develops physical and digital dance resources, gifts and apparel. It gift aids its profits back into the organisation to support its charitable work.

Reporting directly to the Head of Trading, you will ensure optimum stock levels are maintained for RAD’s multi-channeled retail arm. You will support the Head of Trading directly to range plan, manage both physical and digital merchandise across the business identifying opportunities to optimise profits. You will assist the team, to maintain the website CMS and retail system. This is an ideal role for someone who enjoys visibility of all aspects of retailing and has a keen interest in technology.

As an Assistant Merchandiser you will have:

experience at assistant merchandiser level, now looking for more autonomy;

an ability to interpret data quickly and accurately, making recommendations;

a proactive approach to managing your workload to meet deadlines;

a solutions focused approach to work, using your initiative to problem solve;

excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and advanced excel.

In return, we offer 25 days paid holiday plus bank holidays (pro rata for part time staff), contributory pension scheme, access to the Perkbox discounts platform – including an Employee Assistance Programme, WeCare scheme, Bupa cash plan, life assurance, season ticket loan and cycle to work scheme. We also have a range of lunchtime activities including book club, dance, Pilates and a craft club.

Please note that appointment to this post will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Closing date: 5th December 2022*

Interview date: TBC

*RAD reserves the right to close the post after two weeks at any time. We therefore encourage early applications to prevent disappointment.