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Merchandise Systems Co-ordinator

We are currently looking for two Merchandise Systems Co-ordinators to join the team, one permanently and another on a 9 month fixed term contract.

About Argos:

Argos is on a journey to become a digital retail leader. Our goal is to provide customers with a state-of-the-art experience to suit the digital age, no matter what channel they use. To achieve this, we’re transforming every area of the business, from new concept stores and new technologies to innovative and compelling product ranges. This is the perfect time to join us in thinking big, acting boldly - and exploring the full potential of our brand.

The Role:

As a Merchandise Systems Co-ordinator, you will be responsible for providing a comprehensive systems/administration/reporting service to the Commercial Division, to ensure that the information requirements of the Division/Company are administered accurately and efficiently, within a secure and legally responsible environment. Within this role you will play a crucial part in implementation of global systems and projects vital to Merchandise Trading objectives, processes and associated operations.

Your key responsibilities will be:

To provide working data to the Trading Teams to aid in the selection and ordering processes, Trading performance controls and reports for Business Owners
To maintain the integrity of data within our corporate mainframe system
To manage the securities for access to range purposes, for the Merchandise Division, to cover mainframe (new & old databases) and all relevant PC Applications
To ensure that all product, cost pricing, promotional pricing and catalogue pricing information is consistently accurate on Argos systems, in order to deliver the timely production of the Catalogue, Internet activity, Call Centre’s and all associated promotional activity across all selling channels
To ensure daily checks are administered on all selling channel pricing data and cost margin impact and to provide senior management reports for all exceptions to the rules
To ensure set up of all new Trading Suppliers within our corporate systems and secure the return of the Terms & Conditions of Trading Document from each Supplier
To Provide accurate reporting relating to price changes and other MDS activity to senior stakeholders

The Person:

To be considered for this role you should ideally have experience in a similar role with involvement in customer facing processes
You must be able to demonstrate good leadership and communication skills, experience of working within a team environment and contribution to working parties and workshops
You must be computer literate and possess excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office (including Word, Outlook and Excel) and the ability to use systems and databases
We are looking for someone with high level of ability to work under pressure, able to control high volume of workload and re-schedule at short notice
This is a relatively new role with lots of scope for the right person to make an impactful contribution, so the ability to work using your own initiative and develop reporting/tools as appropriate is also required
Some knowledge of Access and Business Objects would be beneficial, although full training will be provided

What you’ll get in return:

We are committed to helping you develop your skills and experience for both now and the future. Our fun and exciting environment will also give you 24 days holiday, save as you earn, discretionary annual bonus, childcare vouchers and company pension scheme.


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