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Junior Merchandiser-JD Sports

cosmos-sport-s-dot-a · 10 days ago
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Cosmos Sport SA, member of JD Sports Fashion Plc, founded in September of 1982. First store opened in Heraklion-Crete and since then the network expanded 90 further physical stores in Greece & Cyprus, 6 retail brands (JD Sports, Cosmos Sport, Sneaker10, Sports Factory, Slamdunk, Rundome) 9 on-line shops and thousands of happy customers in Greece and Cyprus. Cosmos Sport is a constantly growing omnichannel company with a strong passion for sportswear, street style and limited items. Our team consists of 1400+ highly skilled, self-motivated young people, who love sports and have a passion for innovation! We are proud that is now the No1 on-line store in the industry also selling abroad, having been awarded for 7 consecutive years as the best online sports shop in the country in e-volution Awards. We are excited being a preferred partner for global brands like Nike, Adidas, Reebok in the SEE.

JD Sports Fashion Plc was established in 1981 with a single store in the North West of England and since then it is the leading Multi-Channel retailer of sports fashion and outdoor brands in the UK and Europe. The Group has over 2400 stores across a number of retail fascias and is proud of the fact that it always provides its customers with the latest products from the very best brands. Find out more: Homepage | JD SportsFashion (

We are looking for a Junior Mercandiser - JD Sports based in our offices in Agia Paraskevi, Athens!

Key Responsibilities

To support the team by taking responsibility for ensuring all product is in the right stores to enable achieving departmental sales, markdown, stock, intake and profit plans.


  • Provide the Merchandiser and Buyer with the previous season analysis at store and product level
  • Input into creation of the store strategy with the Merchandiser/Buyer
  • Assist in formulation of range plan at store level with the Merchandiser/Buyer
  • Ensure range plan strategy is executed at store level
  • Create size ratios for all buys


  • Prepare weekly review of stores and product performance as per set KPIs
  • Identify priorities for the week and propose action plans per category
  • Identify Geographical product trends and feedback to Category Manager and Buyer to impact future ranges
  • Identify priority stores for the week, review and propose actions.
    • New Stores - Analysis of performance
    • Over / Under Performing Stores
    • Over / Under Optioned Stores

  • Attend store visits from which create and execute an action plan to improve trade
  • Manage line cards in conjunction with the Merchandiser
  • Participate in the Monthly Re-forecast
  • Manage and monitor store replenishment
  • Ensure stores are seasonally correct
  • Involvement in planning of new store ranges
  • Carry out any ad-hoc analysis as required
  • Manage order books
  • Book in new product with guidelines from the Merchandiser
  • Cost, retail and margin checks


  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Economics, Marketing, or Information Technology -Master’s degree preferably in marketing or MBA will be considered as a plus
  • 1-2 years of experience as Buyer or Product Manager (Merchandising or Sales), while Marketing experience is appreciated, including sports, fashion or FMCG
  • Prior knowledge of wholesale or retail is preferred
  • Strong interpersonal skills (e.g. communication, negotiation, relationship management)
  • High degree of commercial and business acumen
  • Ability to effectively collaborate within a cross-functional team
  • Strong presentation and communication skills, written and verbal
  • Solution oriented and open minded to new ways of working
  • Ability to operate well in a fast-paced environment with high level of ambiguity
  • Fluent in English both written and orally is a must. Skills and abilities in other language are a plus
  • Strong Computer skills incl. Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint
  • Passion for Sports & Fashion


  • Competitive compensation package
  • Health & Life Insurance Program
  • Laptop
  • Career development opportunities & education programs
  • Flexibility to work remotely up to 2 days / week
  • Onsite gym, as well as health & wellness programs to keep you active
  • One day off, part of our "parents’ day off" program
  • Flexitime for working parents: Open Work from Home Anytime- Anywhere you need
  • Generous employee discount in all our brands (JD Sports, Cosmos Sport, Sneaker10, Slamdunk, Sportsfactory, Rundome)
  • Extras, discounts, and perks - Being a valued member of Cosmos Sport team mean a lot to us! We offer a variety of 100+ cool extras! Link here!

At Cosmos Sport, we are committed to providing a great place to work for all of our people, without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientations, genders, or disability.

Last updated on Jul 8, 2024

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