LOCATION: Battersea, London

Applications deadline: 7th August. Please send a copy or your CV and cover letter over to


Aspiga is Bcorp certified and winner of the Drapers Sustainable Independent Brand Award 2022, leading the way in sustainable and ethical values.

Established in 2006 we are a responsible fashion brand who continue to lead the way in sustainable and ethical fashion - putting people and our planet first. We partner with artisans and suppliers, primarily in Kenya and India, to create contemporary and stylish clothing collections for women and men using natural, organic and sustainable materials.

Aspiga is a multi-channel retailer with a successful online channel, wholesale including marketplaces and retail shops in UK and Barbados. We focus on selling ethically sourced and sustainable beachwear, clothing and accessories.


We are recruiting for an experienced Merchandiser to join our team responsible for maximizing sales and profit, responsible for stock accuracy, ensuring optimising full price sales whilst minimizing markdown. You will work alongside the

Buying team and manage the Allocator, developing and motivating them as well as setting excellent levels of accuracy and decision making.

Skills must include analytical, trading and pure merchandising skills and ability to work within a fast-paced agile buying team.

Reporting into Buying Director you will be responsible for planning each season’s collections, agreeing ranging assortments across multi channels including shops, marketplace and wholesale. Supporting the brand to deliver growth in the Uk and International markets.

Desirable skills - resilient, smart, quick and agile merchant keen to progress in their field.


  • Manage Weekly Stock Sales and Intake forecasts (WSSI) at seasonal and key category level and review in season stock opportunities and risks in line with forecasts to maximise sales and reduce stocks i.e. OTB management, recodes, cancellations, repeats, phasing, new promotions or campaign
  • Provide weekly summary of key performance indicators within departments of responsibility relating to sales, stock, profit, and markdown versus budget and last year
  • Manage NOS and Key Line cards ensuring good availability on all continuity lines
  • Manage Allocator on the department, monitoring performance and identifying training and development needs
  • Derive the Seasonal Category and Option Plans by channel / market to deliver the Brand’s Objectives and KPIs
  • Establish Range plans for all markets, Online, Retail, marketplaces and wholesale, setting monthly targets for sales and margin
  • Provide seasonal stock reports to review all stock, carry over, continuity and new ensuring we have exit strategies for all terminal and sale stock.
  • Weekly reviewing in season opportunities and risks, ensuring OTB, and strategies are being followed and flagging re-considerations, taking into account notify me orders, pre orders and demand forecasting.
  • Working with the production team to ensure seasonal orders, and in season repeats are processed and accurately input on the ERP system


  • 30 days holiday inc Bank holidays
  • For each year you’re with us, you have an extra day’s holiday (up to 3 additional days)
  • For your Birthday a free Aspiga gift
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Mental Health support with Lifeworks
  • Supporting our communities – Beach cleans & volunteer days
  • Discounts on Aspiga products for you to enjoy
  • Exclusive B Corp Brand discounts


  • Develops good working relationships within the business
  • Develop good relationships with external suppliers
  • Maintain professional behaviour in the workplace
  • Be respectful of others

KEY ATTRIBUTES – we are looking for someone with...

  • Previous experience as Merchandiser, preferably within a small /medium sized womenswear environment.
  • Interest in slow sustainable fashion
  • Strong commercial awareness and the ability to react appropriately to in-season trading.
  • Knowledge and experience planning and trading your own department, including forecasting and OTB management responsibilities
  • A high level of computer literacy and an ability to work to tight deadlines and under pressure are essential.
  • A proactive and pragmatic approach to problem solving is also essential.
  • Attention to detail a must
  • Confidence and presentation skills.
  • We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We will not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, marital status, disability, age, sexual orientation or religion.

Please send a copy or your CV and cover letter over to