Merchandising Administrative Assistant – Berghaus

Job ID: 897
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Location: Sunderland

About Berghaus:


Berghaus is one of those rare brands: a pioneer in what we do. For over 50 years, we’ve been

making great value, durable kit that gets you out and keeps you out. We’re fortunate enough to look

back on a rich history of innovations that have not only steered us into market-leading positions but

have fundamentally changed the category for the better.


Yet despite this heritage, we have been quiet for the last few years. In fact, we would go as far as

saying we lost our way a bit. But that’s all about to change. Our guiding mandate right now is to put

this brand rightfully back on the outdoors map and reclaim our status as one of the originals.


We’re getting closer to consumers to create products that will be talked about, reconstructing how the

brand shows up, showcasing our ranges like never before, and collaborating in new and original


To propel us forward, we’re looking for the very best talent to join our journey to transform

one of the world’s most iconic outdoor brands by putting the Berghaus back into Berghaus.

Founded by two friends, Peter Lockey & Gordon Davidson, Berghaus is one of Europe’s original

outdoor brands. 


Since 1966, we have been on a mission to get more people outdoors because we believe that where

the best of life is lived outside.


Our brand purpose guides us to ensure absolutely nothing stands in the way of someone

experiencing all the awe and wonder of the outdoors. And when something does, we’ll challenge it to

make it right. Because, after all, the outdoors belongs to every one of us.



Role overview:  


As a Merchandising Administrative Assistant, you will act as a support to the wider merchandising team in the smooth running of day-to-day operations.  Key to success will be ensuring that tasks are undertaken accurately and timely.

Key responsibilities: 

  • Running regular reports, reviewing data, distributing to the team, and aiding analysis
  • Supporting the creation and logging of product briefs
  • Aid the assistant merchandisers in line plan creation
  • Support the team in centralising documentation
  • Data entry and general administrative duties
  • Maintain team trackers and support critical path activity
  • Ad-hoc support to key cross functional partners
  • Meeting set up and organisation



The must haves: 

  • High numeracy levels with a keen eye for detail
  • Effective communication and excellent collaborator
  • Effective time management, organisation, and prioritisation skills
  • Previous experience within an admin support tole
  • Use of Microsoft packages including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Highly analytical with strong (advanced) excel skills and a data driven approach
  • Able to be hands-on and self-motivated with the ability to meet deadlines



What you’ll get in return


  • Competitive remuneration package
  • Hybrid / smart working
  • Brand and retail perks
  • Financial perks
  • Travel perks
  • Time out perks
  • Wellbeing commitment



Who we are:


Pioneering Brands that Make Life Better


We are Pentland Brands, a global business touching the lives of millions through some of the world’s most-loved active and footwear brands. We own Speedo, Berghaus, Canterbury of New Zealand, Endura, Mitre, Ellesse, SeaVees, KangaROOS and Red or Dead. We’re the UK licensee for Kickers and have a joint venture with Lacoste footwear.


We have a rich and remarkable history, of family, of ambition and of innovation, of leading from the front with a legacy of outstanding brands and equally outstanding people. Of pioneering brands that make life better. Brands that create an emotional connection with our consumers and help keep people on the move. Brands that do good, that form part of a positive business that takes action for people and planet.


We celebrate differences and give everyone the freedom to innovate and develop because we know this is an exceptional place to build brands and build your career. We want you to come to work every day excited about what we can achieve when we have a clear and single-minded focus on being consumer-centric and relentlessly focused on improving our performance.


Always guided by our principles, we not only do a great job, but we also do it in the right way; success is a team game; with clarity and courage; better as standard; in good conscience. We believe every individual has the power to shape the Pentland of the future, by making sure that every day we’re better than the day before. Join our team of passionate, exceptional individuals, and do the best work of your life.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age or disability.


To find out more go to or follow @pentlandbrands on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram or Facebook.





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