Assistant Merchandiser for ILLUM

ILLUM is growing rapidly and expanding our Direct Sales departments. Therefore we are on the lookout for the very best people within Merchandising/purchasing to join our team.

The ILLUM Merchandising Team consists of a Senior Merchandising Manager, and 3 Merchandisers and 3 Assistants. We are looking for 1-2 Assistant/Junior Merchandisers with a main focus on buying, merchandising and supply chain tasks.

Roles and responsibilities

Our Assistant Merchandiser supports the Merchandiser in developing and meeting sales targets, sell-through and gross margin objectives through ongoing merchandise management and close coordination with the Floor Managers, the Sales teams, the Buyers, the Logistics and the Suppliers.

Professional & personal skills

  • You have previous 1 or 2 year experience in a similar position, preferable within fashion retail environment or large retail channel, and you understand how to translate the numbers behind consumer behavior into real in-store strategies.
  • You have strong economic and analytical skills from an academic background, are really well experienced in Excel and the Office package and you are fluent in Danish as well as English, both written and spoken
  • You are highly organized, and capable of keeping track of multiple performance indicators, such as sales and margin figures, stock level and logistics management.
  • You take own initiative, have strong problem solving skills, work well in teams, be reliable and have an energy and enthusiasm to succeed.


ILLUM was established in 1891 by A.C. ILLUM and has since then been one of the leading department stores in Denmark. ILLUM is situated perfectly in the heart of Copenhagen right where the pedestrian streets Strøget and Købmagergade meet. The vision builds on quality and inspiration and the aim is to offer our customers the best Scandinavian and international brands within fashion, beauty and design in a unique and inspiring environment with exquisite service. ILLUM is ranked by Travel & Leisure as one of the world’s most spectacular department stores. ILLUM is owned by Italy’s most elegant department store la Rinascente. la Rinascente has more than 150 years of experience in management of department stores; like ILLUM they offer fashion, accessories, beauty, living, design and gastronomic delicacies. If you have questions to the position you can contact
Senior Merchandising Manager,
Alessandro Cagali, phone on +45 27 80 60 22.


If you find the job interesting and if you can fulfill our expectations in regards to responsibilities and skills, please apply HER – the sooner the better. We expect the selected candidates to start by November or December.