Matalan - Trainee Assistant Merchandiser

Salary: £17000 Per Annum plus benefits
Location: North West, Kirkby
Start date: ASAP
Sectors: Retail, Buying & Merchandising

We are currently recruiting for Trainee Assistant Merchandisers to join our Merchandising teams here at Head Office. As a Trainee Assistant Merchandiser, you will support the Assistant Merchandisers in optimising the customer offer, sales, availability and profitability of designated product areas.

There are two fascias to the Merchandising function and our Trainee Assistant Merchandisers have the unique opportunity to experience both of these during their employment.

If you are working within the Product teams, you will drive timely and accurate actions to effectively manage stock flow through the supply chain from product signoff to the end of the product life cycle.

When working within the Stock Placement team, you will drive timely and accurate actions to effectively manage optimal stock placement and availability whilst competently managing the stock systems, levers, processes and communications throughout the product life cycle.

Both roles require you to work collaboratively within your Trading Team and across the wider business to build commercial relationships and identify opportunities and risks in stock placement and flow across multi channel.

We require the successful candidate to have a high, consistent attention to detail, always striving to deliver good quality work to key deadlines whilst understanding their customer, how they shop and how ranges are built to fully realise the potential of the offer, ensuring the right product is in the right place at the right time.

You will regularly and competently analyse and act on key business information and reporting and promote good housekeeping and data maintenance across the whole business, ensuring all information is fully up to date and accurate at all times. An important aspect of the role will be to prepare effectively for Monday Trade meetings, understanding departments Best & Worst sellers by channel and key actions to drive potential sales as well as attending regular team meetings, presenting key information and offering suggestions to manage risk and opportunities.

For this role we are looking for a graduate with a business related degree. Proven experience within a retail environment would be beneficial. The ability to effectively communicate at all levels across the business is a key part of the role as well as building and maintaining strong working relationships with customers and stakeholders. The successful candidate should possess excellent presentation and organisational skills and have the ambition to drive their own development.

In the event that a high volume of suitable applications are received, the post may close prior to the specified closing date. Please apply as soon as possible if interested.