Head of Merchandising - Home


Job Details


Knowsley Head Office

Contract Type


Working Pattern

Full Time


Competitive Salary plus Benefits

Closing Date

28/02/2018 23:45

About the Role

With a vision to be the most trusted retailer of family value, we make sure our employees and customers are at the heart of everything we do. As our Head of Merchandising for our Home division, you’ll be a senior leader within Trading and Matalan, maximising the profitability and supporting on the continued growth of the business.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Day to day leadership of the Home Merchandising division, acting as a role model and driving high performance, both technically and behaviourally
  • Create and implement the divisional strategy, planning trade and stock management across all product categories and channels
  • Ensure all KPIs are achieved, maximising growth and profit opportunities within Home
  • Work collaboratively with other divisions, supporting and challenging your peers to achieve overall business objectives
  • Use trading information to influence the wider Trading teams to maximise opportunities and minimise risk
  • Drive broader commercial thinking with key stakeholders, including peers and the Board, challenging them to consider the latest innovations and technology

About You

  • Proven experience within a similar role either at Senior Merchandiser or Head of Merchandising level, demonstrating an in-depth understanding of the value retail sector
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment, utilising your technical trading experience to land successful seasons
  • High level of commercial awareness alongside excellent financial acumen
  • Ability to work individually, as part of a team and drive collaboration to ensure business objectives are achieved  
  • Demonstrate a tenacious and positive attitude combined with the ability to influence in order to achieve results
  • Ability to lead and inspire others to continuously drive a culture of high performance


In return you’ll become an integral part of the Matalan family, receiving a full 360 induction to our business with exposure to Director and Executive Board level from day one. You’ll have access to our extensive leadership development opportunities to support your growth as a senior leader along with our excellent benefits package including a generous holiday allowance, pension, healthcare and the opportunity to earn bonus as recognition of your contribution to the business.

About Matalan

Founded in the early 1980s by John Hargreaves in Liverpool, Matalan is a family retail business that is proud to serve its customer excellent quality at great value. With over 200 stores in the UK, a growing online presence and over 15,000 employees, working here is exciting, collaborative, challenging, and above all fun!  As part of the Matalan family you can expect some great benefits and the opportunity to be part of our exciting vision - to become the UK’s most trusted value retailer. This is Retail Made Real. 



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