Trainee Assistant Merchandiser


Job Details


Liverpool Head Office

Contract Type


Working Pattern

Full Time


£17,000 per annum plus benefits

Closing Date

28/02/2019 23:45

About the Role

As a Trainee Assistant Merchandiser, you'll 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.

  • Working within the Product teams to 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.
  • Working within the Stock Placement team to drive timely and accurate actions to effectively manage optimal stock placement and availability
  • Competently managing the stock systems, levers, processes and communications throughout the product life cycle
  • Work collaboratively within your Trading Team and across the wider business to build commercial relationships
  • Regularly 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.
  • Prepare effectively for Monday Trade meetings, understanding departments Best & Worst sellers by channel and key actions to drive potential sales
  • Attend regular team meetings, presenting key information and offering suggestions to manage risk and opportunities.

About You

  • Educated to graduate level with a business related degree
  • High, consistent attention to detail, always striving to deliver good quality work to key deadlines
  • Proven experience within a retail environment would be beneficial.
  • Ability to effectively communicate at all levels across the business
  • Ability to build and maintain strong working relationships with customers and stakeholders
  • Excellent presentation and organisational skills

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.  

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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Trainee Assistant Merchandiser