Trainee Trade Planning & Support Assistant


Job Details


Liverpool Head Office

Contract Type


Working Pattern

Full Time


£18,000 per annum plus benefits

Closing Date

21/06/2019 22:45

Why Matalan?

Matalan are growing! Matalan are a £1bn multi-channel retail business with huge ambitions, and it’s these ambitions and the people behind us that make us who we.  Our Central Planning team works collaboratively with the relevant Trading Teams, Stock Placement, Branch Merchandising and across the wider business to build strong, commercial relationships and in this role, you’ll provide and deliver multi channel financial planning, business reporting and analysis to support key actions and decisions.   

The Role

Acting as a first point of contact for our Trading teams and other key stakeholders in the business, you’ll respond to queries and issues regarding budgeting and trading, identifying opportunities and risks and continually looking to evolve and drive accurate and consistent processes.

By effectively managing the Critical Path of event planning, you’ll work closely with Marketing, Retail Operations and Trading to proactively and accurately keep the trade planning calendar up to date.

You’ll competently support the accurate and timely production of multi-channel financial planning, budgeting and forecasting actions to support key trading activities, distributing daily and weekly exception reporting to the relevant teams.

About You

To find the best people for our Central Planning teams, we’d like you to have the following....

  • 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
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office including Excel, Word & PowerPoint

This is your opportunity to be part of our exciting vision - to become the UK’s most trusted value retailer. This is Retail Made Real.



  • Up to 25 Days holiday (Pro Rata)
  • 20% Staff discount
  • Our Family Extras Scheme
  • Pension Scheme


Working hours

8.30am – 5pm



Your place in our world

Trade Planning Merchandiser Manager
Trainee Trade Planning & Support Assistant