Trainee Assistant Merchandiser - Stock Placement


Job Details


Liverpool Head Office

Contract Type


Working Pattern

Full Time


£18,000 per annum plus benefits

Closing Date

30/10/2020 23:45

About the Role

As a Trainee Assistant Merchandiser on the Stock placement team, you’ll be developing your product and store knowledge and be responsible for optimising best placement of stock to drive, sales, availability and profitability for your designated product areas.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Drive timely and accurate actions to manage optimal stock placement and availability, developing knowledge of managing the stock systems, levers, processes, and drive effective communications.
  • Work collaboratively with your Trading Team, Branch Merchandising and the wider business to build commercial relationships and identify opportunities and risks in stock placement and flow across multi channel.
  • Regularly and competently analyse and act on key business information and reporting, promoting good housekeeping and data maintenance across the whole business, ensuring all information is fully up to date and accurate at all times.
  • Attend Monday trade meetings, understanding departments Best & Worst sellers by channel and key actions to drive potential sales.
  • Develop expert store knowledge and be able to analyse the impact of store investment program to strengths and weaknesses and the way space is planned, enabling you to present key information and offering suggestions to manage risk and opportunities. 
  • Gain product knowledge to allow you to challenge decisions which impact you being able to ensure the right product is in the right place at the right time.

About You

  • 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 analytical and numerical skills
  • Strong team player
  • Good work ethic

Founded in the early 1980s by John Hargreaves in Liverpool, Matalan is proud to serve its customers 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, 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.

Matalan value diversity and don’t discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status. We are committed to being an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from all communities.

Matalan wants to see every candidate performing at their best throughout the application and interview process and ultimately, in their role. We therefore encourage you to inform us of any reasonable adjustments you might need to enable this.

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.



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Trainee Assistant Merchandiser - Stock Placement