Junior Merchandiser


Job Details


Liverpool Head Office

Contract Type


Working Pattern

Full Time


Dependent upon experience

Closing Date

31/01/2022 12:00

About the Role

As a Junior Merchandiser, you’ll take responsibility for your own product range, managing supplier relationships, the Range Plan and WSSI and work collaboratively with the relevant Buying team to land the range successfully, with close support from the Merchandiser.

  • Responsible for preparing seasonal buy plans through thorough analysis of historical data, understanding future trends and activities
  • Maximise opportunities and minimise risks by monitoring actual performance vs plan and taking remedial action where necessary.
  • Work collaboratively with your relevant Buying Team, developing commercial ranges, establishing initial stock intake plans and setting core KPIs, ensuring the final range selected meets these targets.
  • Maintain effective control of Open to Buy, Intake, Despatch, DC & Store stock levels, providing accurate forecasting of markdown spend and terminal stock forecasts to the business.
  • Responsible for the coaching and development of Trainees and Assistants within your team and deputising for the Merchandiser, attending meetings as and when required.

About You

  • Proven experience of working as a high achieving Assistant or Junior Merchandiser within a similar retail environment
  • Excellent commercial awareness
  • High standard of numerical ability
  • Exceptional data interpretation and analytical skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively to all levels of the business
  • Ability to work independently

About Matalan

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 11,000 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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