Trainee Assistant Merchandiser


Job Details


Liverpool Head Office

Contract Type


Working Pattern

Full Time


£19,000 per annum plus benefits

Closing Date

31/10/2021 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.

You will be working within the Product & Stock Placement teams to drive timely and accurate actions to effectively handle stock flow through the supply chain from product signoff to the end of the product life cycle.

By competently managing the stock systems, levers, processes and communications throughout the product life cycle, sounds challenging? You’ll be given all the training and development required to fulfil your career here at Matalan.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Creation of all new products and all new or repeat purchase orders on internal software.
  • Effectively manage intake of all products from order creation to Distribution Centre delivery.
  • Ensure our allocation & replenishment system is effectively set up to maximise availability.
  • Maximise sales & minimise markdown by accurate in season stock placement.
  • Work closely with key Stakeholders ensuring replenishment is managed timely and effectively.
  • Support the Merchandising Teams in ad hoc tasks in order to achieve financial KPI's.
  • Manage diaries effectively ensuring correct stock amounts are delivered at all times.
  • Maintain Range Plans ensuring Category analysis is updated and informative.

About You

To find the best people for our Merchandising teams, you should have the following....

  • Educated to graduate level, no matter what your degree, we would like to hear from you!
  • High, consistent attention to detail, always aiming to deliver good quality work to key deadlines
  • 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 internal partners
  • Excellent presentation and organisational skills

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 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.


  • 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

Junior Merchandiser
Trainee Assistant Merchandiser