Assistant Merchandiser Fast Track Programme


Job Details


Liverpool Head Office

Contract Type

Fixed Term

Working Pattern

Full Time


Holding Allowance of £21,000 for 6 months

Closing Date

17/12/2021 23:45

About the Opportunity

At Matalan, we’re always looking for new ways to support your development and career progression. With that in mind, we’re very excited to announce the launch of our next Fast Track to Assistant Merchandiser Talent Programme, helping you take that next step in your career.

What is it?

Our Fast Track Talent Programmes offer a 6 month structured development framework, empowering you to take ownership of and to drive your own development.

On programme, you’ll work towards achieving set objectives, with the support of your Line Manager and an expert Mentor, helping you succeed, and ultimately secure the role permanently.

Successful applicants will step up into a Holding role for the duration of the programme and will receive a holding allowance of £21,000 whilst working towards achieving their objectives. 

As an Assistant Merchandiser at Matalan, you'll review sales, stock and markdown levels and identify commercial opportunities for the Menswear market, supporting the team to optimise sales and profitability.

By assisting the Merchandiser in the preparation of seasonal budgets and range plans, you’ll help to ensure an exciting and relevant product offer is bought and will plan for Open to Buy requirements to react to fast fashion trends and opportunities.

You’ll coach and guide the Trainees within your team, working closely with them to ensure timely and effective intake management, and sharing your knowledge and experience to develop them in their own careers.

Who can apply?

This programme is ideal for you, if you are...

  • Competent and performing well in your current Merchandising role at MAA or Trainee level
  • Fully committed to driving your own development, with aspirations to progress your career
  • Excellent commercial awareness
  • High standard of numerical ability
  • Exceptional data interpretation and analytical skills
  • High, consistent attention to detail, always striving to deliver good quality work to key deadlines
  • 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

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.