Assistant Merchandiser


Job Details


Liverpool Head Office

Contract Type


Working Pattern

Full Time


Up to £28,000 depending upon experience

Closing Date

31/01/2022 23:45

Why Matalan?

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 are.

Merchandising is an integral part of our business, working with our Buying & Design teams to ensure we develop and deliver commercial ranges to our customers.

They have a significant role in building the range, analysing previous season sales and current product performance and reporting their findings to the Buying team to influence product decisions.

About the Role

As an Assistant Merchandiser on our Ladieswear team, you'll assist the Merchandiser in the preparation of seasonal budgets and range plans, ensuring an exciting and relevant product offer is bought and planning for Open to Buy requirements to react to fast fashion trends and opportunities.

You'll be responsible for reforecasting core line stock and sales, reviewing forward intake requirements, preparing all planning and monitoring documentation and working with  the Trainee Assistant Merchandisers to ensure timely and effective intake management, ensuring the right stock is in the right stores at the right time.

Working collaboratively with the relevant Assistant Buyer, you'll complete range plans, ensuring a balanced product offer is bought, identifing commercial opportunities for the Ladieswear market and supporting the team to optimise sales and profitability.

Sharing your knowledge and experience, you'll coach and guide the Trainees within your team to develop them in their own careers, using Matalan's career paths tools to support this development.


  • Up to 25 Days holiday plus bank holidays
  • 20% Staff discount
  • Bonus
  • Pension
  • Our Family Extras Scheme


About You

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

  • Proven experience of working as a high achieving Trainee Assistant or Assistant Merchandiser within a fashion and/or retail environment
  • 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

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.

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. 



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