Job Details


Liverpool Head Office

Contract Type


Working Pattern

Full Time


Competitive Salary plus Benefits

Closing Date

07/02/2022 23:45

About the Role

As a Merchandiser on our Ladieswear team, you’ll optimise the profitability of a product area by developing and delivering commercial ranges, working closely with the Merchandising, Buying and Design teams alongside the training and development of your own team.

  • Work in collaboration with the relevant Buyer to develop product ranges for Matalan, establishing initial stock intake plans and ensuring the range meets the targets outlined, delivering to set core KPI’s.
  • Prepare seasonal buying plans by thoroughly analysing historical data and understanding future trends and activities.
  • Maximise opportunities and minimise risks of performance by monitoring actual performance vs plan and taking remedial action when necessary.
  • 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, Assistants and Juniors within your team and the wider department.

About You

  • Previous proven experience as a high achieving Junior Merchandiser or Merchandiser in a similar retail environment
  • Excellent commercial awareness
  • High standard of numerical and analytical ability
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels, including executive board level
  • Strong leadership and coaching skills
  • High level of personal effectiveness   

About Us

Founded in the early 1980s by John Hargreaves in Liverpool, Matalan is a family retail business that is proud to serve its customer 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, collaborative, 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. 



Your place in our world

Head of Merchandising
Junior, Assistant & Trainee Merchandisers