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27 Nov 2021

Full-Time Junior Merchandiser – International

Matalan – Posted by Matalan Liverpool, England, United Kingdom

Job Description

About the Role

As an International Junior Merchandiser, you’ll take responsibility for particular International Franchise Partners (IFP), managing relationships, the international Range and Buy Plans.

We are growing our International Division rapidly, with over 35 International Stores; having opened 5 stores in the past few months and more new stores planned, many of these with new partners, it truly is an exciting time to be part of our International team!

You’ll work collaboratively with the relevant Buying and Merchandising team to achieve International contractual orders and KPI’s inline with the overall business strategy, with support from the International Merchandiser.

  • Responsible for preparing seasonal budgets and international buy plans through thorough analysis of historical data, working with the franchise partners to understand future trends and activities within the International markets which they operate
  • Working with both the franchise partners and Trading teams to developing commercial ranges, maximising opportunities and minimising risks, to ensure the final range selected meets the requirements for Matalan’s International customer
  • Maintain effective control of International Open to Buy, Despatch and DC stock levels, working with across the business to ensure smooth flow of stock
  • Analyse key business reports, using the data to make the right commercial decisions for the business and developing reporting tools to support international planning and trading.
  • Drive and develop best practice and ways of working within the UK International team and wider business.
  • Responsible for the coaching and development of International Trainees and Assistants within your team and deputising for the International 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 and confident in making commercial decision.
  • 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
  • Team management and coaching
  • May involve international travel

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.

How to Apply

Apply online via our careers website following the link:

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: Not Disclosed.

Job expires in 38 days.

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