Merchandise Assistant Rochdale 2024

Rolling deadline
Rochdale

We are hiring a Merchandise Assistant to join our successful Merchandise department. You will have the opportunity to have an impact on the commercial opportunities across our stores, websites and ultimately growth of the business.

The role is varied and you will be involved in the running of weekly reports, analysis and communicating this back to your colleagues across the business. Merchandising is more than just reporting though, it is the engine room to how our business works. There are trade meetings, store visits, development of product knowledge, adjusting prices and knowing when to, liaising with the wider stakeholder network.

Ultimately you ensure we have the right product, in the right place, at the right price and at the right time.

The team

The Merchandise team is one big family split into departments, you will get to know the wider team through your level but also across the departments. The departments are then split to focus down on certain areas such as Apparel, Footwear and Accessories. You will have the chance to work across branded suppliers and own brand supply chain. Within each department you will have the opportunity to be really hands on and see how your actions influence the sell through of products and ultimately get those sales in the till.

There are tons of examples of people who have joined the team and progressed quickly. We invest in our training and development and this role will be no different. Our aim is to help create an environment where you can achieve, progress and develop. You will be supported in your journey and we will celebrate your progression with you, every step of the way. There are regular 1-2-1s, training and support available but most importantly, we will provide all of the tools to help you feel empowered on your journey.

About you

We love people with passion. It can be with fashion, it can be with something else but we want to help utilise that passion in to your career.

You will be driven, ambitious and motivated and we will harness this in to your development. You will care about the stakeholders and customers and will be interested in the products we have. Organisational skills are a must and we always love to see people with a methodical approach to tasks.

Ideally you will have a relevant degree (Mathematics, Business Studies, Economics, Buying & Merchandising) as well as being numerate, with analytical skills.

Diversity

We recognise and value the importance of diversity to help make sure we have lots of different perspectives when we are providing service to our colleagues and customers. We know that this will help us build a great service, which our customers will love. This is great news for our business. Diversity for us is also, importantly, about building happy teams full of people that want to learn and want to be inspired by each other and our different experiences.

Recruitment process

With the COVID-19 situation beginning to abate, our teams are all working a in a hybrid mix of office and home working, adjusting to this new way of working as best we can - and as such we’ll help make the interview process as clear and stress-free as possible, giving you the same opportunity as if we were meeting face to face.

We review applications on an individual basis, and if we feel you would be a good fit we’ll invite you for a call or Teams video for an informal chat about the role, and to see if we’re a good fit for you.

We value open and honest conversations and collaboration, giving you a chance to learn about what we are doing in an informal and friendly environment. We want to know about you and why you feel that this is the opportunity for you.

Rolling deadline