Category Assistant Placement
We’re The Very Group, home to Very.co.uk, Littlewoods.com and a team of 4,000 super-talented people.
We’re the UK’s largest integrated digital retailer and financial services provider, and we’ve been helping customers say yes when it matters most for over 100 years. In that time, we’ve consistently reinvented our business to adapt to economic conditions and industry changes – going from bricks, to clicks, to mobile.
But despite our passion for reinvention, we’ve never wavered from our purpose; to make good things easily accessible to more people. It means giving our customers the brands they love, an outstanding shopping experience and flexible ways to spread the cost.
We’ve continued to deliver for our customers throughout the Covid-19 outbreak – and we’ve done it by transforming the way we work.
We’re fired up for the future and the next stage in our development. We’ll give customers access to more great brands for themselves and their families, a seamless shopping experience and even more control of their finances through innovation in flexible ways to pay.
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About the team
Spend your placement year as a Category Assistant and you’ll work with some of the world’s biggest brands. You’ll put your learning into action in the fast-paced world of retail. And you’ll develop your skills every day with the support of a mentor, our superb training and a development plan that’s as individual as you are.
Learning at pace as part of our dynamic product team, you’ll help to curate the perfect range for our customer and make sure our stock is in the right place at the right time to keep customers happy and drive profitability. Working with colleagues across all areas of the business, you’ll assist with estimating and help to produce dynamic range plans. All the time we’ll keep you on your toes with different challenges and experiences to help you kick start your career in retail.
You’ll be working with friendly, innovative and passionate people. We're very supportive and will give you opportunity, support and a career path to shape you career and become our future.
About the role
We’re excited to share an opportunity for ambitious, driven and curious intern looking fora placement year, based in our fantastic Liverpool HQ. You’ll join us at Category Assistant Intern you’ll learn at pace as part of our talented team, you’ll help to make sure our stock is in the right place at the right time to keep our customers happy and drive our profitability whilst constantly developing and playing your part as a crucial part of the fashion team.
- Cover both Buying and Merchandising core responsibilities in our new Category Assistant role.
- Produce stock analysis and accurate weekly reports for trading meetings, product days and sign off meetings.
- Manage a variety of systems to help us deliver our promises, wow our customers and get our orders out on time – every time.
- Build strong relationships with suppliers, assess their performance and update production plans.
- Maintain stock, monitor shipment deadlines, provide accurate updates and allocate and load pre-season trends.
- Feedback on performance and identify emerging trends and new trading opportunities.
- Arrange photoshoots and product showcases, liaise with our marketing team, manage product samples and support product set up
- Has a real thirst for knowledge, you must be ambitious, professional and assertive with a hands-on approach and a good commercial brain
- You will be curious and good with numbers and ideally from an analytical degree
- Confident and organised, you’ll be at home dealing with our suppliers and analysing data, as well as presenting your thoughts.
- Shares our thirst for knowledge and passion for customer communications and CRM, keen attention to detail and a real passion for our products
- As the pace is fast here, you’ll also need to be a superb organiser with good analytical and prioritisation skills
- You’ll not be afraid of hard work and you will be passionate about providing products and brands that make our customers look good
- Above all, you’ll be full of fresh ideas and love working as part of a diverse team to provide our customers with their favourite brands