Merchandising

Our huge range of products doesn’t just need to excite and inspire customers, it must also be profitable. That’s where our commercially focused Merchandising teams come in. It’s their challenge to manage stock in order to hit financial targets such as sales, profit and stock turn, and ensure the stock is in the right place at the right time.

Take a look at what life in the John Lewis & Partners Buying and Merchandising teams involve by watching the following video:

 

Merchandising Jobs

A huge amount of strategic planning goes into deciding what products are placed in what branches and the shape of the ranges we offer in store. As a Merchandiser in the Partnership, you’ll play an integral part in the business by working closely with buyers, space planning and retail, to achieve this. From Fashion Merchandising jobs to Merchandising Assistant and managerial roles, find your ideal role with us today.

Merchandising Assistant Jobs

Start your journey into merchandising as an assistant in one of our creative teams. From the day you join us, you’ll be thrown into an exciting and dynamic retail merchandising role, where you’ll support the management of over £250,000 of stock a week. You’ll also become familiar with a wide range of products and suppliers.

What Will I Do As A Merchandising Assistant?

You will learn a range of skills while training and developing with us as you grow in your role. You’ll get involved in:

  • Identifying opportunities for sales
  • Negotiating with suppliers to get more stock
  • Working within different offices to gain the broadest experience possible

Will I Suit This Role?

You should thrive in a fast-paced environment, while holding strong analytical and planning abilities. In addition, you’ll enjoy taking on new challenges and being pro-active when it comes to applying what you’ve learned.

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What Support, Training And Benefits Will I Receive?

We take care of you in the workplace, which is why we offer first-class training and development alongside great benefits when you join us. Not only will you get on-going mentorship to help facilitate your career growth, you’ll also receive subsidised dining facilities, access to holiday and leisure facilities, and ticket and education subsidies.

The Fashion Retail Academy

We partner with the Fashion Retail Academy, the leading vocational college for specialist fashion retail courses. The FRA is founded by the industry 10 years ago; their 12 week to one year courses are exclusive and offer the fastest route to a fashion retail career. 90% of their graduates progress to a role in fashion retail. Courses include Visual Merchandising, Marketing, Digital, Buying and Retail Management.

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