Assistant Merchandiser, Waitrose General Merchandise

Job Type Commercial
Merchandising
Region South East England
Location Bracknell
Preferred Hours Full Time
Partnership Level
07
Closing Date 21/10/2018
Vacancy Type
Fixed Term - 12 Months
Salary £27,000 - £37,100
Salary Frequency per annum
Hours of Work
35 hours per week
08.30 - 17.00
Monday - Friday

We have two Fixed Term roles available - 8 or 12 months (internally known as a Secondment)

Duties & Responsibilities




You will lead and inspire a team of Merchandise Controllers to deliver the effective management, flow and replenishment of stock within agreed parameters. A key part of the role is to maximise availability, achieve the sales and profit plan, optimize working capital and minimise wastage.

In this role you will work collaboratively with the Merchandiser / Buyer to create category business plans and commercial assortments that meet agreed targets.

When you become a Partner, the Partnership's ultimate purpose is the happiness of all its members, through their worthwhile and satisfying employment in a successful business. We welcome you to create your own ideas where improvements could be made through Continuous Improvement, as the success of our business depends on each and everyone one of us.

Job Requirements

This is an extremely demanding role in a fast paced and pressurised environment that requires the ability to work to deadlines, prioritise and multi-task. Effective communication is essential in this role, requiring relationships to be built and maintained across many directorates and external stakeholders.

Time management and the ability to multi-task are key to the role on a daily basis as well as working well within a team. The ability to make clear and concise decisions is essential when dealing with unexpected scenarios at key times throughout the year.

Required essential experience skills and qualifications

- GCSE or equivalent in English & Maths
- Assistant Merchandiser experience or equivalent
- Controller experience or equivalent
- A strong communicator and influencer withexperience in managing relationships withsuppliers or customers
- Commercial awareness of the market place,key competitors and customer behaviour
- Proven computer skills including Excel

Required desirable experience skills and qualifications

- Degree

Please consider the following when making your application:
- We occasionally close vacancies early in the event we receive a high volume of applications. Therefore, we recommend you apply early.
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- Ensure you attach an up to date CV - at least give details of any relevant qualifications and experience you may have (even your last 5 years' worth of experience/school and work experience).

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