Merchandiser - Bathshop & Utility

Job Type Buying and Merchandising Product Supply
Location London - Victoria
Partnership Level 8
Closing Date 21/03/2023
Vacancy Type Permanent
Salary £29,800.00 - £44,200.00
Salary Frequency Annual
Hours of Work 35


We want all of our Partners to have a good work-life balance and we support flexible working. This might mean flexible or compressed hours, job sharing or shorter hour contracts, where it is possible to do so. Please discuss this further with the hiring manager during your interview.


Our Purpose

Working in Partnership for a happier world – our shared Purpose that guides us in everything we do and inspires 3 important principles; happier people, happier business, happier world. The John Lewis Partnership is a truly unique business, one that seeks to make a positive difference to the lives of everyone.

At a glance

  • Working pattern/flexible working - We know flexible working is important to you, and it is important to us too. The Partnership has adopted a blended working approach meaning you'll be able to work a mixture between the office and home based upon your personal needs whilst balancing the needs of the business. The Merchandiser team aims for between 1-2 days a week in the office to connect and on a more ad-hoc basis to attend key meetings but again, are flexible on this. The role is based at our Victoria campus.

  • Salary range - The salary range for this role is set at £29,800.00 - 44,200.00 

  • Contract type - Permanent

About the role

 In this role, you will be working closely with your Buyer under guidance of your Category Lead to plan and optimise the best range for customers within your area in a Bath Shop & Utility. Through analysing commercial inputs and ensuring effective range planning and price architecture to deliver market leading assortments. 

Ensuring that we plan the most efficient stock flow throughout the category, maximising opportunities as they arise to potentialise the outcome for both customers and your category and ensure the delivery of agreed KPIs (including; sales, profit, stock, SKUs, availability, margin and risk management). Liaising with CPG Trading Operations to capitalise on commercial opportunities, controlling stock levels and managing delivery schedules within agreed targets whilst delivering KPIs.

You will be accountable for: Inputting Weekly Sales Stock Intake (WSSI), Accurately planning and forecasting sales, stock, profit and SKUs for the Category Lead and Trade Planning team. With support from your Category Lead, you will also be accountable for forecasting assortment sales, margin KPIs, deciding Open to Buy parameters that meet commercial and customer targets. Ensuring the commercial success of the product range through effective range planning and agile in-season trading, using analysis and reporting from Product Operations. 


You will form strong relationships with both internal and external stakeholders to manage the flow of stock and control availability; ensuring strong availability whilst minimising inventory and supply chain costs. In a fast-paced and agile working environment, you will work collaboratively with stakeholders such as Buyers, Category Leads, Heads of Merchandising, Supply Chain, Trade Planning, Sourcing, Trading Operations team and Design and Product Technology teams.


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Key responsibilities & Essential skills you’ll need

  • Experience in planning and ranging

  • Proven experience of in season trading

  • Demonstrative ability to use Excel 

  • Proven experience of analytical and data analysis skills

  • Good knowledge of supplier/retailer relationships

  • Experience of dealing with a diverse and extensive assortment of product

  • Be motivated and be able to work collaboratively with the team

Benefits of the Partnership and the role

  • You will enjoy 25% discount at John Lewis and 20% in Waitrose 

  • The Partnership has a competitive pension scheme where your contributions will be matched by the Partnership (up to 8% of pay)

  • Excellent work life balance, including focus on well being and flexible working and our marketing leading equal parenthood leave Policy

Find out more about the extensive range of exciting benefits that you could enjoy when you join us on our website under About the Partnership; Benefits.


Next Steps 

  • The application form consists of a CV upload followed by application questions. Please ensure you refresh the page each time you complete a task to ensure you complete everything that you need to in time.

  • Once you've submitted an application the next steps of the process, if successful, are likely to include a 1 stage virtual interview.

  • You'll be asked about any adjustments you might need to support the recruitment process. Let us know, and we'll be sure to discuss it with you. 

  • Thanks for your patience in the meantime and for showing an interest in joining the John Lewis Partnership. 

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We positively celebrate Diversity & Inclusion in the John Lewis Partnership. Our aim is to become the UK’s most inclusive business - for our Partners and for our customers, reflecting and connecting with the diverse communities that we serve. We want people from all walks of life to feel valued for their individuality, thrive in our business and share a sense of belonging. To find out more about D&I in the John Lewis Partnership visit this site -

Attachment: Merchandiser - L8.pdf 


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