Morrisons Head Office
Permanent / Full Time.

About The Role

We are looking for an Assistant Merchandiser to join the team for Nutmeg based from our head office in Coalville (Leicestershire) to assist the merchandiser in the planning, purchasing, intake and distribution of merchandise to maximise sales and margin for the department. Developing effective working relationships with both suppliers and internal colleagues. Ultimately this will lead you to taking full responsibility and ownership for merchandising a designated area within the department you are working in.


What will I do as an Assistant Merchandiser at Nutmeg?     

  • Develop positive working relationships with all suppliers, ensuring fully conversant with all orders passing through the system working closely with the buying team

  • Continually communicate with suppliers about the status of orders to help to ensure the critical path is kept up to date and accurate, highlighting any issues to the Merchandiser/Senior Merchandiser

  • Assist in the department strategy, demonstrating an understanding of the merchandising figures to actively contribute and make suggestions

  • Accurately and comprehensively prepare any reports requested for weekly trading and any other meetings ensuring they are completed comprehensively and to any deadlines set

  • Demonstrates an understanding of the principles of buying, production and supply chain

  • Assists in the building of range plans and ensures all updates are complete in a timely manner and inputted correctly 

  • Achievement of all KPI targets for Clothing against a balanced scorecard of customers, sales and profit, colleagues and operations

  • Achieve sales and margin for Nutmeg to agreed finance plan.

  • Deliver stock packages for graded stores through critical path management and ensure stock targets are worked within through use of prioritising stock intake

  • Ensure maximum availability on Never out of stock lines

  • Accurately and promptly raise any orders requested, utilising internal systems, ensure any orders for the department that are raised by junior team members are done so in a timely and accurate manner

  • Awareness of the departments weekly and seasonal sales figures, stock figures and targets

  • Reviews weekly sales performance and stock volumes and identify any opportunities and highlight any issues

About You

  • Clear understanding of how to serve Customer needs and requirements

  • Ability to champion the customer and retail a customer focus through daily routines

  • Sound commercial awareness

  • The ability to create environments where sharing ideas, issues and concerns is the norm

  • Ability to champion pace, change and simplicity

  • Ability to gain feedback from colleague and customers

  • Analytical thinking – manage multiple data sources and make the appropriate recommendations for sales, markdown and stock intake

  • Systems expertise ensuring speed and use of accuracy.

  • Attention to detail

  • Communication & Influencing

  • Commercial business qualification or relevant retail/merchandise experience

  • A passion for retailing & detailed analytical experience

About the team

About Us Description:
At Morrisons, we're the single biggest food manufacturer in the UK, and the only retailer to operate our own processing sites. Which means we're not just responsible for keeping our shelves stocked - we need to stock our manufacturing sites, too.

As a true one-of-a-kind business, we curate, arrange and buy everything from raw materials like flour and meat to the products our customers pop in for every day. We negotiate prices and make sure we're able to sell as much as we can. We look at product packaging and quality to help us decide where products will sit in our stores. And when you remember that each category is worth a percentage of our overall £12billion turnover from supermarket sales alone, the impact of each buying team is huge.

We work in embedded business teams, so our Buyers sit with their supply chain, finance and technical counterparts, working alongside each other to make decisions and take action quickly. We even have joint targets so that we're unified in our mission to serve our customers.

About The Company

Our modern Head Office on the edge of Bradford is home to our different support teams from tech, marketing and finance to HR, trading and supply chain.

Alive with activity, this is where decisions are made and our corporate teams make sure everything runs smoothly. Here, you’ll find comfy breakout areas, a coffee shop, newsagents and subsidised restaurant all within commuting distance of Leeds, Manchester and the Yorkshire Dales - always with free parking.

We host regular seasonal events and you’ll often find our suppliers on site sharing details of their latest product. We’re also committed to fundraising for our current charity partner.

Our business is fast paced and ever changing, as such we’ve lots of opportunities for you to play your part in our success. We’d love to meet you…

Some of the benefits you can expect as follows;

  • 15% colleague discount in our stores and online, plus an additional 10% card for a friend or family member
  • Generous holiday entitlement

  • Four day working week with flexible working hours

  • Company pension contributions

  • Perks with over 850 retailers

  • Free parking onsite

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