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Assistant Merchandiser, Clothing - Boyswear

Work Level:
Work Level 2
Job Type:
Full Time Permanent
18 May 2021
About The Role

Imagine what you could achieve here. At Morrisons, our heritage is retail, so working at pace, achieving value and putting the customer first is part of our DNA.  


We are looking for an Assistant Merchandiser to join our Essentials team at Nutmeg.The Assistant Merchandiser will be responsible for the planning, purchasing, intake and distribution of merchandise to maximise sales and margin for the department. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing effective working relationships with both suppliers and internal colleagues, eventually taking full responsibility and ownership for merchandising a designated area within the department you are working in.


You’ll also be responsible for:

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

  • Continually communicating 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

  • Developing skills from all sources that will support taking greater responsibility to enable management of own area within the department

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

  • Establishing key working relationships with Buying and Branch Merchandising and store operations, communicating effectively across all levels and channels

  • Effectively communicating across the team and suppliers on any issues, proposing solutions and updates accordingly

  • Undertaking any relevant administrative duties for the department including order raising, line cards and critical path management

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

  • Demonstrating an understanding of the principles of buying, production, branch merchandising and supply chain

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

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

  • Reviewing weekly sales performance and stock volumes,, identifying any opportunities and highlighting any issues

About You

So that you are set for success, we are looking for a self-starter, who is an exceptional communicator with the ability to influence at all levels. You will work as part of a versatile team with a can-do culture, so it’s important that you are tenacious and strive for excellence. You will also have the following: 

  • A track record of meeting customer needs and requirements within retail, with the ability to champion the customer and maintain customer focus 

  • Proven experience working in a commercial/retail/merchandise role, with good commercial acumen 

  • Ability to champion pace, change and simplicity

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

  • Systems expertise ensuring speed and use of accuracy

  • Excellent stakeholder management skills with the ability to influence at all levels

About The Company

We pride ourselves on being a diverse and inclusive business and are committed to making Morrisons a brilliant place to work, harbouring an environment where our people can thrive.

Treating all colleagues with respect and dignity is the Morrisons way - we celebrate individuality and love different perspectives. It’s what you bring to the table that matters.