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Assistant Merchandiser (Nutmeg)

Salary Details:
Competitive Pay & Benefits
Work Level:
Work Level 2
Job Type:
Full Time Permanent
07 Jul 2022
About The Role
Nutmeg, which is part of the Morrison’s group, is a family lifestyle brand that launched in 2013 and is now sold in all of our Morrisons stores and online. Nutmeg’s aim is to offer our customers great value products to love, live and feel good in. All of our products are affordable, thoughtful, great quality and are designed to work better for people’s lives. 

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

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

  • Effectively communicates across the team and suppliers on any issues, proposes solutions and updates accordingly

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

  • 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

  • Attend any meetings as requested, ensuring fully prepared 

  • 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

  • Motivate all junior members of the team in order to potentialise their talent through effective management and help them to progress forward in their career

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

  • Being a supportive and effective team member

Key Relationships you’ll maintain include:

Merchandising Team, Suppliers, Technical Team, Buying Team, Head of Merchandising, Merchandise Manager, Marketing/PR, Design Team, Branch Merchandising, Store Operations

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 Company
At Morrisons we like to do things our own way. We believe in working in partnership with our communities, colleagues, suppliers and British farmers to provide our customers with the freshest food at great value for money. We’re also constantly innovating. We've our own-brand clothing range - Nutmeg.
Nutmeg, which is part of the Morrison’s group, is a family lifestyle brand that launched in 2013 and is now sold in all of our Morrisons stores.  Nutmegs aim is to take a fresh approach to clothing by celebrating the joys of childhood through offering our customers good, quality everyday clothes that are affordable, thoughtful and that work better for people’s lives.  We want to develop and nurture talent within Nutmeg, where we have a diverse wealth of experience including backgrounds in designer, high street and supermarket clothing.  We sincerely hope you will enjoy working and becoming a part of the Nutmeg Team.
What you'll get in return:
In return for your hard work, you’ll get a great pension, private healthcare (applicable roles), 15% colleague discount and 10% for 2 friends/family, money off at over 850 retailers with My Perks, and much more. 
We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.