Location:
Coalville
Department:
Nutmeg
Job Type:
Permanent / Full Time

About The Role

Role Purpose: To assist the Merchandiser/Senior Merchandiser in planning, purchasing, intake and distribution of merchandise to
maximise sales and margin for the department. Be accountable for given categories, delivering; merchandising strategy, intake, stock,
sales & profit figures working alongside the buying team with guidance from the Merchandiser/Senior Merchandiser. Effective
management of Assistant team members. Deputise for the Merchandiser when applicable.
 
Role measurement:
 Achievement of all KPI targets for
Clothing against a balanced
scorecard of customers, sales
and profit, colleagues and
operations
 My Plan
 Key stakeholder feedback
 Stock management / stock flow

Dimensions:
 Achieve sales and margin for Nutmeg to
agreed finance plan.
 Deliver stock packages for graded stores
through critical path management
 Ensure stock targets are worked within
through use of prioritising stock intake
 Ensure maximum availability on Never
out of stock lines
 Accurate production planning for owned
departments, resulting in improved
flexibility of trigger dates and buying in
margin
 Managing a budget and controlling
planned spend

Key Relationships:
 Category Director of Clothing
 Merchandising Team
 Suppliers
 Technical Team
 Buying Team
 Head of Merchandising
 Marketing/PR
 Design Team
 Branch Merchandising
 Store Operations
 Financial Team
 Heads of Departments
 IT
 
Accountabilities:
Customer
 Develop positive working relationships with all suppliers ensuring fully conversant with all
orders passing through the system, working closely with the buying team to ensure an
awareness of all orders being proposed
 Identify any opportunities and risk in the supply base, and propose suggestions to
Merchandiser/Senior Merchandiser
 Conduct store visits to view stock and obtain direct feedback from customers and store
colleagues, highlighting any issues and proposing any ideas to enhance sales at store
and company level
 Ensure a knowledge of the customer profile and trends and relate to relevant size
analysis
 Ensure that a competitive and commercial range is delivered to the customer with strong
availability
 Working cross functionally take the lead in ensuring the critical path is being accurately
kept up to date & adhered to, dealing with any issues accordingly
Colleague
 Be a role model to all and motivate junior members of the team in order to potentialise
their talent through effective management and help them to progress forward in their
career
 Effectively manage and delegate tasks in the Merchandiser/Senior Merchandisers
absence
 Being a supportive and effective team member
Operational
 Proactively be involved in the department strategy, helping to plan and build a
commercial product range that reflects the Nutmeg strategy, being able to utilise all
information from analysis, historical data, market data and future trends
 Deliver a commercial and competitive range for given category whilst ensuring that the
brand standards in both quality and value are maintained and sales and profit targets are
met within budget spend
 Present to Merchandise/Senior merchandiser a clearly defined merchandising plan and
strategy for the given category supported by clear and sound reasoning
 Establish key working relationships with buying team, stores team, technical team and
suppliers and effectively communicate across the team and suppliers on any issues,
proposes solutions and updates accordingly
 Accurately and comprehensively prepare any reports for weekly, monthly and seasonal
trading meetings
 Raise and prepare range plans for the department with guidance from
Merchandiser/Senior merchandiser and ensures all updates are done in a timely manner
and inputted correctly
 Attend and prepare any additional reports for any meetings as requested, ensuring fully
prepared
 Put forward proposals to the Merchandiser/Senior Merchandiser accompanied with
sound reasoning on travel plans.
 Assist the Merchandiser/Senior merchandiser in working alongside the buying team in
operating an effective and timely sign off process in line with the merchandising planning
cycle
 Deputise for the Merchandiser / Senior Merchandiser when required
Sales, Profit and Cash
 Assist with ensuring all orders for the department are entered onto the system in a timely
manner utilising internal systems, overseeing or training junior team members as
required
 Weekly monitoring and evaluation working with the buying team of the performance of
the given category against forecasted/targeted figures, constantly reviewing sales, stock
levels, and intake, seeking guidance from the Merchandiser/Senior Merchandiser

About You

Knowledge
 Clear understanding of how to serve Customer needs and requirements
 Ability to champion the customer and retail a customer focus through
daily routines
 Able to take on new information, adapt style and learn new ways of
working.
 Able to understand customer needs and find ways to improve availability
 Take responsibility for own learning, keeping skills and knowledge up to
date and sharing knowledge with others through mentoring
Skills
 The ability to create environments where sharing ideas, issues and
concerns is the norm
 Planning and organising
 Influence and relationship building
 Commercial Acumen – ability to judge the market and maximise sales
and profit
 Ability to champion pace, change and simplicity
 Ability to gain feedback from colleague and customers
 Able to deliver increased sales and profit growth through business
knowledge and retail experience
 Analytical thinking – manage multiple data sources and make the
appropriate decisions for sales, stock, markdown and profit
 Awareness of how to manage OTB with guidance
Experience
 Awareness and some experience of pre-season planning to deliver a
commercial range with a profitable model
 Fashion/business qualification
 Awareness and some experience of OTB and in season trade
 Stockflow and stocks in line with targets
 Experience with clothing retailer or supplier

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

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.
 

Our aim to offer more of what matters extends to our employees too. Join us and you can expect to enjoy great career prospects and a very competitive pay and benefits package. In addition to an attractive salary, we offer a discount card for you and two for friends or family members giving you 10% off your shopping in Morrisons. We also offer company share options, a highly competitive pension scheme, Life Assurance and more besides.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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