Assistant Trade Planning Merchandiser

Competitive salary with benefits
04 Oct 2016
01 Nov 2016
Job Type

Assistant Merchandiser – Trade Planning

We are currently recruiting for an Assistant Trade Planning Merchandiser to join the Central Merchandising team here at Matalan Head Office. As an Assistant Trade Planning Merchandiser you will assist the Trade Planning Merchandiser in driving trade plans, helping to deliver a robust rolling 12 month program to achieve business financial targets, whilst developing commercial trading relationships across Marketing, Retail and Buying and Merchandising.

Assistant Merchandiser – Trade Planning – the role

  • Assist and coordinate the implementation of the overall Trading Strategy across all trading channels
  • Manage the Trade Planning Calendar ensuring accuracy and highlighting opportunities and risk within current plans
  • Maximise sales by working with the Trainee Assistant to ensure timely and effective end to end critical path management of key Trading Events
  • Assist with the preparation of business planning by maintaining a comprehensive library of appropriate data reports and analysis on all Trading Events
  • Monitor competitor activity highlighting risks and opportunities
  • Assist and co-ordinate in delivering moments that matter to customers
  • Undertake store visits to monitor and track successful implementation
  • Support Trade Planning Merchandiser with Promotional and Sale Modelling
  • Support Trade Planning Merchandiser in terminal stock/clearance planning

Assistant Merchandiser - Trade Planning - The candidate:

  • Proven experience within Merchandising or a similar role
  • Strong planning and organisational skills
  • Good time management and ability to prioritise
  • Ability to analyse and interpret data
  • Strong Excel and Powerpoint skills
  • Good Communication and Listening Skills

In the event that a high volume of suitable applications are received, the post may close prior to the specified closing date. Please apply as soon as possible if interested.