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Assistant Merchandiser - 12 month FTC

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Internal use only - Grade H

About us

We are The Very Group and we’re here to help families get more out of life. We know that our customers work hard for their families and have a lot to balance in their busy lives. That’s why we combine amazing brands and products with flexible payment options on to help them say yes to the things they love. We’re just as passionate about helping our people get more out of life too; building careers with real growth, a sense of purpose, belonging and wellbeing.

About the team

You’ll be joining the Merchandising team made up of Assortment Planning and Merchandise Financial Planning who look to provide the customer with the right product at the right time. Working closely with the Buying team you will build assortment strategies by focusing on ensuring the best possible range for our customers whilst liaising with suppliers to ensure we have stock available in a timely manner all within the constraints of budgets.

About the role

We have multiple exciting opportunities across both areas of merchandising at Assistant Merchandiser level. Within the role you’ll report directly into a Merchandiser for the area so lots of opportunity to further develop your skills.

Day to day you will be meeting and handling supplier and brand relationships, working closely with the buying and wider merchandising teams to develop commercial range plans suited to our customer. Analysing historical performance, market trends and competitor ranges to help create the best future plans.

About you

We know that our expectations are high, as are our ambitions as a business, so we are aware that one candidate will not have all of the below experience.

The ideal candidate will have/be:

  • Retail merchandising experience.
  • Good knowledge of excel
  • Strong with numbers – able to produce, analyse and articulate findings from reports
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to establish relationships, internal & external - working cross functionally and collaboratively
  • Desire to understand the Very customer
  • Problem solving/critical thinking
  • Decision making skills
  • Ability to prioritise and manage workload
  • A great attitude and who is willing to learn

Some of our benefits

  • Flexible, hybrid working model
  • Inclusive culture and environment, check out our Glassdoor reviews
  • £250 flexible benefits allowance to suit your needs
  • 27 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Udemy learning access
  • Bonus potential (performance and business-related)
  • Up to 25% discount on

How to apply

Please note that the talent acquisition team are managing this vacancy directly, and if successful in securing this role, you will be required to undertake a credit, CIFAS, Right to Work checks and if a specific requirement of your role a DBS (criminal records) check. Should your application progress we require you to let the team know if there is anything you need to disclose in relation to any of these checks prior to them being undertaken, including any unspent criminal convictions.

What happens next?

Our talent acquisition team will be in touch if you’re successful so keep an eye on your emails! We’ll arrange a short call to learn more about you, as well as answer any questions you have. If it feels like we’re a good match, we’ll share your CV with the hiring manager to review. Our interview process is tailored to each role and can be in-person or held remotely.

You can expect a two-stage interview process for this position:

1st stage - An informal 30-minute video call with the hiring team to discuss your skills and relevant experience. This is a great opportunity to find out more about the role and to ask any questions you may have.

2nd Stage – A one-hour formal interview where you can expect both competency and technical questions. This can be held either in-person or remotely.

As an inclusive employer please do let us know if you require any reasonable adjustments.

If you'd like to know more about our interviews, you can find out here.

Equal opportunities

We’re an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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