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Assortment Planning Admin

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Internal use only – Grade J

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 Assortment Planning team (merchandising) who look to provide the customer with the right product at the right time. Working closely with the Buying team to build assortment strategies and focusing on ensuring the best possible range for our customers. Looking at internal data, history and competitor performance whilst managing brand and supplier relationships across Brand and Own Brand.  

About the role.

You will provide administrative support to the Assortment Planning function, ensuring effective order management to deliver commercial KPI’s and critical path management. You will be involved in administrative tasks to manage planning tools & critical path and you will work collaboratively with other business functions including buying & operations.  

Key Responsibilities:

    • Supports Merchandise department to deliver assortment strategy. 
    • Analyse sales history to review size & style performance. 
    • Ensure planning tools are up to date with the most recent information. 
    • Effective critical path management to fulfil assortment plans. 
    • Understand product lifecycle in order to manage style level plans. 
    • Working in collaboration with buying, operations & wider merchandising team 
    • Understands and utilises data to best inform effective decision making for department. 

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: 

  • Understanding of the merchandising function 
  • 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 one-stage interview process for this position:

1st stage - A one hour interview with the hiring team to discuss your skills and relevant experience with competency questions. This is also a great opportunity to find out more about the role and to ask any questions you may have.

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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