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Merchandise Assistant Planner (Fixed Term Contract)

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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 Very.co.uk 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 Homeware’s merchandising team who look to provide the customer with the right product at the right time. Working with suppliers to ensure we have stock available in a timely manner, whilst still working within budgets. You’ll be with suppliers who are branded & own brand as well as across stocked and a direct dispatch model. Home is an exciting area to work on with lots of opportunities for growth moving forward.

About the role

We have an exciting opportunity for a Merchandise Assistant Planner to join the homeware's department on a 12 month fixed term contract. You’ll report directly into the Merchandiser for the area so lots of opportunity to further develop your skills.

Day to day you will be meeting and handling supplier relationships, working closely with the merchandising team to develop commercial range plans suited to our customer, producing and presenting reports at trend meetings on trends, forecasts and opportunities.

About you

We’re looking for a Merchandise Assistant Planner who already has experience at this level and has worked as a Merchandising Assistant. The ideal candidate will be responsible for the full process from start to finish so being able to work independently is imperative for this role. 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:

  • Proven Own Brand merchandising experience
  • Excellent knowledge of excel and creative with numbers – able to produce, analyse and articulate findings from reports
  • Ability to establish relationships, internal, external & international - working cross functionally and collaboratively
  • Understands the customer
  • Problem solving/critical thinking
  • Ability to prioritise and manage workload
  • WSSI experience

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 Very.co.uk
  • Matched pension up to 6%
  • More benefits can be found on our career site

How to apply

Please note that the talent acquisition team are managing this vacancy directly, and if successful in securing this role, you may be required to undertake a credit, CIFAS and DBS check.

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, and then be in touch to move to the interview process. Our interview process is tailored to each role and can be in-person and remotely. We will always look to make the adjustments you need to bring your best self to interview.

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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