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Watford, Hertfordshire Poundland
Assistant Merchandiser

About the Opportunity

We are currently recruiting for the role as Assistant Merchandiser for our PEPCO business to support the Merchandising team to maximize sales and profit opportunities through supporting the Merchandiser with sales analysis, forecasting, ownership of stock and intake management to reduce markdown and maximize profit for the department.

What you'll be doing

What you'll be doing:

•Provide analysis to support product sign off ensuring all learnings are incorporated

•Maintain and update range plan ensuring full accuracy at all times

•Monitor planned intake margins

•Review sizing performance with assistance from Merchandise Admin Assistant

•Support line manager to compile the sign off and strategy packs and use data to make informed contributions

•Obtain a clear understanding of the strategy to make relevant trading decisions

•Work with line manager to deliver against the top line planning principles, including phasing, category mixes and option counts

What you will need
  • Experience in managing a small team of Merchandising Admin Assistants and workload
  • Confidence in communication with others in the business across functions
  • Liaising with external parties
  • Confidence in presentations and reporting
  • Accuracy and Attention to detail
  • Analytical and commercial knowledge
  • Ability to identify commercial issues and propose appropriate action
  • Previous experience of developing / streamlining processes to be more effective
What we can offer
  • Competitive salary
  • Potential to earn bonus
  • Free on-site car park
  • Onsite coffee lounge
  • Discount Card - 10% discount on most purchases in-store
  • Family Friendly Benefits
  • Loyal Service Awards
  • My Staff Shop - exclusive discount portal
  • Apprenticeships & Career Development
  • Life Assurance Cover
  • Health & Wellbeing - employee assistance programme to support you
  • Holiday Allowance - 33 days, along with the option to purchase additional holiday (annually)
  • Birthdays are important, so each year, you can take the day off as an extra day's holiday
  • Pension scheme
About us

Since our humble beginnings in 1990, Poundland has evolved into a retail powerhouse with over 900 stores and nearly 18,500 dedicated colleagues across the UK and Republic of Ireland. The addition of Dealz in 2011 further solidified our presence, enabling us to reach millions of customers with our unparalleled value offerings.

At Poundland & Dealz, we don't just offer products at unbeatable prices; we cultivate an environment where every colleague can thrive and contribute to our mission of providing amazing value to millions of customers. Our commitment to excellence, inclusion, and sustainability forms the foundation of our culture, empowering our team members to be the best versions of themselves while making a meaningful impact on the communities we serve.

It is our behaviours and the hard work, commitment and passion of our wonderful colleagues that make it all possible.

We like to keep things simple, so we have just three behaviours that lie at the heart of everything we do, and they keep us on track.

They are Love our customers, Care for our colleagues and Protect the Pounds & Euros

By living our behaviours every day, we've created a land which is fun, friendly and full of surprises - a place where our people can truly be the best version of themselves!

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