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Merchandising Assistant

Buying & Merchandising

Merchandising Assistant

Permanent, full-time position


The Works is a unique place to… well… work. We are a proactive and hardworking bunch. We’ve built an environment that’s busy, fast-moving and full of energy. Our atmosphere is welcoming, friendly and inclusive. If you are the kind of person who is as crafty, caring and can-do as we are, then this is the kind of culture for you.

The bit "About the Role"

This is a brand new role for The Works, where you will support the merchandising team in Maximising sales and profit across specific product groups for all channels through effective stock management and analysis. In addition you will be:

  • Supporting the Merchandiser with forecasts for sales volume taking into account promotions, new ranges and seasons
  • Assist to manage stock intake plans to deliver sales.
  • Supporting the Merchandiser with management of all aspects of Merchandising KPI’s
  • Working with the allocation team to ensure correct levels of product is allocated to stores
  • Supporting with range reviews and promotions
  • Highlighting lines and recommending actions to be taken on over and under-performing lines
  • Providing relevant analysis as required to support correct business decisions
  • Running Product Group level reports for use by the Merchandiser
  • Building good working relationships with Buyers, Allocation team, Web, Distribution, and IT
  • Ensuring all information is correctly tagged in the system for analysis
  • Setting up and management of new lines on the system

The bit "About You"

In a nutshell we are looking for someone that epitomises our values of being "Crafty, Caring and Can-do", which when we put them all together make us "People Who Do!

Retail is a fast paced and often pressurised environment, we have to react and be nimble to changes at the drop of a hat. This does mean though that we have some of the very best colleagues working in some of the very best teams at The Works, being able to collaborate as part of a team is key to our success. 

What we will give to you…!

  • Excellent hands on training.
  • 25% discount off our products in store!
  • 33 days holiday (inclusive of Bank Holidays).
  • Holiday Purchase Scheme to increase your annual leave entitlement.
  • Company pension contribution.
  • Cycle to Work Scheme.
  • Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Life Assurance.
  • Healthcare Cash Plan.
  • Free Car Parking.
  • Charity Giving - Pennies from Heaven and Give as you Earn.

Finally, the bit "About The Works"

Here at The Works, we are building a working environment that’s fun, friendly, and supportive - all at the same time. It’s somewhere that’s designed for people who love getting busy, whether that’s helping customers, meeting new challenges, or building a rewarding career.

It’s a place for people who know how to roll their sleeves up, get creative, and put their passion and imagination to work…People who do!

We are the UK’s leading family friendly retailer of value gifts, arts, crafts, toys, books and stationery. With over  500 stores nationwide together with a brilliant online store, we’re here to offer our customers a unique and enjoyable shopping experience, built on our core principles of value, variety and quality. You will find our stores in a huge and diverse range of locations; on high streets, in shopping centres, on retail parks, and as concessions (usually in garden centres). We are also one of the few value retailers with a full featured online store that helps our customers to shop how they want, when they want, 7 days a week.

Oh....and we are super proud  to be a Sunday Times 2020 Top 25 “Best Big Companies” to work for. 

It all means that we have built the kind of working environment that is the perfect place for people who love our products to build a career. It is somewhere you can put your proud and passionate, inclusive and accessible, confident and honest, fun and creative, and nimble and driven approach to work.

And if you can roll up your sleeves, get on with any job, and meet any challenge, it’s also somewhere you can thrive.

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