Job description


  • Entry level
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  • Salary to negotiate


Job title: Junior Merchandiser

Job ref: req4239 Location: London

Role type: Permanent Salary: Negotiable

Closing date: Friday 24th May 2019

In the world of retail things happen fast, especially at Shop Direct. We're transforming at an unprecedented rate, becoming a truly world class digital retailer. Ensuring we make our customers aware of products that are relevant to them is really important to us and we know its really important to our customer. Its central to our strategy and why we're looking to attract the very best talent we can and build on our already impressive team.

About us

We’re the UK’s second largest pureplay online retailer and we exist for one simple reason; to make good things easily accessible to more people. It’s our purpose, why we get out of bed in the morning.

It means offering the best range of famous brands, a seamless online shopping journey and unique ways to spread the cost that our customers love.

We’ve been doing it for more than 80 years and our digital department stores have become household names, from the much-loved to, which is now our biggest and fastest growing brand with sales of more than £1bn.

Today, we turnover more than £1.9bn, our websites get over 1.2m visits every day and 62% of our online sales are from mobile devices. We sell over 1,300 famous brands and deliver 49 million products to over four million customers each year.

We’ve got a clear goal. It’s to become a world class digital retailer. We’re already well on the way and, by staying true to our purpose, we believe we’ll achieve our ambition.

About the role

We have a really exciting opportunity looking for a Junior Merchandiser– Branded Womenswear to join the team. You’ll report directly into the Senior Merchandiser for the area, so lots of opportunity to further develop your skills. You’ll work in the heart of London in our offices in Sky Victoria, right next to Victoria station!

In addition, you will:

Have ownership and accountability of an area with a support structure

Build and implement strategy

Have a wider range of stakeholder management, internally and externally

End to end range plan

Create and maintain relationships

Influence peers

Understand and find opportunity in the category P&L

You’ll be at the forefront of the growth driving new innovative ways of thinking and ambition across this branded category

About you

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

The ideal candidate will have/be:

Demonstrable fashion experience gained within a branded background

Able to work under pressure and in a fast paced environment, with strong focus on what is right for the business, your team and the customer.

Bold and ambitious in your approach, not afraid to aim high and learn along the way, an industry leader within retail e-commerce.

Demonstrate our values and culture, be a true leader for your direct reports, coaching and mentoring and establishing clear ways of working.

A wide trend knowledge across the market both pure-play and multi-channel

Demonstrable strong negotiation and influencing skills, with both internal and external stakeholders.

A confident presenter to both internal and external stakeholders

Strong KPI knowledge – Planning / analysis / WSSI / OTB

How to apply

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Junior Merchandiser who is looking for their next career move. If you are interested to find out more please contact the Talent Acquisition team at Shop Direct or apply online.

Please note that the Talent Acquisition team at Shop Direct is managing this vacancy directly and will not be accepting CVs sent by any recruitment agencies

Please be advised, if successful in securing this position, you may be required to undertake a credit, CIFAS and CRB check

If you are a current employee of Shop Direct please apply via Talent Online as an internal applicant.

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