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Coventry Store Support Centre - Ansty Park


Coventry Store Support Centre - Ansty Park



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Competitive plus benefits

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Google Map of Draken Drive Ansty ParkAnsty Coventry CV7 9RD

Sainsbury's Store Support Centre, Draken Drive Ansty ParkAnsty, Coventry, CV7 9RD

Want to be part of something amazing? We are currently looking for a Merchandiser to join our Home team, based in Ansty Park, Coventry.


This a fantastic opportunity for a highly analytical Merchandiser to join a market leading retailer which continues to succeed in the current retail climate. 

Reporting in to the Senior Merchandiser, you will need to have a passion for providing an enticing product range for customers whilst maintaining commercial ambitions - ultimately you will be responsible for translating and executing the category plans for a given number of product ranges whilst keeping an eye on the commercials.


You will be measured against a key set of KPI’s that will include; Sales, Margin, Stock, and Availability, Digital metrics and Customer Satisfaction, but your eye will always be on doing the right thing for the customer as well as the business!


What will the role of a Merchandiser involve?

  • You will create and implement a customer driven strategic vision for your ranges in line with the category strategy with clearly defined and measurable initiatives
  • Manage pricing across category to achieve a competitive position without compromising profitability
  • Liaise with global suppliers and sourcing routes, and work closely with oversea teams
  • In conjunction with Buying, comply with buying milestones in the critical path to ensure range launch timescales are met
  • Develop a compelling promotional plan for the category and liaise with the marketing team to deliver a strong and effective execution across multi channels
  • Work with the Buyers in managing the supplier base to maximise availability, supplier and depot service in line with agreed KPIs and timelines
  • Work with the buying team to review weekly trading performance on KPIs and to identify any issues and opportunities to respond to weekly trading conditions
  • Conduct regular store visits and build relationships with the retail team, gaining a commercial awareness of competitor position & activity
  • Work with the Buying in the creation of the seasonal plan and strategy for sales, stock, intake margin and markdown within agreed parameters to ensure departmental KPI’s are achieved.
  • Maintaining accurate forecasts to enable robust planning across all areas of the business

What I need to know

  • Have an understanding of the commercial world, previous Merchandising experience required preferably within a non-food omni-channel retail environment
  • Product, market and customer knowledge
  • Ensuring customer feedback is used to influence decisions made
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-moving dynamic retail environment
  • Technical knowledge of merchandising & planning systems
  • Confidence to influence and engage, building relationships with key stakeholders
  • Identify and lead continuous improvement in your area
  • Lead the team to deliver top levels of engagement
Sound like your perfect next step?