Sainsbury's Bank

Assistant Merchandiser - TV & Audio/Video

Holborn Store Support Centre and Home, Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd 33 Holborn, London, EC1N 2HT
Competitive Plus Benefits
Areas of business
Non Food
Closing date
2024/07/29 14:42:00
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Job Description

We’d all like amazing work to do, and real work-life balance. That’s waiting for you at Sainsbury’s. From fragrance to car care, clothing and pots and pans, our General Merchandise team delivers all the non-food items for Sainsbury’s, Habitat and Argos customers. This multi-brand environment means you get to work across most areas. You can also be a pioneer, because the team believes in being brave, iterating and learning as they go. They also develop deep connections to other departments, which opens up a lot of different career opportunities for you. What’s certain is that you’ll spend time on the shop floor to get closer to customers, and bring a broad perspective and the full support of your manager with you wherever you decide to develop next.


Why join us

Joining us as a Merchandise Admin Assistant in our TV & AV teams offers an exciting opportunity to be part of a dynamic and fast-paced environment. As you provide comprehensive administrative support to our Merchandising team, you will gain valuable skills and knowledge to forge a successful career in merchandising. We value work-life balance and offer flexibility in how, where, and when you work, empowering you to have a fulfilling personal life while contributing to our business goals. With a focus on learning and development, a supportive team, and a range of benefits, joining Sainsbury's means being part of a company that values your growth and provides opportunities for success.


What you'll do

  • Review weekly trading performance to identify any issues and opportunities, and prepare relevant analysis as required
  • Own and manage category/range & SKU level forecasts to ensure sales, stock holding, margin and availability is optimised
  • Liaise with suppliers to ensure that required stock is available and manage any gaps in supply by exception
  • Ensure that the booking process is executed seamlessly and manage any exceptions – all channels
  • Communicate promotional volumes
  • Manage new lines into the business and vendor specific promotions
  • Ensure all promotional uplifts are calculated and added to the relevant forecasting systems and reports
  • Ensure the stock arrives into the business in a timely fashion so that opportunities are maximised
  • Assist Merchandiser/ Senior Merchandiser to ensure on-time delivery through supporting the achievement of merchandising milestones within the critical path, ensuring any issues are resolved or raised where appropriate
  • Oversee timely delivery of stock into the warehouse, to maximise availability in line with agreed KPI’s and timelines for all channels


Our Merchandising Team would love to see:

  • Previous experience in an Assistant Merchandiser or Merchandise Admin position or a graduate in a relevant field
  • Understanding of allocation & stock management
  • Demonstrable experience of forecasting and updating a WSSI
  • Strong analytical & numerical skills
  • Confidence in MS Excel and ability to learn new systems
  • Excellent admin and organisational ability
  • A self-starter with a desire to develop
  • Accuracy and attention to detail

We are committed to being a truly inclusive retailer, so you’ll be welcomed whoever you are and wherever you work. Around here, there’s always the chance to try something new - whether that’s as part of an evolving team or somewhere else across the business - and we take development seriously and promise to support you. We also recognise and celebrate colleagues when they go the extra mile and, where possible, offer flexible working. When you join our team, we’ll also offer you an amazing range of benefits. Here are some of them:
 Starting off with colleague discount, you'll be able to get 10% off at Sainsbury's, Argos, TU and Habitat after 4 weeks. This increases to 15% off at Sainsbury’s every Friday and Saturday and 15% off at Argos every pay day. We've also got you covered for your future with our pensions scheme and life cover. You'll also be able to share in our success as you may be eligible for a performance-related bonus of up to 5% of salary, depending on how we perform.  
 Your wellbeing is important to us too. You'll receive an annual holiday allowance, and you can buy additional holiday. We also offer other benefits that will help your money go further such as season ticket loans, cycle to work scheme, health cash plans, pay advance (where you can access some of your pay before pay day) as well access to a great range of discounts from hundreds of other retailers. And if you ever need it there is also an employee assistance programme.
 Moments that matter are as important to us as they are to you which is why we give up to 26 weeks’ pay for maternity or adoption leave and up to 4 weeks’ pay for paternity leave. 
 Please see for a range of our benefits (note, length of service and eligibility criteria may apply).


Please note, due to the volume of applications we receive, our roles may close early.