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12 month Placement - Merchandising

Liverpool, England

National Minimum Wage for 21-24 year olds plus benefits

Permanent (Full time)


  • 25 days holiday
  • 20% discount
  • Access to our ‘Family Extras’ website
  • 12 week on boarding programme

Working hours

Monday – Friday

9am – 5pm

Why Matalan?

We’re a £1bn omni channel retail business, founded in the early 1980’s in Liverpool and proud of our continued ability to offer our customers high quality products at great prices. With over 220 stores in the UK, a rapidly growing online presence and a diverse product range, working here is exciting, challenging, and above all fun!

We’re committed to supporting those at the start of their career in Fashion and our 12 month Merchandising placement offers you the chance to work with our Assistant Merchandisers to ensure we have the correct stock in place for our customers, driving the sales, availability and profitability of your particular product area. There are two fascias to the Merchandising function and our Merchandising student with have the opportunity to experience both of these during their placement.

With the benefits of a dedicated on-boarding & training programme, it won’t be long before you’re involved in every step of the process and your opinion will really count – something that sets us apart from other placement opportunities.

About You

To find the best students for our Merchandising teams, we’d like you to have the following...

  • Currently a 2nd-year student, ideally studying a business-related course that requires you to complete a 12-month placement. Start date – Summer 2020.
  • Retail work experience would be advantageous
  • Ability to work independently and manage own workload
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate at all levels
  • Self-motivated and committed to developing your skills
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly Microsoft Excel

Matalan value diversity and don’t discriminate based on race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status. We are committed to being an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from all communities.

Matalan wants to see every candidate performing at their best throughout the application and interview process and ultimately, in their role. We, therefore, encourage you to inform us of any reasonable adjustments you might need to enable this.

This is your opportunity to be part of our exciting vision - to become the UK’s most trusted value retailer. This is Retail Made Real.

If a high volume of suitable applications are received, the post may close before the specified closing date. Please apply as soon as possible if interested.

The Role

Each day is different, you’re continuously faced with new and exciting challenges, giving you the opportunity to develop and progress on your placement, and gaining knowledge to help in your future Merchandising career.

As a Merchandising Placement Student, you’ll work with your product team, driving timely and accurate actions to effectively manage stock flow through the supply chain from product signoff to the end of the product life cycle.

By regularly analysing and acting on key business information, you’ll report and promote good housekeeping and data maintenance across your department, ensuring all information is fully up to date and accurate at all times.

You’ll also prepare effectively for Monday Trade meetings, understanding departments Best & Worst sellers by channel and key actions to drive potential sales.

Posted 9 days ago

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