Sainsburys Careers – Merchandiser

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Merchandiser – Homewares

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We have exciting oppotunities to join our General Merchandise function as a Merchandiser on Homeware! We have opportunities in both Bathroom and Utility. You will have the opportunity to work across both Sainsbury’s and Argos, as well as working with our Habitat brand. As a Merchandiser, you’ll execute a customer facing, multi-channel merchandising strategy for your category/ranges, to deliver profitable growth in line with the overall commercial strategy. You will need to be able to think on your feet and make decisions at pace to ensure delivery against the key objectives.

We absolutely see the value in allowing our colleagues to work flexibly and that’s why our ways of working policy allows you to maintain a great work/life balance and gives you the opportunity to make your hours work for you, with plenty of opportunity to work from home.

As well as strong merchandising skills, you will show a real desire to learn and grow, as well as a curiosity and ownership for the success of your category.

As a Merchandiser you’ll:

  • Implement a customer driven category/range vision in line with the commercial strategy agreed with senior stakeholders with clearly defined and measurable initiatives

  • Use analysis alongside knowledge of markets, customer profiles and suppliers to develop the category/range framework

  • Devise the multi-channel budgets to ensure that the building blocks are in place to achieve the category/range strategy

  • Ensure category frameworks relating to space, options, architecture and buy plans align to the overall operating model and strategic emphasis of Brands that Deliver

  • Conduct periodic reviews of performance, understanding how this may impact future performance and reflect risks and opportunities through the CRM process

  • You’ll be responsible for your category/range stock: WSSI planning, OTB management process, purchase orders, promotional stock planning, markdown plan, clearance, total / DC & store stock levels, DD store stock levels, replenishment & ordering parameters to deliver depot/supplier service targets, manage tolerance on stock commitments, availability, & reviewing forecasts

  • Working with the A&R team, review channel / category level forecasts to understand alignment to corporate budgeting, planning and replenishment processes identifying and taking corrective action with respective teams

  • Develop and implement joint business plans for your category/range with suppliers in line with department strategy. Have a clear plan around supplier classification and set specific performance targets with regular measurement and review

  • By exception, liaise with global suppliers and sourcing offices to identify the most cost-effective sourcing routes

  • Plan and prioritise inbound and outbound stock flow for your range/category, understanding the impact on supply, logistics and retail teams and communicating issues where appropriate

Our Merchandising team would love to see:

  • Merchandising experience required preferably within a Non-food multi-channel retail environment

  • Ability to deliver results to target, as an individual and within a team

  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-moving dynamic retail environment

  • Confidence to influence and engage, building relationships with key stakeholders

  • Organised with strong planning capabilities

  • Able to identify problems and develop practical solutions

  • An ability to interpret data to make decisions

Why Sainsbury’s?

Work-life balance is important to us, so we offer our colleagues as much flexibility as possible in line with the needs of their role. We trust them to decide how, where and when they work, combining remote and collaborative working with a flexible approach to hours, giving them plenty of time and space for life outside of work whilst delivering against our business goals.

As well as a great work-life balance, lots of on-the-job training and endless opportunities, click here for more detail on our benefits:


Primary Location


Work Locations

Coventry Store Support Centre – Ansty Park Sainsbury’s Store Support Centre Draken Drive Ansty ParkAnsty Coventry CV7 9RD





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