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Assistant Merchandiser - Technology, Sports & Events

Want to be part of something amazing? We have some exciting opportunities for you to join us as an Assistant Merchandiser, working across our Sports, Outdoor & Events and Technology (Supplier Funded role) categories, based in Milton Keynes.

Merchandising at Sainsbury’s Argos isn’t just a job, it’s a career. It’s the chance to express your ideas, contribute as a team, be developed and make your mark in the world of General Merchandising.

Do you want to work in a company where you can feel supported, encouraged to take accountability and truly be heard? At Sainsbury’s Argos we’re a team; we collaborate & succeed together and when that happens the results speak for themselves.

What will the role of Assistant Merchandiser involve?

Right stock, right place, right time for our customers. It’s all about the numbers; what you see, the decisions you make and how you make an impact.

Prepare forecasts to ensure sales, stock holding, margin and availability is optimised
Ensure that forecasted demand represents a true forward view of customer requirement and where relevant work with demand forecasting team to adapt demand planner to achieve strong forecast accuracy
Understanding and use of the WSSI systems in the management of intake and the stock position
With support of Merchandiser/Senior Merchandiser, work with the buying team to review weekly trading performance on KPIs and to identify any issues and opportunities, prepare relevant analysis as required by the Merchandiser/Senior Merchandiser
Responsible for maintaining accurate records of commitment in order to provide stock intake and output forecasts
Work with the replenishment teams to plan initial allocations & launch builds & ensure that stock & availability targets are met
Monitor and update item line flows/line cards in all channels and recommend actions to Merchandiser to maximise sales opportunity and minimise risk

What your experience will include:

Curious, analytical and commercially aware, you’ll either possess a relevant degree or have gained some experience within a retail, store or Head Office environment (buying, merchandising, allocation, supply chain, planning)

Ability to prioritise; managing time and workloads to achieve key deadlines
Attention to detail with strong numerical, planning and analytical skills
Experience with MS Office is essential (strong ability with Excel is beneficial)
Good working relationships with the buying team, to grow the departments

Sound like your perfect next step?

Here at Sainsbury’s Argos we’re a proud equal opportunities employer that values diversity at every level of our business. Inclusion and Diversity are fundamental to our culture and values, fostering an innovative, collaborative and fast paced work environment that means we can build a better future for our colleagues and our customers. Everyone is welcome at Sainsbury’s Argos. Want to find out more? Then visit our Diversity & Inclusion page on our Careers site –

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