Junior Merchandiser

Junior Merchandiser Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Junior Merchandiser to join our team.


  • Presenting ideas to Senior Merchandiser to finalise strategy;
  • Conduct regular competitor shops to understand market;
  • Maintaining awareness of competitor performance and providing indepth weekly/ monthly competitor shop analysis;
  • Trading the Department daily to highlight potential repeat opportunities and managing under-performance;
  • Handling supply/production problems as they arise;
  • Managing stock levels/ risks and distribution of stock;
  • Have weekly intake meetings with Marketing to update on product availability;
  • Work closely with the buying team and provide them with accurate information on historical sales and sizes that sell;
  • Collating and presenting in-depth analysis in season, building towards seasonal strategy, framework and buy plan presentations;
  • Liaise with Distribution Centre/Suppliers and Imports to ensure stock is available on time;
  • Working with ecoms to ensure we are maximising sales by displaying the product correctly;
  • Predicting sales forecasts, trends and maximising profits while controlling stock cover and commitment, for minimal mark down;
  • Starting to think about Managing budgets, Wssi management, OTB management with the support of a merchandiser/ senior merch;
  • Remain up to date with all competitors, trends etc;
  • Produce availability reports for product/brochure launches.


  • Ability to communicate at all levels;
  • Currently working as an Assistant or Junior Merchandiser within a retail head office is essential;
  • Strong Excel and data handling skills;
  • Understanding of how stores differ / how to trade them;
  • Strong numerical / analytical / IT skills (specifically Microsoft Excel);
  • Able to communicate confidently at all levels;
  • Adaptable to change in a dynamic business;
  • Reactive;
  • Highly skilled in merchandise planning and forecasting;
  • WSSI experience / understanding;
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • Strong commercial and numerate skills;
  • Effective time management skills and ability to prioritise to meet key deadlines;
  • Hardworking and resilient;
  • Analytical, able to solve problems under pressure in a fast-paced, but fun environment.