Job details

Junior Merchandiser

Job reference: 002287

Closing date: 23/08/2019

Salary: up to £30,000 per annum plus excellent benefits

Department: Merchandising

Hours per week: 36.17

Whilst the world has changed beyond all recognition since we started trading over 150 years ago, N Brown has always stayed relevant through commitments to its customers – and its people. We’ve developed into one of the UK’s largest digital retailers and a growing global force in fashion. Our vision is simple – to become the globally loved experts in fashion that fits and an international digital retailer with power brands like JD Williams, Jacamo, Simply Be and Fashion World leading the way.

At N Brown Group, our Merchandisers are much more than just number crunchers! You will play an integral role delivering the product strategy through careful planning, forecasting and inventory management, and by ensuring the right stock is in the right place at the right time, so our customer can buy what they want, when they want it!

We have an exciting opportunity for a Junior Merchandiser to join our Technology and Electricals team! You will be working closely with the Merchandiser and manage more junior members of team. The ideal candidate will have had experience working within similar category areas and be confident in their role. This will suit an experienced Assistant Merchandiser looking for their next step or a Junior Merchandiser looking for a new challenge. 


What you’ll be responsible for as a Junior Merchandiser on Technology and Electricals:


  • Monitoring range plans and trading plans to ensure optimum stock levels are achieved and OTB is maximised at all times.
  • Working closely with the buying team to build a commercial range which not only meets business targets and budgets, but also customers’ expectations.
  • Developing detailed range plans with appropriate product phasing to ensure availability is maximised and to minimise terminal stock.
  • Maximising in-season trading opportunities to ensure optimum trading and profitability. Reacting to trading activity suggesting markdowns and promotions where appropriate.
  • Working closely with other departments in the business, Buying, Marketing, Product Coordination, Quality Assurance. Maintaining a collaborative approach to work and ensuring that all ranges and promotions are in line with business strategy and aligned with brand values.
  • Performing detailed analysis and reporting at yearly, seasonal, weekly level by department, category, line and attribute. Identifying sales patterns and potential trading opportunities.

What you will need to succeed as a Junior Merchandiser:

  • Knowledge and experience planning and trading your own department, including forecasting and OTB management responsibilities.
  • Experience working within Electricals or Technology would be advantageous 
  • Experience and understanding of the WSSI
  • Experience of managing more junior member of the team
  • A degree level qualification or equivalent.
  • Advanced Excel skills (Vlookup, Pivot Table, IF), and high level proficiency with other Microsoft Office programs.


Employees in our business may have access to our customers’ personal data therefore for a number of our roles, offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory criminal record check. Having a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an individual from obtaining a position with N Brown Group.




The closing date for this job has now passed.