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Junior Merchandiser- Cookshop and Electrical in Leicester

Making a success of your career with Dunelm is simple once you understand our business principles. These are principles, not rules, so there’s plenty of freedom to express them in your own way.

Job description


Home. There’s no place like it. And there’s no feeling like helping people create the joy of feeling truly at home.

At Dunelm, that’s what we do.

We’re the UK's number one choice for homewares because we make home life lovelier for our customers. And the caring and supportive culture we've created makes this a place you'll feel right at home too.

Our approach to how we work has been to create and encourage an environment of “Feeling at Home Wherever You Work”, ensuring we can work where it is effective for us, and at the same time we are able to collaborate and connect regularly with our teams and networks, so we are offering a balance of time working from home, working in the store centres and other locations. 

Here at Dunelm, we are looking for a Junior Merchandiser to join our team in our Store Support Centre in Leicester.

We're looking for someone that will ensure that the company budgets are delivered through the management of our day-to-day activity and making decisions on trading to maximise our profit. 

You will provide the business with analysis of departmental, range and product performance upon which informed business decisions might be made. You will also ensure that product availability meets the needs of the business.

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Commercial awareness - You will understand the marketplace and the consumer and be aware of competitor activity and it's impact on the business. You will be financially astute with an awareness of commercial conditions to maximise opportunities and minimise the risks through the ongoing analysis.
  • Proven experience in Merchandising
  • Flexibility - You will have demonstrated an ability to be planned in your approach in order to prioritise and reschedule action points as needed.
  • Customer 1st mentality - You will have the ability to communicate and influence colleagues at all levels of the business to achieve the required results.

There are key performance indicators that the Merchandise team are measured on and our Junior Merchandisers play an essential role in driving their product area forward. Some of your key responsibilities will include:

  • Allocation of stock based on relevant analysis
  • Liaising with the Buying team to establish the product range and stock plans
  • Analysis of your categories best sellers to ensure stock continuity, where possible.
  • Analysis of key lines to ensure correct replenishment levels and that stock and sales are maintained.
  • You will work with the Buying team to analyse the rate of sale and identify lines to be marked down/included in promotions
  • Analysis of Supplier Performance in terms of delivery, sales and margin.
  • Supplier meetings where appropriate in order to help manage relations and ensure stock availability
  • Dunelm is committed to becoming a fully inclusive business that is representative of our customers and locations.
    We recognise the value in diversity and welcome applications from all candidates regardless of sex, age, race,religion, ability, gender or sexual identity, socio-economic background or education.
    We are committed to making Dunelm a place where everyone can enjoy a successful career and have systemsin place to support all our staff.
    We are seeking applications from candidates who share our values and celebrate diversity in all its forms.


Extra information

Type of Contract
Graduate jobs
Full UK/EU driving license preferred
Car Preferred
Must be eligible to work in the EU
Cover Letter Required

Leicester | Graduate jobs