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Junior Visual Merchandiser (12 months FTC) in Chester House, Epsom Ave, Handforth, Cheadle, Greater Manchester, SK9 3DF Handforth Support Office (Hybrid)

The Groom Room at Pets at Home is looking for Apprentice Groomers to join our quickly expending Groom Room business.

Job description

Junior Visual Merchandiser (12 months FTC) - 39 hours
Full-time, £21,000 - £25,000

Ref: 19052

Salary: £21,000 - £25,000

Hours: Full-time

Contracted Hours: 39

Contract Type: Fixed Term

Location: Chester House, Epsom Ave, Handforth, Cheadle, Greater Manchester, SK9 3DF


Location: Handforth Support Office (Hybrid)

About the role

Joining our Visual Merchandising team, you will find yourself working in a high-energy environment. Building merchandising plans that focus on landing the right range for our customers whilst supporting our category strategies. Using data, insight and supplier knowledge to help build efficient, logical and customer-focused planograms, you will also support wider stakeholders to interpret how our strategies influence range reviews and activity plans.


You will closely work with our buying, supply and marketing teams, to support the delivery of our commercial strategy by creating merchandising briefs that land in our stores. Assisting us to maximise space and drive sales by applying learnings seen through data, trends and customer feedback.


You will co-ordinate & effectively manage key milestones to deliver all tasks according the activity timelines.


Key responsibilities (will include, but not limited to):

Support the team to deliver range layout proposals to cross functional groups

Support product live builds to deliver increased sales and profit

Apply creative thinking to products of all shapes and sizes to pull them together into a  collective display

Manage workloads to deliver against the critical path

Ensure all projects, range reviews and initiatives land right first time

Review and address any issues before they go live in stores

Provide accurate information to support the team to build plans

Input accurate and timely data in to range review documentation

Build strong relationships with multiple stakeholders, understanding priorities and promoting a collaborative approach

Build a reliable network within commercial and wider internal teams to ensure we deliver a best in class approach

Be an ambassador for merchandising, and a positive spokesperson to drive engagement and add value

What you’ll need:

Previous experience within an FMCG or retail environment would be advantageous

Ability to build strong working relationships

Strong planning, prioritisation and organisational skills

Ability to work at a fast pace and on overlapping tasks

Good Excel & Microsoft Office skills

Great attention to detail

Experience of working with Space Planning software would be advantageous but not essential


Bring your Pet to work!

Birthday Leave - 1 day extra leave to celebrate your Birthday!

Colleague Discount- 20% discount for you (plus one family member). This can be used in Pets at Home Stores, Groom Rooms, Companion Care Veterinary Services, and Pet Plan Insurance!

The option to buy extra holidays

Pension Scheme

Life assurance

Contributory Private Health Care

Charity Leave- You are entitled to have one paid day’s leave each year to work for your favourite animal related charity.

Celebrating Special Celebrations? You’ll get 1 extra week off and a gift to celebrate your wedding or civil partnership, and a gift from us if you are expecting or adopting a baby!

Free Car Parking

Values Awards

Colleague of the Month Awards

Cycle to Work Scheme

Shopping discounts and more!

About the Pets at Home Group

At Pets at Home we have an ambitious plan, to become “The Best Pet Care Business in the world” and a key part of delivering this in sustainable way will be our most cherished assets: our People and our Culture. We are a business built on strong values and behaviours which guide everything we do. These are our foundations which will help us to deliver our better world pledge to create a better world for pets and the people who love them.

The Pets at Home Group includes over 450 stores, over 310 Groom Rooms and 440 First Opinion Vet Practices. It’s fast-paced, innovative, fun and we put people at the very heart of everything we do. We are committed to developing a culture of inclusivity where everyone is able to come to work and be themselves, a culture which welcomes everyone irrespective of what makes us all unique.

Our diversity and inclusion vision is that everyone is welcome and feels part of our group. If you think you’re a good match to what we are looking for, and you share our belief that together ‘we’re better with pets’, we’d like to hear from you, whatever your background or circumstances.

*Please note that we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the application deadline/closing date once a sufficient number of applications have been received.*

Organisation: Pets at Home

Date Posted: 16-06-2023

Expiry Date: 08-07-2023

Extra information

Chester House, Epsom Ave, Handforth, Cheadle, Greater Manchester, SK9 3DF Handforth Support Office (Hybrid)
Type of Contract
Graduate jobs
Profession type
Customer Service
Full UK/EU driving license preferred
Car Preferred
Must be eligible to work in the EU
Cover Letter Required

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