Merchandising Assistant

Job reference: 152551BR Previous
Location: Nottingham Support Office
Function area: Marketing and Brand
Shift pattern: Full-time
Contract type: Fixed Term
Hours per week: Over 35 hours per week
Assistant Merchandiser - Salesplan Category

Purpose

To support the delivery of the Merchandising Promotional activity plans for specific categories that align with the overall space layout and merchandising strategy and deliver against category objectives. Support the implementation of accurate customer led builds right first time and review all rebuild activity.

Key Responsibilities:
• Consistently apply merchandising standards to ensure all planograms and associated materials are commercially focused, relevant for customers and effective for stores
• Support the merchandising Specialist at meetings, anticipate and resolve problems and escalate where necessary
• Creation of planograms to help deliver right first time for our stores.
• Working with our internal stakeholders to ensure all rebuild relevant information is provided on time to the critical path and accurate.

A bit about you:
• Strong team working and collaborative style. Willing and able to lead specific elements and work as part of a team.
• Strong communication skills. Able to hold others to account and engage in challenging conversations.
• Great relationship building skills, working with multiple stakeholders across all levels.
• Adaptable and flexible with a mindset of continuous improvement.
• Good knowledge of excel would be desirable.

A bit about the team:
The Boots UK Merchandising team works cross-functionally to deliver Customer, Commercial and Operationally-led planograms, supporting the entire Boots UK Estate. We deliver Strategic, tactical and Seasonal rebuilds to meet the ever changing needs of our Customers and the Market Place in which we operate. The team are technical and merchandising experts who work collaboratively across our department to share learnings, best practices and continuous improvement ideas.

What we can offer you:
• Competitive Salary
• 25 days annual leave, plus statutory bank holidays
• Annual discretionary bonus plan
• Generous staff discount scheme including Boots Opticians - frames and contact lenses
• Competitive company pension scheme
• Flexible benefits scheme available ranging from private medical insurance, holiday buying, cycle to work scheme and many more
• Onsite Staff Shop, Opticians, Gym, Costa, Canteen, Dry Cleaning and Cash Point
• Boots Benevolent Fund - a registered charity that can offer support to eligible current and former colleagues in the UK, as well as their immediate relatives and dependants, at times of financial hardship

Benefits
We have a great range of benefits that go beyond salary and offer flexibility to suit you:
• Competitive salary
• Maternity / Paternity / Adoption leave pay
• Boots Pension Scheme
• Competitive holiday allowance
• Generous staff discount (Boots, Boot Opticians and Boots Hearing Care)
• £100 gift card for colleagues expecting/adopting a baby
• Access to corporate discounts, including retail, cinema, holidays etc (UK only)
• Discretionary annual bonus scheme
• Access to our Employee Assistance Programme
• Flexible benefits scheme (via salary sacrifice) including financial wellbeing support, gym membership, dental cover, life assurance, restaurant discount cards, activity passes, holiday buying and much more (exclusions may apply, eligible roles only)
• Onsite staff shop, opticians, gym, coffee shops, cafeteria, dry cleaning service and excellent travel links
*All rewards and benefits are subject to change and eligibility.

Why Boots
Our mission is to help everyone to feel good. This starts internally – with every colleague and every team. In our stores and pharmacies, our warehouses and our Support Office, we work together, putting our customers first and our colleagues at the heart of everything we do. We aim to attract, develop and retain the best people, with a huge range of opportunities for you to continue to grow with us… just bring your passion and commitment and we’ll do the rest.

Diversity, equity and inclusion is at the centre of everything we do in our business. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, passionate about embracing the diversity of our colleagues and providing a positive and inclusive working environment for all.

We offer a variety of flexible working patterns to support our colleagues to achieve a good work life balance, just speak to our Recruitment team to find out more.

What’s next
If your application is successful, our in-house recruitment team will be in touch to arrange an interview and to answer any initial questions you have. If you have not been successful on this occasion you will be notified by email.

If you have any questions about this vacancy, please contact charley.toomer@boots.co.uk