British Heart Foundation

Assistant Merchandiser (FTC maternity cover)

Competitive + benefits
14 Oct 2016
28 Oct 2016
1533 (700150)~
Full Time
Contract Type

Coronary heart disease is the UK's single biggest killer. For over 50 years our work has been central to the discoveries of vital treatments that are changing the fight against heart disease.

Our award winning retail division is the largest and most successful charity retailer in the UK comprising of 562 Fashion shops, 175 Furniture shops and together they help deliver a profit of over £29m a year in the fight for every heartbeat. We have 3,300 staff and over 23,000 volunteers across the BHF.

Based in Northampton as part of our New Goods Buying & Merchandising team, a maternity cover vacancy has arisen for an Assistant Merchandiser. You will support the Merchandiser in all aspects of their role and will also be responsible for managing store distribution according to the range plan, analysing sales, and forecasting and managing stock levels.

You'll be a team player, able to build excellent relationships with people across the organisation and able to manage a range of tasks with competing deadlines. This role is key to liaison with field management and over 700 British Heart Foundation stores, product suppliers, our warehouse, the digital team and many other internal contacts.

The successful applicant will have merchandising experience gained in a Head Office retail environment. You will be commercially aware, analytical and highly numerate and be passionate about retail. You'll also need to have strong systems and MS Excel skills.

To apply for this role please use the apply button to be redirected to our website. Our process involves submitting your CV and a supporting statement which should outline your interest and explain how you meet the role's criteria. Please note we will only accept applications via this method.

Please note this is a maternity cover contract until November 2017.