Merchandising & Buying European Graduate Programme
graduate scheme
Expires24 days

Merchandising & Buying European Graduate Programme

Job description

Open to a new way of thinking?

As a graduate in merchandising and buying, you’ll get experience of both areas of the business to fully understand how your work impacts our results, and how key the relationship between merchandising and buying truly is.

Responsibility from the start
You’ll start with a comprehensive induction and then continue to develop through a series of workshops, training programmes and a variety of projects, all of which will enable you to take on responsibility quickly.

With a huge support network behind you, which includes your manager, mentor and buddy, you’ll start to develop the people skills and technical know-how to make key decisions. Then it’s time to put it into practice, as you gain experience in a range of roles with real responsibilities. You’ll start in merchandising, analysing sales patterns, anticipating product trends and learning to spot opportunities in order to ensure the right goods are in the right stores at the right time.

Here you’ll gain experience and develop your knowledge of managing a team and open a potential pathway into buying. The Assistant Merchandiser role will be your earliest opportunity to move into this area. Don’t forget we are a truly European Business therefore this could be in either the UK or if you have the language skills this could open a path into one of our European Buying Offices outside the UK. If you discover that your longer-term career ambitions lie elsewhere then the flexibility of our business means you could potentially move into e-commerce, store trading or even other areas of the business.

What does my career path look like?
To us, you become a valuable member of the team from the day you start. We move people quickly, but in a supportive way. Not only are you empowered to make decisions from the outset, you will drive your development in our exciting, fast-paced business.

What we are looking for

Alongside the requirements listed below, if you have European language skills – particularly Italian, German, Spanish and French – that would be great. And if you’ve lived and worked in Europe, even better. In a business like ours, these are great assets to have.

  • A degree in any discipline
  • Great communication skills
  • Sharp commercial thinking and a head for numbers
  • Creative, flexible thinking
  • An ability to spot opportunities
  • Lots of drive and determination
  • Motivation to work as part of a team

Accepted degree subjects


How to apply

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 12/09/2018

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Closing date: Continuous recruitment


Additional job details

LocationEast Midlands, East of England, London, North East England, North West England, South East England, South West England, West Midlands, Yorkshire and the Humber

Competitive salary

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