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Next - Graduate Scheme | Trainee Merchandiser


Job Role: Trainee Merchandiser

Company Info:

Imagine turning raw fabric into the Seasonís hottest dress. Or bulk-buying a trend before our competitors even know it exists. And how much of a buzz would it be to see one of your designs on your favourite celeb, in your favourite magazine?

Your career at Next will be full of satisfying moments like these. To make them happen, just apply for one of our trainee roles at our Leicester Head Office.

From super-creative Buyers to super-logical Merchandisers, each position is suited to different skillsets and different personalities. They do have a couple of things in common though: ongoing, high-quality training and a clear career ladder that can take you all the way to the top of Britainís biggest fashion retailer.

While there are loads of opportunities for our trainees, places are limited. So youíll need more than just the right background. We want to be convinced that youíve got a real desire to be part of our íNextí generation. If thatís you, we can offer you a great future. Come and join us.

Job Description:

Weíre after those with a head for figures and a heart for fashion. So, if youíre analytically minded, this could be the job for you.

Merchandisingís about more than just number crunching. Youíll be right there in the middle of all the commercial challenges and creative excitement that comes with bringing next seasonís hottest looks to the high street.
So what will you actually be doing?

Making sure the right products are in the right place in the right quantity at the right price at the right time. Easy, right? Wrong! Youíll have to battle tight deadlines, juggle priorities that shift on a daily basis and secure the best possible delivery dates from suppliers. Youíll also find yourself working closely with the buying, design and global supply teams to deliver a great range.
Whoís right for the job?

This is a rather important role. Thereíll be products to buy, bestsellers to identify and sales information to pore over. So youíll need a highly methodical approach. Furthermore, merchandisers need to be born problem solvers and have tonnes of ambition.

Finally, while you donít need to be the life and soul of the party, excellent communication skills and the confidence to use them is essential.

Take a chance