Homebase are recruiting for two Merchandisers on a fixed term contract basis. Two of our team members are going on maternity leave (how exciting!!!), they’re both amazing at what they do and we’re really going to miss them, but we have a *LOT* to be getting on with and a lot of exciting new projects in the pipeline so we need 2 new FTC team members to join us for 12 months.
About the role
If you’re looking at this advert then chances are you already work in Merchandising, so there's probably not too much we can say about the day to day functions of this role that will surprise you. However, in short: Merchandising is making sure the right products are in the right place at the right time. Clearly there’s a bit more it that that: but essentially, that’s your main function.
Of course, if you submit an application we will send you a job spec with the finer points. One thing we can tell you that you won't find on a JD and that is how amazing our merch team are. As you probably already know merchandising is one of the most demanding jobs in retail, but it can also one of the most rewarding. Even so, regardless of how good you are the job even the best merchandiser in the world won't succeed without the support of the team around them and our have (combined) over 100 years combined experience for you to learn from.
We're incredibly lucky to have such an incredible bunch of people as a part of the Homebase family and we can't wait for you to meet them!
Who are we looking for?
Hopefully…. you! We think this role will suit someone relatively new to merchandising so we’re happy to consider Merchandising Assistant or Junior Merchandisers who are looking to take the next step up.
Of course… it could also suit an established merchandiser looking to gain experience within a new sector or category.
Who are we?
We are Customer Focused: Homebase wouldn’t exist without its customers, so ensuring they receive the best possible service every time they visit us is not just our priority, it’s our passion. So that this can happen we have to make sure our team members have everything they need in order to be able to do their jobs effectively: whether that be in resources, training, development or even just time with their manager. The simpler it is for our team members to do their job, the more they can focus on understanding our customers’ needs and making sure the level of service they are providing with is nothing less than exceptional.
We make Change Happen: Change is GOOD. At least that’s what we at Homebase believe. But in an increasingly competitive retail landscape, it’s no longer good enough to wait for change to happen; we have to make it happen. If we see something that needs to be improved then we are not afraid to act decisively to make that happen. We are committed to never standing still because better never stops and so neither should we.
We Work as a Team: Whether we work on the shop floor or the head office we all have a part to play, we all matter and we all work together. Homebase is its people, not just its products and we appreciate every single team member. No-one will succeed at Homebase on their own and this is why being able to work well with others is one of our most basic, essential requirements for anyone who wants to join our team. It is in that spirit that we learn from each other, we make time for each other, we lift each other up and recognise each others’ successes.
When joining us you’ll enjoy a range of benefits including:
- 24 days annual leave
- Store discounts up to 20%
- Company Pension & Life Assurance
- Access to our employee assistance helpline