Merchandiser FTC (part time)

Location: Swindon, Wiltshire, UK, SN3 3rx

Contract type: Fixed Term

Brand: WHSmith High Street

Pay: Competitive

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Job Overview

Merchandiser (part time to 25 hours/3days)
Based; Greenbridge Swindon (with hybrid working)
Competitive salary plus cash/car allowance

At WHSmith our people are at the heart of everything we do. They are the ones that go the extra mile for our customers. The ones that enable our growth.

We now have an exciting opportunity for a Part Time Merchandiser to join our High Street Toys & Games team at our Support Centre in Swindon on a fixed term contract.

The role of a Merchandiser is to accurately forecast trends, plan stock levels and monitor performance with the goal of maximising sales and profits.

What you will be doing

  • Responsible for the end-to-end stock management

  • Closely monitor stock availability and fulfilment levels v forecast and budgeted levels

  • Work closely with suppliers to agree forward intake plans to maximise sales, availability and minimise price overrides

  • Manage the day-to-day OTB, intake and exit stock within budgeted levels

  • Ensure promotional and new range launches fall within agreed timescales

  • Support the range reviews, construction and optimisation of the range to ensure our offering is competitive and hitting the right notes with our customers

  • Cross functional communication, working collaboratively with the Buying team on ranging decisions and markdown plans for exit stock

  • Manage critical path relating to promotions, range reviews and new range launches

What we are looking for

  • You will be an established Merchandiser and be an expert in range planning and stock management

  • Strong commercial acumen with a proactive mindset; always looking for ways to drive both the merchandising function and the wider business forward

  • Exceptional analytical skills, highly numerate and have excellent attention to detail

  • An enthusiastic and persuasive communicator, resourceful and pragmatic with a positive approach to problem solving

  • Be able to support a collaborative, innovative and results-orientated environment

How we reward our teams 

  • Hybrid working model from home and in the office 

  • 4pm Friday finish 

  • Flexible Working 

  • 25 days holiday, plus your Birthday off, plus Bank Holidays with an opportunity to buy extra days holiday

  • Family friendly leave 

  • Company pension scheme

  • Sharesave Scheme 

  • Annual Bonus based on company and Personal Performance 

  • Competitive salary & car allowance

  • Private medical

  • Staff discount card for stores and online 

About us 

Celebrating 230 years, we’re proud to have grown and evolved into a globally recognised brand present in over 30 countries around the world, and we’re proud to be that air of familiarity people love and trust on their journey, both in life and through life. As a diverse group of over 12,000 colleagues, we are all on the same journey to a better business through our commitments to our planet, people and the communities we serve. 

WHSmith have occupied our place as the Hub of the High Street and in our customers’ hearts since 1792. Across our diverse estate of c.525 stores on UK high streets, with our wide-ranging store sizes and formats, we sell a large range of products including stationery, greeting cards, art and craft, newspapers, magazines, books and drinks. We are an ambitious team that thrives on pace, collaboration and innovation resulting in a real entrepreneurial culture. 

WHSmith are proud to be an inclusive employer, we want our colleagues to feel welcome, and free to be themselves with us. 

Our Values

We strive to be outward-facing and customer-focused:
an organisation that keeps its promises. Living our four key values is an important part of achieving this aim.

Customer Focus

We keep the customer at the heart of all that we do.

Value Our People

Our people are respected and valued in an honest, open environment.

Drive for Results

We push ourselves to achieve ambitious and competitive results – delivered with pace.


We take personal responsibility and deliver what we say we will.

Merchandiser FTC (part time)

Location: Swindon, Wiltshire, UK, SN3 3rx

Contract type: Fixed Term

Brand: WHSmith High Street

Pay: Competitive

Apply now