Business Placement - International Territory Merchandising, start date July 2018

Covent Garden
03 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
For over 200 years Debenhams has been committed to attracting, retaining and developing the very best people in the industry to deliver the best experiences and products for our customers. We are constantly expanding in the UK, Internationally and Online and we need the best talent to help us achieve our goals!

Everyone is someone at Debenhams, who will you be?

Business Placement -

International Territory Merchandising

Division: International Level: Colleague level - 12 month contract Location: London Support Centre, Regents Place, NW1 3FG.

The Debenhams Business Placement Programme is designed for current 2 nd year university students wanting an industrial placement or "sandwich" year as part of their degree course.

Starting in July 2018 and running for 52 weeks, this exciting programme in International Territory Merchandising offers the opportunity for you to broaden your experience and get exposure to not only different B&M divisions, but other functions within the business such as Finance, Logistics and Design, as well as working with our external Franchise partners and understanding what a truly global business is all about!

What you will be doing….

As a Territory Trainee Assistant Merchandiser on our International division you will be primarily responsible for supporting the Territory Merchandiser in International store planning deliver the correct product range plan. You will:
  • Coordinate and respond to information requests in an accurate and timely manner, ensuring relevant parties are kept informed
  • Support the International Team in completing new store planning
  • Collate, maintain and reconcile partner sales reports and OTB
  • Manage Opportunities and Exclusions and Size Ratio submissions
  • Handle day to day communication with International Partners and across the Debenhams International Team at all levels clearly and confidently
  • Produce quarterly/territory review packs
  • Attend Business reviews and represent the Debenhams International team

What you will bring….

We're looking for students who are currently studying a degree in either International Business, Business, Buying and Merchandising, Retail Management, Finance or a related subject and are looking to combine their degree with a genuine interest in Retail.

You'll be an analytical person, with a passion for international retail, who is commercially aware and has a sound understanding of the business environment. You must have a hard working and flexible approach.

The ability to communicate effectively is also essential, as you'll be dealing with a variety of people at different levels across the business. In addition, you must be numerate and possess strong organisational and computer skills.

What you will get in return…
  • Up to 25% discount in stores and online
  • Access to external discounts and promotions through Perks@Debenhams
  • 31 days holiday (inclusive of bank holidays)
  • Interest Free Season Ticket Loan
  • Access to In-house Sample Sales
  • Early Finish Fridays on Pay Day
  • Subsidised Restaurant

Our Business Placement opportunities are popular and places are limited so we recommend that you submit your application as early as possible.

PLEASE NOTE that you must complete all the questions in the online application as these responses form the basis of our shortlisting process. If you do not answer all the questions, your application will not be considered.
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