LEVEL 4 BUYING AND
MERCHANDISING ASSISTANT

The Level 4 Buying & Merchandising Assistant apprenticeship is for individuals with a creative flair, an eye for the latest consumer buying trends and a keen interest in developing products to take to market on behalf of recognised brands and retailers.

This apprenticeship programme will develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours of Buying and Merchandising Assistants, allowing them to work collaboratively to contribute to the delivery of department/company sales and profit targets.

Duration: 18-24 months

PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

During the Level 4 Buying & Merchandising Assistant, your staff will develop a range of knowledge, skills and behaviours, including:

01

KNOWLEDGE

Operational and strategic approaches to buying and/or merchandising

Industry standards, regulations and legislation

Product lifecycle from development to customer

Effective methods of negotiation and how they relate to the organisation’s strategy

Effective methods of communication to ensure achieve operational success

The importance of coaching and mentoring to support the development of the teams

02

SKILLS

Using market/industry knowledge to contribute to new product development/innovation

Building new customer focused ranges to meet the brand identity of the business

Apply the organisation strategy to ensure strategic objectives are met

Ensure the agreed route to market is delivered and maintained successfully

Use data to support decisions and influence strategic and operational direction

Demonstrate anticipation of customer buying and product patterns to forecast future demand
 

03

BEHAVIOURS

Creative thinking with an eye for attention to detail

Confident, accountable and proactive

Tenacious and prepared to take risks

Flexible, agile and adaptable to changing markets

Operates within professional code of ethics

An ambassador for the business

OUR CUSTOMERS LOVE

WHAT WE DO.

"Despite the challenges faced this year, SCL have been nothing but empathetic, flexible and supportive throughout.
We are looking forward to continuing our partnership and developing new apprentices with SCL in 2021!”

Ciara, Employer
N Brown Group PLC

“My Apprenticeship with SCL has supported me in my current role tremendously.
A vast majority of what I have learnt has been applicable to my day-to-day work."

Haaroon, Apprentice
Buy It Direct

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