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
During the Level 4 Buying & Merchandising Assistant, your staff will develop a range of knowledge, skills and behaviours, including:
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
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
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
"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!”
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."
Buy It Direct