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Buying & Merchandising Apprentice- Beauty

£12,641 - 15,000 per year
Manchester Airport
The Hut Group

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The THG Apprenticeship programme is an exciting opportunity for ambitious individuals that can bring fresh and innovative thinking to THG and play a part in driving the Group forward on its truly exciting journey.

Our apprenticeship programme gives you the opportunity to innovate and work on real projects, learn on the job from people who have a vast amount of industry experience, whilst working towards a recognised apprenticeship qualification. At THG we offer apprenticeships from Foundation Level right through to master's degree Level, across a number of our different divisions, giving you the opportunity to learn and grow with THG.

The THG apprenticeship programme is a great way to gain new skills in one of the world’s fastest growing and largest online retailers. The company owns and operates many leading brands including LookFantastic.com, Grow Gorgeous, Mio Skincare, Hale Country Club, ESPA and MyProtein.com - The world’s #1 online sports nutrition brand. We create brilliant digital brand experiences and our in-house team design, develop and build a bespoke proprietary technology platform that is used by hundreds of millions of people worldwide.

Our culture is fast-paced and ambitious – we like to move twice as fast others believe to be possible. This belief is a fundamental part of the DNA that has supported our incredible growth. Our people are our strength and we have over 7,000 diverse, smart thinkers across the globe who are encouraged to think creatively and empowered to turn their ideas into actions.

At THG we are committed to developing our future talent through the THG apprenticeship programme. If you think you’ve got what it takes to join us and make an impact at THG, we would love to hear from you.

Beauty division

With an industry recognised portfolio of market leading beauty brands, we are accelerating our momentum to become the number one Health and Beauty retailer globally. With brands across multiple categories such as; Illasmaqua, ESPA and Grow Gorgeous we have people and their ambition, passion and unremitting determination at the heart of what we do – whether we are innovating our packaging, building disruptive ecommerce capabilities or creating a powerful brand campaign.


About the role:

This is a great opportunity to give full exposure to both the world of Buying & Merchandising here at THG by spending 6 months in each team. The rotation is designed to ensure you gain a real insight to both teams that play a huge part in the success of our Beauty division. You will be directly involved and learn the start to end process of buying and managing stock across the beauty division for all our beauty brands; such as Urban Decay, MAC, Aesop and many more

Key responsibilities will include:

Start with a 13- 15 Month Business Administrator Apprenticeship

You will begin your 6-month rotation with either the Buying or Merchandising Team

Buying Team

Duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Complete regular competitor analysis to ensure our ranges and prices are competitive
  • Support team in developing promotional plans as per the trading calendar
  • Support buyer to develop ranges and the overall product offer including product set up
  • Stock management and assist in compiling new release and promotional orders, stock returns and markdowns
  • Updating the buying reports on a weekly and monthly basis- including sales reporting
  • Identifying upcoming product trends and collaborating with category and marketing teams to maximise exposure for these trends
  • Attending brand partner meetings with the Buyer

Merchandising Team

Duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Maintenance and control of the delivery schedule - updating with confirmed delivery dates and booking references.
  • Maintenance and control of the delivery schedule - updating with confirmed delivery dates and booking references.
  • Present KPI performance in weekly Merchandising meetings
  • Look at data, understand the subsequent actions that need to be taken and then push the appropriate actions through, ensuring successful implementation.
  • Be involved in projects that will revolve around warehouse planning, stock planning, sales forecasting, compliance and supply chain analysis for the Beauty brand
  • The Person:
  • Ability to work in super-fast paced, internet environment with low structure and high autonomy
  • Strong relationship builder
  • Have high energy
  • Needs to be a very organised and self-motivated individual who works well on their own initiative yet is also seen as a confident team player.
  • An interest and passion for Beauty
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with all levels of internal and external seniority


· Eligible for Company Bonus Scheme.

· £100 Attendance Bonus each month for full attendance.

· Staff Discounts across THG brands.

· Discounted gym memberships for multiple locations in the local area.

· Exciting and endless career progression prospects.

· Salary – Competitive Apprenticeship Package

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