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General Merchandise Assistant

  • Job
    Entry Level
  • Hospitality & Retail
  • Oxford

AI generated summary

  • You need an eye for detail, customer service skills, and the ability to recommend products to meet their needs.
  • You'll be responsible for moving products, creating attractive displays, and ensuring products are stocked in the right place at Sainsbury's. Join us in creating a positive shopping experience for customers!


  • You’ll need a good attention to detail and helping customers find whatever’s on their shopping list, as well as the ability to suggest other products they’ll love.


  • You’ll move products around and into the best position, as trends or seasons change - you could be bringing the garden furniture out when the sun is shining or the winter coats when the weather turns. We’ve got all the tools to help know which products go where in store, so you’ll always know exactly how to make the most of our stock and displays.
  • We aim to make everyone who joins us be the best they can be and are committed to being a fully inclusive retailer where our customers love to shop, and our colleagues love to work!
  • Sainsbury's will only recruit individuals who have passed the school leaver’s age. To find out the school leavers age for your country please visit: https://www.gov.uk/know-when-you-can-leave-school


What are the main responsibilities of a General Merchandise Assistant?

As a General Merchandise Assistant, your main responsibilities will include helping to position and sell our Tu and Habitat brands, organizing and displaying homeware and entertainment products, assisting customers in finding products, and adjusting product displays based on trends and seasons.

What qualifications do I need to apply for this role?

Sainsbury's only recruits individuals who have passed the school leaver’s age. To find out the school leavers age for your country, please visit: https://www.gov.uk/know-when-you-can-leave-school

What benefits are offered to General Merchandise Assistants?

Benefits for General Merchandise Assistants include a discount card with discounts at Sainsbury’s, Argos, Tu, and Habitat, free food and hot drinks in all stores, generous holiday entitlement, shopping discounts, family leave, pension matching, share schemes, and wellbeing support through an Employee Assistance Programme.

How will I know where to place products in the store?

You will be provided with all the tools and guidance needed to know exactly how to position products in store to make the most of our stock and displays.

Lend a hand, lead an industry, break the mould. Become the best you that you can be, in a role you enjoy.

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Mission & Purpose

Sainsbury's is one of the UK's leading supermarket chains, offering a wide range of groceries, household essentials, clothing, and other products both in-store and online. With a focus on quality, affordability, and convenience, Sainsbury's serves millions of customers across the country through its network of stores, online shopping platform, and delivery services. Committed to sustainability and social responsibility, Sainsbury's strives to reduce its environmental impact, support local communities, and promote healthier living choices among its customers.


  • Colleague discount card

    4 weeks into your role, you’re eligible for a handy 10% off your shop. That’s every time you spend with Sainsbury’s, Argos or Habitat, in store and online. And you can nominate a second user for your card, be that your mother, brother or significant other (as long as you live at the same address).

  • Annual bonus scheme

    While our bonus schemes vary across different sites and roles, they all share the same feel-good factor. Good to know.

  • Pensions

    Planning for your future? So are we. We’ll automatically enroll you onto our pension scheme. And we’ll give you free life cover, equating to a year’s pay. If you choose to pay more with Step Up contributions, then your pension and life cover increases.

  • Holidays

    Whilst holiday allowances vary across roles, we offer a paid holiday entitlement that grows as your career does.

  • Love it

    Enjoy group outings and fun activities? The you’ll love “love it!”. Love it is the home for hundreds of exclusive discounts and savings at over a thousand retailers, including restaurants, cinemas and retail stores. What’s not to love?

  • Awards for long service

    We owe so much to our long-serving colleagues. That’s why we’re all about rewarding their continuous service and celebrating their key milestones. Just the way it should be.