Demand Planner

Hours: 36

Salary: Competitive

Location: Shire Park, Welwyn Garden City, Herts AL7 1TW

United Kingdom

Apply by: 31/10/2019

Demand Planner

Shire Park, Welwyn Garden City, Herts AL7 1TW

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About the role

In this role you will plan and execute the flow of stock from supplier to store. You will also work with the Category to deliver the trade plan and ensure great service levels which ultimately improves the customer shopping trip.

You will be responsible for

  • Producing and analysing stock and availability reporting for Monday trade meetings.
  • Provide short, medium and long term line level forecasts to the suppliers
  • Identify and highlight risks and opportunities to availability and stock.
  • Daily review of supplier Failed To Arrives and short deliveries.
  • Working with suppliers to ensure the right stock is in the right place at the right time.
  • Create Intake and Allocation plans for Promos/Events/Range Changes/continuity product to achieve great availability and rundown of clearance stock through maintaining the Tesco systems.
  • Work with the Category & Supply Chain teams to understand and deliver the trade plan.
  • Work with internal stakeholders to highlight potential issues for launch and continuity, agree appropriate solutions including maintaining the Mind the Gaps commentary
  • Answer store queries on product ranging and in store-availability.
  • Contribute to regular reviews capturing learnings and opportunities going forward making suggestions for continuous improvement.
  • Produce forecast volumes for goods out demand to provide visibility to Distribution via the Activity Plan.
  • Following our Business Code of Conduct and always acting with integrity and due diligence.

You will need

Operational Skills

  • Forecasting and stock management 
  • Tesco Supply Chain systems e.g. LM/CR
  • MS Office (specifically Excel)
  • Data analysis skills
  • Team working skills
  • Having a customer focus 
  • Ability to react to change, prioritising workload


  • Supply Chain
  • Working with suppliers
  • Proven ability to work accurately under pressure to meet deadlines whilst managing changing plans
  • Forecasting and stock management

What’s in it for you

We offer excellent benefits that help make Tesco a great place to work. These include but aren’t limited to:

  • An annual bonus scheme which you can achieve up to 3.5% of base salary
  • Colleague Clubcard (including a 2nd card for a family member) after 6 months service with 10% off most purchases at Tesco
  • Holiday starting at 20 days plus a personal day
  • A retirement savings plan - 4%-7.5% contribution rate
  • Life Assurance - 5 x contractual pay
  • Buy As You Earn Scheme
  • Save As You Earn Scheme
  • Deals & Discounts through Tesco including Tesco Mobile & Tesco Bank
  • Deals and Discounts through many other external businesses

About us

Tesco has become a market leader by doing the little things that really matter for our customers and colleagues. It is part of what makes Tesco such a great place to work and we are proud to have been accredited as one of Britain’s Top Employers again this year.

We are the UK's number one retailer and we pride ourselves on offering a great shopping experience. We are passionate about our food, merchandise and services and will always try to get things right for our customers.

But did you know we also offer great job opportunities? With stores, distribution centres and offices across the UK, we have a vast variety of roles and we are always looking for people who have a hunger to work with customers and colleagues across our exciting business. We believe in treating each other with respect and giving everyone an equal opportunity to get on. It's our people that make the difference every day - helping us make a difference for our customers.

We are proud to have an inclusive culture at Tesco where everyone is welcome and truly feels able to be themselves. At Tesco, we not only celebrate diversity, but recognise the value and opportunity it brings to enable us to serve our shoppers a little better every day. We strive to create a workforce that reflects our customers not only here in the UK, but worldwide. Our aim is to attract and welcome a diverse range applicants from all walks of life and we would love to hear from you!

NOTE: Should you be successful in your application, your offer will be subject to and conditional upon you providing your bank account details on your agreed start date.

Application process

Our office application process varies depending on the role and the level of experience needed.

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