Merchandise Planning Manager - Media and Entertainment (parental cover) - stretch

Hours: 36

Salary: Competitive

Location: Shire Park, Welwyn Garden City AL7 1GA

United Kingdom

Apply by: 27/02/2020


Merchandise Planning Manager - Media and Entertainment (parental cover) - stretch

Shire Park, Welwyn Garden City AL7 1GA

About the role

You will plan and ensure the delivery of great merchandising for your department. You will lead and develop your team of Assistant Merchandise Planners and Merchandise Administrators.

You will be responsible for

  • Driving supplier strategy and terms and conditions with the buying teams
  • Building customer/ market insight led ranges for my department with buying colleagues
  • Ensuring the ranging process (incl. range changes) for my department adheres to the critical path, meets customer needs. Contributing to the post launch review process
  • Delivering my part in the category trade and events plan (and associated sales, markdown, stock and margin targets), adapting the plan in response to market changes
  • Managing Open to Buy (OTB), options and stock plans for my department whilst supporting operational efficiency
  • Working with buying/ suppliers to confirm department capacity requirements and order management critical path
  • Collaborating with suppliers to review production plans (ensuring in place pre season, resolving issues as they arise
  • Managing my departments’ Weekly Sales Stock Intake (WSSI) incl. availability and stock levels, identifying and handling gaps between forecasts and trading actuals
  • Creating exit plans to clear stock (incl. markdowns) in line with CAYG guidelines whilst optimising profitability
  • Developing and leading a high performing team, giving them the opportunities to be their best.
  • Forecasting and managing my budgets effectively, always being cost conscious.
  • Following our Business Code of Conduct and always acting with integrity and due diligence.

You will need

  • Commercial merchandising experience
  • Category management (from strategy/planning, open to buy and exit management)
  • WSSI management
  • Range and trade planning
  • Leading and developing teams
  • Influencing and stakeholder management 
  • Range and trade planning
  • Data analysis and numeracy
  • MS Office (esp. Excel)
  • Merchandising systems 

Key People and Teams you will work with:

  • Buying Manager, Web Trading Manager, Customer Proposition Manager
  • Category Technical Manager
  • Suppliers

People, Budgets and other resources you will be accountable for:

  • Department sales/density, margin (insert specifics)
  • Department stock holding (aged and stock-turn) (insert specifics)

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 25 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!

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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