Merchandise Administrator (Supply Chain) - Store Stock Planning

Hours: 36

Salary: Competitive

Location: Hatfield AL10 9SN

United Kingdom

Apply by: 26/03/2020

Merchandise Administrator (Supply Chain) - Store Stock Planning

Hatfield AL10 9SN

About the role

The F&F Supply Chain team is responsible for managing stocks coming into/going out of our depots. Ensuring distribution KPI’s are met & working with the Store Stock Planning & Commercial teams to deliver the business plans.

You will be responsible for

Whilst specific responsibilities will be dependent upon the changing needs of the Tesco business, the following provides an overview of the role’s key responsibilities and measures:

  • Following our Business Code of Conduct and always acting with integrity and due diligence.
  • Responsible for supporting Supply Chain administrative tasks
  • Understand and be able to allocate products, using internal systems
  • Carries out tasks as delegated, in a timely manner, working under supervision.
  • Demonstrate and maintain competency in all technical areas relevant to the role.
  • Key contact for internal & external partners
  • Managing shared email account & answering queries across the different business streams.
  • Responsible for maintaining all data, the distribution of Reports and understands the importance of accurate, organized & timely filing.
  • Liaising with the distribution centre and partners, to get stock into the business on time
  • Analysing data for weekly reviews & communicating, through email and verbally, to the team
  • Provide routine and ad hoc information to the management team to support operational decision-making
  • Problem solving skills
  • Remaining positive and energised when work loads vary.

This role will best suit an individual who enjoys working as part of a team, is well organised, pragmatic and a lateral thinker with an inquisitive mind who is motivated to make change for the better and, most importantly, puts our customers first.

You will need

You’ll need to have demonstrated experience of:

  • Good verbal and written communication skills – be adaptable for your audience
  • Commercial & merchandising
  • The ability to work well under pressure and to meet deadline
  • You will have exceptional analytical skills and an aptitude for practical problem solving
  • Comfortable to work under pressure while completing multiple tasks
  • Comfortable with working with large amounts of data
  • Desirable – demand planning
  • Desirable – stock management
  • Desirable – logistics & freight forwarding


  • Flexibility, ability to plan and organise, responsiveness, self-starter 
  • Able to build solid working relationships with peers

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:

  • Annual bonus scheme where you can earn up to 3.5% of base salary
  • Holiday starting at 20 days plus a personal day rising to 22 days after 12 months (plus 8 Bank holidays)
  • On-site state of the art gym at our Welwyn Campus with discounted “Gympass” membership & free health checks via Nuffield Health
  • Retirement savings plan - save between 4% and 7.5% and Tesco will match your contribution
  • Life Assurance - 5 x contractual pay
  • Share Schemes – Join our ‘Buy As You Earn’ & ‘Save As You Earn’ share schemes after 3 months service
  • Colleague Clubcard (including a 2nd card for a family member) after 3 months service
  • Colleague Discounts:
    • 10% increasing to 15% after every pay day for a four day period, off most purchases at Tesco (from April 2020)
    • 10% off One Stop
    • 10% off pay monthly & SIM only deals with Tesco Mobile
    • 20% off all F&F purchases
    • 20% off car, pet and home insurance at Tesco bank. T&C’s apply
    • 25% off Tesco Café
    • 50% off complete glasses purchases & free eye tests (other offers available) at Vision Express
    • 50% off health checks at Tesco Pharmacy
  • An exclusive deals and discounts website saving you money on everyday purchases, treats for the family, eating out and utility bills for the home
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Shuttle Bus Service to/from Hatfield & Welwyn Garden City Station to Welwyn Campus & Hatfield Offices
  • Opportunities to get on - take advantage of our ongoing learning opportunities and award-winning training, to help you achieve the job and career you want
  • Our Employee Assistance Programme helps you deal with life’s challenges
  • Financial wellness - Tesco has partnered with experts to help you make the most of your money
  • Get involved in a range of fundraising activities with our long-term charity partners

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, offering many varying working patterns across our business 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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