Assistant Trade Planner (Parental Cover - Part time - 25 hours per week)

Hours: 25 hours/week

Salary: Competitive

Location: Shire Park, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire AL7 1GA

United Kingdom

Apply by: 29/09/2020

Assistant Trade Planner (Parental Cover - Part time - 25 hours per week)

Shire Park, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire AL7 1GA

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About the role

The team are at the forefront of the business and are the foundation of how Tesco delivers for customers and colleagues every day.

The trade planning team work alongside the buying and merchandise function to deliver exciting and market leading ranges for our customers on promotional and event space. allowing us to showcase fantastic product and pricing to the customer.

As an Assistant Trade Planner you will be directly shaping the promotional plan and helping to deliver the offers in store and on on time. You will work directly with the Category Proposition team to understand the customer need, shaping the brief for future events

You will be working across multiple functions and will need excellent communication skills

You will be responsible for

You will be a key part of the GM team, supporting with trade, promotional and events planning for my category, ensuring we deliver a great proposition for our customers, Tesco and suppliers.

  • Supporting your manager with the delivery of the category trade and events plan (incl. identifying new initiatives)
  • Recommending improvements to the promotional programme
  • Owning promotions for a defined product area, ensuring critical path is adhered to and communicating with the buying and merchandising category teams
  • Liaising with the Central Events team, keep the plan up to date
  • Briefing the POS team on GM trade plans by category
  • Running and reviewing the market report for key promotions events to identify improvements
  • Monitor competitor activity to ensure we are offering the best trade plan for our customers
  • Circulating product performance data to the category team, ensuring all documentation is up to date and accessible
  • Liaising with the GM Supply Chain team and Retails teams to ensure smooth implementation of trade plans and great customer experience
  • Ensuring all key initiatives are communicated clearly to customers and stores
  • Following our Business Code of Conduct and always acting with integrity and due diligence
  • Building a relationship with a wider business such as the Marketing & Communications team as well as the relevant agencies
  • Being a point of contact for the General Merchandise events ensuring that products & execution is right for customer
  • Sharing news worthy stories about products with the press office so that we can communicate these stories with our customers
  • Coordinating the management of samples for photo shoots with the commercial teams (Buyers/Merchandisers)
  • Supporting on projects such as Christmas press events & the Christmas Gift Guide

You will need

You’ll need to have demonstrated experience of:

  • Data analysis and numeracy skills
  • MS Office (esp. Excel)
  • Clear communication (including presentation skills)


  • Flexibility, ability to plan and organise, responsiveness, creativity, self-starter 
  • Able to build solid working relationships with peers and senior leadership
  • Ability to demonstrate strong written, verbal communication and presentation skills to all levels of seniority and disciplines within the organisation. 

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
    • 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

Application process

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

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