Online Range Planning Executive

Hours: 36

Salary: Competitive

Location: Welwyn Garden City AL7 1GA

United Kingdom

Apply by: 30/09/2020

Online Range Planning Executive

Welwyn Garden City AL7 1GA

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About the role

As the Online Range Planning Executive, you will identify and execute opportunities to transform the range stocked in Urban (UFC) and Customer Fulfillment Centres (CFC), underpinning our Online Grocery business to unlock sales, profit and customer experience opportunities. 

You will be responsible for

- Work closely with the Senior CFC / UFC Range Planning Manager, the wider Operations team and the Tesco Business Services team in India, to deliver range plans, updates and merch cycles into the centres and UFCs 
- Managing the range change process for updating range into the CFCs – attend weekly forums with commercial and SRM to ensure the right range for CFCs
- Review and make recommendations on SKU's to be stocked as per the Remerchandising Schedule - these lines should blend both sales and profit for the business 
- Plan and implement Seasonal ranges, providing reports and recommendations for the following year through analysis of performance.
- Communicating with CFC's, Commercial and Web teams to deliver and manage the best web availability for customers. 
- Be a conduit between CFC / UFC ops into the wider ops team to share learnings and upskill where appropriate 
- Pro-actively update backend processes to maintain and further improve the ranging offer, by striving for automation and time savings where possible
- Manage updates outside of standard range change events, ensuring clearance plans are in place as part of the update
- Provide periodic reporting on range updates, including a view of upcoming milestones and any project blockers
- Support the TBS team through daily ranging tasks, highlight priorities and communicating upcoming project milestones, to successfully plan work in line with wider business timelines and objectives 
- Analyse and interrogate data to drive project and process improvement
- Visit Centres to stay close to the Operation and drive performance improvements and routines

Key Stakeholders include:

Online Trading & Operations Team
Space, Range & Merchandising (UK) & Floor Planning (India)
GHS Fulfillment Development
Fulfillment Operations Team
Support Teams-Supply Chain/ ACAYG/ Support Office

You will need

- Root Cause Analysis and an eye for detail
- Communication skills, both written and verbal
- Microsoft Office with advance Excel (Pivot/Vlookup)
- Analysing data and converting to strategy
- Understanding of Ops model across our CFC & UFC sites. 
- Strong stakeholder management & engagement skills, including ability to clearly articulate business and customer benefits 
- Critical thinking and problem solving skills
- Data literate (SQL proficiency desirable)

Store experience
Space, Range & Merchandising background 
Familiarity with Customer Insight data
Commercial Insight - How to build the right range
Web ranging

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

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!”

Application process

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

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