Assistant Merchandise Planner - Store Stock Planning - F&F

Hours: 36

Salary: Competitive

Location: Shire Park, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire

United Kingdom

Apply by: 21/10/2020

Assistant Merchandise Planner - Store Stock Planning - F&F

Shire Park, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire

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About the role

The role of the Assistant Merchandiser in Store Stock Planning, is to manage the distribution of stock from depot to store, ensuring the ideal levels of stock to maximise sales and full price sell through, whilst coordinating with sales and stock plans from the Commercial teams.

You will be responsible for

  •  Oversee and support the Allocation of New Lines in to store
  • Distribute the day to day Replenishment of full price stock in line with the agreed stock plan
  • You will be a key contact for Stock Planning and will effectively communicate with Internal teams and with colleagues across different work levels.
  • Be aware of the exit plan of product and manage / distribute the remaining stock effectively
  • Analyse the performance of products, providing accurate information and taking appropriate action
  • Manage and trade the stock of Event and Promotions throughout the season
  • Allocate to New Store Openings and Refits, monitoring the package to ensure successful launch
  • You will be responsible for analysing groups of stores and how they trade stock, sharing this knowledge to the wider team for commercial decisions
  • Maintain successful meetings with Merchandising by promoting distribution strategies, identifying priorities for the business.
  • Produce daily and weekly reports that will support trading decisions for the Stock Planning Team

Commercial/Trend Knowledge

  • Visit stores to gain a better understanding of the impact of allocations/replenishment and store stock profiles
  • Be commercial and aware of the changing role of retail on the High St and in the competition
  • Be confident in making commercial decisions that will impact the way we trade stock

Team management and development

  • Demonstrate behavioural skills required of every member of the team
  • Asks for support & direction to develop skill base
  • Contribute to the development of Allocators, helping to create succession within the team.
  • Review and monitor the department Operating Plan to ensure that all objectives are met throughout the year

You will need

Effective Communication

Clear & concise in all written & verbal communications

Communicates clearly and effectively with others to gather information to make better informed decisions

Team Working

Is a positive & enthusiastic member of the team

Deputises for others at same level and assists with training as required

Recognizes Responsibility

Responsible for own actions under supervision of line manager

Build Relationship

Builds positive relationships with own team members & other functions

Has a positive ‘can do attitude’

Embraces and demonstrates a positive ‘can do’ attitude to all work situations

Demonstrates personal commitment

Working under pressure

When under pressure and can work in a positive & productive manner under supervision

Innovation and change

Creates and introduces ideas that drive change and innovation


  • Personal attributes that reflect the role requirements above
  • Good Excel computer skills
  • Be interested and excited by fashion retailing
  • Numerical and logical skills are essential
  • Able to be self-motivated and work under management
  • Fit in with a strong team


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

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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