Assistant Merchandise Planner - Seasonal (established)

Hours: 36

Salary: Competitive

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

United Kingdom

Apply by: 21/06/2021


Assistant Merchandise Planner - Seasonal (established)

Shire Park, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire AL7 1GA

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About the role

You will support and assist your manager and the wider category team in achieving the department profitability and sales strategy. 

The hiring manager for this role is Katy Strachan

You will be responsible for

  • Assisting in the departmental range building process (incl. collating and analysing data for strategy packs and range sign offs) to deliver sales, stock and profit targets
  • Contributes to strategy and trade meetings with information based on fact and intuition.
  • Ensuring the CRST systems accurately reflect the range build for launch in line with critical path
  • Supporting the department range launch critical path (incl. post launch reviews) 
  • Feeding into the promotion and events trade plan (incl. managing nomination process in line with budget.
  • Updating and maintaining all ranging/ merchandising systems/ trackers
  • Ensuring that our pricing is administered within agreed timescales, adhering to pricing policy
  • Identifying and managing exit of lines from the business including escalating impact on all KPI's
  • Realising and creating awareness of the departmental WSSI forecasting (at sub group level to small department level), highlighting risks and opportunities and managing KPI's Vs budget. 
  • Preparing Monday Trade Analysis reports and undertaking follow up actions
  • Reviewing performance Vs. all KPI's highlighting risks, opportunities and proposing actions
  • Following our Business Code of Conduct and always acting with integrity and due diligence

You will need

  • Experience in an FMCG retailer
  • Report preparation experience
  • Data analysis and numeracy skills
  • MS Office (esp Excel) skills
  • Communications skills

Teams you will work with:

  • Merchandise Planning Managers
  • Customer Proposition Analysts
  • Assistant Buyers
  • Finance Manager UK 
  • SRD team

People Budgets and other Resources you'll be responsible for:

  • Trade plan performance Vs forecast
  • Sales/Profit/Stock for relevant area

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 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 Welwyn Garden City Station to Welwyn Campus
  • 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

Our vision here at Tesco is to become every customer's favourite way to shop, whether they are at home or out on the move. Our core purpose is ‘Serving Britain's shoppers a little better every day’. Our business was built with a simple mission – to be the champion for customers, helping them to enjoy a better quality of life and an easier way of living. This hasn't changed. Customers want great products at great value which they can buy easily and it's our job to deliver this in the right way for them. In the UK, we serve some 66 shoppers every second, so it's our goal to ensure every one of those customers experiences just a little better service on each visit.


At Tesco, inclusion means that Everyone’s Welcome. Everyone is treated fairly and with respect; by valuing individuality and uniqueness we create a sense of belonging.
Diversity and inclusion have always been at the heart of Tesco. It is embedded in our values: we treat people how they want to be treated. We always want our colleagues to feel they can be themselves at work and we are committed to helping them be at their best.
Across the Tesco group we are building an inclusive workplace, a place to actively celebrate the cultures, personalities and preferences of our colleagues – who in turn help to build the success of our business and reflect the diversity of the communities we serve.

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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