Merchandise Planning Manager - F&F (secondment/fixed term contract)

Hours: 36

Salary: Competitive

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

United Kingdom

Apply by: 29/10/2021


Merchandise Planning Manager - F&F (secondment/fixed term contract)

Shire Park, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire AL7 1GA

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About the role

You will plan and implement the top line budgets across Region, Country and Channel, ensuring that sales, profit and stock management KPI's are delivered in line with the company strategy.

You will be responsible for

  • Setting the commercial budget at Country, Region Channel and Aligning divisional targets with top line KPI's
  • Managing WSSI that ensure sales, margin and stock targets are met across all regions, Countries and channels.
  • Managing commercial forecast with the finance team understanding and managing impact to P&L
  • Managing roll up of divisional forecast and manage the gap to top line forecast
  • Highlighting risk & opportunities
  • Managing commitment to ensure operational efficiency and stock targets are met.
  • Managing of intake margin and markdown and promotions
  • Understanding the impact of exchange rate variation to the the margin
  • Understanding and managing multi channel strategy and its impact across the channels
  • Setting price architecture to ensure completive price position in all markets, that supports delivery of margin target
  • Leading Trade at Region / Country ensuring appropriate action are followed through
  • Simplifying ways of working across channels and countries now globalised
  • Delivering insight to the commercial teams
  • Following our Business Code of Conduct and always acting with integrity and due diligence
  • Developing and leading a high performing team, giving them the opportunities to be their best

You will need

  • Extensive merchandising experience in commercial merchandising
  • Multi-channel experience
  • Appreciation and understanding of range and trade planning
  • Data analysis skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Customer Focus
  • Drive & Integrity
  • Proven track record of people development
  • Communication skills

Key People and Teams you will work with:

  • Leadership team, Heads of Merchandising
  • Finance / Deloitte
  • Retail Ops/ Supply chain/ Store Stock Planning
  • Marketing / Web trading - HSC/ IT/ Support transformation and technology

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
  • Holiday starting at 25 days plus a personal day (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

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!

It remains that Shire Park is our central location for Head Office teams. We have recently announced that we will be moving towards a more blended working week – combining office and remote working.  Our base will be the office, where we connect, collaborate and innovate – and there will be the expectation for everyone to be in the office more often than not. For Head Office roles we therefore expect colleagues to spend a proportion of their time at our offices in Shire Park.

We are supportive of colleagues having conversations with hiring managers about what office presence will look like in the context of the role.

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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