Assistant Branch Merchandise Planner

Hours: 36

Salary: Competitive

Location: WGC

United Kingdom

Apply by: 16/09/2022


Assistant Branch Merchandise Planner

WGC

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About the role

We are so excited to share that we are now recruiting for a Assistant Branch Merchandise Planner to join our team here at Tesco.

This role will see the successful candidate strategically support the development of the SSP Planning processes. They will be responsible for creating Store Sales Forecasts and reporting, which will feed into the trading mechanisms, to drive best profitability, through delivering the right stock, to the right Stores at the right time.

This role would suit someone who has a proven track record in Retail, with advanced computer skills across many systems, including Excel, Database and be adaptable to new functionality and able to recognize and integrate new system learning. Need to have a strong technical, analytical approach, thriving in a diverse, commercial, fast paced environment. Flexible and adaptable to changing priorities are a must, with excellent team player attributes. Experience in Forecasting and store sales planning is preferable.

You will be responsible for

  • Supporting with the seasonal planning for Ranging, aligning all activities across the Merchandising teams, to ensure that the right decisions are made regarding space, by Division – to feed into Assortment Plans.
  • Updating and monitoring sales plans, for Stores, that feed into the Grading process, to manage the right stock for Stores – investigating and utilising insight tools and developing Store Profiling, to further devise lower Grading and Attribute opportunities.
  • Producing actionable insight on how to best manage Stores Grading and Sales Forecasts.
  • Review and support the improvement of Space planning tools to accurately forecast sales potential, with space changes – linking with Space Planning on all relevant projects.
  • Manage the Development Programme Critical Path, to ensure the successful and timely processing of all changes for Refits, New Stores & Closures – across UKROI & CE.
  • Work closely with Planning, Space and Branch Merchandising teams, to coordinate changes to Grading and communicate performance planning.  
  • Role required to maximize profit and sales by identifying market trading opportunities and challenges.  Store level stock optimization to be achieved through working with Store Stock Planning and Branch Merchandising. 
  • Contribute to key trading, merchandising and stock distribution forecasts through understanding the business trading status, key seasonal KPI’s, Event management and logistics patterns.
  • Support Line Manager & team with the innovation and simplification for current ways of working that will move the department forward and meet the needs for the F&F Strategy.
  • Act on opportunities to protect margin and reduce terminal stock across all global selling channels.
  • Support Line Manager and wider team with ad hoc analysis as required. Deputise where required and support with managing, training and developing Trainee Merchandisers, where applicable.

You will need

Key Skills and Experience

A proven track record in Retail, with advanced computer skills across many systems, including Excel, Database and be adaptable to new functionality and able to recognize and integrate new system learning. Need to have a strong technical, analytical approach, thriving in a diverse, commercial, fast paced environment. Flexible and adaptable to changing priorities are a must, with excellent team player attributes. Experience in Forecasting and store sales planning is preferable.

You’ll need to have demonstrated experience of:

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

Able to work in a positive & productive manner whilst under pressure

Innovation and change

Creates and introduces ideas that drive change and innovation

What’s in it for you

We offer excellent benefits that help make Tesco a great place to work! These include but are not limited to:

  • Annual bonus scheme.
  • Holiday starting at 20 days plus a personal day rising to 22 days after 12 months (plus 8 Bank holidays).
  • Retirement savings plan - save between 4% and 7.5% and Tesco will match your contribution.
  • Life Assurance - 5 x contractual pay.
  • Great colleague deals and discounts, saving you money on everyday purchases, eating out and utility bills for the home.
  • 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.

Click here to read more about the benefits we have available for our colleagues.

About us

Our vision 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 our customers, communities and planet a little better every day’. Serving means more than a transactional relationship with our customers. It means acting as a responsible and sustainable business for all stakeholders, for the communities we are part of and for the planet.

We are proud to have an inclusive culture at Tesco where everyone truly feels able to be themselves. At Tesco, we not only celebrate diversity, but recognise the value and opportunity it brings. We're committed to creating a workplace where differences are valued, and make sure that all colleagues are given the same opportunities. We're a big business with diverse working patterns and many business areas which means that we can find something that works for you. Everyone is welcome at Tesco.

We have recently announced that we will be moving towards a more blended working week – combining office and remote working. Our offices will continue to be where we connect, collaborate and innovate. Please talk to us to about how this can work for 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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