Assistant Trade Planner (Part time) 12 month FTC

Hours: 21.75

Salary: Competitive

Location: WGC

United Kingdom

Apply by: 04/11/2022

Assistant Trade Planner (Part time) 12 month FTC


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About the role

We are delighted to share that we are recruiting for an Assistant Trade Planner (Part time) to join our Home team here at Tesco on a 12 month Fixed Term Contract.

The trade planning team work alongside the buying and merchandise function to deliver exciting and market leading ranges for our customers on promotional and event space allowing us to showcase fantastic product and great value to the customer.

As the Assistant Trade Planner you will work with the Trade Planning Manager to shape the Home promotional plan. You will be responsible for planning promotions, delivering them on time and reporting on them accurately. You will be working across multiple functions and will need excellent communication skills and an analytical mind. You will be working across multiple functions and will need excellent communication skills.

You will be responsible for

  • A key part of the Home team, supporting with trade, promotional and events planning for my category, ensuring we deliver a great proposition for our customers. (incl. identifying new initiatives, simplifying the offer to improve store implementation)
  • Supporting my manager with the delivery of the category trade and events plan (incl. identifying new initiatives, simplifying the offer to improve store implementation)
  • Delivering accurate weekly trade figures and commentary for all Home promotional & event space and presenting trade at team meetings.
  • Circulating product performance data to the category team, ensuring all documentation is up to date and accessible
  • Creating promotional review and launch documents & conducting analysis to recommend continuous improvements for forthcoming promotional cycles.
    • Using different sources to review performance; internal reporting of sales, stock, margin; market analysis - drivers/drainers vs IRI; competitive pricing vs market
  • Monitor competitor activity to ensure we are offering the best trade plan for our customers
  • Recommending improvements to the promotional programme with a focus on
    • Simplicity for stores
    • Commercial relevance
    • Great value for customers
  • Owning promotions for a defined product area, ensuring critical path is adhered to and communicating and scheduling relevant meetings with the appropriate stake holders.


  • Being a point of contact for the General Merchandise events ensuring that products & execution is right for customer. Ensuring critical path is met and contributing in NWTs
  • Collating nominations for promotional space and loading successful nominations into reporting systems.
  • Leading weekly set up meetings to ensure excellent availability for promotional launches. Liaising with the Home Supply Chain team and Retails teams to ensure smooth implementation of trade plans and great customer experience.
  • Supporting the roll out of new projects & initiatives.
  • Liaising with the Central Events team, keeping the plan aligned with the critical path
  • Signing off the require POS on Home trade plans by category
  • Ensuring all key initiatives are communicated clearly to customers and stores
    • Visibility of store communications
    • Using Yammer to collate feedback from stores
  • Following our Business Code of Conduct and always acting with integrity and due diligence

You will need

You’ll need to have demonstrated experience of:

  • Data analysis and numeracy.
  • MS Office (esp. Excel).
  • Clear communication (including presentation skills).


  • Flexibility, ability to plan and organise, responsiveness, creativity, self-starter 
  • Able to build solid working relationships with peers and senior leadership

Ability to demonstrate strong written, verbal communication and presentation skills to all levels of seniority and disciplines within the organisation. 

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.

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