Trading Manager - Northern Ireland

Hours: 36

Salary: Competitive

Location: Northern Ireland Office

United Kingdom

Apply by: 19/06/2023

Trading Manager - Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland Office

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About the role

The role will be to create profitable customer driven ranges and promotions to deliver sales and margin targets. You will develop a plan that supports the delivery of the customer plan and promises of ‘I can get what I want’ and ‘the prices are good’.

You will be responsible for

  • Deliver financial targets, accurate sales and profit budgets for the area
  • Overseeing the selling plan ensuring there is supplier strategy to meet the  category function plan
  • Leading & supporting the team, meeting regularly with our supply base
  • Creating ranges which are customer focused & simple for stores through category reset
  • Collaborating with Tesco to closer align our supply base & ranges, & harmonise costs & terms on all common lines
  • Reviewing & responding to weekly trading results and competitor actions, ensuring price is competitive & profitable
  • Delivering the company trade and events plan with market leading, customer insight driven promotions and events in line with Magnetic Value principles
  • Forecasting and managing budgets effectively, always being cost conscious
  • Adhering to all Tesco policies & GSCOP
  • Following our Business Code of Conduct and always acting with integrity and due diligence
  • Managing & coordinating ad-hoc cross functional projects.

You will need

Operational Skills:

  • Influencing & negotiation
  • Stakeholder management
  • Supplier management
  • Buying and Range management
  • Trade planning
  • Forecasting and waste management


  • Commercial buying experience
  • Category management
  • Experience of balancing priorities in a fast paced, constantly changing environment to meet tight  deadlines.
  • Strong communicator and ability to build effective relationships.
  • Experience of working cross functionally and influencing at a high level across a business.


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 25 days plus a personal day (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.

We’re proud to have been accredited Disability Confident Leader and we’re committed to providing a fully inclusive and accessible recruitment process. For further information on the accessibility support we can offer, please click here.

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