Trade Planning Assistant - Fresh - Parental Leave Cover - 9 months

Hours: 36

Salary: Competitive

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

United Kingdom

Apply by: 22/11/2023

Trade Planning Assistant - Fresh - Parental Leave Cover - 9 months

Shire Park, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire AL7 1GA

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About the role

You will support with building a winning trade plan based on customer insight and analytical data! Delivering a great proposition for our customers and Tesco, proactively handling risks and issues by suggesting solutions and recommendations.

You will be responsible for

  • Understand the drivers of performance through sound analytics and use this to build recommendations
  • Applying insight and customer understanding to the Events programme to support space optimisation, sales and customer perception.
  • Communicating and owning delivery of the critical path, prioritising promotions and ranges based on customer needs and calendar themes.
  • Escalate risks or issues to your Manager in a timely fashion.
  • Prepare trade summaries and sign off packs
  • Develop the relationship with Retail, Product, Customer and SRM
  • Being an expert on competitors promotions and events across all channels. Using store visits, insight and research
  • Owning the review highlighting trends and make recommendations on improvements by channel
  • Support your Manager with daily tasks and running of the trade plan.
  • Adhering to all Tesco Policies, storage and hand over protocols and successfully completing all required training.

You will need

Operational skills:

  • Commercial and Financial Acumen
  • Stakeholder Management & Influencing
  • Communication Skills & Building Relationships
  • Project Management
  • Data Analysis
  • Customer Focus


  • Range development
  • Trade planning
  • Merchandise Planning or Buying
  • Critical Path Management
  • Analytical and data interpretation skills




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 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.

We’re a big business and we can offer a range of diverse full-time & part-time working patterns across our many business areas, which means that we can find something that works for you.  We work in a more blended pattern - combining office and remote working. Our offices will continue to be where we connect, collaborate and innovate. Please talk to us about how this can work for you - Everyone is welcome at Tesco.

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