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: 06/10/2023

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 your manager to manage the trade plan and feature space across your product division which includes Meat, Fish & Poultry, Bakery, Frozen, Chilled and Produce. You will also be involved with working across packaged categories including Beers, Wines & Spirits, helping to deliver a great promotional proposition for customers and maximise the sales in the division.

You will be responsible for

  • Applying insight and customer understanding to feature space planning to support space optimization, sales and customer perception.
  • Championing the feature space principles to ensure all trade activity meets the relevant criteria delivering simpler promotions for customers
  • Being an expert on competitors Promotions and Events across all channels.
  • Collating data to support analysis and review of promotion and space performance, looking for trends and making recommendations for improving the business including the promotion launch reports
  • Supporting your manager to develop a strategy for feature space driving change and innovation
  • Contributing to ad-hoc cross functional projects, under direction of your line manager
  • Owning the feature space plan for Integrals and Finest Showcase
  • Owning the POS plan for all Fresh feature space
  • Following the Business Code of Conduct, always acting with integrity and due diligence
  • Adhering to all Tesco policies, storage and hand over protocols, successfully completing all required training

You will need

Operational Skills:

  • Stakeholder Management & Influencing
  • Communication Skills & Building Relationships
  • Project Management
  • Data Analysis
  • Customer Focus
  • Attention to detail


  • 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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