Assistant Merchandiser - F&F Store Stock Planning

Hours: 36

Salary: Competitive

Location: Welwyn Garden City AL7 1GA

United Kingdom

Apply by: 17/11/2023

Assistant Merchandiser - F&F Store Stock Planning

Welwyn Garden City AL7 1GA

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About the role

We are delighted to share that a new opportunity has arisen for an Assistant Merchandiser in Store Stock Planning across F&F here at Tesco. 

The successful candidate will be responsible for managing the distribution of stock from depot to store, ensuring the ideal levels of stock to maximise sales and full price sell through, whilst coordinating with sales and stock plans from the Commercial teams.

This role would suit someone with a numerical and logical mind-set as well as being able to work under management and feel interested in and excited by fashion retailing.

You will be responsible for

  • Oversee and support the Allocation of New Lines in to store
  • Distribute the day to day Replenishment of full price stock in line with the agreed stock plan
  • You will be a key contact for Stock Planning and will effectively communicate with Internal teams and with colleagues across different work levels.
  • Be aware of the exit plan of product and manage / distribute the remaining stock effectively
  • Analyse the performance of products, providing accurate information and taking appropriate action
  • Manage and trade the stock of Event and Promotions throughout the season
  • Allocate to New Store Openings and Refits, monitoring the package to ensure successful launch
  • You will be responsible for analysing groups of stores and how they trade stock, sharing this knowledge to the wider team for commercial decisions
  • Maintain successful meetings with Merchandising by promoting distribution strategies, identifying priorities for the business.
  • Produce daily and weekly reports that will support trading decisions for the Stock Planning Team

You will need


Commercial/Trend Knowledge

  • Visit stores to gain a better understanding of the impact of allocations/replenishment and store stock profiles
  • Be commercial and aware of the changing role of retail on the High St and in the competition
  • Be confident in making commercial decisions that will impact the way we trade stock

Team management and development

  • Demonstrate behavioural skills required of every member of the team
  • Asks for support & direction to develop skill base
  • Contribute to the development of Allocators, helping to create succession within the team.
  • Review and monitor the department Operating Plan to ensure that all objectives are met throughout the year

Key Skills and Experience

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

When under pressure and can work in a positive & productive manner under supervision

Innovation and change

Creates and introduces ideas that drive change and innovation


  • Experience within an Allocation, Distribution or Supply Chain Role
  • Good Excel computer skills
  • Be interested and excited by fashion retailing
  • Numerical and logical skills are essential
  • Able to be self-motivated and work under management
  • Ability to problem solve and work under pressure.


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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