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Merchandise Planning Manager - Home Accessories

Shire Park, Welwyn Garden City



  • Shape and deliver Department Strategy to align with GM e.g. range reset, brand growth and new channels

  • Working collaboratively with Buying and Supply Chain to build ranges that meet customer needs, incl. maximising sales, profit density and space, always looking for opportunities and identifying gaps

  • Develop and deliver the category trade and event plan with all key stakeholders (and associated sales, markdown and margin targets), adapting in response to market changes

  • Ensuring that our pricing is managed within agreed timescales, adhering to pricing policy

  • Overseeing and ensuring ranging systems/ trackers are accurately maintained by my team

  • Managing departmental WSSI, addressing gaps between forecast and budget, highlighting risks and opportunities, and managing KPI's. Work collaboratively with Supply Chain to achieve stock and availability targets

  • Building departmental budgets and phasing

  • Overseeing Monday Trade Reporting and ensuring next steps are actioned in response to trading conditions

  • Creating exit plans to clear stock in line with CAYG guidelines whilst optimising profitability

  • Presenting all key financials to senior Leadership team

  • Developing and leading a high performing team, giving them their opportunity to do their best

  • Following our Business Code of Conduct and always acting with integrity and due diligence
  • Range building

  • Influencing and stakeholder management

  • Range and trade planning

  • Data analysis and numeracy

  • MS Office (esp. Excel)

  • Merchandising systems such as WSSI

  • Commercial Merchandising experience

  • Category management (from strategy/planning, open to buy and exit management) - WSSI management

  • Range and trade planning

  • Leading and developing teams

Key People and Teams you will work with:

  • Supply Chain, Buying, Customer Proposition

  • Technical

  • Trade Planning and Events Teams, SRD

  • Leadership Team - Suppliers

People Budgets and resources you will be accountable for:

  • Department team

  • Sales/Profit for relevant areas.

  Our business was built with a simple mission – to be the champion for customers, helping them to enjoy a better quality of life and an easier way of living. This hasn't changed. Customers want great products at great value which they can buy easily and it's our job to deliver this in the right way for them.

Benefits Package

  • Colleague Discount Card (including a second card for a family member) after 6 months service with 10% off most purchases at Tesco.
  • An annual bonus scheme where you could achieve up to 3.5% of eligible 2017/18 earnings.
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Share Schemes
  • Deals & Discounts through Tesco including Tesco Mobile & - Tesco Bank
  • Deals and Discounts through many other external businesses
  • Sunday and Out of Hours premiums available

Posted 12 days ago

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