Responsible for supporting the development and management of the category to increase sales and earnings, through providing full commercial and administrative support services using basic analytical and technical capabilities.
To provide support for the Branded Buying, Food Service, Partnership Management, and Offer Development & Sustainability teams in matters of range, space, format (ensuring the right offers are in the right locations through site clustering), and equipment. Develop and update a suite of category planograms that our stores use to deliver the range for each area.
What you will deliver
Responsible for the development and maintenance of planograms for a number of categories. These planograms may need to be tailored to various different formats and clusters.
Manage planogram changes as part of regular product change cycle (PCC) or a more extensive and wider-range review at least once per year for each category.
Ensure we optimise the return on space within our stores for the products we sell using data and insights.
Utilize the tools available within the JDA intactix software to improve the accuracy, effectiveness, and efficiency of planograms production
Work closely with the Category Buyers , to produce analysis and provide category insight to support ranging decisions and effective displays.
Contribute in supplier meetings to maximise the use of the equipment and offer solutions to deliver the ranges.
Regularly visit sites to ensure planograms are delivered compliantly, are visually impactful, easily implemented, and all products can be merchandised correctly to our customers and within Health and Safety guidelines.
- Maintenance and development of planograms online - distribution of planograms to store, provide feedback and updates to requests from stores.
What you will need to be successful
Experience working in a FMCG business
Commercial experience within a trading environment
Category management experience
Space Planning Experience would be beneficial
Strong IT systems knowledge i.e. IKB, SAP JDA
High level of numeracy
Strong analytical skills
Retail Standards, Policies and Procedures
You will work with
Within the trading team, key stakeholder interactions with Branded buying, Food Service, Partnership Management , Supply Chain , Offer Development & Sustainability teams.
Marketing and promotional planning teams
Construction and Maintenance teams
Operation and Opex Teams
European Offer and Development Teams
Please note this is a UK based role at the Milton Keynes office. Working a hybrid model of 60% office / stores and 40% home working