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Posted: 8 Apr 2021 Closes: 19 Apr 2021
Bracknell Campus £34,700.00 - £52,800.00
Permanent & Full-time JLP_Fec4PifRVHHT


What's the role about?

We've created a Partnership Plan which is designed to build a growing and sustainable Partnership in a very dynamic set of markets, some existing and some new. For Merchandising Operations it is a critically important time to invest in the future of the Partnership's Food and Grocery business, delivering significant customer benefits through improved availability, financial benefits through reduced wastage and reduced stockholding, operational benefits through increased efficiency, and Partner benefits through improved stock management processes.

As part of the Merchandising Operations team you will be focused on creating, optimising and delivering plans for supplier ordering and stock replenishment which result in the right amount of stock, in the right place, at the right time, building on the demand forecasts. Planning activity is an integral part of the work of each Category Proposition Group, in order to deliver the trade plan, with direct impact on the delivery of key stock KPIs (availability, explained wastage, stock holding).

We have an exciting opportunity for you to join us as a Planner, Food and Grocery Merchandising.

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What will you be doing?
  • Optimising stock availability for all Food & Grocery customers to achieve sales category targets, whilst actively controlling the costs of wastage and working capital.
  • Using insight from the Category Proposition Group and analysis of historical performance, plan all items for promotions, deals and events in order to achieve targets.
  • Providing data and experienced-based insight to enable evidence based decision making in the Category Proposition Group e.g. influencing decisions related to space and types of promotion.
  • Proactively working with Trading and Supply Chain to monitor and manage supplier performance with accountability for shortages, late deliveries, code life and stock presentation. Analyse data and performance to focus activity where improvement adds most value
  • Providing feedback for the Forecasting Analysts to ensure forecasts used include insights from the Category Proposition Group
What you'll have
  • Evidence of using data for analysis and decision making
  • Collaborating on projects to deliver solutions for business success
  • Influencing and managing supplier and customer relationships
Please note:
  • The vacancy will close at 00:01 on the closing date stated in the advert. Please ensure you start and complete your application by this time.
  • We occasionally close vacancies early in the event we receive a high volume of applications. Therefore, we recommend you apply early.
As a business we encourage flexible working. We have a number of different ways to work flexibly, so at your interview feel free to talk about what flexibility means to you. There are no guarantees, however, examples of how our Partners already work flexibly include part-time, job share, home working and compressed hours.

We positively celebrate Diversity & Inclusion in the John Lewis Partnership. Our aim is to become the UK's most inclusive business - for our Partners and for our customers, reflecting and connecting with the diverse communities that we serve. We want people from all walks of life to feel valued for their individuality, thrive in our business and share a sense of belonging. To find out more about D&I in the John Lewis Partnership click here -

Attachment: Planner, Food & Grocery Merchandising.pdf

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