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Space Insight Manager

London, Greater London, UK
Competitive + Benefits
Closing date
22 Jun 2024

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Administration and Secretarial
Contract Type
Full Time

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M&S Food is changing, and fast! We are undergoing one of the biggest transformations in retailing today to build a bigger, better, fresher food business.
From Percy Pig to the freshest M&S Select Farms produce, we grow, source, and develop our own products to give our customers family-ready food that's unbeatable on flavour and innovation.
We need motivated people who are ready to bring their whole self to work and give it their all in a fast-paced team committed to being the best. After all, this is not just food... This is M&S Food.

All the details

Are you an innovative, enthusiastic and energetic leader? Do you deliver challenging projects at pace whilst handling a variety of partners? Can you analyse complex data to make challenging business decisions and communicate the outputs clearly? Do you have a keen eye for detail and a passion for problem solving?

This role is fundamental to driving business performance and maximising the businesses profit opportunity. You lead a team of 2 analysts who use their expertise to provide the Space, Range & Display team with valuable insights and recommendations to optimise our store space. You will work closely with the category teams to ensure we are optimising our macro space for profit while fulfilling business strategic objectives.

The successful applicant will need experience in the food retail sector as well as interpreting and communicating complex data. You should have hands-on experience of Microsoft Office in particular Excel, while knowledge of Power Bi & SQL would be beneficial. Strong people management and leadership behaviours are vital.

We're at our best when we're close to customers, and for many of us at M&S, that means working in store every day.

To stay close to customers, we expect our support teams to come into the office three days a week. We think that learning comes from working alongside each other, and that spending time with our teams makes us more creative and connected. It also means we can solve problems as soon as they arise, build trust, and get closer to our colleagues.

What's in it for you

Being a part of M&S is exactly that - becoming a part and playing your part. We're an inclusive, dynamic, exciting, and always evolving business built on core values.

Here are some of the benefits we offer that make working for M&S just that little bit more special...
  • 20% colleague discount across all M&S products and many of our third party branded products for you and one member of your household.
  • Competitive holiday entitlement with the potential to buy extra holiday days.
  • We have discretionary bonus schemes depending on your role and our business performance.
  • Get cover for twice your salary up to age 70 (double with our Pension Plan).
  • We'll help you save through our Pension Savings Plan, Share Buy and Sharesave schemes.
  • Save on everyday costs through discounts and offers and get access to great health benefits.
  • Bike/accessory hire with Cycle to Work and save on tax and national insurance.
  • Buy the latest technology with interest-free financing directly from your salary.
  • Get access to resources to support your wellbeing, including a free virtual GP service.
  • Support your favourite charities by donating through your pay or volunteering for them.
  • Industry-leading maternity, paternity, adoption and neo-natal policies, providing support and flexibility for you and your family.
What you'll do

Your key accountabilities will include
  • Deliver to the Space, Range & Display critical path, whilst leading your team and influencing others to ensure your team meet their deadlines
  • Work with our macro space model to produce optimised space recommendations for each planning season
  • Present macro space recommendations to Head of Trade, Trading Managers and Buyers to gather their feedback in optimising macro space across the business
  • Work with Space planner colleagues to land the optimised space recommendations for each season and provide opportunities for rework where required
  • Develop and maintain Space, Range & Display Insights hub which will contain reporting to cover all of SRDs reporting requirements
Who you are

Your skills and experience will include
  • Excellent analytical, interpretation and problem-solving skills
  • Good presentation and communication skills
  • Knowledge of Food sector Space Range & Display
  • Knowledge of Power Bi
  • Awareness of using SQL or an enthusiasm to learn
Everyone's welcome

M&S is ready to push boundaries to lead the retail industry into a greener, speedier, more inspiring digital era. That's why we're revolutionising how we work and offering our most exciting opportunities yet. There's never been a better time to be part of our team. Marks & Spencer aims to be an inclusive organisation, trusted and admired by our colleagues, customers and suppliers. Join us and make an immediate impact.

We are committed to an active Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunities Policy, which starts with our recruitment and selection process, and we are happy to talk flexible working.

If you consider yourself to require reasonable adjustments to any part of our recruitment process, we invite you to share those requirements with us when completing your application. We will make every effort to ensure your needs are met to provide a fair and transparent process of assessment.


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