Assistant Merchandise Planner - F&F (Permanent and Fixed Term roles)


Number of Positions:
Contract Type:
Full time - permanent
Contract Details:
Permanent and Fixed Term contract/secondment roles available
Working Hours:
Shire Park, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Closing Date:
Job Category:
F&F Merchandising
Business Unit:
GB Head Office

What’s in it for you

We offer excellent benefits that help make Tesco a great place to work.  These include but aren’t limited to:

  • Annual bonus scheme where you can earn up to 5% of base salary
  • Holiday starting at 20 days plus a personal day rising to 22 days after 12 months (plus 8 Bank holidays)
  • On-site state of the art gym at our Welwyn Campus with discounted “Gympass” membership & free health checks via Nuffield Health
  • Retirement savings plan - save between 4% and 7.5% and Tesco will match your contribution
  • Life Assurance - 5 x contractual pay
  • Share Schemes – Join our ‘Buy As You Earn’ & ‘Save As You Earn’ share schemes after 3 months service
  • Colleague Clubcard (including a 2nd card for a family member) after 3 months service
  • Colleague Discounts:
    • 10% increasing to 15% after every pay day for a four day period, off most purchases at Tesco
    • 10% off One Stop
    • 10% off pay monthly & SIM only deals with Tesco Mobile
    • 20% off all F&F purchases
    • 20% off car, pet and home insurance at Tesco bank. T&C’s apply
    • 25% off Tesco Café
    • 50% off complete glasses purchases & free eye tests (other offers available) at Vision Express
    • 50% off health checks at Tesco Pharmacy
  • An exclusive deals and discounts website saving you money on everyday purchases, treats for the family, eating out and utility bills for the home
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Shuttle Bus Service to/from Welwyn Garden City Station to Welwyn Campus
  • 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
  • Our Employee Assistance Programme helps you deal with life’s challenges
  • Financial wellness - Tesco has partnered with experts to help you make the most of your money
  • Get involved in a range of fundraising activities with our long-term charity partners

About the role

You will be a key part of the Merchandising department team, supporting your Merchandising Planning Manager to ensure products arrive at the right place and at the right time.

Please note, we have permanent and fixed term/secondment opportunities available.

You will be responsible for

  • Providing merchandising support to keep the department running smoothly, preparing analysis for your manager (incl. Monday trade analysis) and liaising with the HSC Merchandising team and suppliers
  • Collating share market and competitor insight so to understand what our customers want and analyse markets trends
  • Helping build balanced ranges for our department that help meet sales, stock and profit targets
  • Overseeing order management critical paths, line projections ensuring ranging databases are up to-date and accurate
  • Managing intake to ensure product availability and support new launches and events
  • Produce weekly sub class WSSI and line flows which helps your manager track sales, margin and stock across regions and channels
  • Preparing analysis which helps your manager to manage risk, suggesting stock repeats and markdown management opportunities
  • Scheduling and implementing promotions and markdowns across all channels and regions
  • Resolving or escalating supply chain/ replenishment issues, helping the team to hit stock and availability targets
  • Supporting the MPM in preparation for sign off and strategy; analysing history, trends and best and worst
  • Following our Business Code of Conduct and always acting with integrity and due diligence

You will need

  • Merchandising experience
  • Report preparation and analysis

Operational Experience:

  • Trade planning skills
  • Data analysis and numeracy skills
  • MS Office
  • Ranging database WSSI

Teams you will work with:

  • Merchandising, Buying, Design & SSP teams
  • Commercial Directors
  • Clothing Hub General Managers
  • Suppliers
  • HSC Merchandising teams

People, Budgets and other Resources you will be responsible for:

  • Department sales
  • Department margin

About us

About Us

Tesco has become a market leader by doing the little things that really matter for our customers and colleagues. It is part of what makes Tesco such a great place to work!

We are the UK's number one retailer and we pride ourselves on offering a great shopping experience. We are passionate about our food, merchandise and services and will always try to get things right for our customers.

But did you know we also offer great job opportunities? With stores, distribution centres and offices across the UK, we have a vast variety of roles and we are always looking for people who have a hunger to work with customers and colleagues across our exciting business. We believe in treating each other with respect and giving everyone an equal opportunity to get on. It's our people that make the difference every day - helping us make a difference for our customers.

We are proud to have an inclusive culture at Tesco where everyone is welcome and truly feels able to be themselves. At Tesco, we not only celebrate diversity, but recognise the value and opportunity it brings to enable us to serve our shoppers a little better every day. We strive to create a workforce that reflects our customers not only here in the UK, but worldwide. Our aim is to attract and welcome a diverse range applicants from all walks of life, offering many varying working patterns across our business and we would love to hear from you!

It remains that Shire Park is our central location for Head Office teams. We have recently announced that we will be moving towards a more blended working week – combining office and remote working.  Our base will be the office, where we connect, collaborate and innovate – and there will be the expectation for everyone to be in the office more often than not. For Head Office roles we therefore expect colleagues to spend a proportion of their time at our offices in Shire Park.

We are supportive of colleagues having conversations with hiring managers about what office presence will look like in the context of the role.

NOTE: Should you be successful in your application, your offer will be subject to and conditional upon you providing your bank account details on your agreed start date.