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  • Trade & Promotion Planning Manager

  • Business: Wickes
  • Sector: Category, Pricing & Product
  • Location: Watford, Hertfordshire
  • Salary: Excellent + bonus + benefits
  • Hours of work: 37.5
  • Position type: Permanent
  • Job type: Full Time
  • Date posted: 31-Oct-2019
  • Job reference: 24325

Job Description

Wickes is an exciting, fast paced, changing environment. We have plenty going on in 2019 and a lot planned for 2020! We strongly believe our culture is one of the many reasons people join us as well as the opportunity to excel and get involved in different initiatives, we’re a great bunch.
 
We are currently recruiting for a Trade & Promotion Planning Manager to join our Head Office team in Watford, and if this sounds like an opportunity for you read on below to find out more...

Role purpose:
Co-ordinates,drives and optimises the 12 month rolling Trade plan for a specific Category, i.e. promotions, microseasons, promotional space, online and identifies risk to the sales and margin performance’ using the Trade planning process to resolve them.

Key responsibilities:

  • The delivery of the rolling 12 month rolling trading plan which is a key part of ensuring the category achieves their sales, margin and volume targets.
  • Understand, review and report on the performance of all promotions, price and space,  identifying risks and opportunities to the category sales plan.
  • Working cross functionally to ensure that the  promotions, pos, flyers, space and volumes are right first time when executed instore/online and are simple for stores to execute. Also to be able to lean in and help the Trade planning team through holiday or absence as the team consists of 6 members.
  • Insightful understanding of how customers shop the category instore/online throughout the calendar year and week by week, sharing this information with the category and bringing opportunities to life for customers.
  • Drive and develop the category pricing plans, in particular price hierarchy and guidelines/disciplines ensuring price makes sense and customers at Wickes understand they get value for money.
  • Optimise the opportunity of Micro seasons,ensuring enough volume online and instore at precisely the right time of year with relevant communication to store and customers.
  • Exit plans are clear and transparent for the category and wider business and followed through daily/weekly.
What are we looking for:

  • Commercial track record in planning & implementation for merchandising, pricing, marketing & communications, & operations

  • Hands on knowledge & experience of  reporting / analysis

  • Working with a network of stakeholders around a large organisation

  • Developing customer value propositions

  • Working with complex data sets / projects

  • Delivery of business / operational initiatives


What can we offer you?

Wickes is more than just the nation’s favourite DIY store. We’re part of the Travis Perkins Group, one of the UK’s top employers. That’s why the first thing you’ll notice at Wickes is the way everyone pulls together.  It’s a place where we’ll ask for your ideas, listen to your opinions and value the contributions you make. Chances are you’ve never experienced anything quite like our culture.  All our colleagues come from different backgrounds, but what we all have in common is a determination to succeed and a passion for being the best we can be. If that sounds like you, we’ll make you feel right at home.



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