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Range Planner

Apply now Job no: 493877
Work type: Full time
Site: Redditch
Categories: Central Support
Location: Worcestershire

A great opportunity to support the development of optimised ranges across the store estate and deliver improved ranges in order to drive trading intensity for the business.

Key Responsibilities

  • Supports  the category in building the case for undertaking a range review / prioritisation process
    • Works with the category using robust analysis (via range tool) to advise opportunities for range improvement
    • Uses the tool to derive potential uplifts from range improvements e.g. sales and margin uplifts, working capital improvements
  • Works collaboratively to agree principles for each range review
    • Provides robust analysis with regards to master assortment to ensure space is optimised using the ranging tool
    • Makes recommendations around how to build ranges bottom up (SKUs by bay)
    • Provides robust analysis to determine SKU selection by store and any nuances required
    • Works with the trading teams to agree where new products fit into the needs hierarchy and whether they replace existing SKUs or if additional space is required
    • Agrees with supply chain facings required for each SKU based on agreed stocking rules
    • Agrees merchandising principles
  • Ensures key stakeholders adhere to the range review process to ensure range change is delivered on time and in full
    • Manages a “pool” of assistant range planners to build planograms for new range reviews
    • Ensures ARPs maintain data integrity
    • Manages sign off of ranges in the test bed

Key Skills/Experience

  • Experienced at drawing insight from data
  • Experience in stakeholder management and communication skills
  • Good level of commercial awareness
  • Previous experience in Range desirable but not essential

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