Location Planning and Assessment Manager

Job Type Asset Management
Location Bracknell Campus
Additional Locations London - Victoria
Partnership Level 7
Closing Date 24/06/2024
Vacancy Type Temporary
Salary £43,700.00 - £65,500.00 Annual
Salary Frequency Annual
Hours of Work 35

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We want all of our Partners to have a good work-life balance and we support flexible working. This might mean flexible or compressed hours, job sharing or shorter hour contracts, where it is possible to do so. Please discuss this further with the hiring manager during your interview.

Our Purpose

Working in Partnership for a happier world – our shared Purpose that guides us in everything we do and inspires 3 important principles; happier people, happier business, happier world. The John Lewis Partnership is a truly unique business, one that seeks to make a positive difference to the lives of everyone.

At a glance

  • This is a hybrid working role, therefore your time will primarily be split between working from home and the Head Office. However, there will also be an expectation to visit other locations as the need arises. The role can be based at either our Bracknell or London Head Office depending on your preference. If based in London, the normal place of work for this role is Victoria, London pending the relocation of the London office to Pimlico during the summer of 2024, after which the normal place of work will become Pimlico, London. A full UK driving license is required to fulfil the travel requirements of the role.

  • The salary range for this role is set at £43,700 - £65,500. Please note that we are seeking candidates with salary expectations between £43,700 - £55,000 for this role.

  • This position is a 12 month fixed term contract.


About the role

This is an exciting time to join our Estate Planning team, as we look to undertake crucial growth and relocation plans to develop and deliver our Partnership Estate strategy. As a Location Planning and Assessment Manager, you will support the estate assessment and identify relocation opportunities, utilising your own initiative, judgement and recommendations.

In this role, you will support the catchment review. This will include identifying opportunities for new propositions based on analysis of customer profiles and changes in shopping habits, as well as assessments of low performing shops and the relative headroom in those catchments.

You will support on providing sales forecasts for new stores, specifically in the convenience estate. You will maintain the data relating to competitors in each geographic catchment. This will include commissioning data from external market suppliers and maintaining their performance. You will assess the impact of online growth on the physical estate sales forecasting.

This is a unique opportunity to support strategic decision-making and contribute significantly to our estate's success. Join us in this dynamic environment where your skills and expertise will make a tangible difference.

To view the job outline:

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Internal candidates - please view the job outline in this folder here using your internal email address only

Essential skills you’ll need 

● Financial analysis

● Advanced Excel and Powerpoint skills

● Store catchment analysis

● Good written communication - will be drafting Board Papers

● Project Management

● Ability to influence stakeholders

● Full UK driving license

Benefits of the Partnership and the role 

  • 💻 - Hybrid Working

  • 🏖️ - Full time working holiday entitlement of 25 days holiday, plus public and bank holidays (this is prorated for part time hours)

  • ⚖ - Excellent work life balance, including focus on well being and flexible working and our marketing leading equal parenthood leave Policy

  • 🐷 - Defined Contribution pension scheme where your contributions will be matched by the Partnership (up to 8% of pay) and, after three years’ service, you’ll receive an additional Partnership contribution of 4% of pay, regardless of whether you pay in or not

  • 🤑 - You’ll get Partnership discount in store and online once you complete your Earning Membership period. That’s 25% off in John Lewis (12% off electrical products, some exclusions apply) and 20% in Waitrose (some exclusions apply). You’ll also be able to nominate someone you live with to share your discount

  • 🚴 -  Simple cycle to work support scheme

  • 🏰 - We’re really proud of our exclusive hotels based in some of Britain’s most beautiful areas and once you’ve been with us for three months, you’re welcome to explore them

  • 🌱 -  Learn more about our extensive range of exciting benefits that you could enjoy when you join us, visit - ttps://www.jlpjobs.com/about/benefits/

Next Steps 

  • The application form consists of a CV upload followed by application questions. Please ensure you refresh the page each time you complete a task to ensure you complete everything that you need to in time. (If internal, check your Workday notifications and see further guidance on the PDW under "Internal application process").

  • We occasionally close vacancies early in the event that we receive a high volume of applications. Therefore, we recommend that you apply early.

  • You'll be asked about any adjustments you might need to support the recruitment process. Let us know, and we'll be sure to discuss it with you. 

  • Thanks for your patience in the meantime and for showing an interest in joining JLP. 

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At the John Lewis Partnership, we embrace our differences. We want you to be you. Because, well, we know you're at your best when you're free to be yourself. Being a truly inclusive employer to us means creating an environment which celebrates your contribution, regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, social background, religion or belief. It's why we've set our own aim to become the UK’s most inclusive business - for our Partners (employees) and our customers. We firmly believe that our future success lies in diversity of thought from all Partners and it's integral in our mission to build a happier world. We welcome applications from everyone interested in working for us. And, once you're a Partner, your differences will make all the difference. Find out more about D&I in the Partnership here - https://www.jlpjobs.com/about/diversityandinclusion/

Attachment: Location-Planning-and-Assessment-Manager-L7.pdf

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