What's the role about?
We’ve created a Partnership Plan which is designed to build a growing and sustainable Partnership in a very dynamic set of markets, some existing and some new. For Merchandising Operations in Waitrose it is a critically important time for us as we invest in the future of the Partnership’s Food and Grocery business, delivering significant customer benefits through improved availability, financial benefits through reduced wastage and reduced stockholding, operational benefits through increased efficiency, and Partner benefits through improved stock management processes.
As part of the Merchandising Operations team you will be creating, optimising and delivering plans for supplier ordering and stock replenishment which result in the right amount of stock, in the right place, at the right time, building on the demand forecasts. Planning activity is an integral part of the work of each Category Proposition Group, in order to deliver the trade plan, with direct impact on the delivery of key stock KPIs (availability, explained wastage, stock holding).
What will you be doing?
Optimising stock availability for all Food & Grocery customers to achieve sales category targets, whilst actively controlling the costs of wastage and working capital.
Using insight from the Category Proposition Group and analysis of historical performance, plan all items for promotions, deals and events in order to achieve targets.
Providing data and experienced-based insight to enable evidence based decision making in the Category Proposition Group e.g. influencing decisions related to space and types of promotion.
Proactively working with Trading and Supply Chain to monitor and manage supplier performance with accountability for shortages, late deliveries, code life and stock presentation. Analyse data and performance to focus activity where improvement adds most value
Providing feedback for the Forecasting Analysts to ensure forecasts used include insights from the Category Proposition Group
Please note, we have permanent and 9 month fixed term contracts available.
What you’ll have
Evidence of using data for analysis and decision making
Collaborating on projects to deliver solutions for business success
Influencing and managing supplier and customer relationships
Why join us?
Being a Partner in the business makes you more than an employee, you’re a co-owner, giving you the opportunity to influence the way we work for the better. All of us have shared values and common goals and we work as a team to achieve these. As a part of our Merchandising team, you’ll always have the support of our supportive team, giving you the opportunity to develop and stretch personally and professionally to achieve your potential.
We also understand the importance of a healthy work-life balance and reward our Partners for their contribution to the business through a vast range of benefits.
As a Partner and after completion of your 3-month Earning Membership period, you’ll be entitled to;
20% Discount at Waitrose & Partners on majority of goods
25% Discount at John Lewis & Partners on majority of goods
12% Discount at john Lewis & Partners on electrical & white goods
Defined contribution pension scheme and Life Assurance (4x annual salary)
25 days paid holiday per year, when you work 5 days per week
To see all of our incredible benefits click here.
Blended approach of working from home and in the office
Discounted holidays at our exclusive Partnerships hotels
VIP suites with discounted tickets at the O2 arena
Generous discounts at numerous restaurants and bars
Exclusive days out for Partners and their families
Creating a culture of diversity and inclusion
The Partnership supports agile and flexible working practices, such as when, where and how we work. We have several different ways to work flexibly, including part-time, flexible or compressed hours, and job sharing. Head office areas also support a blended working approach. You'll have the opportunity to discuss this further with the hiring manager during your interview and, where it is operationally practicable, they'll do all they can to accommodate your needs.
We positively celebrate Diversity & Inclusion in the John Lewis Partnership. Our aim is to become the UK’s most inclusive business - for our Partners and for our customers, reflecting and connecting with the diverse communities that we serve. We want people from all walks of life to feel valued for their individuality, thrive in our business and share a sense of belonging. To find out more about D&I in the John Lewis Partnership click here. https://www.jlpjobs.com/about/diversityandinclusion/
We positively celebrate Diversity & Inclusion in the John Lewis Partnership. Our aim is to become the UK’s most inclusive business - for our Partners and for our customers, reflecting and connecting with the diverse communities that we serve. We want people from all walks of life to feel valued for their individuality, thrive in our business and share a sense of belonging. To find out more about D&I in the John Lewis Partnership click here - https://www.jlpjobs.com/about/diversityandinclusion/