Trade Planning and Value Analyst

Job Type Buying
Commercial
Region South East England
Location Bracknell
Preferred Hours Full Time
Partnership Level
06
This role is at Partnership Level 6 and includes entitlement to the following additional benefits:
  • Invitation to join the AXA Private Medical Insurance scheme
  • 5 weeks holiday
Further details will be provided at interview and upon successful offer
Closing Date 31/5/2019
Vacancy Type
Permanent
Salary Pay in range - £50,500 - £71,100
Salary Frequency per annum
Hours of Work
35 hours per week
Monday to Friday
09:00-17:30

We have a number of different ways to work flexibly so at your interview feel free to talk about what flexibility means to you. There are no guarantees however it may open the door to not only a new role but a new way of working.

Duties & Responsibilities

It's an exciting time to join the Commercial team in one of the UK's best-loved brands.

At Waitrose & Partners, we're reshaping our Commercial function and investing in new capabilities to secure the future of the business - creating a strong, relevant and sustainable Waitrose with a distinctive place in the market. Commercial is in a period of exciting change, leading the way in Waitrose & Partners, making it an exciting place to come and join.

As the retail world changes around us, we're continually evolving our strategy and our proposition to lead the way in meeting the needs of our customers, and to stay ahead of our competitors.

The Commercial Directorate has a key role to play, working in partnership with suppliers to deliver innovative sourcing, buying, pricing and distinctive ranging of our branded and own-label products.

This is all part of working at the heart of a sustainable and thriving Partnership that's fit for the future.

In Commercial, we are set up and work in a way that means that:
Our customers choose us first - because we offer inspiring and innovative products and services that they really want, with the best quality and price
People choose to work here - because it's where they are valued and recognised for their contribution
We work together to deliver sustainable and profitable revenue, ensuring long-term financial success

Our Commercial Partners will work in a team that:
Are closely aligned with our Customer function, using data to understand customer trends and preferences
Adopt a Category Management approach, with multi-disciplinary trading teams organised around the food and products we provide
Support people to develop their skills and career paths, with opportunities for more flexibility, better movement, and high-quality professional development
Are part of building the future of Commercial for Waitrose & Partners
Works collaboratively and horizontally across multiple teams and functions

The purpose of the Value team is to provide best in class insight and analytics to the business on our strategy, frameworks and performance of our key value metrics. As the Trade Planning Space Analyst you will be accountable for setting the pricing and promotions framework driven from the Customer Strategy and ensuring Commercial delivery in line with the framework.

You'll support the definition of and to deliver a Pricing and Promotions strategy that supports the overall Waitrose & Partners business plan, is aligned to the Future Customer Strategy.

This role will be the best suit someone who has a strong level of analytical ability, including significant experience of complex financial modelling and analysis, performed at pace with a high level of accuracy

You will the proven ability to distill complex analysis into clear findings and recommendations that can be easily understood and acted upon by the business

Job Requirements

Lead the analysis of Waitrose & Partners pricing and promotional activity and proactively make recommendations to reassure customers on the value.
Coach the Waitrose & Partners Pricing and Promotion team to drive increased commercial impact of analytical capabilities through appropriate stakeholder management.
Provide critical insight and analytics on implications of changes to customer direction both short term and long term across the key commercial metrics.
Alongside the trade planning team, deliver meaningful insight and analysis of event performance to a best-in-class standard.
Provide recommendations and implications for promo cap target and secondary space allocation to deliver the customer plan, supporting the delivery of c.£480m incremental sales and c.£180m incremental margin.
Accountable for the strategic development of data collection methodology, data management and reporting outputs.

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Required essential experience skills and qualifications

Degree level or equivalent qualification essential
Extensive operational experience
Demonstrable proficiency in using programmes such as Excel, Powerpoint
Proven experience in analytical tools e.g Brandview
Strong level of analytical ability, including significant experience of complex financial modelling and analysis, performed at pace with a high level of accuracy
Proven ability to distill complex analysis into clear findings and recommendations that can be easily understood and acted upon by the business
Strong stakeholder management and influencing skills, and able to connect and influence at all levels across the Partnership
Demonstrable evidence of providing strong analysis and insight which have identified issues and opportunities that have added value to a business
Demonstrable experience of framing issues, conclusions, and recommendations to enable quick decision making
Ability to prioritise effectively and manage multiple projects at the same time
Proven ability to work independently, with minimal direction, to drive results

Required desirable experience skills and qualifications

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