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Space Planning Assistant

Job Title: Space Planning Assistant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: West Midlands
Salary: Up to £26K Per Annum + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q88033
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: tyw.61084.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: May 08, 2012 17:24

Job Description

A grocery multiple retailer based in the Midlands is recruiting for a Space Planning Assistant to join its team. The successful candidate will be expected to: * Input information into the Buying Department Merchandising Calendar * Operate within the merchandising principles and procedures in consultation with the Buying department and Store Operations * Handle data from providers such as Nielsen * Operate the Buying department's Merchandising systems such as Spaceman and provide feedback to the Merchandising Manager to ensure systems are fit for purpose and meet ongoing needs * Carry out space utilisation analysis (micro and macro space) to develop category and store level sales * Ensure that micro space and range is aligned to customer requirements and to drive maximum productivity * Work closely with the Buying department, as well as external suppliers and manufacturers The ideal candidate will be: * Educated to degree level or equivalent * Highly analytical and commercially aware * Highly computer literate * Able to demonstrate extensive administration skills, have the ability to work under pressure in a calm and pro-active manner, be confident and self motivated * Highly organised with good time and diary management skills, meeting deadlines while maintaining a high quality of work * Able to recognise areas of weakness or areas that need change and have the knowledge, desire and confidence to make suggestions and change it * An effective communicator with strong interpersonal skills In return, the Space Planning Assistant will receive a generous salary and benefits package and the chance to progress within this well-known business. If this sounds like the opportunity you are seeking, please apply now with an up to date CV.