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Commercial Analyst - Retail

Job Title: Commercial Analyst - Retail
Contract Type: Contract
Location: West Midlands, West Midlands
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Car Allowance + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q98755
Contact Name: Quest Search and Selection
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 29, 2015 11:13

Job Description

This Blue-Chip retailer seeks a Commercial Manager to join their proposition team within Marketing & Store Support.

This is for a growing part of their business which has a proven commercial success LFL growth over the last 2 years , proven expertise & further investment taking place.

The purpose of the role is to help the stores' deliver their budgets and margins by -

  • Analysing cost and promotional prices
  • Analyse performance and recommend changes for the business plan
  • Providing accurate and timely communication of ranges, product information & cost prices.

This is a highly analytical role which will be based on statically model and management information reports.

You roles will include -

  • Achieve the budgeted margin & KPI's
    Support the delivery of the year end commercial income target
    Communicating all range reviews on time & successfully
    Deliver accurate seasonal trade planning communications
    Work with Merchandising to refine and optimise ranging & planograms
  • Analysing the competition and have a broad understanding of what is going on in the economy that is likely to influence the customer plan
  • Building customer driven MI reports and communicating this analytics details to the senior management team

To be successful in this position you must -

  • Highly analytical & worked in a similar Analytical or Commercial role for another fast paced retail, FMCG or hospitality background.
  • Have been involved with creating promotional plan across the retail calendar
  • Evidence of manipulation of data to come up with solutions
  • Have worked towards budget and have understanding of margin
  • Competitor awareness - have dealt with comp shopping to understand what other competitors are doing.
  • Good interpersonal skills as you will involved in a number of different department.

This role work cross functional with Store Communication team, Marketing, Merchandising & Supply Chain which is tasked in making sure that the best product for the best price is distributed to our customers' and business partners!

This is initially a 3 month contract role, however with the potential of going permanent. It's a great initial opportunity for a business that is growing with a culture of forward thinking & innovation. If you feel that you are suitable for this position and have the necessary skills; please apply today quoting the reference Q98755.

We request that candidates send their CV as a Microsoft Word document where possible.Quest Search and Selection is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

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