Store Planner

Store Planner
  • Eastleigh, Hampshire
  • Full Time - Fixed
  • £24,000 to £28,000
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About the role

Store Planner

6 Month Fixed Term Contract

Southampton, Store Support Office

Up to £28,000 per annum + bonus + pension + 6.6 weeks annual leave

We believe anyone can improve their home to make life better. From our Southampton Store Support office (SSO) we equip our stores, our people, and our whole business with everything it takes to help our millions of customers create a home they’ll love. Join us as a Store Planner and you’ll be a big part of this. At B&Q we have a hybrid approach to working to increase flexibility in when and where we work. Talk to us about what works best for you.

Key responsibilities

Responsible for the production and distribution of merchandise store plans, in line with the Property Programme, against agreed milestones. Ensures plans reflect the latest format blueprints including fixtures, category merchandising principles and space planning matrix. Effective communication with key stakeholders on all issues relating to the delivery of merchandise store plan

- Make informed decisions using blueprint and merchandising principles to enable the production of store layouts and associated drawings
- Manage the impact of change to both fixture & merchandising layouts, adhering to change control process
- Deliver high CAD standards to the agreed ways of working and pro-actively QA the team's output
- Understand the Smart Space interface and adhere to standards as advised by database owner
- Contribute to and support maintenance of process documentation i.e. 'How To's'
- Produce merchandise plans and, where agreed, supporting visualisations
- Provide CAD support to other teams on feasibility plans, ad-hoc and tactical requests
- Ensure that dimensional representations are drawn accurately, are operationally sound and conform to H&S requirements
- Own the sign off process for feedback and approval, including supporting materials
- Visit stores pre and post implementation, attend site and project meetings, as required
- Maintain detailed audit trail of all plan changes post sign-off
- Provide progress updates on allocated workload to the Lead Store Planner including updating achieved milestones
- Create and maintain mapping document within agreed timescales by selecting appropriate modules for planned footages, whilst being aware of range change activity. Manage mapping update log for the duration of the project
- Provide and maintain shopfit plans, technical packs and PDLs to support onsite implementation

Required Skills & Experience

- Experience using an AutoCAD based system
- Strong communication skills
- Can understand and analyse data, concepts and complex issues quickly and is a creative decision maker
- Attention to detail – good eye for detail, ensuring that errors are corrected and quality is maintained.
- Ability to work in a methodical manner, with a structured and disciplined working style
- Plans and prioritises own time/workload to achieve targets
- Anticipates when deadlines are unlikely to be met and communicate with stakeholders

Flexibility to travel and driving license essential

We want to ensure that all employees, future employees and applicants to all Kingfisher companies are treated equally regardless of age, gender, marital or civil partnership status, colour, ethnic or national origin, culture, religious belief, philosophical belief, political opinion, disability, gender identity, gender expression or sexual orientation. 

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Learn & Develop at B&Q

When you join B&Q, we want you to be all you can be. From the minute you walk through our doors to the exciting moment you make that next career move, we're here to help you make the most of every opportunity. Thanks to our friendly learning system, Mylo, we make sure you always have the support you need to take on every challenge and fit your learning around your life. Here, we know that the best way to grow is together. 

Flexible learning with Mylo

Mylo is your every day, on the go learning and development partner. Helping you build the knowledge you need now and in the future. With Mylo, you can access training and content, anywhere, anytime and on any device. You can even influence the type of training on offer by rating and recommending content, and letting us know what we can do to improve. Award-winning and featuring over 150 different learning activities - like short videos, articles, workshops and webinars - think of Mylo as your 24/7 training pal, designed to help you make the most of your B&Q career journey.

Developing in role

Learning never stops at B&Q. Whether you've been in your role for one day or five years, there's always something to be curious about. It's why we're always creating learning opportunities and experiences that'll give you the chance to develop your skills. Like our First Line Manager programme: a course that helps our newest line managers build their confidence and management skills. Or our Leadership Development programme that challenges our more experienced leaders to reflect on and adapt their approach for our ever-evolving ways of working.

Building expertise and know-how

We believe anyone can learn the technical skills to do their job with excellence. It's all about attitude and behaviour here. So, if you're passionate about customer service and design, we'll teach you how to create beautiful kitchens. If you're someone who loves being outdoors, we'll help you learn about our garden ranges. And, if you're someone who just loves what we do but doesn't know where to start, we'll help you find the perfect role for you to grow into. 

Accelerated Development Talent Programmes

Whatever goal you're working to at B&Q, we want to help you get there. We do this by designing a number of programmes which help you to practice your skills and learn new ones, gain valuable experiences, learn from others and jump on opportunities that are right for you. From leaders taking their first steps into management to those simply looking for a new challenge, we're there to make sure you achieve your ambitions.


At B&Q, we want every new colleague to understand our values, our customers, and how we work together to achieve our purpose. That’s why we’ve designed an induction programme that’ll give you real insight into our business, our culture and help you feel included from day one. For your first few weeks on the job you’ll work with your team and line manager, mixing online learning with practical tasks, to grow your knowledge a little every day.


A day in the life

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Our Store Support Office sits within B&Q House and supports our colleagues and stores right across the UK and Ireland. In our bespoke, modern and eco-friendly building just north of Southampton, you’ll find a friendly team of talented people in a huge range of roles.

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In B&Q house, you’ll enjoy an onsite gym, a subsidised Costa, a canteen and restaurant, prayer room, plus open plan and cosy work spaces, an outdoor picnic area, and bike sheds for those who cycle in.


B&Q House has a biomass boiler, solar panels and a rainwater harvesting system. Our building also makes use of upcycled and recycled furniture and fittings, and features natural ventilation, heat retention and CO2 management, all via our very own weather station on the roof.

COVID-19 safety measures

At B&Q House we've made lots of changes to ensure we're ready for our colleagues to work safely. Watch our video to find out more.

choose us?

Why Property & Facilities at B&Q?

When it comes to making changes to our business, our Property team are always right there. Every day they find new ways to transform B&Q into the best place for our customers to shop, and our colleagues to work. And they do what they do across 295 stores and a staggering 24 million sq. m of sales space.

Why B&Q

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Store Planner

  • Eastleigh, Hampshire
  • Full Time - Fixed
  • £24,000 to £28,000