Range Change Store Planner

Range Change Store Planner
  • Eastleigh, Hampshire
  • Permanent Full Time - Fixed
  • £25,000 to £30,000 per year
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About the role

Range Change Store Planner

12 Month Fixed Term Contract

£25,000 - £30,000 + Bonus + Pension + BUPA + ShareSave + 6.6 weeks holiday + hybrid working

Southampton, Store Support Office/ Hybrid Working

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 Range Change 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. For this role we would be looking for you to be in the office 3 days per week.

Key responsibilities

You will be working as a key part of the project team to produce and distribute store plans & supporting documentation to deliver Neutron and Range Change activity in line with the range change calendar.

You will support with the planning of all Space Change and store plan accuracy updates ensuring our planning database is accurate and aligned to the Matrix and Planning Principles whilst maximising profitable use of space.

  • Using blueprint and planning principles develop and produce range change plans within agreed timescales whilst ensuring the most effective use of space is achieved and the principles have been consistently applied
  • Build & maintain good working relationships with agency colleagues. Using Constructive feedback, plan auditing, effective use of reports and project PIR to ensure planning principles and standards are maintained & opportunities identified to drive the process forward whilst always managing the balance of time, cost & quality.
  • Create and maintain mapping documents within agreed timescales and auditing to ensure appropriate module for footage and equipment
  • Manage and communicate details of all plan changes and issues supporting plan revisions to all relevant stakeholders in a timely manner.
  • Manage and complete live plan updates in a timely manner.
  • Support all additional Space Change through plan updates in line with agreed amendments.
  • Support with maintaining accuracy of the store plan through reviewing and actioning discrepancy reports
  • Manage and develop relationships with Range and Space Change planners, VM's, Planogrammers and Planning Agencies.
  • Provide progress updates on allocated workload to the Store Planning Manager.
  • Maintain detailed audit trail of all plan changes post implementation

Required skills & experience

  • Highly numerate, with excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • A passion for accuracy and attention to detail ensuring that errors and omissions are spotted and quality maintained.
  • Strong communication skills
  • An interest in retail space and store formats.
  • Store planning knowledge desirable
  • Experience of working in retail an advantage
  • Experience utilising an AutoCAD based system would be an advantage but not critical to the role
  • Working knowledge of MS Excel, with experience of other MS Office programs & SharePoint
  • A resilient self-starter, motivated to anticipate business needs
  • Ability to work in a methodical manner, with a structured and disciplined working style
  • Plans and prioritises own time/workload to achieve targets
  • Team worker with ability to work on own initiative
  • Deal with issues in a pro-active positive way whilst ensuring that we hold people to account.
  • Deliver in a changing environment
  • Full UK Driving Licence and ability to travel throughout the UK with some occasional overseas travel

Career progression

What's in it for me?

As well as a competitive salary, our benefits package includes, bonus, an award-winning pension scheme, ShareSave options, 6.6 weeks holiday, payroll giving, an Employee Assistance Programme, shopping discounts, colleague wellbeing benefits and lots more!

As part of a great team, you’ll be supported to grow and encouraged to explore new career directions within the business and the wider group. And, because you’ll be inspiring great things for our customers and the whole business, you’ll do work worth caring about.

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. 

If you require any additional support or adjustments to help you make an application, please contact us at recruitment@b-and-q.co.uk

Rewards &
benefits

Training &
development

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.

Induction

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

Take a tour
around our
office

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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store support office

Facilities

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.

Sustainability

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.

Why
choose us?

Why Commercial & Buying at B&Q?

We want every visit to every one of our stores to be the start of something big for our customers. So, to go with the excellent service, our Commercial & Buying colleagues offer our customers a product range that ignites their imagination and kits them out with everything they need to tackle their boldest projects. 

Why B&Q

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Range Change Store Planner

  • Eastleigh, Hampshire
  • Permanent Full Time - Fixed
  • £25,000 to £30,000 per year