Optimisation Protection Analyst

Posted 13 November by Astra Recruitment
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Title: Store Optimisation Protection Analyst

Location: Plymouth

Contract type: Permanent - Full-time (8:45-17:30)

Astra Recruitment are working with one of our clients to recruit a Store Optimisation Analyst, you will assist in developing, implementing and maintaining margin protection and oversight strategies to meet agreed company objectives.

For this role you will be expected to:

  • Have clarity about how performance will be measured
  • Have a proven background in Retail Head Office support roles
  • Be able to proactively plan your time and priorities
  • Demonstrate a strong commercial awareness
  • Self-starter, motivated and enthusiastic
  • Team player
  • Numerate - able to demonstrate analytical skills
  • Written Skills - Able to demonstrate effective report and letter writing skills
  • Self-sufficient PC skills to include - Word, Excel, PowerPoint and email
  • Experience with relevant marketing software applications
  • Have a clean driver’s license and own car

Job duties will include:

  • Assisting in margin protection and oversight strategies against 3 key areas. These being:
  • Analysis of Store Margin.
  • Working with teams within Buying, Supply Chain and Retail to define and prioritise requirements
  • Profit per SQFT / Space analytics
  • Ongoing analysis by bay / bay rationalisation
  • Ensure store turnover, profit and margin is on target vs company objectives
  • Provide recommendation based on analytical data on best and poor performing products
  • Provide meaningful reports to the Margin Protection Manager recommending appropriate actions, with the aim of enhancing and protecting margin
  • Promoting a margin protection culture within the business
  • Conduct investigations as directed by the Margin Protection Manager into identified areas of concern related to promotional margin
  • Provide feedback, findings and make recommendations for improved processes and procedures related to enhancing margin protection.
  • Assist others in the validation of Companywide project proposals & business cases which involve capital or other significant expenditure.

Your skills and experience will include:

  • Visible and happy to help other members of the team - keeps promises. Contributes to team objectives despite heavy personal commitments. Recognises skill gaps and potential for development
  • Projects confidence - sells ideas well, and is self-confident whatever the situation.
  • Demonstrates commitment to change in the way they personally do things. Identifies barriers and works to remove them.
  • Thinks clearly and quickly about issues. Has an eye for detail and identifies critical information. Copes well with complexity. Uses the relevant information to make the correct judgment.
  • Knows the right questions to ask, and therefore identifies critical issues. Is able to deal with a number of tasks simultaneously by planning and organising priorities.
  • Communicates in such a way that key messages cannot be missed.

Please click apply now to be considered for this excellent opportunity.

Disclaimer: Successful candidates will be contacted within 2 weeks by one of our consultants to be pre-screened before being submitted to the client.

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