Central Operations Lead
Whats in it for you
Apart from a competitive salary, you’ll receive 30 Days annual leave (including bank holidays / rising to 33 Days after 12 months in the role) and be entitled to join our company contributory pension scheme where we’ll match your contribution up to 5%.You’ll also receive a discount card with 10% off at all Booker & Makro stores plus special discount days over the course of the year of up to 20%. After 6 months service you will also be eligible to receive a Tesco Colleague Club card where you will receive 10% off in store all year round plus double discount days of 20% across the year. There’s also our Save As You Earn scheme which you can join each year which allows you to save tax free with the option to buy company shares at a discounted rate (T’s&C’s apply).
About the role
We have an exciting opportunity to join our Central Operations team to support both the Budgens stores and also the head office functions in Supply chain, Trading and Buying.
This role will enable you to use your analytical skills to determine what stores require more support for their sales activities and provide advice on what products' sell best or alternatively what new products are due to come out in the next few weeks. You will need to utilise your influencing skills when speaking with shop owners to explain the successes of other Budgens stores with specific product lines.
You will be responsible for
As a Retail Operations Specialist you will be responsible for;
Being the bridge between field/store and head office functions
Accommodate all retail activity plans and ensure stores are aware of new promotions and sales targets
Monitoring set budgets and helping problem solve across the business
Manage the seasonal and promotional plans working collaboratively with Stores to hit sales targets for our Group
Plan and lead development, planning and execution of our key tactical sales activity for in store plans
You will need
A passion to provide excellent support to Stores and Head Office functions
GCSE Maths and English- C Grade and above
Good knowledge of MS Office functions in particular Excel (Vlookup and Pivot Tables essential)
Knowledge of retail operations and in particular the independent retail model
Good commercial acumen with experience in influencing, client relationship building and with the proven ability to evaluate data and provide a meaningful insight into the business.
About The Company
Be part of something special. Join our team at Booker.
Booker is the UK's leading food & drink wholesaler. We are privileged to serve independent retailers, caterers and small businesses, from locations across the country.
Booker Group comprises of Booker Wholesale, Makro, Booker Direct, Classic Drinks, Ritter Courivaud and Chef Direct. Our customers include Premier, Family Shopper, Budgens and Londis retailers and we have one shared aim - improving choice, price and service for all our customers.
Our business is incredibly diverse, so it takes a wide range of skills to deliver the exceptional service our customers require.
Wherever you join us, you’ll be part of an organisation that will help your career to keep moving forward.
*Booker Group is part of Tesco plc, however is operated separately from the core Tesco business and as such the benefits offered will be different from those offered at Tesco*