Micro Space Manager

  • Job Reference: 133724
  • Date Posted: 13 June 2022
  • Recruiter: Easy Web Recruitment
  • Location: Willenhall
  • Salary: £30,000
  • Sector: Retail & Consumer Products
  • Job Type: Full Time Flex
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

We have a great opportunity for a Micro Space Manager responsible for maximising retail sales and profit through the control of defined Macro and Micro information and data, for Blakemore Retail, and Blakemore Trade Partners. Located either in the West Midlands, or Talbot Green (South Wales) with regular travel to retail stores, other depots, etc.

A.F. Blakemore & Son Ltd is the 60th largest privately owned businesses in the UK. The company began life in 1917 as a counter service grocery store and has grown from these humble beginnings into a company that now employs more than 7,500 people with a turnover in excess of £1.1 billion. The company is the largest independent convenience store operator in the UK with 600 independent retailers plus over 300 company owned SPAR stores. Food and drink have always been the lifeblood of A.F. Blakemore and the business now entails retail, wholesale distribution, food service, logistics, specialist foods and shop fitting divisions.

Our success has been built upon a distinct culture focused upon positive and friendly relations with staff, customers, suppliers and the communities we serve. 'The Blakemore Way' is a means to define this culture and ensure that the longstanding values of the Blakemore family will continue to drive the company’s growth for the next century.

Some of the Key Tasks/Responsibilities:

  • Maximising the total retail estate space as a sales and profit driver through effective design, macro spacing and layout
  • Developing the Spaceman reporting system in order to provide reports for both Trading and Sales teams
  • Inputting accurate dimensions of products into Spaceman
  • Producing accurate planograms with correct ranges, profiles and dimensions
  • Communication of planograms via appropriate media
  • Adherence to range review schedule
  • Category range review presentations at range review meetings

About you:

  • Holder of a Full UK Driving Licence is essential.
  • Educated to degree level preferred but not essential.
  • High level of numeracy and analysis ability is essential.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Must be able to demonstrate an ability to work independently
  • Has real drive to deliver results, is tenacious and self-motivated
  • Good Category knowledge and understanding is essential.
  • Previous space / category management experience (ideally the use of Spaceman) is desirable.
  • Excellent communication skills and the capacity to build strong working relationships is essential.
  • Excellent attention to detail.

Location: Willenhall (West Midlands) or Talbot Green (South Wales)
Contract type: Permanent
Hours: 40 hrs p/w
Salary: c £30k p/a - depending on experience
Benefits: Staff Discount, Company Pension Scheme, Company Sick Pay Scheme, Additional Holidays, Long Service Awards, Cycle to Work Scheme, Life Cover, Employee Volunteering opportunities

Closing date for applications: 10th July, 2022

You may have experience of the following: Retail Store Designer, Retail Designer, Commercial Designer, Space Planner, Planning Manager, Macro Space Planning Manager, Macro Space Design, Retail Space Planner, Retail Space Planning, Layout Designer, Layout Planner, FMCG, Retail, Construction Manager, Refit, Retail Refurbishment, Retail Re-fit, Retail Fit Out, Retail Development, Trainee, Junior, etc.

Ref: 133 724