Sainsbury's Bank

Trade Planner

Coventry Store Support Centre - Ansty Park and Home, Sainsbury's Store Support Centre Draken Drive Ansty Park, Coventry, CV7 9RD
Competitive Plus Benefits
Areas of business
Non Food
Closing date
2024/07/24 17:00:00
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Job Description

We’d all like amazing work to do, and real work-life balance. That’s waiting for you at Sainsbury’s. From fragrance to car care, clothing and pots and pans, our General Merchandise team delivers all the non-food items for Sainsbury’s, Habitat and Argos customers. This multi-brand environment means you get to work across most areas. You can also be a pioneer, because the team believes in being brave, iterating and learning as they go. They also develop deep connections to other departments, which opens up a lot of different career opportunities for you. What’s certain is that you’ll spend time on the shop floor to get closer to customers, and bring a broad perspective and the full support of your manager with you wherever you decide to develop next. 


Why join us
Joining our team at Sainsbury's as a Trade Planner means becoming a pivotal part of an impactful and energetic team that drives the development and execution of a bold Trading Plan. With our multi-channel, multi-brand business serving millions of customers, you'll have the unique opportunity to work across Sainsbury's and Argos, encompassing both stores and ecommerce. Collaborating with senior stakeholders, you will be at the forefront of shaping and executing our commercial plans to provide an exceptional shopping experience for our customers. With a strong focus on commercial planning, analytics, and operational excellence, you will play a vital role in driving growth and ensuring effective cross-functional alignment. As part of our inclusive and value-driven culture, you'll have the space to innovate, learn, and make a significant impact on our business outcomes.

What you'll do
As a Trade Planner at Sainsbury's, you will play a critical role in orchestrating the cross-functional development and execution of a bold Trading Plan that drives customer engagement and showcases our value and assortment credentials. Working closely with a broad group of stakeholders across Sainsbury's and Argos, you will lead on events, drive trade response, and ensure that the right strategies are implemented to maximise our potential across all our brands and channels. Your responsibilities will include co-ordinating and visualising an integrated plan, facilitating discussions with relevant stakeholders, mapping out processes and critical paths, collaborating with various functions to define effective plans and deliver trading initiatives, and continuously reviewing and adapting the plan for both in-year trading and future opportunities. Your strong commercial acumen, analytical skills, and ability to work with cross-functional teams will enable you to influence outcomes, drive alignment, and deliver customer value and business outcomes at a fast pace. Additionally, you will contribute to creating an inclusive culture and actively participate in sharing best practises within the trade planning community.

Who you are

  • Experience and working knowledge of multi-channel retailing across a number of commercial, analytical and operational disciplines such as Commercial, Digital, Marketing, Retail and Supply Chain
  • Strong understanding of the corporate strategy, goals and customer insights
  • Ability to think both strategically and tactically, supporting the input of key learnings through the trade planning process
  • Strong commercial acumen and analytical skills – you know how to work through ambiguity and evolving priorities at pace
  • How to work effectively with a range of cross-functional teams, ensuring ARCI’s are clear and expectations understood
  • How to facilitate or lead discussions, utilising a range of coaching, presentation or communication styles to influence clearly aligned outcomes and ensure clear actions are committed to
  • Highly competent in developing at pace a broad range of engaging, relevant content or analysis, utilising a variety of tools including to but not limited to Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel 
  • Comfortable building new relationships and working collaboratively, whilst effectively influencing and communicating with a broad range of stakeholders across all levels

We are committed to being a truly inclusive retailer so you’ll be welcomed whoever you are and wherever you work. Around here, there’s always the chance to try something new — whether that’s as part of an evolving team or somewhere else across the business - and we take development seriously and promise to support you. We also recognise and celebrate colleagues when they go the extra mile and, where possible, offer flexible working. When you join our team, we’ll also offer you an amazing range of benefits. Here are some of them: 


Starting off with colleague discount, you'll be able to save 10% on your shopping online and instore at Sainsbury's, Argos, TU and Habitat, and we regularly increase the discount to 15% at points during the year. We've also got you covered for your future with our pensions scheme and life cover. You'll also be able to share in our success as you may be eligible for a performance-related bonus of up to 10% of salary, depending on how we perform. 


Your wellbeing is important to us too. You'll receive an annual holiday allowance and you can buy up to an additional week's holiday. We also offer other benefits that will help your money go further such as season ticket loans, cycle to work scheme, health cash plans, salary advance (where you can access some of your pay before pay day) as well access to a great range of discounts from hundreds of other retailers. And if you ever need it there is also an employee assistance programme. 


Moments that matter are as important to us as they are to you which is why we give up to 26 weeks’ pay for maternity or adoption leave and up to 4 weeks’ pay for paternity leave. 

Please see for a range of our benefits (note, length of service and eligibility criteria may apply).