Location
Dunnington
Department
Operations
Advertising Salary
£21,000 - £23,000 per annum

About The Role

  • Project manage the pipeline of all store design projects across Bestway Retail.
  • Work closely with Store Design, Store Development, Business Support, Finance, Symbol, CoCo and Franchise Field Teams to successfully manage and land all store design projects by keeping all the different stakeholders on track and on plan.
  • Coordinate and facilitate the Retail Design Group.
  • Identify future format development opportunities.
  • Provide Store Design KPI reports to the wider Retail Leadership Team.
  • Manage any existing supplier relationships with a view to identifying new supplier opportunities and negotiating terms.
  • Manage and track Store Design return on investment.

Store Design Pipeline

  • Manage and coordinate all store design and development activity across all fascias, including Symbol, Franchise, Company Owned Company Operated stores
  • Manage timings and plan the workload to ensure the work happens as efficiently as possible
  • Work with Store Development providing them with project plans for all activity and working with the Store Development team to ensure all projects land right, first time
  • Work with Business Support with the onboarding of new accounts, prioritising where required to ensure maximum return on investment

Retail Design Group (RDG)

  • Plan and coordinate all RDG meetings
  • Facilitate RDG meetings providing pre-reads in advance and minutes post meeting
  • Ensure all the relevant information is available for the RDG to enable the group to make informed decisions on the day

Future Formats

  • Provide the Store Design team with market information of new innovation
  • Horizon scan to identify up and coming future format innovation
  • Support the Store Design team with the development of future formats

Reporting

  • Develop and design reporting suite on key KPIs for Store Design and Store Development
  • Manage the cadence of reporting
  • Monthly communication to Bestway Retail on successful projects
  • Manage both the pipeline of work and the reporting on it
  • Manage and track Store Design return on investment
  • Provide analysis and identify better return on investment opportunities

Supplier Relationships

  • Manage any existing supplier relationships and benchmark in the market on a regular basis to ensure we’re getting bets in class and value
  • Identify any new suppliers in the market and engage them
  • Negotiate terms to maximise the commercial opportunity 
  • Manage POs and work with Finance on this process

 

About You

We're looking for a problem solver who has the following skills and experience to keep us on track

  • Project Management skills – Gannt chart planning or other PM skills
  • Able to chair, facilitate and run effective meetings with agendas, pre reads and minutes
  • Able to work independently and take the initiative when required
  • Able to analyse data to identify opportunities and solve problems
  • Able to produce good quality communications for a wide audience
  • Able to manage relationships with multiple stakeholders at the same time
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong IT skills in all Microsoft Applications

About Costcutter

In 2021 Costcutter Supermarkets Group were acquired by Bestway Wholesale and as such became part of the Bestway Retail Division. The acquisition has created some exciting roles that we are looking to recruit talented, dynamic and driven individuals with a passion for the ever-changing world of retail and wholesale.

Established in 1976, Bestway Wholesale has grown to become the UK’s largest independent food and drink wholesaler, we also operate in Banking, Cement and Heath Care Sectors with UBL Bank, Bestway Cement and Well Pharmacy.

Our mission is to be the ‘Best Way to Grow your Food and Drinks Business’.

With 58 depots spanning the length and breadth of the UK, Bestway Wholesale is a supply partner to over 70,000 independent retailers and 40,000 catering and foodservice operators.

We have scale and purchasing power to help our customers compete in an ever-changing market. In addition to supplying to thousands of convenience stores, Bestway Wholesale also operates the award-winning Best-one symbol group which has 1,400 members across the country and over 3,500 independent retailers have chosen our depot-run promotion club, Xtra Local, as their retail club of choice. 

Through the acquisition of Costcutter Supermarkets Group into our Bestway Retail Division, our annual wholesale turnover has grown to c£3b per year.

Bestway Retail now supports nearly 3000 symbol retailers as well as operating over 400 franchised stores, and over 170 company owned stores throughout England and Wales, we employ over 2500 colleagues who enable us to provide a great local retail service in our communities.

We own the UKs largest franchised off license and convenience chains which encompasses the brands Bargain Booze, Wine Rack, Select Convenience and Central Convenience. Our vision is to be the best value off licence led convenience retailer and wholesaler.

Both retailers and suppliers are supported by this new additional scale of the combined business, with the collaborative partnership approach making Bestway the partner of choice for growing sales in the convenience market.

Join us and you will be joining our fast-paced business, entrepreneurial and dynamic business. It's an incredibly exciting time to join us in this new venture!!

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