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  • Business: P&H Division
  • Sector: Branch, Store & Showroom
  • Location: Crick, Northamptonshire
  • Salary: £ Competitive + Benefits
  • Hours of work: 37.5
  • Position type: Permanent
  • Job type: Full Time
  • Date posted: 04-Jul-2019
  • Job reference: 22598

Job Description

Store Layout Planner 

Location - Crick, Northamptonshire  M1(Jct 18)

The successful person within this role would be to develop and create branch layouts that maximise sales profit and operational efficiency, optimise capital expenditure and deliver a great customer experience.

The role we are recruiting for is to

Deliver detailed branch layouts to:
  • Optimise the customer experience through the effective interpretation of space rules, showroom and layout planning principles
  • Maximise sales and profit by understanding sales and margin contribution by zone
  • Optimise the warehouse operation internally and externally to maximise branch productivity
  • Ensure that branch layouts are in line with capex expectations and sustainable for the duration of the contract
  • Ensure that branch layouts safeguard against health and safety risks

Develop and maintain fixture profiles so that:
  • Project costs can be forecasted and managed effectively

  • The branch operation is more efficient by having the right product in the right location (customer and colleague facing )

Manage external designers so that:
  • Where additional work is required, consistent and accurate branch plans are delivered in a timely manner and with the correct level of detail
  • Design costs are minimised
Manage the space and layouts databases so that:
  • Key stakeholders can review existing plans for future developments or initiatives
  • Property department can extract information to complete their tasks
  • Format team can access and analyse space and layout data with confidence about information integrity
  • Live development projects can be communicated to relevant business managers, cost management and external suppliers effectively and efficiently
  • Future property development schemes can be readily created

Manage the application of the Trade Counter space matrix:
  • Work with the Visual Merchandising Manager, Format Development Manager and Implementation Manager to ensure that the trade counter layout reflects the correct category space allocation
  • Identify where practical challenges prevent matrix compliance and propose commercially viable solutions

Manage the application of the Showroom bay matrix:
  • Work with the Format development Manager and Implementation Manager to ensure that the Showroom layout reflects the correct bay allocation
  • Identify where practical challenges prevent matrix compliance and propose commercially viable solutions
  • Ensure that the Showroom layout conforms to the Showroom planning principles
Develop layout planning principles:
  • Work with the Format team to develop a set of layout planning principles
  • Develop a set of space planning rules that can be applied consistently to all branch layouts
  • Use the space database to establish a range of space allocation suitable for different zonal shapes 
  • Establish an adjacencies template to drive layout planning consistency 
  • Develop, maintain and use a checklist to ensure planning principles are achieved
  • Ensure the latest version of all branch plans is communicated to relevant stakeholders
  • Version control is maintained and changes annotated effectively
It would be great if you had: 
  • Trained in Autocad (Computer Aided Design) to design and produce layout plans with supporting levels  of business data
  • Sketchup would be preferred
  • Proven experience of influencing senior stakeholders
  • Broad layout and space planning experience across retail and trade industries
  • Spatial awareness - ability to assess and visualise the branch operating environment in 3D from the customer and staff  perspective
  • Numerical and analytical skills to design and optimise branches according to commercial needs and using known Format space rules and recommendations
  • Use change as an opportunity to find new and better ways to satisfy customers
  • Ability to manage and prioritise multiple projects
Who are we?
We are the UK leader in the building materials and home improvement markets. Recognised as one of Britain’s Top Employers since 2010, we offer our employees access to extensive career opportunities across 20+ leading businesses including Travis Perkins, Wickes, Keyline and City Plumbing Supplies. We operate out of more than 2,000 outlets nationwide and have over 28,000 colleagues.

If you’re ready to learn new skills, roll your sleeves up and dive into a exciting change and transformation journey with us then apply today. We’d love to tell you more and share our story with you.

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