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Location Planning Manager

Job Description

Job Description

As a Location Planning Manager with Asda, you will be integral to our significant growth plans and be at the forefront of our ambition to create a convenience chain whilst optimising the performance of our current estate.

You will support our Property team to ensure we are making the right investment decisions for new sites and stores across the UK. By recommending where to open stores and analysing catchment data to make informed recommendations, you will play a key part in our ambitious growth plans.

We operate in a dynamic, competitive market and we're looking for an individual who can develop a clear picture of how physical space growth will shape the market. Able to challenge, engage and influence, you'll work alongside a newly recruited team to deliver high-quality insight and set the direction.

Your Role

The Property function at ASDA is responsible for delivering a wide range of initiatives to support the existing performance and future growth of the business.

The Location Planning team sit within the function and are responsible for driving ASDA's market strategy, ensuring we have the right portfolio of stores & formats, in the right markets, for now, and the future.

This role directs & manages the activity of the team, ensuring all strategic recommendations are market-led, focussing Property activity and prioritising cap-ex to drive future profitability.

  • Market analysis to provide Network Plan recommendations for New Space growth across the UK

  • Store analysis to provide Estate Optimisation recommendations

  • Sales forecasting modelling on all Property activity

  • Support projects through the Cap-Ex Approvals process to Exec Board level

  • Cross-functional working to ensure strategy alignment & evolution

  • Development of our data, systems & tools

  • Monitor competitor activity & impact forecasting

Candidate Description

  • Experience of Location Analysis, Network Planning & Strategic Development

  • Logical problem solving - turning complex data into insight & robust recommendations and the ability to influence across all leadership levels,

  • Experience of using ArcGIS, Alteryx or similar software

  • Good working knowledge of UK food retail market desirable but not essential

Application Description

Asda House, Great Wilson Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom, LS11 5AD