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Value Strategy Manager - Pricing and Promotions

At Argos, the great digital transformation is under way. It’s our aim to become the digital market leader in choice, value and convenience, so our commercial development teams are more important to us now than ever before. They’re the team who sit at the heart of Argos transformation, provide support across the business and help make the crucial decisions that will allow us to develop into a leading digital retailer.

We have recently joined Sainsbury’s in our journey to become a leading retail organisation and ensuring we place our customers at the heart of everything we do. Together we have a great opportunity to build a brilliant future and do a fantastic job for all our customers.

There’s never been a more exciting time to join us and as the team is growing we now have an exciting opportunity for a Value Strategy Manager in our Pricing and Promotions team.

As a Value Strategy Manager your key focus areas will be:

Working directly with senior stakeholders from across the business you will be developing pricing and promotional strategies that will have a tangible and significant impact upon the future of our business.
Using bespoke analytical tools and techniques you will lead the development of promotional strategy and target setting across the breadth of the whole business generating ~£4.5bn in sales.
Responsible for recommending where to deploy multimillion pound price investments and evaluating their impact on the P&L
There will be significant senior executive exposure from the start, working immediately with Trading Directors as well as many other senior figures from across the business.

You will back up your strong technical skills with an appetite to challenge and investigate, be inquisitive and apply commercial analysis to complex business issues. You’ll be able to spot business opportunities and communicate innovative solutions to them in such a way that is both compelling and powerful.

We are looking for individuals who can think ‘out of the box' as you will look for 80/20 solutions and use back of the envelope calculations to further understand the problem. Creativity is also essential in ensuring that business models and assumptions are continually reviewed both for content and the speed and efficiency with which they are produced. In addition existing methods need to be questioned and reviewed, at the coalface, to ensure that what was the most appropriate approach has not subsequently been superseded.

As a Value Strategy Manager your skills & experience will ideally include:

Of graduate calibre with demonstrable experience of delivering results either in strategy consulting or in a strategy/business development role within retail or FMCG.
Highly numerate, with proven ability to manipulate and analyse data to deliver clear and actionable commercial insights.
Able to communicate complex issues to the businesses management teams and influence their thinking with regard to key business decisions.
Self-starter with strong project management skills, able to plan & co-ordinate multifunctional deliverables with a proven record of meeting tight deadlines.
Retail awareness and ability to demonstrate an understanding of and have a passion for retail.

What you’ll get in return:

As well as the opportunity to join a great team and build up a successful career, you’ll also receive a host of great benefits: competitive salary and bonus scheme, 24 days’ holiday, company pension scheme, private healthcare, a save-as-you-earn scheme, and staff discounts at Argos, Habitat and Sainsbury’s.


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