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Investment Planning Manager

Our Retail Format team within the wider Retail Operations function has a new opportunity for an Investment Planning Manager to join them, based in our Milton Keynes store support centre (MK9 2NW).

Reporting into the Investment Planning Lead, you will coordinate inputs into the strategic investment programme ensuring that investment of the existing and future estate is commercially robust and customer centric. Your work directly inputs into the long-term future strategy for Argos and the shape of the estate.

In this role, you will ensure that all Argos Investment Planning information is centrally held and managed in the most efficient way. You will input into the delivery of the further investment programme, providing project support where required and keeping stakeholders engaged through timely communication, accurate data and analysis so timely and informed decisions are made.

To be up for this challenge you will;

Be experienced in managing and inputting into fast moving projects
Have awareness of all projects and their status always
Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills so you can ensure that all parties and stakeholders involved are fully aware of project status.
Have strong numerical ability and be data driven to ensure the business takes robust data-driven decisions
Be able to act decisively in critical situations to circumvent or avoid potential problems
Support a culture of continuous improvement

In addition to a competitive salary and an exciting working environment, other benefits include a holiday allowance which starts at 24 days per year (which increases with service), share save scheme, discretionary annual bonus (max.15%), health benefit, staff discount in the Argos/Habitat/Sainsbury’s stores and company pension scheme. You’ll also have the potential to develop your skills in a way that fits with your own aspirations.

About Sainsbury’s Argos

Argos is synonymous with the British high street with over 850 stores in the UK and Ireland. It is now also a leading multi-channel retailer with over 900million website visits last year and now over 6 million app downloads and generates in excess £2billion in sales through its online channels alone. Recently Argos joined with the J Sainsbury’s group meaning that there are many exciting times ahead and the career develop opportunities that we can offer are unparalleled.


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