Trading Analyst – New Business Development
Bigger and better things
It’s a fantastic time to join Primark at our head office in Reading. Amazing fashion at affordable prices means that we’re a retailer going from strength-to-strength. But there’s real momentum across the business to achieve even more – and our New Business Development (NBD) Trading team is at the heart of our plans to take Primark onto bigger and better things. Join us and be part of it all.
Life as a Trading Analyst
The pace is fast within the NBD Trading team - we look to seize on immediate and future trading opportunities that will improve our bottom-line performance. You’ll have a key role to play in supporting the team’s day-to-day operations and expanding the department. You’ll get to see how different teams work together to deliver Primark’s goals. And as we’re expanding across Europe and the US, as well as the UK, there will also be an interesting international flavour to your role.
What we’re looking for
This job is perfect for someone with a merchandising background looking for a fast-moving, customer-focused trading environment.
Some of your key responsibilities would include:
Thinking commercially to spot new and future trading opportunities, and communicate these to the Trading Manager.
Carry out analysis to identify and communicate trading risks.
Investigating and resolving any data inaccuracies.
Producing reports on a regular basis so sales figures can be accurately analysed.
Demonstrating your curiosity to contribute ideas for new business initiatives and efficiencies within the department.
Developing a network of contacts to support the growth of the department.
Why work with us?
At Primark, we know how hard everyone works to achieve our business goals. Having a competitive salary and annual bonus scheme is our way of acknowledging this. We'll also provide you with a progressive career path, because clear advancement is what we’re all about at Primark. We’ll encourage you to network and plan your own development – and we’ll give you lots of training, whether it’s in-house or through courses, to help you achieve your ambitions.
Being part of our Reading team, you’ll have the opportunity to work in our recently transformed head office where we’ve created the workplace of the future! It’s bright, airy and filled with natural light, and its spacious layout makes it easy to work across teams and get the lowdown on everything that’s happening at Primark. We’ve installed modern workstations that flex with the way you work and our meeting rooms all have state-of-the- art technology. But it’s not all work, work, work. We have stylish breakout areas and a café that specialises in fresh, nutritious menus – and if you’re feeling energetic, simply head down to the basement and use our fully equipped gym.
Living and working in Reading
Reading is a large, vibrant and historic university town in Berkshire that is ranked one of the UK’s top areas for economic success and wellbeing. There’s plenty to do here, from relaxing by the River Thames to shopping in the town’s large retail centre.
So, are you inspired to help Primark move onto bigger and better things? Join our NBD Trading team in Reading.