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Sr. Space Planner

Royal Dutch Shell

Royal Dutch Shell

Multiple locations
Posted on Monday, August 21, 2023
, India

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Sr Space Planner

Job Location: Bangalore/Chennai

General Position Definition

Shell is looking to strengthen their Space Planning function by recruiting an experienced Space Planner specialising in micro space planning.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a small, specialised department within the newly formed team and really make your mark in Convenience Retail. Shell have recently implemented new space software to help support their micro and macro space. The Space Planner will be fully involved in managing the existing shop plans, planograms and identifying opportunities to increase space performance across different markets. This role comes with high degree of autonomy


oDeliver planogram creation and maintenance to meet business needs of regularly scheduled and adhoc requests for; merchandise sets, new stores, remodels and special projects.

  • Work closely with Category Management to deliver visually appealing versioned planograms based on store clustering, space definitions and defined flow in accordance with agreed service level agreements (SLA).
  • Analysing performance to optimise the assortment across the various sizes of Planogram and Shop Formats
  • Enable and ensure more data science driven Micro Space planning


Stakeholder Engagement Skills

  • Identify actionable insights that directly address challenges / opportunities
  • Articulate business insights and recommendations (based on model output) to respective stakeholders
  • Understanding business KPI's, frameworks and drivers for performance
  • Proficiency Level: Skill-to-Mastery
  • Industry / Functional Expertise
  • At least 7 years’ relevant experience within the Retail industry, ideally within a Space Planning role
  • Ideally some experience with any Micro Space planning tools (Spaceman preferable)
  • Good analytical skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Competent with Excel & Word, Power BI added benefit
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and manage a fluid workload
  • Proficiency Level: Mastery

Modeling and Technology Skills

  • Strong experience in specialized analytics tools and technologies (including, but not limited to)
    • Nielsen SpaceMan
  • Identify the right approach(es) for given scenario and articulate why the approach fits
  • Evaluate fitment based on business / function scenario
  • Proficiency Level: Skill-to-Mastery

Special Challenges

oThe ideal candidate would be someone with experience in micro space planning and who enjoys variety in their role.


  • 7-10 years of relevant experience in Retail domain, merchandising
  • Advanced university degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering, Economics, Quantitative Finance, OR, etc.
  • Good interpersonal communication skills and influencing skills
  • Eagerness to learn and ability to work with limited supervision



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