EMEA (Europe, Middle East & Africa) Planner Apprentice (an Arch apprenticeship)

2 Kingdom Street, London, W2 6BD
£16,500.00 annually
18 Apr 2019
15 Jun 2019
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
To support this job role, we are offering a Level 4 Data Analyst apprenticeship for this 2-year programme.

You will spend time away from your job training and growing your knowledge to bring back into your job and apply all you have learned. You will complete work-based assignments on this programme and the modules of the programme are aligned to what you will be doing in your day to day job role.

We will support and help you grow into your role. Duties to include but not limited to:
  • Develop and maintain the 6-month rolling forecasts for a given product category (Gaming, IOT, PC's, Phones, Surface & VR/MR). This forecast will be developed at an SKU level and revised/analysed weekly
  • Determine initial purchase quantity, and rebuy quantities, for allSKU's to enable us to achieve/exceed our financial revenue goals
  • Ensure purchase plan aligns with our inventory management goals (turns, weeks of supply) while staying within budgeted discount rates
  • Assemble and analyse all data pertinent to reflect the impact of promotions, pricing changes, seasonality, new Store business models/partnerships, and other factors to develop continually improving future forecasts

Being an apprentice at Microsoft

As a Microsoft apprentice, you could start your career early, earn while you learn and gain valuable experience.

We don't believe in the traditional notion of "work experience" either. At Microsoft, you are given real responsibility from the outset, with an employment contract for the full duration of your apprenticeship you really are part of the team.

As an apprentice at Microsoft you will:
  • Join Microsoft fully supported by an apprentice buddy who you will meet before you join and a 3-week induction event
  • Be supported in your teams by your manager and fellow team members. Our managers are fully trained and ready to support you and your apprentice programme
  • Be part of a vibrant and inclusive apprentice community and can give back with our community programmes such as DigiGirls or SteamKidz
  • Be given a real job and responsibility. We love the impact our apprentices create in their job roles and the fresh thinking they bring
  • Be supported to be career curious. Microsoft is just the beginning. When you are coming to the end of your apprentice programme, we support you with our Career Connections programme to help you secure your next career opportunity
  • Paid a competitive salary

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Ideally, you will be competent in using Microsoft solutions such as Microsoft Excel, but we can help you learn quickly if you have the right potential for the job role.

Personal qualities

At Microsoft, we are all about your potential. We love apprentices who are a self-starter's and have initiative. Being curious, great listening skills and a hunger to learn about our business are a must.

To be successful in the job role and on the apprenticeship programme our experience tells us that you must be highly organised with an eye for detail. You will be a problem solver who looks for patterns and is systematic and methodical. You will be an awesome organiser, as well as love building relationships internally with our teams as well as externally with our customers and partners.

Desired qualifications

Aminimumof5GCSEs(orequivalentqualifications)atgradeC - 4oraboveincludingEnglish andmaths.

Future prospects

96% of Arch apprentices move straight into the destination of their choice when they finish their apprenticeship with many seeing their salary go up immediately post-apprenticeship!

Things to consider

Before you apply for this role, have you asked yourself:
  • Do I live close enough to Paddington that I could commute there and back every day?
  • Do I meet the qualifications required for this role?
  • Am I available to start an apprenticeship within the next two months?
  • Do I want to work in the data industry and have I researched into it?
  • For more information on the National Minimum Wage for Apprentices please visit https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

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