Costco LogoSalary: Excellent Salary and Benefit package

Responsible to: Nick Deeks, Director of International Real Estate

Location: UK Home Office, Hartspring Lane, Watford, Herts WD25 8JS

A vacancy currently exists within the Property team at our UK Home Office for a Location Analyst to take the lead in assisting us to identify new sites for warehouse openings across the UK and Europe.

Costco currently utilises CACI location planning consultancy to assist in making location decisions. We are keen to bring the function in house and to begin to fully utilise the value of the systems and data we possess in support of our expansion plans.

The appointed candidate will help us to understand the sales potential of new sites utilising a range of GeoDemographic and consumer data. In addition, the candidate will create formal reports for review by the Board to assist in making key expansion decisions across the UK and Europe.

In addition to office based analysis you will be required to travel from time to time to proposed sites to qualify their potential on the ground. This will include France and Spain to support Costco’s intended expansion.

We would also be keen to apply the selected candidate’s GeoDemographic analysis skills to assist the Marketing Department to ensure we are reaching our target audience.

The ideal candidate will possess solid analytical skills gained ideally through a couple of years working experience within a location planning or analysis environment but not necessarily limited to retail, as we are keen to consider candidates who possess the key GeoDemographic analysis skills from a range of backgrounds.

  • Strong analysis skills
  • Experience of working with a range of GeoDemographic and non-spatial data
  • Understanding of sales forecasting
  • Solid GIS skills
  • Highly numerate
  • Articulate (verbal and written)
  • Can do attitude and a willingness to learn and grow

This is a fantastic opportunity for a location planning/analysis professional, who is looking to progress their career to join a well-recognised organisation and to help shape the site research and location analysis strategy.

To apply for this vacancy please email your CV to Pam Broadhurst, HR Admin Assistant at Costco Wholesale UK Limited on

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