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Merchandise Planner

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Work type: Full time
Site: Redditch
Categories: Supply
Location: Worcestershire

Job Purpose

The Merchandise Planner plays a pivotal role within the business, owning and generating accurate sales volume forecasts and intake plans for each Product Group, coordinating inputs from Buyers and Suppliers & works closely with the Trading team producing relevant information and analysis to help inform better commercial decisions & deliver all Merchandising KPI’s.

Key Responsibilities

•           Owning the sales volume forecast for specific planning groups under their control, taking input from Trading teams and Suppliers for new ranges, seasons and promotions.

•           Owning and managing intake plans for specific planning groups within each category in line with budget expectations.

•           Influencing sales & margin forecasts, & commercial decisions made with the Trading team.

•           Managing inventory to agreed stock budgets and within OTB and to agreed Availability and stock Turn KPI’s

•           Developing and managing Assistant Merchandise Planners to ensure a high performing Merchandising team

•           Influencing and working with logistics team to manage end-to-end product stock flow.

•           Managing supplier relationships and performance.

•           Ensuring strong communication with Store Operations.

Key Skills/Experience

  • Teamwork & Collaboration
  • Good Communication skills
  • Be able to Impact & Influence
  • Experience of good cross – functional working
  • Excellent numeracy, analytical & problem solving skills
  • Commercial & Customer understanding
  • Demonstrate a high degree of tenacity and drive & an ability to thrive in a fast – paced and pressurised environment

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