Junior Merchandise Planner / Analyst

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Liverpool, Merseyside | Ref: BBBH28127


Role Title

Junior Merchandise Planner / Analyst

Up to £28,000 depending on level of experience


Role Profile

Our client, an expanding retail business based in Liverpool, is looking for a Junior Merchandise Planner / Analyst to join their dynamic head office team. This is a newly created position within the business and is a unique role designed to support a specific set of stores. These stores take a mix of product through the company DC, as well as direct from suppliers, therefore knowledge of this is essential with knowledge of both being a bonus. The stores order certain products manually on a weekly basis and you will utilise your analytical skills to review this data, set up reports and start to highlight availability issues. You will be a confident, highly analytical individual with strong Excel skills and ideally a knowledge of bricks and mortar retail. This is a fantastic opportunity for a driven individual to join a fast-growing retail business and to be part of a dynamic team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Optimising best placement of stock to drive sales, availability and profitability for the department
  • Managing line cards
  • Building reports to highlight availability issues
  • Working collaboratively with the Trading Team and the wider business to build commercial relationships and identify opportunities and risks in stock placement and flow
  • Dealing with the DC and reordering DC stock
  • Producing analysis to identify best and worst sellers and key actions to drive sales
  • Forward ordering
  • Liaising with the stores

Skills, Experience & Personal Attributes

  • Highly analytical
  • Experience dealing with DC stock and reordering DC stock
  • Strong IT skills, particularly Microsoft Excel
  • Confident with excellent communication skills
  • Team player who can also work on own initiative
  • Enthusiastic and hardworking

Client information

Our client is a leading retail business based in Liverpool

Up to £28,000 depending on level of experience

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