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Merchandise Planner

Job Title: Merchandise Planner
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Devon, Devon
Salary: £22000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Contact Name: Patty Buwaj
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 1 year ago

Job Description

Merchandise Planner
£22k - £25k + benefits

Role Profile
A nationally recognised retailer is looking to recruit a talented and dynamic Merchandise Planner to join their expanding team based in Devon. You will take responsibility for a range/category and use forecasting, sales figures, promotional and business need information to ensure the right levels of stock are maintained, balancing the need to meet the 100% available stock promise whilst minimising the stock investment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To work in conjunction with the Buying team, Space Planning and Logistics to ensure optimal stock coverage in all stores.
  • To work with the Buyer in the creation of the seasonal plan and strategy for sales, stock, intake margin and markdown within agreed parameters to ensure departmental profitability targets are achieved.
  • Forecasting inbound Far East stock requirement, calculate container loadings and manage End-2-End ordering process.
  • To review forecasts to ensure sales, stock holding, margin and availability is optimised.
  • Ensure on-time range launches through delivery of merchandising milestones within the critical path, ensuring any issues relating to the delivery of the review are resolved through liaising with the Logistics Analyst.
  • Control the delivery channels into stores and DCs.
  • Accountable for planning and prioritisation of stock flow into the business throughout the product life cycle, using all available merchandising and logistics tools to meet availability requirements and targets.
  • Responsible for stock turn within the Company agreed parameters.
  • Reports / KPIs
  • Develop, analyse and maintain store groups
  • Stock allocation / Stock Balancing

Skills and Experiences

  • Degree educated or equivalent qualifications
  • Prior experience within a supply chain role is essential, retail is desirable
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal), and an ability to communicate well at all levels within an organisation
  • Strong IT skills - Excel and Access
  • Excellent Communication Skills

Client information
Our client is a leading Retail business.

£22k - £25k + excellent benefits

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