Assistant Merchandiser / Demand Planner
Forecasting, Stock Availability, Allocation
Want a change before Christmas? Have you an Assistant Merchandiser or Demand planning background? Do you want to work for a global brand that is growing?
Reporting to the Senior Demand Planner this role will involve looking after the inbound and outbound planning process for a category division. Working cross functionally with the entire Supply Chain and Commercial teams to actively manage external purchases. Ensuring that stock is booked in on time ready for store allocations to be raised allowing stores to have the correct stock levels for the customer.
Purchase Orders raised based on the forecast provided by the Senior Demand Planner.
Managing the intake plan for the categories and sharing with the Senior Demand Planner.
Chasing the supplier for updates if the stock is late and communicating this to all relevant parties
Weekly meetings with the SDP to understand changes to forecast, category or ranging and providing relevant insight into the KPIs and supplier performance.
Responsible for forecasting all channels have the correct amount of stock allocated to them i.e. liaising with Ecom team for their input on previous promotional performance
Ownership of budgets supplied by the Senior Demand Planner. Ensuring spend is within the financial parameters agreed at OTB.
Liaising with the Senior Demand Planner on forecasting budgets in relation to replenishment requirements.
Pro-actively work with suppliers to minimise planned impacts on future supply (holiday's, increased commercial demand, factory shutdown.
Working with suppliers to resolve inbound problems and escalation of any supplier issues to the necessary stakeholders and actively work with category manager to resolve.
Allocations raised for all stores/channels and categories that you are responsible.
Achievement of category availability targets.
Responsible for forecasting all channels have the correct amount of stock allocated to them i.e. liaising with Ecom team for their input on previous promotional performance.
Monthly purchases are within the agreed number signed of at OTB. Analysis carried out to make sure that we are purchasing the right amount of stock each month.
Accuracy of data input. Data is input accurately and provided in a timely manner.
If you want to have a conversation please get in touch, everyone will receive a response! If you want to work in a growing company, with a supportive and fun culture, this is the role for you.