Senior Merchandise Planner

Recruiter
Theory
Location
London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
Posted
12 Oct 2021
Closes
12 Nov 2021
Level
Manager
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

This is a new role which will report into the Head of Buying and Merchandising in the department. The role is responsible for ensuring that the merchandising plans are aligned across the business and channels, and a controller on the business’ margin and inventory.  This role is also expected to have a high participation in the E-commerce channel of the business.

RESPONSIBLITIES

Budgeting

  • Supporting with overall yearly fiscal budget planning
  • Analyzing and reporting on historical budgeting trends for all channels
  • Managing the integration of the budget and any amendments into Adaptive
  • Running historical analysis and forecast on sell-in and sell-out of all channels


Merchandise planning

  • Establish Inventory and Merchandise Planning for all channels, project on gross margin, inventory goals and sales trend
  • Manage and maintain the OTB by preparing forecasts, evaluating performance, and maximizing profitability while minimizing liabilities
  • Manager Product Flow for channels, determining order quantities based on analysis
  • In-season tracking and analyzing business performance against budget with a heavy focus on margin and inventory, flagging misalignment and suggest call-to-actions

E-commerce

  • Lead in E-commerce planning in terms of assortment, promotion and inventory
  • Participate and follow closely on E-commerce sales performance and sales activity including promotions, site merchandising

Required

  • Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in merchandising/planning with a strong business acumen with a good understanding on business performance and margin control
  • Excellent with excel skills required
  • Experience with analytical platforms and interpreting data
  • Experience with E-commerce not necessary but desirable
  • Experience and knowledge of trading in both UK & EU retail markets
  • Proactively manage and resolve any operational issues