Planning Assistant

London, United Kingdom
26 Sep 2022
24 Oct 2022

At Burberry, we believe creativity opens spaces. Our purpose is to unlock the power of imagination to push boundaries and open new possibilities for our people, our customers and our communities. This is the core belief that has guided Burberry since it was founded in 1856 and is central to how we operate as a company today.

We aim to provide an environment for creative minds from different backgrounds to thrive, bringing a wide range of skills and experiences to everything we do. As a purposeful, values-driven brand, we are committed to being a force for good in the world as well, creating the next generation of sustainable luxury for customers, driving industry change and championing our communities.


The Merch Planning Operations Assistant role operates within the Global Merchandise Planning Operations team, supporting the team in core responsibilities across planning & reporting. This role will leverage data available centrally as well as coordinate with our regional and divisional partners to drive analysis which supports key business objectives & decisions.


Collection OTB

• Support the seasonal sales & inventory planning process, overseeing operational tasks & analysis, including:
o Building & maintain Excel planning templates
o Creating summaries & dashboards
o Creating ad-hoc analysis to highlight key risks & opportunity to the company.
• Working with Regional Planning & Divisional Planning to drive continual improvement & development of tools, reporting & processes.
• Own the consolidation & reconciliation of large amounts of data for subsequent analysis & insights.

Reporting Centre of Excellence

• Support weekly, monthly & quarterly reporting, as required.
• Support the creation of new reporting, & enhancement of existing reporting, to deliver analysis & insights to the business.
• Data retrieval, manipulation & consolidation of large datasets
• Analysis of ad-hoc data & reports, adding commercial insights & linking across departments
• Developing systems expertise & close partnership with IT & the wider business to continue Merchandise Planning Operation's centre of excellence for BW, Excel & commercial reporting

Wholesale Orderbook

• Responsible for the creation and maintenance of Orderbook reporting templates and its delivery each market
• Partnering with BI & IT teams to ensure the accuracy of the supporting data


• Excellent / advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel
• Strong financial acumen and experience
• Highly analytical, organised, and detail oriented
• Driven and Ambitious, with aptitude to work in a fast-paced environment
• Fast study / quick learner
• High results orientation
• Problem solver, with an ability to drive results despite ambiguity and obstacles
• Flexible, willing and able to manage multiple and potentially competing priorities
• Ability to provide both quantitative and qualitative analysis of data
• A team player with a strong customer service orientation
• Experience with SAP / Business Warehouse / Business Objects would be advantageous


Burberry is an Equal Opportunities Employer and as such, treats all applications equally and recruits purely on the basis of skills and experience.

Posting Notes: United Kingdom || Not Applicable || London || SC CENTRAL OPERATIONS || GLOBAL PLANNING || n/a ||

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