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Planning Analyst

Employer
Fred Perry
Location
London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
Closing date
15 Apr 2024

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Function
Operations
Level
Coordinator / Executive
Contract Type
Permanent

Job Details

Triple Wimbledon champion Fred Perry founded his brand in 1952. He was the son of a cotton spinner who played and fought his way through, always with style and despite the establishment. Today, Fred Perry is a global community of over 370 employees, all inspired by the Laurel Wreath and what it represents.

PURPOSE:

The planning analyst will play a crucial role within Fred Perry’s planning and production team, where you will assist the team in enhancing its performance and achieving organisational objectives through data collection and interpretation.
This is an exciting opportunity to work in a fast-paced environment with a supportive team. The position therefore requires a team player with a hands-on approach—someone who can manage their time well, drive the development of existing reports, and deliver new reporting projects.

The individual must be able to manage large volumes of data and be a champion for data accuracy. They must be detail-driven and able to derive key insights from the reports generated to make recommendations for planning activities as well as propose data-driven recommendations that enhance operational excellence and help fuel organisational growth. Collaboration with the Product Development and Business Development departments will be key to understanding how our business works and providing you with further insights into improving the planning process. Your insights will play a pivotal role in our future success.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

 Reconciliation, consolidation, and the analysis of data to identify trends, patterns, and areas for improvement. Ensuring that key reports are distributed to the team and business in a timely manner with insights to help drive the planning and production processes.

• Manage and maintain the Excel Access Database to ensure that current reporting is delivered accurately on our current BAU platform.

• Evaluate current reporting operational processes to identify inefficiencies and bottlenecks.

• Develop short-term improvements to optimise and enhance current reporting to obtain maximum efficiency and consistency.

• Design, propose, develop, and present in an easily digestible format:

• Planning KPI reporting to assess operational performance with risks and opportunity recommendations such as supplier delivery performance, buying performance, inventory and stock management—identifying risks and opportunities.

• Range planning reporting with key trend or pattern insights and recommendations that will feed into the range planning process, such as option/price performance, size analysis, and product category performance.

• Work with the Business Intelligence team on the future development and delivery of planning reports to the Power BI suite to achieve self-service reporting. Once delivered, be the subject matter expert for any new or amendments required to the reporting suite.

• Accountable for all ad-hoc analysis, ensuring that requirements are met and delivered on time as required by senior management.

• Supporting the planning team with the seasonal OTB process, including wider reporting distribution of the planning number and end-of-season inventory.

• Ensure reporting is run in line with the seasonal planning calendar.

• Document the data collection process and methodologies for future reference and standardization.

THE PERSON:

  • Can read and interpret data to provide recommendations and insights.
  • champion of data accuracy.
  • Highly organised and detail-driven.
  • A flexible approach, willingness, and ability to manage multiple and competing priorities.
  • Strong communicator, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to build effective relationships with teams and multiple departments across the business.
  • Comfortable multi-tasking and managing a variety of projects at once.
  • Capacity for self-learning and knowledge building.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Strong affinity with the brand.
  • Previous experience or knowledge in the apparel industry is advantageous but not essential.
  • Comfortable with reading and using large volumes of data.
  • Advanced/Expert Microsoft Excel
  • Advanced/Expert Microsoft Access
  • Power BI knowledge is not essential, as training can be provided. The capacity for self-learning is required

 

HOURS:

We actively encourage our teams to have a good work/life balance and so we are pleased to offer flexible working shifts at Fred Perry HQ. Our core shift hours are from 10am – 4.30pm and so employees can choose to start and finish early, or start and finish late. (i.e. work 8:00am-4:30pm, or 10:00am-6:30pm etc). We also have 30-minute early finish on Fridays.

As we continue to work in a more flexible way, the Head Office acts a brand hub, where we can all connect and collaborate with one another. This role is a mix of office based (London) and remote working. We will expect the employee to come into the office regularly for face-to-face meetings and to work alongside their team on collaborative projects.

BENEFITS:

We are proud to offer a wide range of benefits to all our staff, and continue to reassess what our community needs from us to thrive. We don’t want to be a good company to work for, we want to be a great one. Here are some things we currently offer:

  • Annual performance-related bonus
  • Competitive salary, reviewed every year
  • Generous staff discount and regular sample sales
  • Generous pension scheme with 8.5% company contribution
  • Option to buy an extra 5 days holiday annually
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity packages
  • Life insurance
  • Private healthcare
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Early finish Fridays
  • Season ticket loan
  • 25 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays
  • Annual Birthday vouchers
  • Regular opportunities to attend gigs / events

We actively welcome applications from people of all different backgrounds. Your CV will be submitted to hiring managers with all personal details hidden to ensure anonymity.

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