Senior Planning Manager – Retail

Senior Planning Manager – Retail

Ref: JO-1911-107326 | £60000 - £70000 per annum + + Bonus + Benefits | Location:London, England | Added:29/01/20

Quest Search and Selection is working with this multi-channel, multi-product retail company that is a global, destination retailer that has been established for over 100 years.

This is a new vacancy for a Central Planning Manager position which reports into the Planning Director. This is a central function role where the objective of the position will be to implement the top-line inventory budgets to ensure that profit and stock management KPI’s are delivered in line with the company strategy.

The responsibilities of this Senior Planning Manager position include

  • To devise an inventory budget
    • Looking at your annual operations planning
    • To manage and develop trade and promotional plans
    • Review product performance and inventory turns against budget targets.
    • Ensure that each category is adequately represented at each store at all times at a macro level.
    • OTB Management across categories
    • Monitor product pricing strategy
    • Generate and analyse inventory and sales reports to understand relevant trends
    • To meet the overall business and produce category sales & budgets.
    • Implementing a long-term strategic trade plan.
    • Working alongside & cross functionally within the Buying, Merchandising & Marketing teams.
    • Continual review of sales performance and KPI’s, highlighting risks and opportunities for sales growth

To be successful in this Senior Planning Manager position –

  • You must have come from a Category, Planning or Merchandising Manager position where you have operations at a strategic management or Head of level.
  • You must have gained the experience within a highstreet, fashion or multi-product retail environment.
  • You must have worked for retailer with a high SKU count so department stores, non-food, fashion or beauty will all be considered
  • You must have a track record of successful of delivering on OTB budgets regarding sales, stock and margins.
  • Extensive experience of forecasting, setting targets and budgeting
  • Data analysis skills and advance excel skills
  • Knowledge of best practice principles and processes
  • This is a position that needs to be filled fairly soon so ideally looking for someone to start within 8 weeks.

The benefits included in this Senior Planning Manager position include-

  • Bonus potential
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Private healthcare
  • Season ticket loan
  • Contributory pension
  • Staff discount

If this role sounds like you and you have the right planning, forecasting and budgeting skills for this position, please send your cv quoting the reference JO-1911-107326

We request that candidates send their CV as a Microsoft Word document where possible.

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