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Category/Supply Chain Analyst – Hybrid 2 Days (TGN4714) – Excellent Salary DOE

Category/Supply Chain Analyst – Hybrid 2 Days (TGN4714) – Excellent Salary DOE

Location: Manchester

Type: Permanent

Industry: Textiles

Job Ref: TGN4714

The Company:
We are looking for a Category Supply Chain Analyst to join a Global Textiles company supporting key stakeholders and National Retail customers.

You will be responsible for monitoring supply chain performance and generating data-driven insights including demand planning; sales and operations planning and inventory.

This is a highly analytical role requiring someone with experience in Retail and Supply Chain/ Sales Analysis

Excellent career development and training to work as part of a dynamic team.


  • Hybrid Working.
  • 25 days per year plus statutory bank holidays.
  • Company pension.
  • Employee discount. 

Job Role

  • Liaising with National Retail customers to understand their supply chain process and analyse various data points to derive meaningful insights, optimising efficiency and profitability.
  • Work closely with Fulfilment, Inventory, and Demand Planning teams with a microscopic focus on the business deriving ways to upgrade the program efficiencies.
  • Ability to analyse large amounts of data including store-wise, Point of Sale & DC based inventories into actionable insights.
  • Generate weekly Inventory reports and provide insights, identify opportunities, and delivering solutions that drive operational efficiencies.
  • Present supply chain trends across DCs effectively
  • Leverage technology to visually represent the compelling status of Operations (e.g., heat mapping, Power BI, etc.)
  • Suggest Improvements to streamline the supply chain process for seamless operations optimising working capital and product availability.
  • Pre-empt supply chain risks and develop strategies to resolve any issues enabling the buying team to make strategic calls.
  • Weekly critical path / supply chain summary across ranges
  • Propose adjustments to category ranges, based on Sales Analysis and recommendations to be presented as part of range-planning process at the appropriate time.
  • Attend customer meetings.

Skills Required:

  • Excellent IT skills including Excel, ideally Power BI and knowledge of ERP systems.
  • Analytical and commercially minded.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Solutions focussed.
  • Previous experience in a similar role, Supply Chain, Category Management and Sales Analysis
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