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Online Merchandiser/Demand Planner (TGN4350) – Up to £30k DOE

Online Merchandiser/Demand Planner (TGN4350) – Up to £30k DOE

Location: Manchester

Type: Permanent

Industry: Ladieswear

Job Ref: TGN4350

The Company:

We have an exciting opportunity for an Online Merchandiser / Demand Planner to join an established Ladieswear Supplier with 2 Online Brands. This is an office-based role with flexible working hours. We are looking for somebody with 4 years experience in a similar role ideally working with digital sales metrics, wholesaler sales, stock forecasting & intake.

The Role:

  • Working within the Merchandising team & supporting the MD.
  • You will be working on the brands main website.
  • Set the department strategy to ensure a commercial product range for wholesale and retail.
  • Accurately forecast trends to support decision making and profitable sales.
  • Plan and manage department, stock and sales plans, ensuring stock is managed to targets.
  • Proactively analyse sales data and trends and use data to influence decisions in buying meetings.
  • Proactively monitor sales and stock in order to take action to optimise sales and margin performance – ensuring team react to sales trends.
  • Present department strategy and ranges as well as trade updates to Executive team
  • Manage order placement and intake to ensure on time product launches and awareness of product lead times, to maximise trading opportunities
  • Manage clearance stock through off price channels.
  • Responsible for all aspects of inventory management for wholesale.
  • Work within forecasts and manage all stock levels accordingly.
  • Accurate forecasting of stock within the range based on business trend analysis and research.
  • Amending forecast estimates as and when required.
  • Monitoring previous trends.
  • Cover forward demand and calculations of stockholdings.
  • Agree estimates for new launches of products with the customer.
  • Maximise opportunities through the effective management of inventory.
  • Driving sales through improved availability, forecasting, reducing mark down and maximising profit.
  • Must be able to frequently report into management with clear answers
  • Other duties as required.

SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • MUST have a minimum of 4 years experience in a similar role.
  • MUST have strong Microsoft Excel / Google Sheets skills.
  • Be able to present analytical data in a simple and efficient way.
  • Be analytical & data driven.
  • Experience analysing large amounts of data.
  • Be commercially aware.
  • Strong numerical & analytical skills.
  • Very organised with strong attention to detail.
  • Enjoy owning data, reviewing sales and margins.
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