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Demand Planner- 103661-1

Demand Planner- £30,000 per annum- London- Contract

My Client has released an exciting opportunity to join their team in London on a contract basis.

Some Key Responsibilities:



  • Develop and maintain the 6 month rolling forecasts for a given product category (Gaming ,IOT, PC's, Phones, Surface & VR/MR) in the JDA forecasting tool.

    This forecast will be developed at a SKU level and revised/analysed weekly.

  • Ensure purchase plan aligns with their inventory management goals (turns, weeks of supply) while staying within budgeted discount rates.

  • Assemble and analyze all data pertinent to reflect impact of promotions, pricing changes, seasonality, new Store business models/partnerships, and other factors to develop continually-improving future forecasts.

  • Partner closely with Merchants/Buyers and Online Store Leads to ensure forecast and buy plan reflect future promotions

  • Develop financial forecasts by category/sub-category/area to support quarterly financial forecasting rhythm.

  • Continuously improving forecasting techniques, method, and approach.

  • Develop and track key forecasting KPI's, such as forecast and mix accuracy, on a monthly basis.

  • Track customer returns rates by product.

    Partner with the Merchant to ensure our returns allowances are reasonable and are effectively being maximised.

  • Partner closely with Merchandising Replen and MSCIS Supply Chain teams to ensure 99.0% In Stock Percentage metric at a sku/outlet level.

  • Establish and utilize best practices (statistical models and software tools) in creating forecasts

  • Make recommended adjustments to forecast based on changes in demand and market trends.


Skills:



  • Experience with analytical capabilities

  • Knowledge of demand planning process within a Retail environment

  • Previous experience working directly with vendors, merchants, and supply chain organisations

  • Knowledge of demand management/forecasting tools, forecasting processes in sales, marketing operations, finance, manufacturing and supply chain issues


To apply please send a CV to Nikki at ngee@strgroup.co.uk



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