Merchandiser Planner / Demand Coordinator
Location: Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Salary Range: £25,000 - £30,000 + Benefits
About Our Client
My client is a market leading 270 chain retailer with an exciting transformation programme in place. This brand is set to take the market by storm. Fantastic visible career paths within this blue chip business.
As a Demand Coordinator you will play a key role in ensuring the right stock is in the right place at the right time and, in the right quantities, to fulfil demand for stores and customers.
If successful you will work on a specific product category to forecast and manage the end to end stock requirements at product, depot and store level considering sales, seasonality, range change and promotional activity.
Working closely with a group of both domestic and international suppliers to manage continuity of supply and availability by forecasting requirements and calculating/raising purchase orders.
You will maximise supply chain performance within established KPI’s on stock holding, seeking to drive efficiencies by identifying and taking action on stock which is contributing to DC capacity issues and bottlenecks. Distribution and Stock Flow teams are key stakeholders for this role.
Working closely with Buyers and Merchandise Planners to analyse current and future store sales performance and adjust stock levels at a store product level in order to maximise availability whilst ensuring stock KPI’s are met. Additionally ensuring systems are aligned to correctly replenish store stock holding.
Supporting the business through a period of high levels of growth and change.
The Successful Applicant
. Strong numerical, analytical and organisational skills
. Experience managing line level sales and demand forecasts in a Retail environment
. Excel - varied use of formulas, macros and functions in order to provide effective Management Information.
. Demonstration of being able to deliver to timescales in an environment of multiple priorities
. Comfortable working in an ambiguous, high change environment
. Good inter-personal skills with a 'can-do’ outlook
. Strong verbal/written communication and confidence in challenging stakeholders
. Knowledge of extended supply chain critical path
. Appreciation of inventory management and process
. Results orientated with an ability to identify, anticipate and react to issues
This is an excellent opportunity to really grow your career. If you are a frustrated in your current role then I can help. Please email your CV or contact Lee Darg for an instant response.
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