Merchandiser Planner

The Role:

Nicce are currently looking to recruit a Merchandiser Planner, to work at our busy Head Office in East London. This is a newly created position and a fast-paced role and requires the successful candidate to be extremely organised.

The aim of this role is to support and actively drive the planning process for the business, by working with our Ecommerce and wholesale teams to ensure correct inventory levels are forecasted, purchased, and maintained and are aligned with market demand.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Prepare seasonal buying plans through thorough analysis of historical data and understanding of future trends / activities.

  • Set and agree core KPI’s with the Ecommerce team in terms of sales, stock intake phasing, margin, stock turn, markdown, and terminal stock in conjunction with Merchandising Controller.

  • Range planning using historic/live sell through data.

  • Translate agreed KPI’s (as above) into a range framework in conjunction with the Ecommerce team.

  • Establish initial stock intake plans and stock covers within this framework

  • Effective Stock control of the Core program and best sellers and minimise stock risk.  

  • Trading / In season monitoring

  • Ensure product delivery is in line with the stock distribution strategy and seasonal requirements.
  • Facilitate stock delivery to plan through close liaison with Allocation / DC / Stores.

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    Maximise opportunities & minimise risks of the performance of the area by monitoring actual performance versus plan and taking remedial action as necessary.

  • Maintain effective control of; open to Buy management Intake, despatch, DC & Store stock levels, accurate forecasting of markdown spend, terminal stock forecasts.

  • Completion and maintenance of corporate core data / forecasting and statistical tools

  • Maintain comprehensive data records for immediate and future analysis

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    Maintain a full and working knowledge of the product, supply chain, competitors and wider retail market to maximise the performance of the product area.
  • Maintain effective control of; open to Buy management Intake, despatch, DC & Store stock levels, accurate forecasting of markdown spend, terminal stock forecasts.

  • Completion and maintenance of corporate core data / forecasting and statistical tools

  • Maintain comprehensive data records for immediate and future analysis

  • Maintain a full and working knowledge of the product, supply chain, competitors and wider retail market to maximise the performance of the product area.

Ideal Candidate will have:

  • Good numerical and analytical ability

  • Commercial awareness and market intelligence

  • Self-motivated

  • Can cope with multiple tasks retaining high level of accuracy

  • Able to find and extract data and develop a full understanding and awareness of business Knowledge of ERP systems relative to fulfilling the role.

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills

  • Displays self-confidence and initiative

  • Demonstrates effective team working skills

  • Hardworking and flexible attitude to work

  • Clothing background is preferred
  • A minimum of four to five year of manager level Merchandising experience.

  • Good Excel Skills – advanced is desirable

Employee benefits after successful completion of probationary period

  • Competitive salary - between £40-45k
  • Clothing allowance and Staff discount
  • Pension
  • Life Assurance
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Team events
Please note that due to the high volume of candidates only suitable candidates will be responded to. No Agencies please. 

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