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Demand Planner

  • Location: London
  • Sector: Secretarial
  • Salary: £32000 - £35000 per annum
  • Job type: Contract/Interim/Temporary
  • Date posted: 07/10/2020
  • Job reference: JH168642

A leading footwear brand has an urgent requirement for an experienced Demand Planner to support the Demand Planning Manager with the inventory planning by month and season for the warehouse in order to deliver revenue plan and support key product initiatives.

Key Responsibilities

  • Preparing a Demand Plan by sku, category, period and region based on order book, sales forecast, finance plan and commercial feedback from the region
  • Reviewing monthly inventory buys, and validating as within the OTB to ensure adequate, seasonally relevant inventory levels are available to support revenue plan
  • Reconciling purchases against factory capacity and proposing actions where necessary whilst maintaining stock turns and sku productivity targets
  • Periodic review of inventory to identify close-out stock at the earliest opportunity to optimise margin
  • Overseeing critical path, PO placement, material master data management, volume direct shipments, supply chain issues and ensuring customer expectations are met
  • Liaising daily with factory representives along with colleagues in order to achieve a smooth flow of production and ensure all production and production pending issues are resolved
  • Raising & maintaining Purchase Orders in SAP ensuring system integrity
  • Updating air freight log and SAP ETA's when air freight is negotiated or authorised

  • Skills and Experience

    • Previous experience in wholesale merchandising/inventory/demand planning, ideally within fashion/footwear
    • Advanced Excel skills essential (pivot tables, vlookups etc)
    • SAP experience desirable
    • Excellent analytical ability
    • Strong communication skills with a pro-active approach to all aspects of the role
    • Highly motivated and organised
    • Ability to work well under pressure when working to tight deadlines

    If you possess the relevant skills and experience and are available immediately, please submit your CV today

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