WHSmith Jobs Near Me – Demand Planner

Website WHSmith

Job Description:

We are currently seeking a Demand Planner to join us in our Bristol office. Reporting into the Demand Planning Manager, you will work closely with our Gifting team to ensure launches for our ranges and promotions are delivered according to critical timelines. You will also create and maintain forecasts and stockholdings across the business, incorporating analysis of sales data, market trends and analytics to anticipate product needs, ranges and stock levels across the business.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Continue supporting development of stock systems and forecasting methods to continually improve accuracy across the business.
  • Manage sell through on delisted / dated product
  • Prepare forecast data and stock buy details for key seasonal peaks for sign off meetings.
  • Work with the buying team to create and shape ongoing forecasts and challenge where appropriate.
  • Manage stock levels on continuing ranges.
  • Work with buyers & key suppliers to ensure key lines always remain in stock
  • Monitor promotional activities and highlight variances where they differ from the sales forecast to react to shortage or wastage issues

Job Requirements:

  • Proven working experience of stock management.
  • Commercial acumen and the ability to interpret market trends
  • Supply chain management
  • Experience with Far East would be advantageous.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to effectively interact with all teams, areas and levels of the business affecting the forecast process
  • Mathematical skills
  • Inventory management
  • Demonstrated proficiency in forecasting and forecasting methods with an understanding of their financial and operational impacts.
  • Organisational skills
  • Strong listening, presentation, and decision-making skills

Job Details:

Company: WHSmith

Vacancy Type:  Temporary

Job Location: Bristol, England, UK

Application Deadline: N/A

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