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Senior Merchandise Planner - Fashion

Job Title: Senior Merchandise Planner - Fashion
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q88440
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: PLH.40342.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: June 08, 2012 09:02

Job Description

An international retailer is currently seeking an experienced Senior Merchandise Planner to join its Head Office team, working within its UK-based Fashion office. Reporting directly to the Head of Planning, the Senior Merchandise Planner will assist with the development of the strategy, ensuring that the range delivered, meets and exceeds the needs of the customer maximising sales and market share. As Senior Merchandise Planner, you will also be tasked with: * Working alongside the Buying team to ensure the B&M strategy is achieved * Creating a range plan to optimise space and maximise sales and profit * Identifying and regularly reviewing potential supplier while negotiating commercially viable contracts * Monitoring and managing the availability of stock across the business * Managing the OTB * Managing a team of Merchandisers/Planners and Assistants as well as Admin Support The ideal candidate will have: * Proven experience working at Senior Planner or Planning Manager level, within a high volume, Retail Head Office environment * Confidence when reviewing the WSSI and a good understanding of the OTB * A commercial mindset, with knowledge of the latest trends and overall retail market * Drive and ambition with the ability to work autonomously and make decisions In return for your hard work, the Senior Merchandise Planner will receive a generous salary as well as the opportunity to progress within the business, cementing a long-lasting and successful career. You will receive exceptional training via a structured development plan which will allow you to build on your existing skill set. If this sounds like the opportunity you are seeking, please apply now with an up to date CV.