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Senior Merchandise Planner

Job Title: Senior Merchandise Planner
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: West London
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q91342
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: RA.74974.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: March 28, 2013 17:34

Job Description

This leading global retailer is looking for an experienced Merchandiser to create, improve and strategise core inventory management processes and systems in order to deliver on time, in full inventory management goals. As the Senior Merchandise Planner, your role responsibilities will be to: * Create and implement a strategic supply chain plan that covers all areas of the company including vendor strategy to shipping. * Manage projects across a range of category channels and oversee management of projects being lead by inventory managers. * Manage the inventory budgeting process for each specific category. * Delegate responsibilities to the inventory managers and establish and enforce the best practices to ensure category objectives, initiatives and projects are delivered. * Network internally and liaise regularly with product and inventory management teams across the UK and globally. * Work closely with the category team to influence and improve inventory management KPIs, to ensure their categories are working in the most efficient way. * Ensure that every team managed is provided with full training that can be analysed through feedback to make improvements update features needed. Candidate requirements: * Educated to degree level or equivalent. * Inventory and availability management expertise. * Category/Product line experience. * Experience within a complex, multi-disciplinary supply chain organisation, with direct dealings with internal and external partners to deliver KPIs. * Commercial awareness in a fast moving environment, preferably within retail. If this is a role that fits your profile and you’re looking for that next challenge to boost your career; forward your CV today...we look forward to receiving your application! We request that candidates send their CV as a Microsoft Word document where possible. Quest Search and Selection is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.