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Planning Assistant

Job Title: Planning Assistant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Greater Manchester
Salary: £22000 - £26000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q93808
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: KAF.87780.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: September 06, 2013 17:28

Job Description

This leading retailer currently has an exciting opportunity for a Planning Assistant to join their merchandising team. This role would suit an experienced AM or merchandise analyst with strong WSSI, planning and forecasting skills. Responsibilities will include but not be limited to: * Creating and maintaining range plans. Preparing initial forecasts as well as re-forecasting using WSSI whilst ensuring stock/intake levels are in line with seasonal and divisional range plans. * Compiling allocation and distribution plans. * Creating stock plans and store grading plans. * Preparing stock, sales and trading reports for senior team members and board level meetings. * Working closely with Planning Manager to develop planning procedures and ensure best practice. * Analysing data and highlighting risks and potential opportunities to senior members of the team. The successful candidate will: * Be an experienced Assistant Merchandiser or Analyst within retail. You must have a strong understanding and be experienced in planning and forecasting within a retail environment, as well as WSSI exposure. * Be highly analytical with excellent numerical skills. * Have an advanced knowledge of Excel. * Be methodical and logical in your approach, with a high level of attention to detail. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced merchandising professional looking for a rewarding career with a leading high street retailer. If you have the relevant skills and experience and would like to be considered for this opportunity, apply today with a copy of your CV. 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.