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Category Planning Manager - Electrical

Job Title: Category Planning Manager - Electrical
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q99342
Contact Name: Quest Search and Selection
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 03, 2015 19:16

Job Description

This multi-channel international retailer is currently looking for a Planning Manager for their Non-food, electrical department.

As a Category Planning Manager you will be providing the delivery of the financial KPI's of the Merchandise Plan. You will be supporting the department strategy and prepare Sales, Stock and Profit Plans.

You will work in conjunction with the Buying Manager within Electrical Accessories regarding range planning deliver improve sales and return on space for a number top brands in the field.

Other responsibilties include -

  • Assist to set department targets to drive improvements.
  • You will recognise business needs and ensure the team focus on optimising sales, profitability and control the flow of stock within the department.
  • Lead a team who manage the day to day trading
  • Reviewing weekly trade
  • Reviewing and planning range performance and identifying opportunities to improve short and long term plans
  • Managing the critical path as well as the departmental trade plan.
  • To be successful in the position you must have -
    • ​Category, planning or merchandising planning experience
    • Have provided financial analysis in merchandising plans
    • Preparing sales, stock and profit plans
    • Must have leadership and supervisory experience
    • Providing analysis on range and space performance and WSSI

In return you will work for a retail with a great international high-street presence who as a group is a well respected blue-chip retailer in their field. Not only this you will also receive great benefits including car allowance, pension & subsidence gym membership and free parking!

If you feel that this opportunity sounds like you & you have the required experience please send your cv quoting the reference Q99342.

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.