EMEA Demand Planner (Fashion Wholesale)

London

Ref: 726SU

Company Profile

International Wholesale Fashion Distributor with several offices worldwide

Responsibilities

EMEA Demand Planner (Fashion Wholesale)
Salary: up to £47,000 pa OTE
Location: Central London
Ref: 726SU


Main duties:
Responsible for the demand & inventory planning of specific products by month / season for the EMEA region.
On a seasonal basis, decide stock quantity to buy, negotiate delivery dates with the factories to communicate delivery performance to the sales team.


The Role:
- Responsible for the complete life cycle of a select range for given brand / area of responsibility
- Analysis of inventory requirements, propose buy quantity and place Purchase Orders
- Reconciliation of orders, sales forecasts and inventory against factory capacity
- Suggest actions where necessary whilst maintaining stock turns and SKU productivity targets
- Maintenance of Purchase Orders - if incorrect amend and inform factory
- Collaborate on the creation and management of the Business Plan and OTB plan
- Review and report on lead times and factory performance to the business
- Negotiate and liaise with factories to ensure acceptable lead times are met
- Identify, resolve and communicate any production/shipping/sourcing issues
- Manage the expedition of airfreight stock once signed off with brand
- Liaise with factory reps worldwide to achieve a smooth flow of production
- Prepare and distribute internal weekly Merchandising analysis
- Work with customer services and warehousing to track key accounts & shipments
- Order, track and allocate New Season Samples to the sales teams across Europe
- Suggest ways to improve inefficiencies and identify procedures to be revised
- Cover business plan / factory forecast plan and brand communication in manager’s absence
- Maintain B2B systems and assist with eCommerce and retail allocations (brand specific)

Candidate's Profile

The Candidate:
- Enthusiastic & well organised
- Merchandising, Purchasing / Buying experience
- Ability to communicate with colleagues at all levels & countries
- Good knowledge of Excel (V-look up and Pivot tables)
- SAP knowledge is preferred (if not training provided)
- Demand planning/purchasing qualifications would be beneficial
- Knowledge of retail demand planning and sales channels
- Attention to detail and problem-solving skills
- Excellent communication and organisation skills
- Team co-ordination / mentoring skills

Salary

Up to £45,000 pa DOE + bonus + benefits

Keywords

Purchasing, Delivery Process, Logistics, Budget, Forecast, Quotations, Invoices, Sales Coordination, Shipments Freight Forwarder, Organisation, Shipping, Analysis, Planning, Organising, Problem Solving, B2B, Brand, Delivery, Distributor, Export, Order Processing, Retail, Sales Coordination, Sales Support, SAP, Warehouse, Wholesale, Inside sales, Buyer, Merchandising, Supply, German speaking, Spanish speaking, French speaking, Italian speaking, Polish Speaking, Portuguese speaking

Status

Live


Salary

Up to £47,000 pa OTE


Reference

726SU


Location

London


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