WHSmith Jobs – Senior Demand Planner

Job Description:

We have an exciting new opportunity for a Senior Demand Planner to join our Food Category in the WHSmith Travel Head Office in Houndsditch. As the Senior Demand Planner you will lead forecasting and planning for new stores, initiatives and products whilst also managing key suppliers and categories within the food department. Alongside this you will plan sales profiles and demand for fresh food to maximise sales and minimise waste, analysing the range to identify opportunities for sales and waste optimisation.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Creation of longer term seasonality and demand profiles in conjunction with the Senior Merchandiser
  • Creation of weekly and daily store demand for supplier production
  • Forecast, plan and create intake plans for new stores and promotions
  • Management of key suppliers and categories, working in conjunction with buyers to identify sales driving & wastage reduction opportunities
  • Point of contact for store / internal queries
  • Root cause analysis into low availability / high waste
  • Review of weekly forecast profiles, adjusting to reflect seasonality, weather and passenger forecasts
  • Generation of daily and weekly performance report
  • Review of delivery performance and engagement with key stakeholders to resolve issues
  • Line management of Demand Planner
    Work cross functionally with buyers, display planning & operations to ensure excellent new line and store execution

Job Requirements:

  • Previous demand planning or forecasting experience ideally in an FMCG environment
  • Ideally degree educated
  • Strong interpersonal skills / able to influence
  • Must be willing to be ‘on call’ one weekend in four to deal with store or supplier queries
  • Time management / prioritisation
  • Analytical thinking
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Intermediate excel (Pivot/Vlookup)
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure and to be adaptable in a fast paced environment
  • Strong attention to detail

Job Details:

Company: WHSmith

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: London, England, UK

Application Deadline: N/A

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