WHSmith Job Application – Demand Planner

Job Description:

An exciting new opportunity has arisen in the Food team for a Store Demand Planner for fresh food, based at our Travel Head Office in Central London. Reporting to the Senior Merchandiser, the main purpose of the role is to plan sales profiles and demand for fresh food and to complete range analysis to maximise sales whilst minimising waste. The successful candidate will work closely with our category partner to optimise the supply of product into our stores.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Root cause analysis into low availability and delivery failures and engagement with key stakeholders to resolve these
  • Generation of daily and weekly performance reports
  • Creation of seasonality and sales profiles in conjunction with the supplier
  • Following and executing the critical path on new range and new store launches
  • Generation of profitable sales growth in conjunction with the buying team, supplier and Senior Merchandiser
  • Preparing reports for joint meetings
  • Ranging analysis resulting in recommendations to optimise wastage
  • Checking product data integrity
  • Ad-hoc analysis for key stakeholders as required
  • Analyse sales and waste and make recommendations to improve availability whilst optimising waste

Job Requirements:

  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and prioritise workloads
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure and be adaptable within a fast paced environment
  • Strong Customer focus
  • Excellent PC skills including Intermediate Excel (Pivot Tables and V-Look Ups)
  • Previous demand planning or supply chain experience is essential, experience in an FMCG environment would prove highly advantageous on application
  • Keen eye for detail and accuracy
  • Analytical thinking
  • Personal integrity and drive to succeed
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent (Retail/Business related subjects are highly desirable)

Job Details:

Company: WHSmith

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: London, England, UK

Application Deadline: N/A

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