ASSISTANT LOGISTICS PLANNER – AMERSHAM

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Assistant Logistics Planner – (12 month maternity contract)

Amersham area

up to £29,000

Our Client

Our client is a successful, global retailer who are going from strength to strength both in store and online. They are currently recruiting to build their team with an Assistant Logistics Planner in their Head Office in Buckinghamshire, working within the Logistics Planning team.

Your Role

Working in our Logistics Planning team, your main objective will be to manage the replenishment system to ensure product is despatched to the stores in accordance with business needs and stock and sales opportunities are optimised across the business. You will also liaise with the warehouse team to ensure their picking workflow is managed to reflect seasonal volumes.

You will need to be confident and commercially astute with previous experience in a retail environment. You will also have the ability to identify and resolve stock issues in conjunction with the buyers, stock integrity and warehouse management teams.

Responsibilities

  • Manage the allocation of stock from the warehouse to stores to optimise store availability to support sales and physical merchandising. This includes prioritising KPIs for specific promotional events, catalogues, product launches, store openings, intake priority and clearance.
  • To ensure that store allocations are fed across to the Goods out team and that the warehouse have sufficient work to complete their picking schedule.
  • To ensure the warehouse are kept up to date with any changes/requests made to the delivery schedule and to notify stores of any over pallet max requests/additional deliveries.
  • Work with Planning & Allocation team to ensure effective planning of inbound/outbound stock flow to create a dynamic and ever changing mix of product to create the best customer experience and ensure this is reflected on the profimetrics system.
  • To ensure that any system issues/ interface issues are identified and resolved in conjunction with all relevant parties including stock integrity and IT.
  • To ensure all specific stock requests are efficiently and accurately processed through the system.
  • Be a proactive participant in your own personal development and display drive and enthusiasm in achieving your career goals.
  • Develop capability within the Planning & Allocation team.
  • Other ad hoc duties such as analysis and reporting as requested by your line manager.

Skills & Experience

  1. Previous retail experience is essential, preferably with a strong background in logistics/demand planning and/or merchandise planning management.
  2. Replenishment experience would be an advantage.
  3. Practical experience of using Excel at an intermediate level.
  4. Logical and methodical approach with good problem-solving skills.
  5. Strong organisational skills to be able to prioritise effectively.

ASSISTANT MERCHANDISER – AMERSHAM

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Assistant Merchandiser

Amersham area

up to £30,000

Our Client

Our client is a successful, global retailer who are going from strength to strength both in store and online. They are currently recruiting to build their team with an Assistant Merchandiser based in their Head Office in Buckinghamshire, working within the Planning and Allocation team.

Your Role

As Assistant Merchandiser you will be responsible for planning deliveries at store level ensuring optimum availability of the current range in order to maximise sales across the relevant trading channel. You will be responsible for delivering optimum sales by reviewing sales and stock forecasts at store/channel level and executing stock balancing activities in line with company strategy. You will be responsible for building capability within planning and allocation organisation by ensuring individual development and training needs are met.

About You

You will be a commercially aware individual who has previous experience within a relevant merchandising/planning and allocation role. You will have the ability to quickly gain a good understanding of systems and processes as well as strong communication skills. You will need to combine your commercial knowledge and awareness of our product ranges with a natural ability to build working relationships to deliver a first-class service.

Responsibilities

· Management of stock flow ensuring optimal availability at sku/store across each channel, highlighting issues and opportunities.

· Trade stock across the business, identifying priorities within channels, to maximise sales opportunities.

· Analyse store performance to ensure optimal stock support to drive sales and manage store stock levels accordingly.

· Identify key products/never out of stock lines and collaborate with Buying to ensure sufficient inbound to maximise sales potential.

· Work with Logistics Planning team to ensure effective planning of inbound/outbound stock flow to create a dynamic and ever-changing mix of product to create the best customer experience.

· Collaborate with the Buying & Marketing teams on promotional calendar activity to ensure sufficient stock levels are in place to support price and location changes in store.

· Partnering with Retail ops, area and store managers, to ensure stores are supported in achieving sales targets and to address issues and opportunities.

· Be a proactive participant in your own personal development and display drive and enthusiasm in achieving your career goals.

· Develop capability within the Planning & Allocation team.

· Other ad hoc duties such as analysis and reporting as requested by your line manager.

Do send your cv across to us for more information about this exciting opportunity.