To execute the day-to-day management of the demand planning and inbound operation, to ensure accuracy, visibility and consistency in inbound volumes and specific demand plans which aim to eradicate Out of Stocks and meet customer fulfilment and delivery needs
Our client is seeking an analytical, competent candidate who enjoys working in a small team in a responsible role.
Maintain the rolling forecast plan, including monthly statistics on sales, inbound receiving and months’ of holding inventory and report back the status and KPI’s on a regular basis to the UK and Australia, working towards the prevention of Out of Stock and meeting the fulfilment and delivery needs of our customers
Consolidate the forecast needs from all the sales and marketing teams, flagging risks to need as soon as they arise, including events, specials and marketing orders
Build “Holding” inventory into the forecast plan and ensure the plus and minus tolerances are maintained. Provide regular reporting on the compliance and variances
Share and update the necessary teams on the forecast status, compliances and risks
Work closely with the Global Demand Planning teams to ensure changes to the plans are communicated effectively and the impact understood, escalating to the Directors as and when necessary
Create route cause analysis on missed volume and potential sales
Create ad-hoc reports on inbound variances and SKU, country and customer trends
Input Purchase Orders for all inbound shipments into an inhouse system, ensuring the paperwork is accurate and correct. Escalating to Finance as soon as discrepancies are found
Liaising extensively with Suppliers via email.
Proven forecasting experience
Sales order processing skills
Advanced excel skills/good systems skills
Accuracy and attention to detail
Excellent analysis abilities
Strives under pressure and welcomes challenges
Excellent communication and influencing skills
Resilient and self-motivated
Previous experience within the retail sector.
Preference given to those with Demand and Forecast Planning experience.