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Demand Planner

  • Department: Merchandising
  • Location: Knightsbridge
  • Job type: Full Time
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Job reference: 30164

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We are looking for an experienced Demand Planner who will be responsible for managing the demand signal across a cluster of brands or categories for the purposes of driving the Supply Chain and supporting gross sales planning and execution. Delivering continuous improvements to business planning accuracy, enhancing customer service performance and optimising inventory holdings are the key deliverables of the role.

Key accountabilities include:

Develop the demand plan and ensure its quality for all retail channels

Assure the timely communication of ongoing forecast changes to stakeholders in the Merchandising, Buying, Trading, and Supply Chain Teams

Ensure forecast consistency, through the building of a consensus between the commercial forecasts, the financial trend and the sales history

Challenge and consolidate the promotional and launch sales forecasts projected by the Buying and Retail teams

Develop accurate new launch forecasts including management of broader category impacts in conjunction with the Retail, Buying, and Trading departments

Drive resolution of forecast accuracy, customer service and inventory management exceptions, establishing clear root cause and leading appropriate actions to deliver sustainable improvement

Implement process improvements across the wider Demand Planning team

Contribute to catalogue management, with a focus on optimising our assortment

Participate in the collaboration with our key suppliers by sharing future demand projections, building a common forecast

Experience with JDA demand planning or similar tool  is preferable.

If you think you have the relevant experience and skillset to succeed in this role, please don’t hesitate to apply.

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