Junior Merchandise Planner

Recruiter
Ocado
Location
Welwyn Garden City
Posted
14 Apr 2018
Closes
20 Apr 2018
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The Ocado General Merchandise (GM) business is expanding rapidly, growing ranges and launching new specialist websites, enabling us to offer our customers the ultimate one stop shop. We are looking for an individual who will thrive and develop themselves in this fast moving and ever evolving environment. Members of the General Merchandise Team are constantly encouraged to identify and challenge inefficient ways of working and strive to share best practice across the team.

The Merchandise Planner:
The Junior Merchandise Planner must be a self-starter, with high levels of energy, enthusiasm and flexibility to adapt to the constantly changing needs of the developing Ocado General Merchandise business. The ability to work unsupervised, and communicate effectively within a wider team, both internal and external to the Ocado business are also essential. The successful applicant will be highly numerate, with a preferred background in demand forecasting, inbound volume planning, general merchandise trading, and/or logistics management. The successful applicant will also have an eye for detail, be highly organised and able to manage and prioritise a busy workload.

The GM Merchandise Planner role forms an integral part of our trading “pods”, alongside our Buying and Web trading teams. The pod is jointly responsible for our two primary trading KPIs – average transaction value and trading margin. The forecasts, stock management and clearance activities performed by the Merchandise Planner are likely to be determining factors for these two KPIs.

Key Responsibilities:
- Demand Forecasting and Planning
- Managing stock clearance and sell through activity
- Managing Supplier Performance
- Data Management

Essential
- Ability to work under pressure
- Organisational
- Professional communication (written and verbal)
- Advanced Excel
- Analytical
- Ability to work to deadlines and prioritise workload
- Team Work
- Background in Demand Forecasting or Logistics Management

Desirable
- Experience in a Retail background

Benefits
- Pension
- Life Assurance
- Private Medical Insurance
- Employee Assistance Programme
- Income Protection
- 23 days holiday, increasing to 25 with 3 years’ service

Equal Opportunity Employer
Ocado is an equal opportunities employer and as such makes every effort to ensure that all potential employers are treated fairly and equally, regardless of their sex, sexual orientation, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion, age, disability or union membership status

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