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Forecasting & Stock Planner - Electrical

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Forecasting & Stock Planner - Electrical


About the role

We have a really exciting opportunity for a Forecasting & Stock Planner to join the Electrical Category. The role will report into the Senior Merchandiser but will have strong links to Senior Management due to the strategic nature of this department.

This role will support the Category Manager in forecast and stock plans associated to the development and delivery of a commercial range within the Electrical department, whether through a drop ship distribution model or stocked in through business DC, with the aim of delivering stock efficiency, maximum availability and the management of the customer delivery promise.

The role will focus on all aspects of stock planning, formulating plans with the Category Manager and feeding into the Supply Chain and Commercial team. Analysing stock performance with an understanding of all impacting factors and reacting/adjusting plans and forecasts accordingly.

Support the Category Manager with the development and maintenance of an effective trade plan to meet the needs of the budgeted KPI’s, recommending contingency as and when required to meet stock expectations.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ownership and governance of the stock plan.
  • To build strong relationships with suppliers managing delivery performance and internally with distribution centres to ensure trade plans are effective
  • Take high level category plan and create line level forecasts by week with the correct phasing
  • Ownership of WSSI management

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:

We love what we do, and we know when we have great working relationships, we’re unbeatable. Passion and pride in your work and a natural desire to connect, collaborate and be a team player is a must.

We’re looking for someone who has sound commercial acumen, with an ability to demonstrate strong analytical capability and proven experience in a similar role. Experience within a similar role is a prerequisite.

To be effective in your role you’ll need to previous experience in supply chain management, strong negotiation and influencing skills and be open to challenge using data to inform opinion. Experience within merchandising and WSSI is essential.


Our benefits.

  • Flexible, hybrid working model
  • £1000 flexible benefits allowance to suit your needs
  • 30 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Bonus potential (performance and business-related)
  • Up to 25% discount on Very.co.uk


How to apply

Please note that the talent acquisition team are managing this vacancy directly, and if successful in securing this role, you may be required to undertake a credit, CIFAS and CRB check.

What happens next?

Our talent acquisition team will be in touch if you’re successful so keep an eye on your emails! We’ll arrange a short call to learn more about you, as well as answer any questions you have. If it feels like we’re a good match, we’ll share your CV with the hiring manager to review, and then be in touch to move to the interview process. Our interview process is tailored to each role and can be in-person and remotely. We will always look to make the adjustments you need to bring your best self to interview.

About us

We’re The Very Group – home to Very.co.uk and a 3,250-strong team of super talented people, all passionate about making good things easily accessible to more people so they can live life well. We combine amazing brands and products with flexible payment options that help people say yes when it matters most.

Equal opportunities

We’re an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.


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