Role details

Merchandise Planner

Manchester   •   £35,000 - £40,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Analytical Merchandise Planning Experience
  • Fast Moving Business with Double Digit Growth

About Our Client

My client based in Manchester are a leader in their field. They have recently posted double digit growth and are predicting growth in excess of 20% for this year. They pride themselves on rewarding hard work and success with a strong workplace environment.

Job Description


The ideal candidate will have a mixed merchandising and analytical background with experience in areas of;

  • Category management and administration
  • Demand / forecast analysis
  • Analysis of In Season Trading utilising customer stock & sales models
  • Supply chain management and processing
  • Range analysis & planning
  • Sales account management and/or coordination
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel, including data modelling, lookups and pivot tables


  • Grocery supplier portals
  • E-Commerce
  • Supply chain processes

Main Purposes of the Job

Leading the Category Management services provided to major customers.

Line management of one direct report and the coordination and engagement with various departments that support the end-to-end supply chain.

Product trading setup and administration.

Analysis of customer retail sales data with appropriate recommendations on sales patterns, stock and forecasts.

Support for the preparation of presentations and bids.

To gain a detailed understanding of the products, the marketplace, brand strategy and how specific products will fit into a customer's retail offering.

Daily, weekly and monthly reporting related to sales business metrics, workflow, planning, forecasting and KPI performance.

The Successful Applicant

Person Specification

Strong team work and leadership skills.

The ability to operate independently against prioritised requirements whilst supporting other people within their team.

The ability to be able to manage simultaneously a number of complex issues and continue to support driving the operation in the right direction.

Someone who can work well under pressure in a calm manner, and doesn't get distracted from the end goal.

To be a self-starter with energy who is able to consistently deliver a high quality of work in a dynamic environment.

Someone who has the ability to operate and communicate with both customers, internal colleagues and senior directors in the business.

What's on Offer

Highly competitive salary and package couple with progression opportunities.

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