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Merchandise Planner

  • Location:

    Cambridgeshire

  • Sector:

    Horticulture, Garden Centre

  • Salary:

    Negotiable

  • Contact:

    Rae Goss

  • Job ref:

    RG17725

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

The Ideal Candidate:

Are you a supply chain professional with a passion for retail and a green thumb? Our client is seeking an experienced individual with 2-4 years in a supply chain role, supporting retail Category Management or Merchandising teams. The ideal candidate is commercially savvy, possesses a sound understanding of costings, and has a keen eye for detail in forecasting and stock management within the horticulture industry.

Purpose of the Role:

As a vital member of the Buying & Supply Chain Team, you'll be directly responsible for stock management, inventory planning, and order processing within the garden hardware, packet seeds, and dry bulbs categories. You will be Collaborating with cross-functional teams to ensure accurate forecasting, costings, and strategic direction, maximizing sales opportunities and maintaining target product availability.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Analyse sales figures and historical data to anticipate future demand and trends.
  • Devise seasonal merchandising trading plans, collaborating with Category Managers.
  • Liaise with the warehouse team on product costings analysis and inbound stock visibility.
  • Collaborate with suppliers on minimum orders, forecasting seasonal volumes, and minimizing unnecessary stock holdings.
  • Monitor in-season sales for potential mark-downs or promotions.
  • Work closely with the Marketing team to optimize product presentation and digital representation.
  • Support Category Managers with promotional activity, main catalogue offers, and margin management.
  • Forecast packaging requirements for live goods and ensure compliance with regulatory entities.

About the Client:

Join a dynamic E-commerce retailer dedicated to garden enthusiasts. The team thrives on creativity, innovation, and a shared love for all things green. You'll work in a collaborative environment where your contributions directly impact our success in the market.

Application Process:

The application process includes a first stage Teams interview, followed by a second stage in-person interview. If this sounds like you, please apply below

What's Next?

For an informal chat, please call me, Rae on 01780 480530, email rae@morepeople.co.uk or message me directly on LinkedIn. Don't worry if your CV isn't up to date, just send what you have already, and we can sort the rest later. I'm looking forward to hearing from you.