Planning and Trading Analyst

London  |  Head Office

Reference
VAC-5076
Role Type
Permanent
Salary Overview
Competitive Basic Salary
Salary
Salary Negotiable
Expiry Date
17/06/2022

PLANNING AND TRADING ANALYST 

To work closely with the Group Planning Manager, driving strategic planning across the merchandising function. Supporting the merchandising team with reporting and analysis, providing recommendations to improve performance. Automating processes and data tools, to ensure all areas aligned.

 

WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING

 

  • Support with weekly Monday morning trade reports, updating the wider team in a timely manner
  • Provide analytical support and expertise within the merchandising function
  • Work with Group Planning Manager to continuously improve existing processes and tools, to increase performance
  • Ownership of the trading calendar, to ensure standardised activity and time management across all departments
  • Assist with annual budget and re-forecast reviews
  • Review margin performance and investigate any deviations from plan
  • Work closely with the merchandising team during OTB planning
  • Support the markdown process: Updating weekly and daily sale reports and analysis, to assist with the management of stock and profit margin
  • Continuity & seasonal stock management. Provide detailed analysis on performance, review sales cover at brand and line level to propose re-orders
  • Provide regular reviews of branch stock, & sales at brand level

 

A BIT ABOUT YOU

  • Attention to detail and strong focus on accuracy of information
  • Exceptionally organised and manages time well, to prioritise projects and workloads
  • Hands on approach, flexible and positive attitude
  • Highly numerate, with a natural ability to interpret and deliver action plans.
  • Can demonstrate a collaborate approach with other teams across the business
  • Confident dealing with queries at all levels
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Great communication skills with your peers and the wider retail business

 

ABOUT YOUR EXPERIENCE

 

  • Previous experience at Assistant Merchandiser level
  • Experience in Fashion Merchandising
  • Advanced MS Office skills: Pivot tables, V-Lookups, SUMIF statements
  • Proven aptitude for using trading tools and retail analysis systems
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

 

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