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Category Planning Manager

Location: Atherstone

Position: Permanent

Salary: £ 80000.00 per annum

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Title: Category Planning Manager  
Location: Hybrid – West Midlands
Salary: Up to £80,000 DOE + benefits
Industry: Retail
Contact: Stephan.Haviland@Forsythbarnes.com
 
Brief Overview:  
As a Category Planning Manager, you will manage the supply base to ensure the availability of products to support forecasted demand requirements and new product development plans. You will also ensure inventory management objectives and customer service levels are met across your categories.
Forsyth Barnes have partnered will a highly established and award winning Retail organisation that are embarking on one of Europe's largest ERP implementations! Due to growth, they have the need for a Category Planning Manager to join their high performing team in the West Midlands.
With over 900 UK stores, the business pride themselves on providing quality products for of 18 million customers. The business believe in investing in their employees, technology and industry leading training programmes and will provide market leading employee benefits to support your growth.  Do not miss this opportunity and apply below!
Category Planning Manager Responsibilities:
Supporting National buying strategies for ne produce introductions; including end of life, discontinuation, substitutions and product forecasting.
Communication – ensuring flow of correspondence with internal and external parties including issues and updates
Forecasting – both new and repeat forecasting across products, including order volume suggestions within stores/geographical regions
Engaging with suppliers to improve KPIs alongside national buying teams
Identifying / initating re-allocations of stock within stores / DCS

 
Category Planning Manager Requirements:
Proven management level experience
Computer literate – including Microsoft Office (Excel)
Great time management, communication, change management and leadership skills
Ability to work within a fast paced, high-pressure environment
An understanding of wider Supply Chain processes
Ability to use data/ analytics for informed decisions / forecasting

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