Senior Commercial Planner

Marketing Data & Analytics London, United Kingdom


Description

The role:

Our Commercial Planning team is looking for a unique individual to build and run the Supply and Demand planning. 

This person will bring a heavy quantitative skill set to the team (the “science”), but also be comfortable working with and embracing the “art” from our fashion/trend focused buying teams. We are looking for a:

  • Strategic thinker, able to develop and strengthen the planning process and methodology
  • Strong team player, ready to collaborate and build with various stakeholder
  • Structured communicator, able to package the results into digestible and actionable messages

What you’ll do:

  • You will develop advanced Supply & Planning methodologies, tools, and processes in order to drive the business effectively.
  • Producing the unconstrained and forward-looking Supply and Demand projection, to engage pro-active actions on the upcoming seasons.
  • Analysing the current supply status and turning it into actionable insights, maximising and optimising the sustainable growth of the company.
  • Improving continuously the business process to pilot successfully the company strategy and its operations.
  • You will answer key business questions shedding light on product and partner performances.
  • You will drive and lead deep dive analysis to answer business challenges and key stakeholders questions.
  • You will collaborate with other key stakeholders from the Supply and Demand side of the business, to incorporate their qualitative input and to action on yours.
  • Work with Business Development, Account Management and Commercial Growth and Pricing functions to consider the practical challenges of our industry.
  • Deliver your findings to the Buying and Merchandising departments to transform Supply and Demand signal into specific products.
  • Work with finance to validate your forecasts and ensure both assumptions are in line.
  • Innovate, identify opportunities and lead projects that will solidify our business and the way we operate.

Who you are:

  • Experiences in Supply and Demand Planning and/or Consulting
  • You have a Master degree or an MBA.
  • Excellent planning, organizational skills and strong attention to detail
  • Exceptional analytical and quantitative problem-solving skills
  • Advanced forecasting and data modelling techniques
  • Ability to influence change in senior stakeholders
  • Strategic thinker with an emphasis on operational and commercial excellence
  • You have a flexible, approachable attitude with good problem-solving skills
  • Comfortable dealing with ambiguity and scoping work focus
  • Comfortable working to deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • You have excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • You have technical skills for processing and analysing large amounts of data:
  • Excel and SQL (required), R, Matlab, Python (is a plus)
  • An understanding of fashion and luxury is a bonus
  • Fantastic team fit - tenacity with a smile, real pride in the quality of work and an understanding that the ‘how’ you work is just as important!