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Commercial Planning Analyst

Job reference: 002516

Closing date: 30/11/2018

Salary: £23,000- £30,000 per annum DOE plus excellent benefits

Department: Marketing

Hours per week: 36.17 hours per week

Here at N Brown we are on the lookout for a Planning Analyst! As part of a dynamic Marketing team, you will be working to develop our online brands. We are focused on shaping our product offer and promotions to deliver ‘Fashion that fits and flatters’.  Working with our strategic partners Kantar and Edit, you will have your finger on the market pulse to advise the business on latest market trends, competitor analysis and pricing.  Doing this will enable us to deliver an exciting and competitive product offering to build our customer base and deliver our growth ambitions.

Your role as Business Planning Analyst within the Marketing Team:

  1. Play a key role in the development of a comprehensive understanding of product and market opportunities that should be exploited to deliver our overall marketing and brand objectives.
  2. Provide insight and direction to buying and merchandising teams through the creation and delivery of an effective Product Proposition Brief.
  3. Review and interpret key market intelligence from our strategic partners Kantar and Edit, to construct detailed Pricing, Product phasing & Range benchmarking recommendations to shape our product offer in line with customer expectations.
  4. Support the planning managers with the development of seasonal Brand plans by providing analysis and insight on competitors.
  5. Working collaboratively in a flexible ‘squad’ structure, the planning team pulls together and presents to the rest of the business a comprehensive picture of the brands objectives.

What you will need to succeed as a Planning Analyst:

The successful candidate will preferably have buying/merchandising product planning experience or market analysis background. Online retail experience is preferable. If without experience, a Fashion/Marketing Degree provides a good base to develop in this role.

Pulling insight from various sources, both internal & external, will require sound analytical skills and intermediate level experience of Excel & PowerPoint.  We’re looking for an open-minded, flexible individual, who displays a positive attitude towards new challenges, a willingness to learn and embrace new technologies and business change. Strong problem-solving skills are essential, along with an ability to manage a varied workload, to tight deadlines.

Employees in our business may have access to our customers’ personal data therefore for a number of our roles, offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory criminal record check. Having a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an individual from obtaining a position with N Brown Group.


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