Job details

Departmental Merchandise Planner

Job reference: 003916

Closing date: 11/06/2021

Salary: Competitive Salary (DOE) plus excellent benefits

Department: Merchandising

Hours per week: 36.17 hours per week

Here at N Brown, we are looking for a Department Merchandise Planner to join our team! Reporting to the Head of Merchandising, you will work together to deliver the product strategy by having the right stock, in the right place, at the right time.

As a Merchandise Planner, your aim is to maximise commercial opportunities through the effective management of inventory, driving demand and service through improved availability and forecasting and reducing markdown to maximise profit.

In your role as Department Merchandise Planner, you will:

  • Present weekly trade info within Division and generate performance data for promo activity
  • Has no direct line management responsibility but supervises wider B&M team to achieve budgeted objectives
  • Provide analysis for wider team when required
  • Provide monthly competitor & pricing information to HOM/HOB/Directors highlighting opportunities
  • Deputise for the Head of Merchandising whenever required.
  • Using the WSSI, monitor our forward trading plans and commitment to ensure optimum stock levels are met and OTB (Open to Buy) maximised with Merchandisers
  • Cascade and communicate the relevant analysis and data to the team to ensure they deliver optimum availability and service levels.
  • Develop best practices across Product Team
  • SME for Merch systems

What skills and experience are we looking for?

  • Degree or equivalent work-experience
  • Ability to demonstrate the skills and competencies required for role.
  • Strong data and analytical skills
  • Able to work collaboratively across the product and marketing teams
  • Able to work under pressure to react to changing commercial and seasonal requirements
  • Driven & motivated
  • Retail experience preferred


The closing date for this job has now passed.