Assistant Supply Planner

Reference:
sr213
Date Posted:
21/03/2018
Salary:
Competitive
Town/City:
Leamington Spa
Opportunity Type:
Graduate Job - Named Employer
Employer:
Bravissimo

At Bravissimo, we want every customer to feel like a ‘kid in a sweet shop’ and be excited about the styles available in their size. We are seeking to recruit a bright and driven graduate to join our team as an Assistant Supply Planner to help us achieve this.

About the Job

This role will allow you to broaden your experience and shape the skills you’ve developed throughout your degree into a tangible career that makes a difference.

As an Assistant Supply Planner, you will work closely with a number of different teams across the business to ensure that we are meeting our sales and stock availability targets to give our customers choice.

Offering a wide range of choice to our customers may sound straightforward however we offer styles in 100 sizes via mail order, our website and across our 28 shops. One style in one colour can have over 2000 stock locations! This means there is mathematical skill in ordering the right quantities of sizes in each product to enable us to maximise choice for customers, regardless of where they choose to shop with us.

You’ll also need to read and interpret our sales data which is like complex puzzle. We can’t simply run a report to calculate stock requirements. You will need to understand the story behind the numbers, and use your judgement to inform your decisions.

You will work closely with our suppliers to ensure that timescales on critical paths are achieved and deliveries into the warehouse are on time and evenly spread. You will also optimise stock allocation to ensure maximum choice for our customers, minimising stock movements and keeping any markdown stock to a manageable level.

This role gives you the opportunity to take responsibility for your career from day one. You will be encouraged to take full ownership of your work and will be supported throughout by your manager and team. We value your intelligence, problem solving and communication skills more than previous work experience, and you will be given the training you need to be able to thrive in the role.

About You

An analytical mind will be crucial in this role, matched equally with the ability to build great relationships and communicate effectively with teams and suppliers. Your ability to balance both of these skills, and interchange between them daily, is essential.

Interpreting the patterns that exist behind numbers will be a key skill you’ll need to enable you to make logical decisions. You should have a natural curiosity and appetite for understanding why things are done in a certain way, and a confidence in questioning traditional methods. We would expect you to have at least an A grade in Maths A- Level or equivalent and you may also have a degree with a mathematical element.

An analytical mind will be crucial in this role, matched equally with the ability to build great relationships and communicate effectively with teams and suppliers. Your ability to balance both of these skills, and interchange between them daily, is essential.

You will be the main contact for any queries from our stores or customer service team regarding stock, as well as being a key contact for our external suppliers, so great communication skills are important. With great organisation skills, you should be passionate about never missing a deadline, and your customer focused approach means you work hard to deliver to both your internal and external customers.

We are not looking for previous experience in a supply and demand role. We are much more interested in your mindset, your passion for learning and an ability to really understand data. It is also really important that you connect to our business purpose.