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Retail - Supply Chain and Buying


Home Based

Job Overview

About The Role

An opportunity has arisen during these fast paced and interesting times in retail for a Demand Planner to join our growing Supply Chain team. You will play a key role in being a part of the AO Supply Chain journey as we achieve our strategy of going from good to great to awesome. You will manage a category in our White Goods business whilst building and maintaining internal and external relationships that increases our availability and ultimately enhances our customer’s journey. You will develop & progress your skills with our internal systems, develop your knowledge of Supply Chain and will have the opportunity for progression in a fast paced and fun working environment.

Here's What You Can Expect To Be Doing

  • Autonomy to run your own range within your category.

* Build strong relationships with both internal and external stakeholders to get the right information when we need it.
* Prepare Sales forecasts and plan intake according to seasonal peaks and promotional plans.
* Monitor sales and promotions to highlight variances where sales differ from the sales forecast & identify potential risks to inventory.

* Work closely with Trading and Commercial teams to mitigate those inventory risks, including managing the sell through of delisted products.
* Calculate an accurate sales forecast using appropriate methods - historical sales, market knowledge and input from Brands about products.
* Use your forecast to create a supply plan and manage the orderbook of inbound deliveries collaboratively with suppliers.
* Critically review of personal performance via various KPI's and being able to make the necessary planning/adjustments to meet these targets.
* Deliver insights to internal teams to support our planning and decision making processes.
* Be proactive and push for improvements to current processes.

A Few Things About You

  • Solid knowledge of German (not necessarily fluent)
  • Experience of working in a similar role
  • Competent on MS Office, particularly Excel
  • Confident, driven and willing to learn
  • Ability to work independently and use your own initiative
  • Organised with a high level of attention to detail

Why Choose AO?

Our people are our superpower, and that’s no accident. We’re looking for everyday heroes who want to learn and help other people achieve. Those glass-half-full-types who have an appetite for a better tomorrow.

With AO, the sky’s the limit. We’ll support you to be the best version of yourself and always drive your career forward.

We keep things simple. We say things like "treat every customer like they’re your gran" and "make decisions your mum would be proud of" because we’re personal and act with integrity - every day in every action.

Our Benefits

We’ve designed our benefits to cover everything from big moments to little helps. As well all as the essentials, like pensions and holidays, we’ve got our own "AO Perks" to help you with the little things that matter.

To see all our benefits and perks, visit our AO Benefits page.

• 25 days holiday (Excluding Bank Holidays)

• At least 5% contribution pension scheme*

• Dedicated wellness initiatives that support your wellbeing, ranging from our 24hr employee assistance programme to subsidised gym membership.

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