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Sourcing Planner

Listing ID: 1029511

Sourcing Planner

Type of Position: Temporary Position
Company / Organisation / Artist Name: Debenhams
Location: North West London, London, UK
Employment Length: 9 Months
Hours: Full Time
Experience: 2 to 5 years
Specified Hours: 35
Start Date: ASAP
Twitter Handle: @
Deadline: Ongoing
Ad Expires In: 6 days 13 hours
About: At Debenhams, we are working hard to make sure that we continue to play an important part of the community with our stores anchoring shopping locations up and down the country. Having recently come under new ownership with access to additional funding, we are now focusing all our efforts on building a stronger customer proposition; committed to becoming more of a Destination, to integrating Digital and to doing things Differently.


What you will be doing…
  • You will be working with sourcing partners to forecast and plan category business levels with direct sources and offshore sourcing offices to deliver global sourcing plans.
  • Create weekly reporting to include status of performance against pre-defined KPIs including targets for volume and cost order trends to support decision making and provide transparency into the performance of the sourcing operation.
  • Create and establish an effective planning calendar to align and support the needs of the offshore offices, suppliers and internal stakeholders.
  • Establish robust planning platform for the creation and maintenance of sound commercial plans by country, supplier and product area.
  • Work in partnership with Buying & Merchandising to ascertain business growth strategies and impact on offshore teams and production capacities.
  • Work with offshore office teams and sourcing partners to produce sound commercial production plans by country, supplier and product.
  • Maintain accurate record of actual orders placed against the plan and incorporate performance into regular management reporting.
  • Update supplier scorecards and provide monthly supplier performance reporting to global sourcing team.

What you will bring…

A strong knowledge of sourcing and manufacturing processes,alongside Appreciation of the impact of global factors and how this can affect costing models and production capacities and an understanding of product, garment and fabric technology. You will also have:

  • The ability to communicate and interface on many different levels.
  • An organised and structured approach
  • Adaptability and flexibility
  • Initiative and troubleshooting skills
  • Change management experience 
  • Strong multi-tasking expertise
  • Negotiation skills

 
What you will get in return…

  • 25% discount in stores and online
  • Access to external discounts and promotions through Perks@Debenhams
  • 33 days holiday (inclusive of bank holidays)
  • Interest Free Season Ticket Loan
  • Access to In-house Sample Sales
  • Early Finish Fridays on Pay Day 

To support Debenhams at this exciting time, our people need to demonstrate:

  • Energy
  • One Team
  • Ownership
  • Ambition

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