A leading supplier of both garments and accessories to both retail and trade, working with high street retailers and supermarket brands are looking to recruit a Strategic Planning Manager. It is essential for this role that you have worked with licensed products previously and ideally have come from a Buying background.
Working closely with Head of Sales, Head of Design and Licensing Manager
To analyse and understand market trends, consumer trends, retailer and licensor needs.
Set seasonal range options to support movie/game releases etc in advance across multi products catering for each individual retailer.
Working closely with the sales team to identify the opportunity/design direction & product mix for each retailer across departments.
Develop a strategic sales plan, identifying departments to focus on to bring together a more cohesive, planned offer to the retailer for each Sales Executive ensuring sales are maximised.
Focus on building ranges from accessories out.
Continually researching the market to identify white space opportunities and develop ranges/products for the sales team to present.
Work alongside the sales team to ensure sales targets and margins are met.
Work with key licensors to ensure we are aware of all their strategies and become a key partner in product support.
Report in to licensors regularly on our progress/development/listings at retail to help protect our position, working in conjunction with Licensing Manager.
Establish a design timetable with Head of Sales and ensure it is executed and submitted for approval in a timely manner.
Prepare internal presentations design/marketing for any new licenses.
Degree qualified or equivalent in a business related subject
Minimum 5 years previous experience in a Licensed Sales, Product development, Buying role.
Ideally experience will have been in a retail environment
Experience of working within or supplying large national retailers.
Ability to record information in a concise, accurate and legible manner.
Ability to work on own initiative.
Strong organisation and negotiation skills.
Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft office, particularly with Excel.
Educated to GCSE Maths and English Grade B or above.
A positive can do attitude.
Calm and objective.
Assertive, confident and approachable.
Able to multi task.
Own car and full driving license.
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