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Category Planning Analyst

  • 12/09/22
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  • 2333


Location: Dublin/ Hybrid

About your new employer:

-One of the largest travel retail companies in the world

-With more than 100 retail locations around the world

-Work with brands like Chanel, Dior, Estee Lauder, Lancôme, Diageo, and Bacardi

-Fantastic work culture

Key Responsibilities:

-Responsible for merchandise planning and stock forecasting (on an Annual/Bi-Annual/Quarterly basis) for category to ensure optimal stock levels are in place to meet financial and budgetary requirements.

-Deliver specialised, high level commercial analysis and evaluation of medium and long term strategic corporate planning opportunities.

-Provide an agreed core suite of reports (including commentary and recommendations) to category which will include specific performance analysis reports as well as ad hoc reports as required.

-Weekly meetings with the Commercial & Category teams where you will communicate performance, provide challenge, and monitor progress on a weekly basis.

-Manage the category relationship with the finance managers in each global location to ensure full alignment on all budgets and KPIs.

-Responsible for managing optimum stock levels for each business unit as per company financial metrics and provide recommendations to the buying team to address any overstock or understocks.

-Responsible for planning the seasonal OTB and closely monitoring sell through with the buyers.

-Work with the Buying team to ensure that all promotional mechanics and rebates are do not dilute margin.

-Providing accurate margin and category information as required for any new Bid process

-Challenge & drive improvements in current processes & controls. Play an active and influential role in promoting financial impact and awareness within the business.

-Work closely with the Rebate Analyst and Buyers to ensure that all rebates are captured correctly and that margins in the system are always accurate.

Skills/Experience needed:

-A minimum of 5 years’ experience working in an analytical or demand planning/forecasting type role in a retail/commercial environment.

-A third level degree in finance or analytics related discipline

-Advanced Excel skills

-Proven analytical and numerical experience and critical thinking skills are required.

-The ability to build and manage strong relationships with senior stakeholders in the business, both in different functions and in different geographical locations.

-Ability to challenge managers and provide leadership when introducing new ways of working.

-Proven ability to work with a high volume of SKU’s in a fast-paced environment.

-Knowledge of IT system and programs including Navision and Targit

What you’ll get in return:

-Hybrid options and flexible working

-Competitive base salary

-Great bonus

-Great discounts in store

-Great Pension

-Career Progression

Get in touch:

If you are interested in hearing more about this job, please apply here or email your CV to or to arrange a call! Looking forward to hearing from you

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