We are looking for a Planner to join our Planning team in Brugherio (Monza).
It’s a fast paced and diverse role and when we say that two days are never the same, we’re not kidding. Just look around our business and it’s easy to see why.
Featuring the right products on air at the right time of day is a vital factor in maximizing sales in QVC and this exciting challenge could be yours!
Reporting into a Planning Manager, in this role you will provide an objective link between Buyers and Broadcasters, ensuring the long-term profitability of airtime and products as well as maximizing sales opportunities in the short term.
In this role you will work closely with buyers and will be responsible for your own product area in the Beauty category.
This will involve in-depth demand and sales analysis to determine the optimum positioning for products and TV shows and the effective rotation and management of merchandise.
Some of your main responsibilities will be :
Prioritize on-air sales and productivity maximization.
Strategize items to maximize selling exposures
Identify and react to opportunities that include promo handles, Free P&P, SPVs, TSVs, OTOs, Auto Delivery, and Advanced Orders.
Monitor and review sales performance
Maintain category margin requirements
Identify opportunities for new show titles and events
Partner with Buying to analyze business and develop short and mid-term strategic plans.
Partner with Buying to establish seasonal strategic plans, including rotation of shows and products. Balance the needs of the category and the business to ensure the best result for the airtime.
Manage and action overall inventory to assigned goal.
Analyze item / show sales performances and determine next actions
Identify lines to re-order and propose quantities for key lines, being responsible for developing strategies for their long-term life cycle to ensure on air and Buy Anytime sales are maximized on each line.
To identify stock to be returned to vendor (RTV) and actioned in a timely manner, proposing exit strategies for problem lines.
Identify and action markdown and liquidation inventory, ensuring that the correct status, pricing and liquidation strategy is applied in accordance with QVC's guidelines.
To prioritize management of aged inventory
Identify and communicate opportunities within category assortment based on sales trends and gaps in the inventory.
Partner with Buying and Commerce Platforms to forecast, plan and recap Events
Forecast sales and inventory providing information for the open to buy process.
To be successful in this role you'll need to have :
A degree in Economics, Engineering, Math, Statistics or in a relevant matter.
2-4 years experience in a similar role (ideally with a focus on planning / forecasting / inventory / pricing analysis, within the retail sector or from the Beauty sector)
Experience of being responsible for a product area and stock management is preferred
Excellent knowledge of Excel
Fluency in Italian and English is a must
Ability to adapt to a fast pace and live commercial environment
Strong analytical skills
Great attention to details
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Please apply with a CV in English.