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Wholesale Merchandise Planner

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This position is a fixed-term contract for a 6-month maternity cover.

Check out the role overview below If you are confident you have got the right skills and experience, apply today.


  • Reporting to the Head of European Planning, the planner is responsible for managing the flow of goods into the company to meet sales, margin, and stock targets


  • Plan the replenishment flow of goods into all Perry Ellis Warehouses (both on-site and third-party Warehouses)
  • Own the process for seasonal buys and for making recommendations for replenishment purchases
  • Ensure each replenishment program is satisfying forecast demand reporting on monthly performance to the management team and merchandising
  • Review monthly OTB to manage intake in line with budgets reporting any variances and actions to be taken
  • End to end order ownership reviewing the order at risk reports highlighting to teams where intake does not meet demand and making recommendations to ensure sales forecasts are met
  • Work with Account managers to ensure customers are notified of risks and delays
  • Work closely with Purchasing and sourcing teams to ensure deliveries are on time making any needed call-outs to the Management Team for any air requests
  • Work with account managers to review customer weekly sales performance and make a recommendation for replenishment into account
  • Ensure team enters customer orders correctly and in line with inventory availability
  • Review excess and obsolete stock making recommendations to liquidate non-go-forward inventory available for common stock styles
  • Review customer specific stock levels to ensure no excess left in the whs
  • Distribute sell in reports to management teams and merchandising highlighting balance to achieve and any risk and potential rebuys needed
  • Provide merch teams with sell-in reports and attend lessons learned meeting
  • Manage and develop team members into confident planners
  • Attend brand conferences and account meetings as and when required


  • Must have a minimum of 3 years experience in a similar role or be working at retail
  • merchandiser level
  • Understanding of the relationship between wholesale and retail
  • Intermediate/advanced excel skills
  • Knowledge of supply chain function and critical path
  • Strong attention to detail
  • High level of commercial acumen
  • Effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
  • Experience of working in a fast-paced, customer focussed environment
  • Good understanding of stock and availability management
  • Strong analytical and communication skills
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