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To support the Merchandising team in analysing the sales performance for each individual product line, ensuring the correct stock allocation is planned for stores and delivered to meet the business needs 

Key Duties / Responsibilities

• Review and update The Perfume Shop’s replenishment system, ensuring all stores have the appropriate stock levels to achieve company sales budgets
• Maintain the minimum credible display stock levels in line with the bay layout, sales and store grading, ensuring stores have appropriate stock cover for forecasted sales
• Be accountable for the appropriate management of discontinued products 
• Maintain store and key line availability in line with company standards
• Work effectively with Branch Merchandising, to create store grades for allocation, whilst building awareness of store availability and branch cover reports
• Build key relationships with stores and Area Managers, ensuring all stock queries are dealt with in timely manner
• Build relationships with the wider teams to maximise flexibility and commitment
• React and make required changes to the replenishment system for any promotional calendar changes or updates
• Forecast accurately for the weekly warehouse output plan throughout the year, to maximise sales and maintain store stock in line with company budgets
• Allocate appropriate stock for new stores, re-sites or store closures 
• Populate key allocation reports on a daily basis, ensuring good housekeeping at all times
• Conduct regular store visits to gain commercial awareness of the market, brands and competitors

This list is non exhaustive and other ad-hoc duties may be required.

Essentials 
Skills 

• Basic MS Office skills, particularly in Excel
• Good communication skills both written and verbal
• The ability to manage your time, handle multiple activities, establish priorities and meet deadlines
• Ability to build relationships and collaborate with others to achieve goals
• Ability to demonstrate a proactive and enthusiastic approach in completing tasks and providing solutions to problems 
• Analytical skills 
• Commercial awareness 

A little bit about us

The Perfume Shop has c.260 stores in the UK and Ireland and has been trading since 1992. Our parent company A.S Watson, which acquired us in 2005, is the largest Health and Beauty Retailer in Europe and Asia.

We are one of the UKs top fragrance retailers, and our vision is simply to be the customers first choice for fragrance purchases on the high street and online. We are best known as an employer for being placed successively in the Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies to Work list from 2012 to 2015. For more information about working at The Perfume Shop visit www.theperfumeshopjobs.com.

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