Strategic Planning Manager

East Midlands
23 Jul 2018
20 Aug 2018
Nicola Morgan
Job Type

Michael Page Fashion are recruiting for a reputable wholesale supplier based in the east midlands. They are ideally looking for someone from fashion retail buying background who understands trend and product and who can put together a strategic well planned offering for their customers.

Client Details

Our client is a professional and reputable wholesale supplier who are leaders in their market and are looking for a candidate with a fashion buying background for this new position.


The ideal candidate will be responsible for the following:

  • 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.
  • 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.


The ideal candidate will have the following skills:

* Degree qualified or equivalent in a business related subject

* Minimum 5 years previous experience in Product development, Buying role.

* Ideally experience will have been in a retail buying environment

* Intermediate to advanced competency level in use of Microsoft Excel

* Proven track record of developing cohesive product ranges and delivering improved sales

* Experience of Strategic planning, providing high level Management information and reporting


Job Offer

Competitive Package