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  • Global Assistant Planner

    Job Locations IE-Global
    Job Post Information* : Posted Date 4 weeks ago(4 weeks ago)
    Number of Openings
  • Overview

    ARI Planning Function

    The Global Planning function was introduced into ARI one year ago to determine and implement the best ways of managing inventory levels within the business globally to maximise sales, profit and return on investment on our stocks. The Planning function is a specialised, high profile, performance focussed team that works alongside global buying and with ARI business units across the globe to provide timely, optimum and precise levels of stock, whilst rigorously managing aged inventory. We currently have 5 in the Planning team based in ARI Head Office in Grattan House, (Dublin 17).



    This role

    The global Planning team based in Dublin is divided into three main categories – Perfume, Skincare and Cosmetics; Liquor, Tobacco, Food, Tech and Souvenirs; alongside Luxury Fashion. In this role you will support your Category in planning and forecasting at brand and vendor level.


    This role will suit a recent graduate from a retail/buying/business discipline or someone with 1-2 years’ experience ideally in a planning related role. It is a great chance to work in a fast-paced environment and with instantly recognisable global brands. Although initially offered as a nine-month contract there may be opportunities beyond this initial contract.


    • Third level qualification in a buying/retail/business administration related discipline preferred
    • Experience working in a planning or buying related role in another retail company advantageous
    • Good IT skills with strong Microsoft excel capability
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Take a proactive approach to work and show a desire to learn and progress


    • Support the Global Planner in managing stock levels for each business unit as per ARI financial metrics
    • Support the Global Planner in maintaining best parameters to support accurate replenishment to meet forward demand
    • Responsible for maintaining SLA's for BSP, reviewing for Planning team daily
    • Prepare reports for trade review to be shared with commentary start of week
    • Report on performance and utilisation of forecast accuracy
    • Manage and report on stock levels versus brand targets set with buying team
    • Ensure accuracy of planning parameters impacting automatic replenishment
    • Supports IT/BI development needs to supply planning function
    • Works with category team on supplier performance and JBP’s
    • Act as primary point of contact for operations team on inventory issues


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