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    Job Post Information* : Posted Date 2 weeks ago(02/10/2018 10:21)
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    Aer Rianta International (ARI)

    ARI is a wholly owned subsidiary of daa plc. ARI is one of the largest and most significant players in the global travel retail industry. We own and manage duty free and duty paid retail outlets in Europe, The Middle East, Asia Pacific and the Americas. From pioneering beginnings when we opened the world’s first duty free shop in Shannon Airport in 1947, we now employ over 3,000 people worldwide and manage a turnover in excess of $1 billion.


    ARI Planning Function

    The Global Merchandise Planning function was introduced into ARI just a year ago to determine and implement the best ways of managing inventory levels within the business globally, maximising sales, profit and return on investment on our stocks. The Merchandise Planning function is a specialised, high profile, performance focussed team that works with ARI business units across the globe to provide timely, optimum and precise levels of stock to support sales potential, whilst rigorously managing aged inventory.


    This role

    This permanent demand planning role sits as part of a team of five reporting directly to the Head of Global Planning & Forecasting (all based in ARI’s head office in Grattan House, Dublin 17). In this role you will work to deliver optimum stock levels in ARI business units to meet forecasted demand and minimise excess stock holdings and aged stock. You will support the Category team in planning and forecasting demand at brand and vendor level and constantly strive to achieve and lead best practice in demand planning and forecasting.


    • 2-3yrs Merchandising, Demand Planning, Forecasting & Order management experience
    • Strong commercial awareness
    • Excellent numerical and analytical abilities
    • Experience working with a high volume of SKU’s in a fast-paced environment
    • Capable communication and presentation skills, to be able to articulate recommendations and present information to all levels across the business
    • Advanced IT skills – particularly Excel
    • Strong knowledge of IT system and programs to support planning and forecasting function.
    • Build strong relationships with other stakeholders in the business


    • Responsible for merchandise planning and stock forecasting (Annual/bi Annual/Quarterly) for category to ensure optimal stock levels to meet financial and budgetary requirements.
    • Builds annual stock plans to support category budgets in partnership with the Buying team
    • Manages vendor stock forecasts, as required, to support category budgets
    • Manages and reviews forecast model to ensure:
    • -Delisting product process.
    • -New Product introductions.
    • -Range Management.
    • -Accuracy of order data.
    • Supports IT/BI development needs to supply planning function.
    • Works closely with buying team to manage new product introduction and deletions.
    • Manages the sell through plan at product and vendor level with buyer and recommends actions
    • Manages and reports on stock levels versus brand targets set with buying team.
    • Is Responsible for aged stock levels in business.
    • Recommends to buying team action to address any overstock or understocks.
    • Agrees with buying team brand sales plan and targets and OTB’s.
    • Reports on performance and utilisation of forecast accuracy.
    • Supports category team on supplier performance and JBP’s.
    • Is primary point of contact for category team on inventory issues.
    • Support the development of junior team members


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