What you will be doing…
In this role you will lead a departmental team to develop seasonal financial plans, aligned to our B2B partners sales, and through historical trends, market & customer insight, plan, edit and execute assortments to meet the international customer needs.
Key responsibilities include:
-Develop a balanced and informed seasonal product plan for a division bringing together partner financial plans, space and option requirements over time, aligned with Debenhams product strategy
-Inform future Departmental product strategy with historical analysis and partner, customer and competitor insight
-Agree the Departmental product critical path, informed by customer seasonal needs, phased product launches, promotional activity, taking into account product leadtimes and the “go to market” calendar
-Inform product Departmental strategies, identifying areas/products to grow, maintain & decline, agreeing pricing strategies and identifying new product trends and opportunities
-Meet our international customer needs through appropriately editing the core assortment aligned to option plans, agreeing key lines and identifying 3rd party opportunities with the fashion & home buying team
- Review product with the partners, presenting the product assortment, delivering seasonal strategies and range details, agreeing OTB spend, gathering partner feedback
- Plan partner buys to maximise department margin and validating OTB. Consolidate partner requirements to one quantity to handover to F&H, agreeing seasonal spend, phasing & cutoffs
- Manage departmental seasonal deliveries & partner dispatches to agreed critical path and cutoffs
- In season Departmental OTB & Trading, oversee ongoing OTB spend vs plans, update F&H team on risk & opportunity
What you will bring…
You will bring a understanding of planning and optimising a product range to this role along with a strong understanding of the International market. You will demonstrate the Debenhams behaviours and support with recruiting, motivating and developing team members. You will bring to this role excellent communication skills as you will be working closely with Fashion and Home Buyers and Planners and also Leadership.
What you will get in return…