Accurate forecasting of demand across your given region will be your primary focus in this crucial role. And that’s not just Retail, but Digital and Outlet sales (where applicable), too. Using our specialised software system, you’ll manage allocation and replenishment of stock from the Distribution Centre and make sure the right shoes get to the right place at the right time. It will also be down to you to work with the Demand & Fulfilment Centre of Excellence to update Seasonality Profiles and work cross-functionally to deliver special events, from Back-to-School to Black Friday.
Make no mistake, your forecasts will be fluid and in line with your continual reviews and updates based on sales, lost sales, promotions and commercial plans – not set in stone. So you’ll be forever analysing and re-analysing the state of play. Plus, you’ll go all-out to make sure plan can be delivered within stringent time constraints that are dependent on the capacity at our Distribution Centre, store delivery schedules and lead times.
A bit about you
It’s very likely that you already have Demand & Fulfilment software experience via your essential background in a retail environment. What’s certain, however, is that you’ll have outstanding analytical skills and knowledge of appropriate tools like SQL, databases, BI and Excel. Not to mention proven commercial skills, good judgement and demonstrable ability to prioritise and manage your own workload. This is a role that demands a high attention to detail and the ability to spot issues that might not be immediately apparent to less detail-focused people. You’ll also need to be a great team worker who collaborates by nature and knows how to build relationships with multi-functional stakeholders from Merchandising to Supply Chain and IT.
Clarks, based in Somerset, England, has been at the forefront of innovative shoemaking since its foundation in 1825, when brothers James and Cyrus Clark made a slipper from sheepskin off-cuts. At the time it was ground-breaking; a combination of invention and craftsmanship that’s remained at the heart of what the brand does now.
In the Clarks archive of more than 22,000 pairs are shoes that have sparked revolutions and defined generations. From the original Clarks Desert Boot, first designed by Nathan Clark and launched in 1950 to the iconic Wallabee, each design has an instantly recognisable signature - a unique combination of craftsmanship and innovation that make it unmistakably Clarks.
Clarks is a global business operating retail, wholesale, franchise and online channels in over 100 markets worldwide supported by nearly 10,000 employees across the world.
We’ve already told you about the degree of flexibility you’ll enjoy as a valued addition to our business – but that’s just the start. As well as development opportunities, pension and a competitive salary, you’ll also enjoy a variety of other benefits. These range from 25 days’ holiday (plus bank holidays) to discounted healthcare. And, as everyone loves new shoes, you’ll also get a very healthy discount on our products.
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Clarks International believes that the principle of equality of opportunity is fundamental to the company's operations. Our long held aim is to provide just and fair treatment for all employees. We will not discriminate on the grounds of sex, age, disability, marital status, colour, race, religion, ethnic origin, sexual orientation or gender reassignment.