Junior Planner Job Description

Junior Planner Job Description

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Junior planner provides input and oversight of routings and planning bills of material (BOM’s) in support of material resource planning (MRP) requirements.

Junior Planner Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

You must have Advanced Excel skills
Use tools to create monthly and weekly production plans for manufacturing locations
Work with manufacturing locations to properly prioritize production plans
Identify periods when it may be necessary to buy supplemental product or place a product on allocation, and facilitate quick resolution of the issue
Resolve potential shortage situations by proactively managing inventory levels at warehouses
Identify and resolve customer satisfaction, production and logistics issues by identifying the root cause of the problem and utilizing appropriate problem solving techniques
Document and distribute outcome of monthly meetings
Provide necessary reports and analysis needed to enable the S&OP process
Develop production and distribution plans needed to support the annual budget plan
Identify and articulate issues and potential solutions surrounding the development of AOP plans to senior management

Junior Planner Qualifications

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Licensing or Certifications for Junior Planner

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: APICS, AICP, EIT, EI, CAMS, CM, AAAE, LEED, IBF, GIS

Education for Junior Planner

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Employers hiring for the junior planner job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Collage Degree in Engineering, Economics, Education, Business, Business/Administration, Industrial Engineering, Management, Science, Architecture, Marketing

Skills for Junior Planner

Desired skills for junior planner include:

What the customer will want and need at a specific time
Inventory management systems
Microsoft Excel
Bill of Material structures in relation to planning activities
Blueprint reading and bills of materials
Deliberate and crisis action planning
ERP / MRP Systems

Desired experience for junior planner includes:

Track supply by market, surplus/short and old age inventories
Drive Inventory reduction to cost-effectively reduce surplus inventory levels
Work closely with Marketing to proactively manage the new product introduction process
Perform production capacity planning studies
Identify and execute opportunities to improve supply chain efficiency
Track and monitor technical site transfers

Junior Planner Examples


Junior Planner Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of junior planner. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for junior planner
  • Hold a key role in the IT Planning process in terms of documents preparation, data gathering and meetings
  • Keep track of the process status and updates
  • Master the IT investments and costs collection and analysis
  • Drive the IT systems that support the IT Planning process
  • Support the Manager and Planner in the development and implementation of media plans as well campaign analysis and buy stewardship
  • Compile and oversee monthly media schedules from the merchant organization
  • Own the management of ads within the internal ad system
  • Work with the project planners to facilitate monthly turn in’s for print and broadcast media
  • Manage the creative process for digital display media campaigns including creative brief submissions, creative approvals, and updating the campaign status document
  • Update and maintain monthly paid media reporting and campaign recaps
Qualifications for junior planner
  • Very good command of written English, good command of spoken English
  • Monitor and maintain rates from external media partners
  • Assist in the RFP process and development of media campaigns recommendations
  • Preparing the team for external meetings/calls with pre & post meeting overviews
  • Become the day-to-day liaison to the internal merchant, creative/production, finance teams and external media contacts
  • Participate and play an active role in team brainstorming sessions

Junior Planner Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a junior planner. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for junior planner
  • You will have Knowledge of Retail Supply Chain Management
  • You will have High attention to detail and accuracy
  • You will have Excellent self management skills
  • Complete by door sales analysis, comparing sales and stock by door and by volume grade and market cluster by account
  • Update open to buys by account, actualizing sales/markdowns and receipts by week and projecting future sales and stock levels based on trend
  • Communicate with retail planning partners
  • Create, update and regularly distribute monthly promo / continuity plans that include communication targets based on the guideline provided by the manager and production information for each campaign
  • Create makelists for promos and all pres events using our scheduling system
  • Place all promos in the TX schedules and monitor campaign delivery
  • Brief BSO on the channel’s on air strategy and scheduling of all pres elements
Qualifications for junior planner
  • Bachelor’s Degree, with related coursework in advertising, marketing, and/or communications
  • Be curious and have a passion for digital media and mobile specifically
  • Candidate should have experience in planning and operating events from 50 -200 attendees
  • Planning experience is preferred
  • Work with the on-air team to make sure promotional elements are correct, editorially sound and delivered on time
  • Be a point of contact and work with the BSO area to ensure the schedules are editorially sound prior to TX and manage any issues that arise in the transmission of the schedules promos being incorrectly tagged, DVE squeezes not running correctly

Junior Planner Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of junior planner. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for junior planner
  • Provide visibility, curate & support the upload of new stock onto the US website, working with Upload, Studio, Buying, Merchandising, Marketing & Editorial departments to ensure a smooth weekly process
  • Utilize reports and tools available to curate uploads that meet the criteria to achieve the best variety in offering to the customer, satisfies the business’ financial needs and enhances visual merchandising output
  • Work closely with Buying and Retail to provide advance visibility of key product to the customer facing teams including the Product Merchandising Manager, thereby supporting the monthly events calendar
  • Co-ordinate newly bought-in product for photography, retouch and product writing processes
  • Check all products are satisfactorily represented and completed by all departments for the weekly uploads
  • Anticipate the needs and wants of The Outnet customer and present new and returning brands to her in an aesthetically pleasing and seasonally appropriate manner
  • Attend regularly occurring trade, sales, retail, calendar and photo studio meetings to advise on past uploads and future upload plans
  • Quick and efficient resolution of errors in product information in all systems
  • Maintain and develop excellent relationships with other teams within the business, including visits to the distribution centre and studio
  • Flexible work hours – setting uploads live for local market times as needed, bank holiday availability
Qualifications for junior planner
  • Degree in Business Engineering or Business Administration
  • Good numeracy and an analytical approach
  • Ability to work well under the constant time pressure of rolling broadcast deadlines
  • Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with a wide range of people
  • Degree-educated or equivalent experience gained in the Retail industry with E-commerce preferred and/or exposure to Merchandising, Buying and Inbound warehouse functions
  • A tastemaker with a strong command of both the full-price and off-price marketplaces

Junior Planner Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of junior planner. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for junior planner
  • Run and analyze daily, weekly, monthly reports (ie Sales, Markdown, Inventory)
  • Work across all brands and new business
  • Build a comprehensive understanding and successful application of secondary research tools
  • Responsible for travel arrangements for Implementation team members
  • Collect, analyse and share information related to the stocks and product availabilities(out-of-stocks/low stocks/overstocks)
  • Preparation of municipal planning documents such as official plans, zoning by-laws, secondary plans
  • Monitor & improve customer volume forecast accuracy
  • Formalise actions and support needed to solve issues and drive improved KPI performance
  • You are the main driver for the accurate generation of a consolidated rolling 24 months demand forecast whereby information from Marketing and Sales is key
  • Expedite customer orders, raw materials (Shortages), answer expedites from customer service
Qualifications for junior planner
  • At least 2 years of experience in a IT environment (consulting company or IT function)
  • Genuine interest in luxury fashion and trends, constantly seeking out relevant market information
  • Strong numerical and analytical skills, ideally gained in a retail merchandising environment
  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written) including timely response to queries, comfortable working closely with a global team in separate offices and time zones
  • Ability to identify problems, demonstrate use of initiative and implement appropriate solutions to improve website and streamline internal workflow
  • Ability to think independently and effectively prioritize outstanding tasks

Junior Planner Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a junior planner. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for junior planner
  • Follow up on shipping promises to the customer, follow up consignment reports and special customers needs
  • Supporting all organizational and reporting aspects associated with commercial activities at the purchasing department
  • Input of orders and supplier details into system
  • Supporting all activities aimed at incoming goods planning together with warehouse and administration
  • Management of relations with suppliers for the exchange of information on procurement
  • Supporting planning activities of buyers
  • Prepare quantities for all repeats, ensuring they are aligned to forecasted sales, Open to Buy (OTB), margin and airfreight targets
  • Raise all orders/inquiries with the suppliers, identifying opportunities to negotiate on cost to maximize profit margin
  • Identify allocations of stock from the Distribution Centre (DC) through a detailed analysis of stock and sales data
  • Responsible for managing intake, ensuring that all orders are delivered on time and applying charges where applicable
Qualifications for junior planner
  • On-site inventory and storage management
  • Candidate should have experience in assisting the planning and operating of events from 50 - 200 attendees
  • Be a proponent of both new and old media – of how they both work, interrelate and can be best used in an integrated way
  • Some quantitative research experience and/or openness to learning (not afraid of numbers and rigor)
  • Some qualitative research experience (focus groups, in-depth interviews, ethnographic research – any type of interviewing skills)
  • Innate curiosity and aptitude to learn about marketing, brands, advertising, communications, culture, people, a burning desire to dig into what makes them tick

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