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Assistant Merchandise Planner

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

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We apologise for any inconvenience.


Do you lead the way?  

Are you a grafter?  

Are you loyal?  

If yes, read below to see how you could be a part of our story!  


Welcome to Card Factory - and your opportunity to be part of our exciting future. As the country’s largest, independent gift and greetings card retailer with over 1000 stores, Card Factory is really thriving. As well as being a progressive, exciting and friendly company, we reward our people’s commitment and determination. 

Card Factory are ever growing and as a result of this, we are looking to expand our Merchandise Planning Team. This role, Assistant Merchandise Planner, will work at the heart of the Commercial function on the Card category. The role will focus on supporting the delivery of our growth plans through numerical and analytical thinking. Therefore, candidates should have a keen eye for numbers and a passion for celebrating life moments!

Role Responsibility

  • Line level forecasting and ordering, maintenance of line cards
  • Intake and stock management vs budget; involvement in the WSSI process
  • Range performance analysis, financial rollup and presentation
  • Weekly sales and margin reporting vs target; input into trading decisions

The Ideal Candidate

  • Strong Excel skills
  •  Analytical & numerical
  •  FMCG Merchandise Planning experience
  •  Ability to work with a wide range of internal & external teams

About the Company

In return we offer a wide range of benefits to support your physical, mental and financial wellbeing.

  • 25 holidays + 8 bank holidays
  • Save as you Earn scheme
  • 15% Staff Discount
  • Discounted Gym Memberships
  • O2 open mobile contracts
  • Salary Finance
  • Pension 
  • Discounted Car Leasing
  • Employee Care
  • Flex My Day
  • Card Factory Foundation
  • MyCardFactory App: discounts at leading retailers

This role may involve out of hours and weekend working to support the business needs and the ideal candidate will hold a full clean driving license as travel between group sites may be required.

This is an exciting role with genuine prospects for the right candidate. If this role describes you and your career aspirations, click apply now.

For any questions email: vacancies@cardfactory.co.uk (we do not accept CVs/Applications via email) 

We reserve the right to close this vacancy once sufficient suitable applications have been received. We advise applying early to avoid disappointment as applications will be reviewed regularly. 

No agencies please.

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