Management Consultant - Retail Buying, Merchandising & Supply Chain

Location: London
Posted: over 4 years ago
Contract Type: Permanent
Industry: Disciplines, Sectors
Contact Name: Mark Atkinson
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Job Description

Our client is a global strategy and transformation consulting organisation, specialising in advising and supporting enterprises in significant transformation, from innovative strategy to execution and with a focus on results. With the new digital economy creating significant disruptions and opportunities, this global team of over 3,600 talented individuals work with many of the worlds leading companies and governments.

Your Role Focus:

With the retail industry in the midst of one of the most profound periods of disruption and transformation, retailers need a partner to help them through this - a partner who helps them understand the issues, helps them define solutions and helps them on the journey of transformation. Retailers need more than just glossy PowerPoint documents. They need results.
You will be responsible for designing and delivering innovative solutions for some of the UK’s best-known retailers. constantly develop the thinking around the changing face of buying, merchandising and supply chain in a digitally-enabled world, you’ll be a key part of developing this thinking and making it a reality for their customers in the clothing, non-food and food sectors. You’ll be a key member of the Retail Supply Chain Centre of Excellence which blends deep industry knowledge with practical consulting expertise.

You Will Bring:

•    Deep knowledge of multi-channel merchandising and supply chain strategies and processes including one or more of: 
•    Sourcing & Buying.
•    Merchandise & Assortment Planning. 
•    Category Management.
•    Pricing & Promotions. 
•    Forecasting, Allocation & Replenishment.
•    You’ll have a deep understanding of how these different processes impact the customer proposition as well as other areas of the business such as logistics and retail operations.  
•    You’ll being a working knowledge of the planning and execution systems used in buying, merchandising and supply chain management.  Implementation experience would also be advantageous.
•    You’ll be experienced in consultancy methods and approaches, learned through either working for a consulting organisation or via project implementation with a retail organisation.
•    Finally, experience of different retail sectors, including fashion, general merchandise and/or grocery business models, potentially with an international dimension.



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