Junior Demand Planner AO
Supply chain and Buying
A Bit About UsWe’re a bunch of people who go to great lengths to make sure our customers are the happiest customers out there. We may sell everything from washing machines to PlayStations, but at our core we’re a people business. We roll up our sleeves and work together to make things happen. From logistics, recycling to our award winning IT teams, almost everything we do, we do ourselves to make sure every aspect of our customer journey is done properly. We launched in 2000 as a result of a £1 bet in a Bolton pub. 18 years later we have a 5* TrustPilot rating (after 100K reviews), expanded our business into Europe and floated on the London stock exchange, but we never lose sight of what we’re about.
More About the RoleWe’re looking for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to assist our Demand Planners in a fun, fast paced environment where 2 days are never really the same. You need to be a quick thinking self-starter, adaptable and great at building relationships. We’re responsible for the company’s largest asset (our inventory) but we’re also responsible for our most valuable asset (our customers) so your people skills need to be top notch. This ensures the team achieves their personal objectives and collectively we achieve our departmental objectives.
Here's What You Can Expect to be DoingRaising orders and arranging bookings for key suppliersSupporting Demand Planners to ensure strong category availability Build and maintaining relationships with internal & external stakeholdersDaily & Weekly Updates to Demand Planners/Supply ChainData Maintenance in Relex (Forecasting & Replenishment System)
A Few Things About YouCompetent on MS Office, particularly ExcelStrong Communicator Adaptable to change in a fast paced work environmentStrong organisation skills with good prioritising skillsExtremely customer focused
Why Choose AO?At AO, our culture and our AO’way of doing things is vital to our success. We’re passionate people, determined to do whatever’s necessary to make our customers happy. The AO motto is "treat every customer like you’d expect your nan to be treated, and make decisions your mum would be proud of". To do this, we train and empower each and every AO’er to strive for better ways of doing whatever they are doing. Our AO’ers don’t just go through the motions and follow processes, it just isn’t our thing. We don’t follow trends, we set them.
Great People Deserve Great ThingsAs an AO employee you can take full advantage of our benefits package. As well as the fundamentals, like pensions and holidays, we have designed our "AO Perks" to help you out financially and make your work life a little easier.