Job description


Sales Planning Manager

One Group. Six brands. Unlimited possibilities.

We've noticed that ŠKODA cars are driven by a particular type of person. It's nothing to do with age, income or any other social demographic, but attitude. Our customers love driving something different because they're driven by something different. Just like us.

And right now we are at a pivotal moment as the focus is shifting massively towards CO2 free, connected cars. We are really only just at the beginning as ŠKODA is leading the charge for affordable, electrified mobility.

Great products, potential for a global career, limitless opportunities – you'll find all that here at Volkswagen Group UK. What really sets us apart is how we work – not how many vehicles we sell. Volkswagen Group UK has a unique culture, built on diversity, difference and a friendly rivalry that inspires us all. Across our brands and group functions, we learn from each other, encourage each other and regularly challenge each other to think differently. Our people have a true passion for what they do, a genuine desire to go further for customers and to give their own careers real momentum at the same time.

We have a brilliant new opportunity to join our Product Planning team as a Sales Planning Manager. You would be responsible for the management of the brand's car flow to achieve required sales targets by model and channel. Responsible for ensuring correct model volume and channel planning to minimise stock ageing, tactical costs and maximise RoS and liquidity for the brand. As well as managing and influencing the sales performance of the Brand by influencing and gaining agreement with a range of stakeholders within the Brand, the Factory and overall UK Group.  Ensuring that sales performance in the market is met from a Planning perspective by external review.

Some of the activities you will cover in your role include; ensuring any revised ways of working are captured formally, introduced into the VWGUK/Brand processes and recorded in-line with Audit & Legal guidelines, managing aggregation of the brand's in month sales forecast across all sub channels and reporting of the forecast to senior management and factory sales region, and highlighting trends and information to senior management within the Brand  to provide a direction to the business from a sales, order take and stock perspective.

The ideal candidate should have excellent analytical skills with a logical and methodical approach, ability to influence and negotiate to a senior level, and the ability to identify risks and opportunities and plan to address both. You should also be able to demonstrate commercial acumen and market insight experience, as well as confidence engaging key stakeholders, and well developed core management competencies.

So what can we offer you? We know people value different things, so along with a competitive salary, brand new car and discretionary bonus, we offer a wide range of flexible benefits to suit you and your lifestyle, including hybrid working.

Here at ŠKODA we're driven by something different, are you?

  • Contract Type:
    Full-time - Permanent
  • Location:
    Volkswagen Group UK - Milton Keynes
  • Brand:
  • Function:
    Product Planning
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  • Closing Date:
    31 August 2022
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