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Sales Planning Manager

One Group. Six brands. Unlimited possibilities.

Great products, potential for a global career, limitless opportunities – you'll find it here at Volkswagen. With iconic vehicles such as the Beetle and the Golf GTI, few manufacturers have produced as many legendary cars as Volkswagen. Our brand holds a special place in people's imagination. But it's our people who make us one of the most successful automotive brands. There's a real sense of opportunity, progression and drive in everything we do.

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? As an inclusive employer we know people value different things, so along with a competitive salary, car and discretionary bonus, we offer a wide range of flexible benefits to suit you and your lifestyle including hybrid working.

Sound like a challenge? We'd love to hear from you…


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