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  • Location: Fareham (Support Office)
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • Job Family: Support Office
  • Job category: Supply Chain
  • Full or part-time: Full time
  • Apply by: 22/07/2019
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Product & Planning Manager

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Product & Planning Manager


'happy to talk flexible working'

Did you know that Specsavers is the world's largest privately owned optical group represented in 10 countries globally? Due to continued growth we are recruiting for a  product & Planning Manager.

Specsavers provides almost 20m frames a year to its UK customers through more than 700 stores. Each combination of prescription, frame choice and fitting is unique, so we have software in store to ensure accuracy, labs in most stores to cut lenses and eye-testing equipment from the world’s leading manufacturers.

Uniquely, Specsavers own their own supply chain business so you will be at the heart of the business in terms of quality and provision of goods and services. This is a role that will play a number of key roles in the support of the Frame team with the ultimate aim of ensuring the smooth operations and delivery of Frames from order into our stores through excellent planning and  and continuous improvement for processes and systems. Other responsibilities will include:

  • Being the main contact for all suppliers globally, ensuring manufacturers can deliver on volume orders
  • Leading the pre and post launch review process to assess success against KPI's
  • Managing the frame launch processes – making improvements where necessary
  • Managing our global range ensuring all information is recorded and communicated
  • Creating reporting to manage product governance and operations


To be successful in this role you will have previous demand planning or operations experience with working knowledge of process mapping and supplier management.  To manage all product data and reporting you will need to have advanced Excel experience. You will be required to travel to Guernsey each week.


We offer a competitive salary with bonus, healthcare, dental cover and life assurance. If you are interested in expanding your career, we look forward to receiving your application.


Closing Date is 22nd July 2019