Business Planning Manager


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Role: Business Planning Manager 

Reporting: Head of Strategy and Analytics

Location: London

PANGAIA is a materials sciences brand on a mission to design a better future for everyone. This is a big, bold purpose and it drives all of our decision making. We are looking for a passionate Business Planning Manager to join our Strategy and Analytics team.

What you will do: 

  • Manage core categories for PANGAIA and own delivery of commercial targets
  • Develop and maintain demand forecasts for our products across all markets
  • Develop cash-flow and financial planning models to inform business planning decisions
  • Own volume planning for all our core products, ensuring stock availability and optimising sell-through
  • Be responsible for managing weekly trade, informing web traffic and conversion rate targets
  • Work closely with the Merchandising team to understand prevailing market trends to inform volume choices especially for new products and collections
  • Use analytics and insights to help improve core category performance
  • Create and present materials for senior leaders

Qualifications & Experience

  • Bachelors or Masters Degree in Commerce/business/finance, computer science, data science, maths and/or engineering
  • However, if you love working with numbers we encourage you to apply

Nice to haves 

  • Experience in category manage in apparel, luxury or fashion industries
  • Cash-flow and/or financial modelling experience
  • Working proficiency in VBA, Python, R, SQL and/or other programming languages

Key skills

  • PANGAIA is a fast paced and rapidly growing business – being able to take ownership of workstreams and keep track of multiple tasks
  • Familiarity with visualisation tools such as Tableau and Board
  • Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
  • Well-organised and comfortable working across multiple projects with multiple stakeholders
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent stakeholder management and top-down communication skills
  • Self-starter and comfortable with ambiguity and getting into the weeds


  • Private Health Insurance
  • 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays)
  • Additional day off for your birthday
  • Pangaia clothing discount
  • Technology allowance

Seniority Level

Mid-Senior level


  • Biotechnology
  • Apparel & Fashion

Employment Type


Job Functions

  • Business Development
  • Strategy/Planning
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