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Merchandise Planner (Fashion)

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Merchandise Planner (Fashion)

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Merchandise Planner (Fashion) - Cape Town Reference: DBN001745-JB-2 An exciting opportunity exists for a Merchandise Planner to join a diverse multinational consumer Brand Business representing well-known global apparel and footwear brands. (Cape Town) Duties & Responsibilities The role will encompass both store and assortment planning for the retail channel; as well as working with the Brand / Sales Managers to support the wholesale business with demand planning. There is a strong focus on improving key performance metrics over time, where the successful candidate will play a pivotal role in ensuring that these objectives are met.   Essential Duties and Responsibilities Preparation of seasonal sales and stock plans, encompassing unit projections, price inflation targeting, and product mix optimization. Preparation of Seasonal analysis of each Brand in order to fully understand the performance down to the lowest SKU Level; and to use such analysis for Critical Forward Planning for each Brand. Assisting with the compilation of annual sales budgets, with ongoing reforecasts at a store, category and product level to ensure achievability and to rebalance OTB commitments. Management of the forward order pipeline with international vendors by ensuring OTB commitments are aligned to the budgeted sales plans and Principal Commercial Contracts. Managing the critical path of each brand respectively, to optimise the relevant timelines and ensure key interventions are conducted on time. Continual assessment of Store performance and implementation of stock management techniques to keep the business aligned to key indicators; including but not limited to effective Replenishment to maximise Sales performance and Market Share. Providing support to the Brand Manager and Head of Planning with the setting and maintenance of prices and margins across the range. Compilation of regular management and operational reporting to bring visibility to business operations. Working closely with the Brand and Purchasing & Customer Services Teams to formulate commercially practical ranges whilst providing and presenting data that supports informed decision making. Working with and providing direction and/or guidance to the allocations team to replenish stock to stores to eliminate lost sales opportunities. Work jointly with Store Operations and drive development to ensure grading/option plan is in line with space management (pre-season). Ensure integration of ratio management in all merchandising activities. Ensure that best practise is actioned for in-depth analysis to support buying commitment decisions for each Brand as appropriate. Review and action fact-based category input and feedback for internal/external stakeholders. Guide the Operational teams for best practice end-to-end in season management including management of best & worst sellers, in season stock cover management, in season reactivity & sales to space management. Provide guidance and strategy for execution of end of season stock management. Oversee the optimal flow of merchandise incl. fulfilment of product/marketing introduction deadlines/capacity planning. Work collaboratively with Marketing and Brand, Visual Merchandising (VM) and Store Operations. Support the Business and Finance Teams when conducting Business Reviews for each of the Brands as appropriate. Education & Experience Requirements Essential: Matric Desirable: Relevant business related tertiary qualification. Essential: Min 3-6 years’ relevant merchandise planning experience in a retail fashion environment.  Skills and Abilities Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills. Negotiation skills. Communication skills. Commercial thinking. Presentation skills. Knowledge of IT systems and data analytics. Client account management. Knowledge of market trends and the retail landscape. Self-starter and manage own tasks and responsibilities.  Core Competencies Persuading and Influencing. Analysing. Deciding and initiating action. Planning and Organising. Entrepreneurial and commercial thinking. Presenting and Communicating Information.   IMPORTANT NOTICE By applying to this advert you hereby acknowledge that you have read and accept the following Protection of Personal Information ACT (POPIA) disclaimer: I hereby consent for Talented Recruitment to process my personal information as part of the recruitment process. Talented Recruitment shall take all reasonable measures to protect the personal information of applicants and for the purpose of this disclaimer “personal information” shall be defined as detailed in the Protection of Personal Information Act, Act 4 of 2013 (“POPIA”). Package & Remuneration R

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Job reference:
Merchandise Planner (Fashion)
Location:
Cape Town, South Africa
Working term:
Permanent
Salary:
Negotiable
Application deadline:
17/01/2022
 

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Working Hours: Monday - Friday
Job Location: Cape Town, South Africa
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An exciting opportunity exists for a Merchandise Planner to join a diverse multinational consumer Brand Business representing well-known global apparel and footwear brands. (Cape Town) The role will ...
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Job Location: Cape Town, South Africa
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Merchandise Planner (Fashion) - Cape Town Reference: DBN001745-JB-2 An exciting opportunity exists for a Merchandise Planner to join a diverse multinational consumer Brand Business representing ...

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