Senior Merchandise Planner

Cape Town
South Africa
2018-04-06 09:46:42


An experienced Senior Merchandise Planner from a traditional or online retail background is wanted in the Cape Town Area. Experience in the area of fashion and clothing will be of advantage. The ideal candidate will report back to the Head of Retail Planning and will create financial and business strategies for the department by delivering products that exceeds customer’s expectations.

Responsibilities include:

  • Preparation of budgets, sales, stock and profit targets
  • Communicate trading issues and forecasts with proposed actions to management and buyer
  • Implement promotional plans to optimise sales and profit
  • Measure brand/supplier performance against targets and make recommendations to grow or exit
  • Develop and agree on sales and profit targets and implement the agreed departmental strategy in partnership with the buyer
  • Manage and forecast the intake of stock in with the agreed OTB stock levels
  • Promote stock efficiency though inseason trading whilst managing forward covers
  • Manage terminal stock

Key Requirements:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proven decisionmaking ability
  • Great interpersonal and organisational skills
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