Merchandise Planner – Fashion Brand
We are an extra-ordinary fashion company, rooted in supporting the sustainability of South African Fashion mastery. We are proudly South African organization, a tribe where extra-ordinary people work together to enable business success and to realize their full potential, passion and competencies. South African Fashion is our Passion.
We are looking for experienced, energetic, passionate and driven Merchandise Planning Manager, to lead our Fashion Planning for retail store’s base within key South African Mall’s. Are you Passionate about fashion? Are you the Best of the Best? Do you want to join a Growing Retail Company with excellent succession planning growth potential?
- Strategize and execute merchandise plans based on insights gained from merchandise mix, historical trends and future outlook projected by the brand
- Analyse store profile based on reports, including weeks of stock, merchandise sales blend, inventory by store grade
- Ensure effective inseason management (stock analysis and balancing, markdown management, stock vs. sale performance)
- Plan merchandise mix for each store and complete initial product allocation to stores and reserve management based on predistribution
- Finalize seasonal assortment plan and size run book
- Monitor the product line, pricing and developments of competitor brands
- Ensure the ageing standards are followed and the stock turns are maintained as per the company policy
- Manage margin negotiations, orders, stock distribution and product selection
- Monitor and analyse both, the best sellers and slow sellers and take appropriate actions
- Keep a track of actual sales vs sales forecasts, inventory checks, forth coming events and address the replenishment needs of the stores on dayto-day basis
- Perform regular store visits and competition analysis, in collaboration with the retail team and communicate findings to the Brand.
- 5 6 years of valid experience in fashion retail
- Minimum Educational level: Graduate in Retail Management / Fashion Technology
- Energetic leader with an Entrepreneurial spirit.
- Passion for fashion retail.