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8 Jul 2022

PermanentJob for Merchandise Plannerg Wanted At cape town

People finder Career Placements – Posted by JobPlace24 Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Job Description

Job for Merchandise Plannerg Wanted At cape town

Location: Cape Town Northern Suburbs
Job Type: Permanent
Company/Employer: People finder Career Placements
Job Title: Job for Merchandise Plannerg Wanted At cape town

Vacancy Details

Employer: People finder Career Placements

Our client in the Retail Industry requires the services of a Merchandise Planner to develop and execute a product strategy to ensure increased sales, improved margins and maximum profit gain.

Key performance areas:

  • Perform pre-budgeting merchandise performance analyses for the area of responsibility, by analysing the current performance against budgeted values including sales, stock levels, margin, and stock return.
  • Investigate over and under performance to identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Set the merchandise budget for the financial year and obtain authorisation for the proposed budgeted values.
  • Work alongside the Buyers in the creation of balanced assortment plans by analysing the selected items and quantity per item ordered to ensure sufficient quantities per branch.
  • Review and manage branch clustering on an on-going basis, by performing turnover and demographic analyses to ensure correct clustering.
  • Review and maintain the branch item ranging on an on-going basis to ensure the availability of balanced ranges at store level.
  • Manage the execution of the approved budget for the financial year for the area of responsibility.
  • Perform on-going analyses throughout the financial year to identify out of line situations and propose corrective action.
  • Manage item life cycle and collaborate with Buyers for the discontinuation of ‘end of range’ items.
  • Manage, maintain and ensure accurate customer demand forecasts through incorporating current and accurate market information.
  • Analyse post promotional and event data to determine opportunities and improve future forecasts.
  • Assist and support with internal projects and tasks as business demands and needs requires.
  • Perform on-going engagement with the stakeholder’s team to ensure that the current approved Merchandise Strategy is executed throughout the supply chain.
  • Candidate Requirements
  • The successful candidate must have:
  • Matric with a relevant degree / diploma in Business, Economics, Supply Chain or a related field
  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience in a planner role
  • Proven knowledge and experience in managing a sizeable planning portfolio within a large retail organisation
  • Proven SAP Retail / Buying / Arthur / Enterprise Planning experience
  • Proven knowledge and application of forecasting, statistical modelling, sales projections, replenishment and merchandise planning principles and methodologies
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of buying, supply chain and retail operations processes
  • Knowledge of economics trends and its impact on consumer spending
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office 365 with an advanced level of Excel skills
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted.


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