Australia HQ, reports to Head of Merchandise managing a Planning team of 3. Family feel culture

Your new company

A retailer admired and supported by families across Australia need a new Merchandise Planner, to support on a permanent basis whilst their current incumbent enjoys maternity leave for the next 13 months.

Joining a head office admired for their strong work ethic, pleasant and proactive attitude across teams, driven and passionate to support family values and ensure product and stock is ready and available when required.

Your new role

The purpose of this role is to plan and forecast all stock requirements ensuring the successful procurement and allocation of stock that results in balanced assortments and stock-levels in stores to achieve (and exceed) sales budgets, margins and manage stock levels.

  • Lead, guide and manage workflow of all planning tasks, data extraction and interpretation on a weekly, monthly and seasonal basis.
  • Ensure tasks are completed eg, Trade Report, Intake, Allocations & Replens, Warehouse monitoring and management, New Stores, Range Plans, Core management.
  • Continual assessment of stock requirements based on product/size/store performance and communicate stock levels to buyer and ensure accurate forecasting and order placement on suppliers
  • Management and support to Allocators and Planning Administrator
  • Lead in-season & post-seasonal meetings with quality analysis on sales trends, profitability, product life cycle, pricing, sizing, product attributes required to ensure a balanced assortment is planned upfront.
  • Manage pre-season range plans, store phasing, allocations and rollups
  • Stock forecasting, OTB management, markdown strategies, correct seasonal flow and continual store stock balancing.
  • Build and manage financial plans for the categories within and across brands.
  • Share information on trends based on product performance, forecasts and conduct financial planning and make projections based on data

What you’ll need to succeed

  • Previous experience within a Merchandise Planner role, technically strong across the planning and analysis space
  • You are a motivated, driven individual who enjoys juggling many tasks at once whilst inspiring your team across their tasks and challenges
  • Confident communicator with all matters planning, explaining status to stakeholder groups and presenting findings
  • Financial analysis & interpretation
  • Commercial analysis and interpretation
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and resilience

What you’ll get in return

Working closely with a fantastic Head of Merchandise, your expertise and technical skillset will be highly regarded, recognised and valued across this HQ. Joining a team who are established and work in great harmony together, you will enjoy the benefits of how they operate.

Salary, dependent on experience $110K – $130K Super

Role is due to interview in January 2022, with the hope to commence in either Feb or March 2022 depending on applicants availability for handover with current employee prior to maternity leave.

What you need to do now

If you’re interested in this role, click ‘apply now’ to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV to Rebecca South (reb******@******.au + click to reveal ) or call us now.If this job isn’t quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

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