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Merchandise Planner


2 - 4 years $1,001 - $2,000 Ajman , Dubai , Sharjah - United Arab Emirates

Any Graduation. Any Nationality Female

Medical Insurance, Paid Leaves, Travel Allowance, etc.

, Posted on April 10, 2018 1 Opening

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The Merchandise Planner will be responsible for maximising sales and profitability in the business by potentialising trading of all stores across regions and territories. Maximising profit and sales densities. Work independently to tailor assortments to local trading conditions and coordinating new launches. Managing the effective communication with stores, product planning, buying and the distribution centres.

Industry Type : Retail
Functional Area : Merchandising & Planning / Category Management

Desired Candidate Profile

Key Responsibilities

•Work closely with product Buying Team to ensure that the central strategy is fully implemented in stores
•Manage the location planning and re-forecasting process to ensure that all locations have accurate and up to date forecasts
•Potentialise sales and profit opportunities in stores on your region/territory
•Liaise with Buying, Planning, Retail Operations, Finance, and Visual Merchandiser Team
•Present weekly overview of Store Performance, identifying 'fashion' priorities and proposed activity to address any concerns or opportunities. Spotting trends to feeding back to Planning, Buying and Territories
•Managing store grading and clustering
•Manage the store profiling and bias parameters and align with Planning and Buying
•Broker space allocation within the concept to facilitate Concept product strategy
•Manage the overall Concept space planning to ensure the store option counts are accurate and tailored to space
•Manage the overall Concept allocations and replenishment
•Manage the product input to optimise flow through DC
•Liaison with territories to identify local opportunities
•Visit territories and stores to be abreast with product performance and trends
•Working closely with Territory Managers to build up profiles of stores to help tailor stock packages to meet local customers
•Managing branch openings, closures, & space changes
•Attending area meetings and Range Reviews, providing feedback
•Ensure effective in-season management through regular analysis and action planning across concept and territory based on the performance around the following anchors
oSales vs Stock
oStock analysis
oStock balancing
oMargin analysis
oPromotional activity
•Maximising full price sell through
•Minimising store terminal stock
•Manage 'sale' sell through including creation and management of “sale” grading
•Manage and facilitate action to be taken on out of stock situations

Skills / experience required
•Experience of managing space and option management across an extensive store portfolio
•Thorough knowledge of initial allocation and replenishment strategies across a range of products and customer profiles
•Excellent communication and networking skills at all levels
•Be a team player, understanding priorities and work load of other departments Retail knowledge
•Good time management skills with the ability to plan, organise and prioritise tasks of your team under pressure to meet deadlines
•The ability to work on own initiative displaying strong commercial awareness and business acumen
•Excellent numerical and analytical skills with the ability to spot trends
•The ability to take a “big picture” view and back that up with detailed reasoning and analysis
•The ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
•Flexibility to travel and spend time in the field
•Ability to understand both Head Office strategy and retail needs
•Relationship management
•Negotiation skills
•Problem solving and decision making
•Leadership skills
•Resource management
•Planning and execution abilities


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