Retail Planner (Junior) – Cape Town

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An ideal opportunity for a young, qualified Fashion Retail Merchandise Planner, with minimum 2 years’ experience in the Fashion Retail Industry. Enjoy this dynamic Accessories Retailer in a less corporate environment.


Seasonal Reviews

· Review seasonal sales data by brand

· Provide post-seasonal stock analysis

· Develop forward seasonal sales strategy in conjunction with Product Specialist and establish budgets and buy plan

· Analyse data in order to determine clients pre-season stock replenishment requirements

· Manage seasonal client presentations

· Bi-monthly store visits to establish “reality” of individual customer trade (impact of allocations and customer strategy)

Budget Management

· Recalculate required “open to buy” budget based on sell-through performance

· Review sales plans in line with “open to buy” budget

· Review stock forecast in line with “open to buy” budget

· Control purchase orders in line with revised “open to buy” budget

· Manage POD margins with Product Specialist

Analysis (Stock & Sales)

· Ensure timeous population of all information templates

· Convene weekly POD stock and sales meeting (by customer) to identify

* Item performance – by brand

* Over stock and under stock items

* Stock and sales – by store

* Forward strategy adjustments

· Provide input for client feedback communications

· Respond to ad hoc analysis requests

· Revise sales forecasts quarterly in order to determine updated need by brand, category and price point

· Revise catalogue by brand by store by month

· Business meetings – managed brands and wholesale

Reporting (in conjunction with Retail Allocator)

· Respond to requests for ad hoc reports

· Provide reporting on stock and sales and the product lifecycle for business meeting

· Provide snapshot information to support client meetings

Stock Management

· Plan and control the product lifecycle

· Identify and propose action on

* Best sellers (ie reorder)

* Worst sellers (ie markdown or recall)

* High stock covers (ie reassign to another client)

* NOOS stock and sales – ensure always have sufficient stock

* Allocations oversight

* Approving stock movements and purchase orders


Qualifications: Numerical Degree/Diploma

Experience: 2 – 3 years Retail Planning experience


· High level of Excel and numeracy competency

· Analytical ability · General computer and systems capability

· Able to work under deadline pressure

· Interpersonal skills

· Team player Position located in Cape Town

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