Founded in 1990, we are a leading supplier of apparel, workwear, headwear, gifting, bags, display and branding services across the African continent servicing sub-Sahara, East and West Africa regions. We offer Brands a blank canvas that allows them to tell their story and remain top of mind to their customers.
We live by our values of People first, Respect, Improvement, Diversity and Excellence (PRIDE). Our priority is pursuing customer excellence, profitability as well as promoting employee engagement. We are looking to partner with dynamic people that share these values and that are interested in making an impactful contribution towards building the BARRON legacy.
Job Title: Planner
Location: Modderfontein, Gauteng, South Africa
Reference #: PLN01
Contract Type: Permanent
Salary: Market Related
The purpose of the Planner is to forecast product needs based on sales histories and develop a product line plan that assures the profitability of a product category.
Job objectives and functions:
Forecasting and budget management:
•Accountable for planned revenue, forecast as well as achieving set budget by reviewing product lines and product line productivity, ensuring that there are enough items per product line to meet targets, suggesting items for last buy, identifying redundant stock as well as products for promotion.
•Responsible for Managing New Product budget, by making sure that new product presented by Buyer does not exceed budget.
•Monitor and show responsibility on achieving key performance indicators (KPIs) (i.e., sales plan, gross profit, cost reductions, stock turns, and closing stock). Assess and highlight areas of positive performance and identify areas where improvement is required, and implement appropriate action for their area of control
Management of product line per category:
•Responsible for managing the current stock on record and product life cycle by conducting research, analyzing consumer trends, looking for opportunities within Barron competitors as well as working with the Buyer to develop features in existing products to suit specific target markets.
Stock management according to sales:
•Plan stock level requirements according to forecast and budgeted stock turns
•Manage clearance at appropriate times
•Assess performance weekly of skus and manage stock levels up and down in order to meet required sales
•Analyse and evaluate Key Performance Indicators (i.e., sales plans, cost reductions, forward covers, Chain Sales to Stock Ratio (CSS) and stockturn). Consider trends, supplier efficiency and lead times when under their area of control reviewing recommendations
Process Improvement and Efficiency:
•Implement the revised procurement process which clearly defines the interdependencies between the buyer and planner which is underpinned by analysis and decision making processes guided by key performance indicators
NQF 7Bachelor of Commerce/ Qualification in Finance / Supply Chain Management
NQF 8Bachelor of Commerce/ Qualification in Finance / Supply Chain Management
Forecasting and Product management
Product cycle management
Knowledge of customer service principles and practices
Demand Planner / Retail Planner 3-5 Years
Experience with range construction, financial forecasting of a range2-3 Years
Attention to DetailAdvanced
Analytical Problem SolvingAdvanced
Inventory management and controlAdvanced
Ability to navigate through complexityTactical
Analysis and Judgement
Initiative and Responsibility
Results and goal orientation
Application Deadline: 09/05/2022