Senior Merchandise Planner

Senior Merchandise Planner

Remuneration: Market related 
Location: Cape Town
Job level: Mid
Type: Permanent
Reference: #CUMG-4303
Company: Cape Union Mart

Job description

An opportunity has become available in our Buying Team for a confident, energetic and resilient Senior Merchandise Planner within Outdoor Footwear who can think laterally and who has the strong analytical, logical reasoning and numerical abilities required to oversee the merchandise planning for the applicable portfolio in adherence to the Cape Union Mart Group standards.

Our ideal candidate will have the ability to align with the company vision, be self-motivated and actively involved in overseeing the end to end process in the applicable area of responsibility. In addition, the successful candidate should have the high energy levels required for this fast-paced, exciting and dynamic retail environment.


Duties and Responsibilities

    • Achieve turnover, gross profit budgets, stock budgets and related KPI’s

    • Deliver and implement post seasonal analysis, strategic planning, range & assortment planning

    • Accurately and continuously budgeting and forecasting in order to achieve sales plan and maximize profitability

    • Accurately and continuously forecasting inflows to achieve sales plans, departmental growth and profitability

    • Executing and managing project plans to achieve the agreed objectives

    • Supporting and guiding team members with regards to efficient administration as well as the accurate allocation of stock to ensure that the right stock gets to the right store by the right time

    • Liaising with stores, suppliers, customers shipping and marketing

    • Use KPI’s to drive buying and marketing decisions

    • Responsible for the growth and development of assigned allocator

    • Dead stock management

Experience & Qualifications


    • 3-5 years of working experience as a senior Retail/Merchandise/Product Planner within a retail environment is required

    • Matric with a relevant tertiary qualification is an important pre-requisite

    • Microsoft Office proficiency with advanced excel experience is essential

    • Working knowledge and experience with Merchandise planning and reporting systems is required

    • Experience in planning Footwear or Clothing is advantageous

Competencies Required

    • Passionate about people with leadership aspirations

    • Good articulation with excellent English written & verbal communication skills

    • Sound numerical, analytical thinking & logical problem-solving skills

    • Strong merchant, trader and commercial mentality

    • A Team Collaborator with strong strategic and forward thinking

    • Strong planning, organizing, administrating and coordinating skills

    • Ability to work independently, self-lead and use initiative

    • Methodical, detail-orientated and accurate

    • Deadline and outcomes focused

    • Proactive, innovative, passionate, committed, self-motivated, driven and trustworthy

    • Resilient and tenacious in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment

    • Ability to prioritize, manage your time, maintain high levels of drive & initiative while under pressure

    • Ability to resolve conflict

    • Ability to build and maintain relationships with all levels of the organization

    • Ability to make sound decisions

Posted on 15 Feb 14:37

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