Senior Merchandise Planner (Menswear)

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Senior Merchandise Planner (Menswear)
Remuneration: market-related 
Location: Cape Town
Job level: Senior
Job policy: Employment Equity position
Type: Permanent
Reference: #CUMG-5583
Company: Cape Union Mart - Old Khaki - Head Office

An opportunity has become available in our l eisurewear team (Old Khaki) for a confident, energetic and resilient s enior planner  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 and 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 (if applicable)
  • 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
Experience and qualifications
  • 3-5 years of working experience as a 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 menswear and footwear will be highly advantageous
Competencies required
  • 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, organising, 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 prioritise, manage your time, maintain high levels of drive and initiative while under pressure
  • Ability to resolve conflict
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with all levels of the organisation
  • Ability to make sound decisions

Posted on 13 Jan 13:16, Closing date 11 Feb

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