Merchandise Planner - Jewellery - Cape Town
  • Cape Town, ZA
  • TFG Jewellery Division
Job Description

Position Description :

MERCHANDISE PLANNER

Jewellery has an exciting opportunity available for a Merchandise Planner for our flagship Brands. If you would like to join a leading retailer in South Africa, and you possess the following abilities, then this is the ideal position for you.

Key activities include :

  • Work collaboratively with the buying team to maximise sales, optimise inventory levels and grow profit
  • Analysis of merchandise performance with relevant outcomes proposed
  • Effectively develop, communicate, present and implement the product strategy
  • Effectively develop, communicate, present and implement the location strategy
  • Effectively communicate, present and implement the promotional strategy aligned to marketing campaigns
  • Financial and strategic management of the product e.g. product planning, allocations, controlling OTB, reviewing weekly & monthly figures
  • Provide weekly and monthly trade feedback with associated action plans
  • Managing monthly, seasonal and financial year forecasts for product categories
  • Managing range size and assortments
  • Managing replenishment stock
  • Establish and maintain collaborative partnerships with internal and external partners, including suppliers
  • Key Requirements :
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  • Relevant 3 year tertiary qualification
  • 3 - 5 years + proven working experience as a Merchandise Planner
  • A high degree of numeracy and an analytical, detailed and strategic approach to work
  • Computer literacy in MS Office, excel (intermediate to advanced)
  • Strong aptitude for ERP systems (Planning, Allocations, Buy-Plans, etc.)
  • Strong business acumen and merchant thinking
  • Good organisational and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Proven decision-making ability

Preference will be given, but not limited to, candidates from designated groups in terms of the Employment Equity Act.

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