Senior Merchandise Planner – Lingerie –Global Business

Fantastic Opportunity!! This established Global lingerie brand is looking for an experienced Senior merchandise planner to join their Retail Division. You will be given a rare opportunity to be a part of this rapidly growing brand and division.

You will play a key role in the financial and inventory planning process for the retail stores and can make an instant impact to the business.  Reporting to the Head of planning manager ….

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage and forecast plans for Retail Stores Nationally under the guidance of a Head of Planning . Plans will include revenue, inventory and margin goals.
  • Develop seasonal plans by analysing historical data and current trends while identifying risks and opportunities.
  • Determine unit plans associated with financial plans on all categories and styles within product assigned area. Plans are created pre-season with inventory and margin measurable.
  • Forecast and maintain a high in-stock rate on key items.
  • Make recommendations on any stock gaps.
  • Maintain accurate reporting on forecast models, and in-season sales and sell through performance.
  • Publish report stock and sales intake on a regular basis (weekly & monthly) and provide recommendations accordingly
  • Partner with the senior merchandise planner in range planning & selection of merchandise pre-season and in-season to ensure stock level plans are adhered to or any variance is justified.
  • Partner with VM and operations manager on option count planning, and build visual line plans upon finalization of product selection.
  • Reconcile plans from a top down and bottom up perspective.
  • Process open to buys and follow up communications with appropriate partners.
  • Manage inventory levels and age of product.
  • Analyse and react to financial, market, customer and supply date and react accordingly in partnership with the retail team.
  • Contribute to creating new business concepts from a merchandise planning perspective through collaboration with the senior merchandise planner.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or related work experience.
  • Retail merchandise planning/ store planning experience in a progressive & growth focused retail organization with some apparel and or lingerie experience.
  • Excel skills imperative. Experience in systems and programs relative to planning processes.
  • Excellent partnership skills.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to analyse complex quantitative data.
  • Strong presentation skills.

Please note, only those applicants with relevant industry experience will be contacted in relation to their application.

 If this role sounds like a good fit for you, APPLY NOW!!
sandra@perfectlyplaced.com.au