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Merchandise Planning Manager - Retail

Job Title: Merchandise Planning Manager - Retail
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Dubai, Dubai
Industry:
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + exceptional benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q99021
Contact Name: Quest Search & Selection
Contact Email: simon@questsearch.co.uk
Job Published: August 29, 2015 12:45

Job Description

A growing luxury retailer is looking to hire an experienced Head of Merchandise Planning who will join their team based in the Middle East. Currently their operation is similar to a department store retailer with categories such as food, high end fashion, toys, electrical and homewares. As the Head of Merchandise Planning, you will:- Set up an entirely new function (and free up the company's team of retail buyers)- Implement all the planning processes for sales, inventory, markdown, margin, and inventory turns.- Analyse and forecast current and future trends. - Support to the different departments in the decision with the statistical information of sale.As this is a new position it is envisaged you will hiring a team over the first 12 months. To be considered you will need:- MBA or degree- 10 years + experience in the retail industry.- Strong analytical skills and understanding of statistical process control.- An effective communication skill in English language is a must.- Flexible, independent, team player, and self-motivated.This is an exceptional role which offers a rewarding salary package to the successful candidate who will thrive on these challenges. If you think that you are qualified for this position, please send us your CV.

Quest is a leading recruitment business with offices in London and Dubai. We have been operating for over 20 years. Our clients comprise Retail and Consumer businesses as well as support agency and consultancy companies. We place people across the whole world and in particular focus on moving exectuives to different countries and continents. We typically recruit within the £50,000 to £150,000 salary range.

We request that candidates send their CV as a Microsoft Word document where possible.

Quest Search and Selection is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.