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Planning Manager - Womenswear

Job Title: Planning Manager - Womenswear
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: South Africa
Salary: Excellent Salary Package
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q88396
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 24, 2012 15:36

Job Description

This established multi-product retailer currently seeks an experienced Senior Merchandiser to join its head office team in South Africa, working in its Womenswear Merchandising department as Planning Manager. Reporting in to the Head of Merchandising, you will take responsibility for: * Assisting with the development of the Merchandising strategy, ensuring that the range delivered meets and exceeds the needs of the customer (this includes both the type of product and its availability) * Working alongside the Buying team to ensure the Buying & Merchandising strategy is achieved * Creating a range plan to optimise space and maximise sales and profit * Identifying and regularly reviewing potential suppliers; negotiating commercially viable contracts * Monitoring and managing the availability of stock across the business * Managing the OTB * Managing a team of Merchandisers and Merchandising Assistants as well as admin support To be successful as Planning Manager, you should have: * Proven experience working at Merchandiser / Senior Merchandiser level within a high volume Retail Head Office environment * Confidence when reviewing the WSSI and a good understanding of the OTB * A commercial mindset, with knowledge of the latest fashion trends and wider retail market * Drive and ambition with the ability to work autonomously and make decisions * Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; you must be a team player with the ability to coach others and work to tight deadlines In return for your hard work as Planning Manager, you will receive an excellent salary package and the opportunity to progress within the business, cementing a long-lasting and successful career. You will receive exceptional training via a structured development plan, which will allow you to build up on your existing skill set. If you are a Merchandiser or Senior Merchandiser looking to work for highly successful retailer and progress your career in Merchandising, please apply now with an up to date CV.