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Planning Manager - Kidswear

Job Title: Planning Manager - Kidswear
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: South Africa
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q93182
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
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Job Published: July 08, 2013 07:58

Job Description

An exciting opportunity has just opened for a dynamic and experienced Planning Manager to work within the kidswear category of one of South Africa's largest and most successful retail groups. As the Planning Manager, your main responsibilities will include: * Developing a customer demand plan that is based on current trend analysis and evaluation * Managing the quantitative allocation of inventory to meet sales targets * Analysing and evaluating the current KPIs and competitor activities to identify points for improvement and implement appropriate action * Leading and motivating a group of highly skilled planners To qualify for the Planning Manager position, the following are required: * At least 6 to 8 years of Planning Management experience * Working knowledge of Merchandise theory and practices with an in-depth awareness of merchandise best practice, supply chain and retail business process * Trend forecasting experience * Strong understanding of the market and trends * Strong relationship management and influencing skills * Excellent project management skills * Outstanding communication skills, both written and oral Give your career a boost with this excellent opportunity that also comes with a rewarding package. If you think that you are qualified for this position, please send us a copy of your up to date CV. 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.