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Merchandise Planning Manager

Job Title: Merchandise Planning Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Abu Dhabi
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Tax Free Salary + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q95642
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
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Job Published: June 05, 2014 14:30

Job Description

A well established retail group in the UAE has opened a highly challenging and exciting opportunity for an experienced Merchandise Planning Manager to join their growing team in Abu Dhabi. As the Merchandise Planning Manager, you will be responsible for the following: * Develop a comprehensive merchandise plan and strategy for each assigned category * Communicate the sales, margin and stock forecasts to the Brand Director * Liaise with key departments to drive the brands success in terms of category and product merchandising * Lead and motivate the merchandise planning team and ensure that each team members potential is maximised * Forecast the Open to Buy by category and product group * Monitoring category and product group trends within the buying department at a global level * Oversee the launch plans of new products The successful candidate will have the following qualifications: * Substantial years of experience within a similar merchandise planning management role * Knowledge of the UAE retail industry * Excellent IT and analytical skills * Strong communication and leadership skills * Highly strategic and results-driven This is an excellent role which offers a rewarding salary package to the candidate who will thrive on these challenges. Send your CV through to us today if you think you have the skills and experience we are looking for. 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.