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27 Jun 2022

PermanentJob Position for Planner Needed Urgently

Latitude Resource – Posted by JobPost24 Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

Job Description

Job Position for Planner Needed Urgently

Location: Johannesburg
Job Type: Permanent
Company/Employer: Latitude Resource
Job Title: Job Position for Planner Needed Urgently

Vacancy Details

A market leader in retail (Fashion, Apparel & Travel) with expertise & world class infrastructure to house iconic international & local fashion brands, is hiring a Planner to join their Johannesburg team on a permanent basis.

This is an exciting opportunity to become part of an established, but also rapidly expanding fashion house.

Overall Responsibilities

  • The Planner is responsible for assisting to maximize business profits through effective management of Store’s merchandise assortment through the product life cycle of the merchandise in each store group.
  • Financial Accountability – Trading the Stores to maximize Profit in each Sector/Grade/Store Type Planning a Strategic Framework around Space, Customers, Store Status, Grade, and Capacity Team Management and Development
  • Range Management – optimized to each store’s potential Optimization of profitability by store and store type/group
  • Overall Tasks
  • Analyze Sales and store reports weekly on a Monday with the planner, checking stock levels and store covers by store by category to ensure stores have sufficient stock to achieve their sales plans.
  • Pull SIT (stock in transit) and SOR (stock on Request) reports by store and analyze accordingly.
  • Manage overstocked stores by adjusting allocations and taking the necessary actions
  • Review store/range grades and optimums regularly taking store segmentation into consideration
  • Liaise with the warehouse daily to ensure dispatches are done timeously
  • Responsible for putting opening stock packages together for new store openings through allocation of stock from the DC and via branch-to-branch transfers if need be.
  • Monitor and react to new store performance, adjusting the stock package accordingly
  • Manage stock movements to the liquidation stores.
  • Replenishment maintenance/analysis
  • Consolidation analysis
  • Responsible for allocating the right stock to the right store at the right time in the right quantities.
  • Compilation of reports – sit with Planner to analyse
  • Manage the wholesale portfolio
  • Conduct size and store grid analysis timeously.
  • Assist the planner with adhoc reports and analysis.
  • Skills and Experience
  • Strong financial and commercial business acumen
  • Bachelor’s Degree in math, business, fashion related field, or equivalent experience
  • At Least 2 years relevant retail experience in a Planner role within the fashion industry
  • Proven track record of effective stock management in a fashion business
  • Ability to coach, develop and lead an allocator
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Effective, proven negotiation, influencing, planning and organisational skills
  • Knowledge of competitors with the ability to form educated opinions to effect commercial
  • Ability to manage key relationships effectively to deliver business strategy
  • Understands the customer and responds effectively to their needs
  • Have an understanding of all critical path elements and product life cycle
  • Confident and engaging communicator with the ability to deliver presentations and influence key stake holders
  • Strong Computer Skills
  • Ability to collaborate, influence, and work cohesively with other core business disciplines/functions most notably – Retail Team, Visual Merchandising Team, Marketing, IT, and Finance.
  • Ability to manage and influence upwards (key Senior Management up to CEO) – on strategically important decisions and consequences of business decisions.
  • Salary – R15k to R25k, dependant on experience


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