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27 Jun 2022

PermanentJob Position for Unemployed Merchandise Planner Needed

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

Job Description

Job Position for Unemployed Merchandise Planner Needed

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

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 Merchandise Planner. This position will either be office based in Johannesburg or Home Based in Cape Town.

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

Role Description

  • Conduct post-seasonal analyses where the previous season’s performance is reviewed, and specific relevant trends are identified.
  • Review styles in terms of their key attributes related to sales performance e.g., colour, style, range, price points, store performance, core versus fashion, size analysis etc.
  • Compile buying plans and seasonal size risks by product category
  • Manage mark down budgets in line with aged stock levels
  • Establish and maintain collaborative working relationship with the international planning team
  • Pricing strategy and in season management
  • Manage monthly trend meetings
  • Manage and direct all aspects of the divisions merchandise planning and allocation policies, objectives, and initiatives
  • Managing inventory through adapting to the market and accurate forecasting


  • Strong analytical, commercial and financial business acumen
  • Bachelor’s Degree in business, fashion, design or equivalent experience
  • At least 2-3 years’ experience as a Planner, but 5 years plus preferred.
  • Self-motivated, self-starter who can cope with multiple tasks retaining a high level of accuracy.
  • Planning and organizational skills.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Hardworking and flexible attitude to work, time management skills.
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Salary – R25k to R45k, dependant on experience


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