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Merchandise Planner

MICHAEL PAGE INTERNATIONAL PTY LTD - Strathfield South, NSW

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Source: uWorkin

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JOB DESCRIPTION

Great opportunity to join a well known retailer and share your planning knowledge and make a difference. You will be responsible for Forecasting, Inventory Planning (in store and online) and In-Stock across AU and NZ.

Client Details

Australian retailer that is well presented in the market. You are joining an enthusiastic, dynamic team where there is opportunity to share your ideas and contribute to the planning strategy.

Description

As a merchandise planner you will be responsible for the planning for both the stores (80+) and the online sales.

Forecasting will be strongly focused on analysis (historical data) and expected trends/ forecast.

You will work closely with the buyers to improve forecasting and in-stock position and align with the buyers to ensure full commercial support from Ranging, New Product Introduction (NPI), In-season management to End of life product.

In regards to the stock level and manage of inventory flow (right level of stock/ stock balancing) you are responsible from supplier through to the stores.

- Manage stock position for catalogues, sales and promotional events

- Review catalogue performance with the Buyer and take learnings for future catalogues

- Identify with the Buyer slow selling lines and action plans to accelerate growth or reduce inventory accordingly

- Manage Open to Buy (OTB) in order to respect inventory budgets & forecasts

- You will be the point of contact for store enquiries

Inventory flow:

- Purchase order creation / modification / deletions both for local and overseas vendors.

- Liaise with supply chain/shipping/master data to ensure accurate shipping data-

- Monitor inbound shipments / orders to assist in setting priorities to meet out of stock requirements.

You will have 1 direct report.

Profile

The successful candidate has proven experience of working as a merchandise planner (3-5 years +) within the retail industry

Advanced Excel skills (need to be comfortable with V-look up, Pivot tables).

Excel VBA/ Macros is an advantage.

To be considered for this position you need to have the right to work in Australia and currently be based in NSW

Job Offer

A competitive salary is offered for this full time position.

To apply online please click the 'Apply' button below. For a confidential discussion about this role please contact Barbara Schless on +61 2 8292 2060