Trainee Merchandise Planner

Remuneration:Market related 
Location:Cape Town, Southern Suburbs
Job level:Junior

Job description

Key performance areas (KPAs)

Assist in achieving financial KPAs
  • Drive revenue as measured by demand and net sales
  • Manage category margin
  • Maximise the conversion of demand to net sales
  • Manage category stock efficiency
  • Manage stock availability
Assist in merchandise financial planning
  • Develop a balanced range and react to trade to rebalance the range
  • Manage inventory so as to achieve targeted stock efficiencies
  • Manage forward buy levels in accordance with OTB
  • Manage the inflow of stock so as to achieve stock availability targets
  • Manage promotions and engage with channel owners so as to drive sales velocity
  • Stay abreast of market trends so as to implement best in class practices
  • Produce timely reporting to ensure management remain up-to-date on category performance
  • Undertake analysis that supports or challenges category/business strategy
  • Ensure that capturing of quality data so as to support quality analysis
Process improvement
  • Identify and drive process improvements
  • Support strategic corporate projects


Qualifications and accreditations
  • Tertiary commercial/retail qualification, preferably degree majoring in numerical and/or statistical subjects

Experience and skills
  • Computer literate with Excel (Advance), MS Word, Outlook and PowerPoint

Attributes and behaviours
  • High level of interpersonal, communication and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work independently and interface with multiple management levels and multiple areas of the company
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Must show level of assertiveness
  • Must be performance driven and results focused
  • Ability to make insightful business decisions and think laterally
  • Achievement orientated, coupled with an adaptable, innovative and creative approach
  • High energy levels to work in a challenging environment

Posted on 13 Sep 09:52

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