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Planner - Footwear

David Jones - Melbourne, VIC

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Full Job Description
Job no: 983929
Work type: Full Time
Location: Melbourne - CBD & Inner
Categories: Merchandise

The Role

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Merchandise Planner to join the Country Road team, looking after our Women’s Footwear category. Reporting to the Merchandise Planning Manager, you will hold accountability for stock management and forecasting key business KPI’s to deliver the company financial targets for the category.

Please note this is a maternity leave fixed term contract role for 12 months.

Key Responsibilities

Establish budgets for sales, markdowns, purchases, stock levels, stock turn, margin % and margin dollars.
In season trading, review and recommend forward forecasts on sales, markdowns, stock, stock turn, margin, purchases and gross profit.
Manage markdowns, analyse weekly sales reports and propose any clearance markdowns in season. Control seasonal markdown levels within targets and manage stock levels across 1st stores and clearance channels.
Prepare and contribute towards SWOT and post seasonal review meetings and any forward strategy meetings in conjunction with the product team.
Facilitate the weekly trading meetings by providing analysis and recommendations to achieve Sales, GP & Stock targets.
Manage OTB for the division, including option planning and range buys
Ensure that initial allocations and replenishment are managed each week to meet potential sales
Work closely with VM and Retail regarding stock planning to ensure that we have the correct stock levels in stores and plan for new store openings.
Analysis, update and monitoring of allocation grids / profiles by category
Liaise with Allocation Analysts and state managers on store needs, stock transfers and gridding of stores, plus identify and drive opportunities at store level.

The Ideal Candidate has

Have demonstrated experience working within the Merchandise Planning space either at a Junior Planner level or newly established Planner
Is passionate about the Country Road brand!
Previous experience coaching and mentoring team members, with proven success in driving development and succession planning
Possesses a relevant tertiary qualification
Has developed exceptional numerical and analytical skills, coupled with a strong retail and commercial acumen
Has a demonstrated ability to work alongside a range of key senior stakeholders in order to achieve business outcomes
Is team oriented, and thrives in a collaborative and dynamic environment
Has an ability to meet deadlines and work within a fast paced environment whilst balancing competing interests
Has developed excellent communication skills, both written and spoken, with the ability to influence stakeholders across internally and externally

Why work for us?

A competitive remuneration package, including incentives
Bi-annual product allowances and generous discounts on all brands products (Country Road, Trenery, Witchery, Mimco and David Jones) for you and your immediate family
Birthday roster day off
Excellent career progression involving regular training and on the job development
A genuine, open and high performing culture
Opportunity to become involved in our Corporate Social Responsibility program, by supporting our community partnerships

About Us

Country Road has grown to become one of the best known and highly regarded clothing and retail brands in Australia and New Zealand. Country Road creates quality lifestyle products across Womenswear, Menswear, Childrenswear, Babywear and Homewares. Renowned for its commitment to style, quality and design, the fashion ranges are a celebration of all that’s vibrant and exciting about modern Australian living.

Advertised: 14 Apr 2021 AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 30 Apr 2021 AUS Eastern Standard Time