Merchandise Planner - Wynberg in Western Cape - Yazoo Recruitment

Yazoo Recruitment

YAZOO RECRUITMENT is a Closed Corporation that commenced operations in January 2003. YAZOO has established a dynamic reputation and enjoyed steady growth in the Financial Services Industries & Auditing Arena in Cape Town. Mid 2006 we branched out into the Gauteng & KwaZulu-Natal areas, and during 2010, we included the Eastern Cape to our range. Given the imperatives of employment equity, it is the company’s main objective to cater predominantly for candidates from previously disadvantaged backgrounds. Yazoo has formed a solid network of connections in the recruitment industry and preferred market sectors by rendering top-flight service to clients and candidates alike. Recruiter from sector Human Resources, located in Western Cape, From 1 to 10 workers

    About this job ad 5 July


  • Cape Town, City of Cape Town, Western Cape
  • Description

  • Salary: Market Related
    The ideal candidate for this role will be responsible for driving financial sales, gross margin and inventory plans for categories under management both pre and in season whilst identifying risks and opportunities to maximise margin, develop reporting and analysis to support and challenge strategies.
    Qualifications & Accreditations
    Tertiary Commercial / Retail Qualification, preferably University Degree
    Experience & Skills
    Minimum of 3 years’ experience working as a Merchandise Planner in a ‘blue chip’ retail organisation
    Computer literate with Excel (Advance), MS Word, Outlook and PowerPoint
    Key Performance Areas
    Achieve 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
    Merchandise financial planning
    Develop balanced range & 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 & engage with channel owners so as to drive sales velocity
    Stay abreast of market trends so as to implement best in class practices
    Product 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 & drive process improvements
    Support strategic corporate projects
    Talent management
    Communicate performance goals and standards so that the team understand expectations
    Recognize, reinforce, and reward contributions so as to ensure team engagement
    Coach and develop staff and self for current and future responsibilities
    If you are a SA citizen & your CV meets the above criteria, please send your CV to *********************
    Gmail, Yahoo and Hotmail email account users: please whitelist our domain ************** to ensure that you receive correspondence from us, or please check your spam/junkmail folders for responses.
    Recognising that diversity is the key to excellence, our client especially encourages members of designated groups to apply.
    If you have not heard from us within a 2 week period, please deem your application as unsuccessful.

  • Requirements

  • Language(s): English
  • Availability for travel: No
  • Availability for change of residence: No


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Ad summary

  • Merchandise Planner - Wynberg in City of Cape Town, Western Cape

  • Recruiter

    Yazoo Recruitment
  • Type of contract

    Permanent contract

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