Planner (New Business) Mr Price
Mr. Price Group
Durban, KWAZULU-NATAL, South Africa
2d ago
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  • Thisexciting opportunity has become available for an experienced Planner to join anew, upcoming department within the Apparel division.

    As the business expandsfocusing on non-comp growth, we look forward to moving into new markets andlooking for the right person to come onboard with us and break new ground!

    Keeping abreast of the opposition and workingclosely with other team members and suppliers, you will develop strategic plansand, ultimately, translate these into merchandise and assortment plans.

    You will manage stock within the departmentand produce accurate figures for further analysis.

  • Current Trade & Post Mortem :
  • Extract & analyse financial KPI's & product performance against set plan by sub department season, category & sub category.
  • Compile a draft report highlighting all issues that have impacted performance.
  • Lead a discussion to develop an action plan that will maximize sales & profit.
  • Conclude the action plan out of this discussion that will include re-forecasting financial plan in respect of sales, orders, stock, markdown planning going forward as well as inform key strategic input for forthcoming seasons.
  • Collaborate with location planning team to identify missed store opportunities & agree an action plan to correct missed opportunities.
  • Complete the current trade report for relevant management.
  • Post Mortem :
  • Collaborating with the location planner to review the previous season's zero-based plan (ZBP) in order to conclude the previous seasons missed opportunities.
  • Summarize in a post-mortem the previous seasons performance (sub dept. season KPI's) based off current trade reports & compile key lessons learnt.
  • Seasonal Strategy :
  • Develop a seasonal strategy for the sub department which will include strategic objectives, a top line financial plan which is aligned to the previous seasons post mortem, growth opportunities & trend direction.
  • Reconcile the seasonal strategy with the location planning strategy & the marketing strategy.
  • Lead the strategy discussion & agree the seasonal strategy to be presented to the management team ensuring it is aligned to key company growth initiatives.
  • Building an Assortment :
  • Build the initial assortment plan in collaboration with the buying & location planning team ensuring that post mortem, agreed strategy, current trade, trend & external factors are considered.
  • Reconcile the assortment plan back to the merchant & location financial plan by checking that the key strategic ratios are consistently flowed through the season & across store profile.
  • As a team review, agree the assortment plan & assist with preparing the required presentation documents.
  • Order Placement & Product Allocation :
  • Create all order lines for the season with your greater team ensuring accuracy in all detail inclusive of category & sub category detail, product attributes, size curve, cost prices, selling prices, and PMO (Project Management Office).
  • Check all order placing activities & order authorizations are completed timeously according to calendar deadline requirements.
  • Collaborate with location planning team to ensure order allocations are completed timeously according to calendar deadline requirements.
  • Coaching & Development :
  • Provide direction & mentorship to Trainees & Juniors within your greater team.
  • Education :
  • University Degree / Diploma Qualification with 2-3 related quantitative or supply chain subjects.
  • Experience :
  • Minimum of 3 - 4 years planning experience
  • Experience with planning Hards would be an added advantage
  • Knowledge / Skills :
  • Strong business acumen and proven negotiating and decision making ability
  • High level knowledge of Excel
  • Well rounded
  • Good organizational and planning abilities
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Great team player.
  • Technical Skills include : Computer Literacy & Planning System.
  • Business understanding of retail, brand and product understanding, customer & retail market.
  • Mr Price Group is a high growth, omnichannel, fashion-value retailer with 6 trading divisions, namely : Mr Price ; Mr Price Home;
  • Mr Price Sport; Miladys; Sheet Street and Mr Price Money .

    We’re movers and shakers.

    We pride ourselves on our fast-moving, fast-working and collaborative culture. Our extensive market-leading retail knowledge means that our environment fosters creativity, curiosity, and a need for exploration.

    We employ over 16000 incredible people, and retail in over 1000 South African based stores, almost 100 international stores, and through our online channels offering our full product assortments.

    Mr Price Group is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to Employment Equity.

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