Junior Planner: Due South
The Foschini Group
Cape Town North
4d ago

Position Description :

In Duesouth, we inspire ourselves and our customers to live an everywear life through casual lifestyle apparel, footwear, accessories and a curated range of the latest gadgets.

If you believe in this too, then we have the perfect position for you. An opportunity has become available in our planning team for a Junior Planner.

As a Planner, your responsibilities will be :

  • Influencing and implementing the relevant brand’s merchandise strategy
  • Financial and strategic management of the various products e.g. product planning, controlling open-to-buy, reviewing weekly & monthly figures
  • Management of the range assortments and replenishment
  • Management and implementation of distribution strategy e.g. analysing stores profiles & sales trends, developing promotional & range distribution by store & cluster
  • Ensure product plan meet location plan targets and correct stock allocations meet sales targets
  • Ensure agreed KPI’s are met i.e. sales, stock flow, markdowns & IMU
  • To monitor in season trade and react accordingly
  • OBT management to ensure product opportunities are capitalized on
  • Responsible for allocations
  • Communication with stores and field
  • To apply you need to have :

  • A relevant tertiary qualification (Business / Retail)
  • Proven working experience as a Planner (Minimum 2 years)
  • A high degree of numeracy and an analytical, detailed and strategic approach to work
  • Computer literacy in word, excel and planning systems
  • Strong business acumen and merchant thinking
  • Good organisational and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Proven decision-making ability
  • Strong affiliation to systems, utilising them to increase productivity in line with the merchandise strategy
  • Preference will be given, but not limited to, candidates from designated groups in terms of the Employment Equity Act.

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