Superbalist - Planner
Superbalist HQ, South Africa
5d ago is a fast growing online fashion business based in South Africa. We’re obsessive about our high performance yet collaborative culture, and are looking for leaders to join our team.

We think big, move fast, take ownership and are used to winning. We’re lucky to be surrounded by colleagues who are experts in their field, working together to create a world class brand.

We’re looking for people who :

  • are decisive
  • are continuously learning & improving
  • think big
  • are proactive
  • obsess about the customer and the customer experience
  • are accountable
  • collaborate
  • are trustworthy, approachable and open minded
  • simplify processes and solve complexity
  • If that sounds exciting to you, then you may be right for Superbalist, and ready to help us build SA’s biggest and best fashion retailer.

    Description :

    Creation of the Departmental financial strategy and execution of the Business strategy, by delivering a product offer that exceeds customers’ expectations, and achieves sales and profit targets combined with effective inventory management.

    Reports to :

    Head of Retail Planning

    Profit Maximisation

  • Preparation of budgets, sales, stock and profit targets.
  • Monitor performance against plan, taking appropriate action to maximise sales and profit and reduce stockholding whilst increasing stock turn.
  • Identify new business opportunities to grow sales and profitability.
  • Review, propose and implement mark-down activity to reduce terminal stock whilst analysing action taken on mark-downs to maximise profit.
  • Communicate trading issues and forecasts with proposed actions to management and buyer.
  • Implement promotional plans to optimise sales and profit.
  • Measure brand / supplier performance against targets and make recommendations to grow or exit.
  • Range Building and Planning

  • Develop and agree plans in partnership with the buyer that achieve sales and profit targets and implement the agreed departmental strategy.
  • In conjunction with the buyer, build balanced and profitable seasonal range plans.
  • Evaluate market and customer information together with historical data to develop the department’s phased stock plans and pricing strategy.
  • Inventory / Commitment Management

  • Manage and forecast the intake of stock in line with agreed OTB stock levels.
  • Plan and implement replenishment volumes for continuity product.
  • Monitor and manage the availability of stock.
  • Promote stock efficiency through in season trading whilst managing forward covers.
  • Collaborate with Supply chain to ensure planned launch and replenishment dates are met.
  • Manage terminal stock.
  • Manage volume buys and optimal size ratio’s.
  • Key Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree with at least 2 quantitative subjects.
  • 2 years+ essential Proven working experience as a Planner
  • A high degree of numeracy and an analytical, detailed and strategic approach to work.
  • Advanced computer literacy in excel and planning systems.
  • Key Competencies and Attribute

  • Strong business acumen and merchant thinking.
  • Good organisational and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Proven decision-making ability.
  • Superbalist is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage applicants from the previously disadvantaged groups and people with disabilities to apply for this role.

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