Product Planner
The Foschini Group
Cape Town North
3d ago

Position Description :


An exciting and challenging position has become available in the Planning Department of Home for a Planner. Let your passion for retailing, affiliation for figures, confidence, motivation and planning experience add value to this dynamic company.

Responsibilities :

  • To influence and implement the merchandise strategy and develop a Merchandise financial plan by commodity for sales, stock margins, GP, PIS, closing stock and markdown
  • Ensure desired outcomes are achieved, i.e. the right stock at the right store at the right time
  • Balance a complex set of variables on an ongoing basis to ensure the financial outcome is achieved
  • Capitalizing on opportunities for growth as well as stock turn and inventory improvement
  • Manage the stock fulfilment through the Homeware DC and our Online fulfilment partner
  • Drive local sourcing, supplier stockholding and packaging to improve DC throughput
  • To compile and produce reports to ensure visibility of correct information in order to take corrective action to maintain and / or improve profitability
  • Identify potential business risks (overselling, underselling, overstock, buying margin) and proposing corrective action and ensuring execution thereof
  • Communication with stores and field
  • Work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to ensure effective delivery of the business plan and an effective and efficient supply chain
  • The ideal candidate should have :

  • Proven working experience as a Planner (2 - 4 years essential)
  • A high degree of numeracy and an analytical, detailed and strategic approach to work
  • In-depth knowledge of the planning process in retail
  • 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
  • Category management
  • Strong affiliation to systems, utilising them to increase productivity in line with the merchandise strategy
  • The ability to influence and work with internal stakeholders as well as external business partners with a strong focus on alignment across the various areas and team work
  • Preference will be given, but not limited to, candidates from designated groups in terms of the Employment Equity Act.

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