Central Branch Planner
The Foschini Group
Cape Town North
12d ago

Position Description : Central Branch Planner

Central Branch Planner

An exciting and challenging position has become available in the Central Planning Department of the home Division for an energetic, task and people driven Central Branch Planner.

Let your passion for retailing, affiliation for stores and figures, confidence, motivation and planning experience add value to this dynamic company.

Your key areas of responsibility will include :

  • Managing store plans
  • Cross planning with Field teams
  • Updating store sales plans
  • Inventory optimisation by store
  • Delivering on store specific merchandise requests for customers
  • Project manage new store openings, store revamps and store closures with key stakeholders across the business
  • Support store optimisation projects with relevant stakeholders across the business
  • Timely communication between stakeholders
  • Maintaining store attributes
  • Store analytics
  • The ideal applicant for this position should have :

  • Matric
  • A relevant tertiary qualification
  • Strong customer orientation
  • 3+ years or more proven merchandise distribution and planning experience and store planning experience
  • Project management experience is advantageous
  • A high degree of numeracy and an analytical, detailed and strategic approach to problem solving
  • The ability to trouble shoot and quickly resolve product issues in the stores
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to communicate and develop relationships at all levels, including the ability to influence the planning and allocations team
  • The ability to think independently and respond well to change
  • Excellent organisational and interpersonal skills
  • The ability to make decisions when faced with complex situations
  • Proficiency in Excel required
  • Knowledge of merchandise systems advantageous -ODBMS / PMM, Decision, Aim planning
  • Preference will be given, but not limited to, candidates from designated groups in terms of the Employment Equity Act

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