Merchandise Planner - HomeChoice
HomeChoice Holdings Limited
Southern Suburbs (Cape) ZA
6d ago

Key Performance Areas (KPAs)

Achieve financial KPAs

  • Drive revenue as measured by Demand and Net Sales
  • Manage category margin
  • Maximise the conversion of demand to net sales
  • Manage category stock efficiency
  • Manage stock availability
  • Merchandise financial planning

  • Develop balanced range & react to trade to rebalance the range
  • Manage inventory so as to achieve targeted stock efficiencies
  • Manage forward buy levels in accordance with OTB
  • Manage the inflow of stock so as to achieve stock availability targets
  • Trading

  • Manage promotions & engage with channel owners so as to drive sales velocity
  • Stay abreast of market trends so as to implement best in class practices
  • Analytics

  • Product timely reporting to ensure management remain up-to-date on category performance
  • Undertake analysis that supports or challenges category / business strategy
  • Ensure that capturing of quality data so as to support quality analysis
  • Process improvement

  • Identify & drive process improvements
  • Support strategic corporate projects
  • Talent management

  • Communicate performance goals and standards so that the team understand expectations
  • Recognize, reinforce, and reward contributions so as to ensure team engagement
  • Coach and develop staff and self for current and future responsibilities
  • Requirements

    Qualifications & Accreditations

  • Tertiary Commercial / Retail Qualification, preferably University Degree
  • Experience & Skills

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience working as a Merchandise Planner in a blue chip’ retail organisation
  • Computer literate with Excel (Advance), MS Word, Outlook and PowerPoint
  • Attributes & Behaviours

  • High level of interpersonal, communication and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work independently and interface with multiple management levels and multiple areas of the company
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Must show level of assertiveness
  • Must be performance driven and results focused
  • Ability to make insightful business decisions and think laterally
  • Achievement orientated, coupled with an adaptable, innovative and creative approach
  • High energy levels to work in a challenging environment
  • Work Level Middle Management Type Permanent Salary Market Related EE Position Yes

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