Merchandise Planner
The Foschini Group
Cape Town North
11d ago

Position Description :

An opportunity has arisen for a Merchandise Planner within the DESIGN CENTRE. If you would like the opportunity to join a dynamic team and have the experience, then this is the ideal position for you.

You will be responsible for :

  • Drive Critical path adherence from concept to delivery for the design team.
  • To highlight manufacture ready targets, follow up and report progress, and escalate any problems to the Key Accounts Manager
  • Book capacity with internal Planning department in accordance with Order Book
  • Liase with retail customer with regards to order status from brief to delivery
  • Completing garment costing per PIS month accurately and within deadline.
  • Administrative functions such as update of Monthly order book, iSYNC stystem update and Financial plans
  • Plan and re-project required fabric and CMT capacity for replenishment to fulfil retail projection
  • Preparation of all financials for reporting purposes
  • Ensure that the package handed over to the production team is in accordance to the retail brief and costing and handed over within the deadlines set.
  • The ideal candidate should have :

  • Proven working experience (2 years minimum) with a background in a manufacturing environment. The incumbent should have a good understanding of both production and retail.
  • Relevant Diploma (advantageous)
  • A high degree of numeracy and an analytical, detailed and strategic approach to work
  • In depth knowledge of design to production process
  • Good understanding of manufacturing processes
  • Understand raw material processes as well as costing and garment construction.
  • 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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