Product Planner – 4 Month Fixed Term contract

Closing Date2021/08/13
Reference NumberACK210803-2
Job TitleProduct Planner – 4 Month Fixed Term contract
DepartmentMerchandise – Planning
Reporting To PositionManager
Job Type ClassificationContract
Number of Positions1
Location – Town / CityBellville
Location – ProvinceWestern Cape
Location – CountrySouth Africa
Job AdvertRefinery is seeking to employ a Product Planner on a 4 month Fixed-Term Contract who is responsible for the delivery, implementation and management of departmental business plans that support the brand merchandise strategy.
Qualifications3+ Years of product planning experience within relevant retail environment Relevant tertiary qualification in Finance/Commerce/Accounting/Statistics/Cost and Management Accounting.
Knowledge, Skills and ExperienceKnowledge of stock control and distribution. Knowledge of the retail merchandise cycle with regards to Buying. Advanced knowledge of G-Suite, Excel and the MS office Packages. Knowledge of seasonal and non-seasonal replenishments. Information monitoring. Excellent Planning and Organizing skills. Strong time management skills. Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
Key ResponsibilitiesDeliver merchandise assortment plans that support the signed-off departmental Business Strategy. Proactively highlight poor performing styles at monthly meetings (within the markdown budget) to increase clearances. Constantly forecast cancellation targets and present at monthly meetings to meet signed off KPI targets. Present at monthly management/department meets the Financial figures. Present a completed strategy document with set contributions for each category for the season including inflation, margin and number lines. Weekly follow ups with suppliers to confirm delivery bookings e.g. later delivery reports, imports department. Conduct post seasonal analysis. Formulate and compile relevant reports based on analysis to support the findings related to what stock is required. Manage the various identified Suppliers in accordance with Company Policies and Procedures. Manage and consult with Suppliers in accordance with deliverables within the allocated time frames. Coordinate range and present to business what Buyers have bought. Ensure correct seasonality, price points, units and number of styles are bought.