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Senior Planner - Fashion

  • Ad Placed : 15 Nov 2019 07:02:55 Affiliate ad
  • Remuneration : PER MONTH
  • Employment Type : Full Time
  • Employment Level : Senior Management
  • Industry :
  • Retail
  • Region : Western Cape
  • Company : Time Personnel

Are you ready for a new career move to use your expertise maximizing business profits through effective management of a senior planning function of fashion merchandise from conception to sale? Our Client an International company requires your mentoring and coaching ability for the planning team in order for the department to achieve deadlines and goals.


Matric, relevant qualification & proven stock planning experience in a fashion business

Min 5 years relevant retail experience in a Planning role within the fashion industry

Strong financial, commercial business acumen & analytical skills

Ability to coach, develop and lead a team

Effective negotiation skills working to tight deadlines

Knowledge of High Street competitors working under pressure making commercial decisions

Manage key relationships, understand critical path elements which will impact delivery

Strong Computer literacy in Microsoft Office (Advanced Excel)



Trading to maximise Profit achieving targets generating a sizeable sales performance

Maximise sale opportunities & profit and minimise risk through stock management & realistic sales and profit forecasts with regular review and appropriate action

Monitor product balances ensuring trend investment and delivery maximises sales & profit

Review and monitor range plans regularly with Buyer

Manage in-season open to buy at department/category/season level using the WSSI and ensure that the budgeted or re-plan stock levels are being met

Drive margin management & manage terminal stock targets 

Post business planning sign off, produce commercial & balanced range planning framework

Summarise overall business product balance as directed by GM Planning

Incorporate space planning and relevant departmental store budget proposals

Working with Buyer to regularly assess impact to the forward planning framework

Month end/post season working alongside Buyer identify opportunities & provide analytics to support correct planning direction

Monthly update Production Managers on production space requirements per department

Team Management & develop individuals to secure succession planning initiatives

Form part of a steering group/project team to deliver project objectives

Managing range framework alongside the Buyer and Designer participating in concept and sign off process, management of open to buy, margin and flexibility within season

Presenting high level financials

Review rate of sales, analyse size performance & understand category/product type history

Provide business summaries & highlight risks to GM and Buying and Design Manager

Manage Planning & Allocation Analyst ensuring stock optimisation is allocated to store based on philosophy of right store, right stock, right time

Oversee stock flow to warehouse and stores pre-empting peak sales trend

Regular in-season store visits and reviews of profit return versus space invested

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