Cape Union Mart Vacancies – Merchandise Planner

Website Cape Union Mart Group

Job Description:

An opportunity has become available in our Outdoor Equipment Department for a confident, energetic and resilient Merchandise Planner for Consumer electronics, knives and precision categories who can think laterally and who has the strong analytical, logical reasoning and numerical abilities required to oversee the merchandise planning for the applicable portfolio in adherence to the Cape Union Mart Group standards.

Our ideal candidate will have the ability to align with the company vision, be self-motivated and actively involved in overseeing the end to end process in the applicable area of responsibility. In addition, the successful candidate should have the high energy levels required for this fast-paced, exciting and dynamic retail environment.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Liaising with stores, suppliers, customers shipping and marketing
  • Accurately and continuously budgeting and forecasting in order to achieve sales plan and maximize profitability
  • Dead stock management
  • Supporting and guiding team members with regards to efficient administration as well as the accurate allocation of stock to ensure that the right stock gets to the right store by the right time
  • Deliver and implement post seasonal analysis, strategic planning, range & assortment planning
  • Executing and managing project plans to achieve the agreed objectives
  • Achieve turnover, gross profit budgets, stock budgets and related KPI’s
  • Use KPI’s to drive buying and marketing decisions
  • Accurately and continuously forecasting inflows to achieve sales plans, departmental growth and profitability
  • Responsible for the growth and development of assigned allocator

Job Requirements:

  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with all levels of the organization
  • Deadline and outcomes focused
  • 3-5 years of working experience as a Retail/Merchandise/Product Planner within a retail/FMCG environment is required
  • Matric with a relevant tertiary qualification is an important pre-requisite
  • Strong merchant, trader and commercial mentality
  • Proactive, innovative, passionate, committed, self-motivated, driven and trustworthy
  • Ability to make sound decisions
  • Strong planning, organizing, administrating and coordinating skills
  • Ability to resolve conflict
  • Ability to prioritize, manage your time, maintain high levels of drive & initiative while under pressure
  • Working knowledge and experience with Merchandise planning and reporting systems is required
  • Experience in consumer electronics is advantageous
  • Sound numerical, analytical thinking & logical problem-solving skills
  • Good articulation with excellent English written & verbal communication skills
  • Resilient and tenacious in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment
  • A Team Collaborator with strong strategic and forward thinking
  • Ability to work independently, self-lead and use initiative
  • Microsoft Office proficiency with advanced excel experience is essential
  • Methodical, detail-orientated and accurate

Job Details:

Company: Cape Union Mart Group

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Cape Town, Western Cape, SA

Application Deadline: N/A

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