Planner
AL TAYER GROUP
UAE, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
منذ 66 يوم

Job Purpose

  • Responsible for delivering the division / brand merchandise strategy through development of the seasonal and yearly product and location sales plans, including forecasting and allocation of product;
  • with a view to maximizing sales and gross margin.

    Job Requirements

    Education / Certification and Continued Education

    University Degree in any discipline

    Years of Experience

    3-5 years experience successfully implementing planning function of large scale retail operations

    Computer literacy

    Essential Roles and Responsibilities

    Functional Roles and Responsibilities

    Communicate trading issues and forecasts with proposed actions to senior management and Buying team

    Build and maintain effective working relationships with suppliers

    Manage all aspects relating to shipments, logistical processing and allocation function

    Analyze Suppliers’ delivery performance and, in conjunction with the Buying team, take appropriate actions

    Contribute to future supplier strategies

    Measure products’ performance against agreed quality standards and take necessary action with suppliers

    Assist in the decision-making and problem solving on supplier / brand / partner issues

    Ensure team results, relationships and processes are aligned with the Company s mission, values and policies.

    Deliver category sales, gross margin and sell-through performance to plan

    Participate in the development of annual sales budgets and forecasts for specific brands by analyzing data on seasonal / yearly trends

    Identify and evaluate sales and gross margin opportunities at department level

    Review, propose and implement mark-down activity to reduce terminal stock, whilst analyzing action taken on mark-downs to maximize profit

    Monitor performance against plan, taking appropriate action to maximize sales and margins

    Develop and maintain effective working partnership with divisions particularly Retail Managers / Store Managers / Logistics and Operations

    Drive decision-making and problem solving relating to merchandise issues at division and location level

    Ensure efficiency and effectiveness of merchandising business processes

    Implement the agreed departmental strategy, in conjunction with the Buying team

    Implement the agreed markdown strategy and communicate to stakeholders

    Maintain OTB to manage forward buys in-line with department inventory targets

    Manage communication and coordination with stores regarding price changes, product discontinuation, and brand / item focus

    Evaluate market and customer information together with historical data and forward trends to develop the merchandise plans

    Work with relevant stakeholders to monitor overall inventory levels to plan and forecast

    Manage and review replenishment orders for the relevant products based on model stock and trends to achieve optimal sales, profit and inventory performance

    Identify slow and best sellers, responding quickly to maximize sales and minimize risks

    Ensure all inventory targets are met, including stock turnover, terminal stock and movements to sale outlets

    Identify inter-store transfer of stock and direct the distribution of goods to ensure store targets are met

    Responsibility for accurate and timely completion of OTB at the relevant product level

    Provide ongoing feedback and information to team members on sales results, competitive practices, and delivery issues with vendors and other specific information which could impact the performance of the business

    People Management Roles and Responsibilities

    Manage, engage and guide Associate & Assistant s towards the achievement of business strategies, goals and objectives.

    Responsible for coaching and training own team members and formalize and follow up on their IDP, in coordination with the employee and HR

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