You get to call the fashion shots!
mrp, the largest trading division of the Mr Price Group is on the hunt for experienced and passionate Merchandise Planners.
Is that you?
As part of our team, we’ll rely on your statistical savvy to formulate and manage the measurable aspects of product procurement. Basically – you help decide what SA wears. To do this, we need you to bring in the right goods, the right amount, all at the right time.
The challenge: making it happen in line with the strategy, the brand and a budget.
Reporting into a Planning Manager, you will be responsible for managing a particular dept. within the division. This role requires a Planner who enjoys developing a strong understanding of our product and our customer. You will use this knowledge to partner closely with your Buyers to develop a product strategy that will ensure the department attains maximum profitability. Once a product strategy is determined you will work closely with your team of to ensure it is executed as efficiently and effectively as possible.
To meet your objectives you will lead the team in completing a detailed weekly analysis of your department’s performance where you must also react to opportunities or possible risks in the market to either maximize sales or reduce loss in sales.
The Planner would be responsible for controlling the budget for their respective dept. The Planner must also develop key relationships with stakeholders internal and external.
Finally, as your season draws to a close you would then start to develop a strategy going forward based on what happened previously, what is happening currently in your business and to identify new opportunities that exist in the market for you to capitalize on.
The minimum requirements for this Career opportunity are:
- A relevant tertiary qualification – BCOM Finance, Accounts, Supply Chain, Economics.
- 3 years of relevant Merchandise Planning / Retail Planning experience
A little about us:
mrp people don’t just think outside the box. They throw the box out the door and set their creativity and problem-solving abilities free. Added to the mix is the natural ability to build relationships and a passion for the retail – and it’s not hard to see why we’re at the top of our game.
Passion, value and partnership. If you believe in these core values, we believe you’re a perfect match for the Mr Price Group.
Mr Price Group is a high growth, Omni-channel, fashion- value retailer.
Mr Price Group has 6 trading divisions namely: mrp ; mrphome; mrpsport; Miladys; Sheet Street and mrpmoney.
We employ over 16000 people and retail in over 1000 South African based stores, almost 100 international stores and through our online channels offering our full product assortments.
mrp is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to Employment Equity