Sheet Street: Merchandise Planner

  • Full Time
  • Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa

Sheet Street

Sheet Street, a trading division of the Mr Price Group is looking for an experienced and passionate Merchandise Planner.

Reporting into a Planning Manager, you will be required to strategize, plan and execute a balanced profitable assortment in collaboration with the buyer, based on historical, trend and customer/store analysis in line with the Company’s strategy.

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 Buyer to ensure the department attains maximum profitability.

Key responsibilities:

  • Assist in the development of the planning strategy and imperatives for the new financial year and ensure the communication and implementation thereof.
  • Analyse past seasons performance against plan to determine proposed strategy.
  • Ensure that all budgets are met as agreed in respect of sales, PMO, markdowns, gross profit, stock levels and stock turn and in accordance with seasonal strategy.
  • Plan sales, markdowns, inputs and stock levels by sub category by week based on post-seasonal analysis, trend info and comp shop SWOT analysis to roll up to company strategic budget.
  • Analyse, prepare and report on performance with action recommendations to merchandise management weekly.
  • Ensure orders are placed timeously and in line with agreed plan down to assortment criteria.
  • Collaborate with allocators and location planners to ensure that stock is allocated appropriately.
  • Prepare supporting information as prescribed to be presented along with product for reviews.

The minimum requirements for this Career opportunity are:

  •  A relevant tertiary qualification – BCOM Finance, Accounts, Supply Chain, Economics, Commerce.
  • 3 years + of relevant Merchandise Planning / Retail Planning experience.
  • Homeware experience advantageous.

Our Vision:

To be the most shopped homeware retailer, renowned for exceptional value, by providing wanted & affordable homeware of acceptable quality.

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.

Sheet Street  is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to Employment Equity.

Mr Price Group is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to Employment Equity