Merchandise Category Planner

Merchandise Category Planner

Manpower
Bahrain
3 - 6 Years
Not Specified

Job Description


Job Description :
Our client is now recruiting for a Merchandise Category Planner. You will be reporting directly to the Merchandise Planning Manager. This position will be based in Bahrain

Role Objective:
The Merchandise Planner is responsible for allocation activity in merchandise department. This includes location management, boutique planning, merchandise selection, purchase order & allocation.
Key Accountabilities
• Create, implement and monitor trading performance to achieve budgets for sales, profit and inventory
• Predict key trends through data analysis and take from recommendation to implementation including general trading and advertising/marketing ROI
• Collaborates with cross-functional teams across the organization (Factory, Finance, and Marketing) to assist in the development of category financial plans and budgets
• Analyze weekly selling results and make recommendations to capitalize on trend
• Responsible for identifying opportunities to maximize sales and profit , location analysts
• Manage stock control and sales within all allocated sites.
• Coordinate with Sales Director and Boutique Managers for replenishment activities
• Issue transfer from one location to another and follow-up delivery with logistics team
• Prepare weekly, monthly reporting for management in order to support well informed decision making
• Responsible for monitoring sales, preparing accurate forecasting by item line and identifying consumer trends
• Research industry trends and provide competitive analysis to identify opportunities
• Inventory Management -analyzing & maintaining optimum stock across the boutiques
• Coordination with the vendor & logistics team to ensure timely receipt of merchandise
• Manage merchandise flow to meet sales forecasts & boutique requirements
• Develop allocation and replenishment strategy as per boutique requirements
• Advance planning on order/raw materials along with Factory Manager.
• Follow through production plan and launches mention in PP
• Coordinating on priorities with daily with CAD, Model Making, Finding Dept, Diamond Dept, Order Processing Dep, Costing Dep, Tagging Dep, TRH, Logistic
• Follow up from Finance dep for Gold if its delay.
• Updating Management on delays/ time lines for launches.
• Follow up on LPO and quotation from Diamond dep, to see it is submitted to management for approval
• Alerting all concern departments for delays, so they can plan in advance
• Coordinating with Factory Manager for the issues in concern dep
• Checking cost of prototypes before it comes to PDM, Cost should match to design breakdown sheet sent to creative dep
Key Interactions
• Marketing & Sales
• Factory
• Management
• Operations & Logistics
• Boutiques
External:
• Vendors / Suppliers
Educational Qualifications
• Bachelor's degree in business or equivalent experience
Experience
• Minimum of 3 years of experience in planning, merchandising, allocation or retail professional experience
Behavioral Competencies
• Interest in fashion and Jewellery
• Excellent time keeping skills
• Exceptional organizational skills
• Able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
• Excellent communicative skills
• Pay attention to the details
• Ability to multitask and achieve deadlines in an efficient, timely, and accurate manner
Technical Competencies
• Analytic Skills: Ability to think objectively and interpret meaningful themes from quantitative and qualitative data
• Planning and Priority
• Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (especially Excel and Power Point)
• Ability to quickly learn internal systems and processes. Comfortable with data processing and analytics
Problem Solving
Taking Decisions:
• Problem Solving & Decision Quality: Able to use rigorous logic and methods to solve problems with effective solutions with prior approval from Merchandise Planning Manager
Financial Authority:
• Generally have a set budget from high management. The Merchandise Planner should plan well in advance with prior approval from Merchandise Planning Manager
Main Skills : Our client is now recruiting for a Merchandise Category Planner. You will be reporting directly to the Merchandise Planning Manager. This position will be based in Bahrain Role Objective: The Merchandise Planner is responsible for allocation activity in merchandise department. This includes location management, boutique planning, merchandise selection, purchase order & allocation. Key Accountabilities • Create, implement and monitor trading performance to achieve budgets for sales, profit and inventory • Predict key trends through data analysis and take from recommendation to implementation including general trading and advertising/marketing ROI • Collaborates with cross-functional teams across the organization (Factory, Finance, and Marketing) to assist in the development of category financial plans and budgets • Analyze weekly selling results and make recommendations to capitalize on trend • Responsible for identifying opportunities to maximize sales and profit , location analysts • Manage stock control and sales within all allocated sites. • Coordinate with Sales Director and Boutique Managers for replenishment activities • Issue transfer from one location to another and follow-up delivery with logistics team • Prepare weekly, monthly reporting for management in order to support well informed decision making • Responsible for monitoring sales, preparing accurate forecasting by item line and identifying consumer trends • Research industry trends and provide competitive analysis to identify opportunities • Inventory Management -analyzing & maintaining optimum stock across the boutiques • Coordination with the vendor & logistics team to ensure timely receipt of merchandise • Manage merchandise flow to meet sales forecasts & boutique requirements • Develop allocation and replenishment strategy as per boutique requirements • Advance planning on order/raw materials along with Factory Manager. • Follow through production plan and launches mention in PP • Coordinating on priorities with daily with CAD, Model Making, Finding Dept, Diamond Dept, Order Processing Dep, Costing Dep, Tagging Dep, TRH, Logistic • Follow up from Finance dep for Gold if its delay. • Updating Management on delays/ time lines for launches. • Follow up on LPO and quotation from Diamond dep, to see it is submitted to management for approval • Alerting all concern departments for delays, so they can plan in advance • Coordinating with Factory Manager for the issues in concern dep • Checking cost of prototypes before it comes to PDM, Cost should match to design breakdown sheet sent to creative dep Key Interactions • Marketing & Sales • Factory • Management • Operations & Logistics • Boutiques External: • Vendors / Suppliers Educational Qualifications • Bachelor's degree in business or equivalent experience Experience • Minimum of 3 years of experience in planning, merchandising, allocation or retail professional experience Behavioral Competencies • Interest in fashion and Jewellery • Excellent time keeping skills • Exceptional organizational skills • Able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment • Excellent communicative skills • Pay attention to the details • Ability to multitask and achieve deadlines in an efficient, timely, and accurate manner Technical Competencies • Analytic Skills: Ability to think objectively and interpret meaningful themes from quantitative and qualitative data • Planning and Priority • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (especially Excel and Power Point) • Ability to quickly learn internal systems and processes. Comfortable with data processing and analytics Problem Solving Taking Decisions: • Problem Solving & Decision Quality: Able to use rigorous logic and methods to solve problems with effective solutions with prior approval from Merchandise Planning Manager Financial Authority: • Generally have a set budget from high management. The Merchandise Planner should plan well in advance with prior approval from Merchandise Planning Manager

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