Merchandise Planning Manager

Merchandise Planning Manager

Manpower
Bahrain
3 - 6 Years
Not Specified

Job Description


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

Role Objective:
Responsible for providing a full range of reporting and analysis of merchandise in relations to their trends and marketability and market proposal to improve performance and stock level. In addition, to
Work closely with cross function teams to drive the sales so as to achieve company target.
Key Accountabilities
• Guide and manager the forecast definition for existing products, assuring the reliability of all necessary data.
• Improve forecasting process for new products, in collaboration with marketing department
• Play an active role during the monthly forecast revisions, the budget and 3 Year Plan. Review and update forecasting models according to distribution channels and business needs.
• Ensure that the guidelines discussed with Business units are implemented in the forecast
• Coordinate cross-functional activities in cooperation with Sales, Marketing, and Finance to ensure a coherent forecasting valorization, to reconcile significant variances and reflect updated trends.
• Provide timely, accurate and insightful analysis and commentary on trends.
• Provide the required reporting in order to support the demand planning information needs.
• Define and monitor KPI’s related to demand planning and actual sales support managers in the analysis of financial implications of forecasts collaborate with the factory and sales managers in order to improve the service level manage a team of 2-3 people.
Key Performance Indicators
• Set the annual Merchandise Plan
• Set the annual Production Plan
• Maintain & enhance the internal merchandise categories
• Day to day business analysis
• Improve & maintain stock turn ratios
• Handle vender negotiations & acts to the benefits of the company
Key Interactions

Internal:
• Marketing & Sales
• Treasury
• Management
• Operations & Logistics
• Boutiques
External:
• Vendors / Suppliers
• Regional Boutiques
Educational Qualifications
• Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
Experience
• At least 4-5 years’ experience in forecasting and/or sales operations
Behavioral Competencies
• Interest in fashion and Jewellery
• People management
• Personal competencies analysis
• Entrepreneurship project ownership
• Planning & organization
• Able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
• Excellent communicative skills
• teamwork
• Pay attention to the details
• Flexibility
Technical Competencies
• Knowledge of main merchandise planning/supply chain/logistics floes and procedures
• Good project management skills
• Knowledge of planning techniques and models
• Quantitative data analysis and statistical techniques
• Simulation and scenario analysis handling
• Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office and ERP user
• Experience in IT forecasting software implementation and advantage
Problem Solving
Taking Decisions:
• Problem Solving & Decision Quality: Able to use rigorous logic and methods to solve problems with effective solutions
Financial Authority:
• Financial and business acumen: ability to evaluate financial and business indicators and translate data into actionable information to driver results, proficiency in retail math
Main Skills : Our client is now recruiting for a Merchandise Planning Manager. You will be directly reporting to the CEO. This position will be based in Bahrain Role Objective: Responsible for providing a full range of reporting and analysis of merchandise in relations to their trends and marketability and market proposal to improve performance and stock level. In addition, to Work closely with cross function teams to drive the sales so as to achieve company target. Key Accountabilities • Guide and manager the forecast definition for existing products, assuring the reliability of all necessary data. • Improve forecasting process for new products, in collaboration with marketing department • Play an active role during the monthly forecast revisions, the budget and 3 Year Plan. Review and update forecasting models according to distribution channels and business needs. • Ensure that the guidelines discussed with Business units are implemented in the forecast • Coordinate cross-functional activities in cooperation with Sales, Marketing, and Finance to ensure a coherent forecasting valorization, to reconcile significant variances and reflect updated trends. • Provide timely, accurate and insightful analysis and commentary on trends. • Provide the required reporting in order to support the demand planning information needs. • Define and monitor KPI’s related to demand planning and actual sales support managers in the analysis of financial implications of forecasts collaborate with the factory and sales managers in order to improve the service level manage a team of 2-3 people. Key Performance Indicators • Set the annual Merchandise Plan • Set the annual Production Plan • Maintain & enhance the internal merchandise categories • Day to day business analysis • Improve & maintain stock turn ratios • Handle vender negotiations & acts to the benefits of the company Key Interactions Internal: • Marketing & Sales • Treasury • Management • Operations & Logistics • Boutiques External: • Vendors / Suppliers • Regional Boutiques Educational Qualifications • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience Experience • At least 4-5 years’ experience in forecasting and/or sales operations Behavioral Competencies • Interest in fashion and Jewellery • People management • Personal competencies analysis • Entrepreneurship project ownership • Planning & organization • Able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment • Excellent communicative skills • teamwork • Pay attention to the details • Flexibility Technical Competencies • Knowledge of main merchandise planning/supply chain/logistics floes and procedures • Good project management skills • Knowledge of planning techniques and models • Quantitative data analysis and statistical techniques • Simulation and scenario analysis handling • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office and ERP user • Experience in IT forecasting software implementation and advantage Problem Solving Taking Decisions: • Problem Solving & Decision Quality: Able to use rigorous logic and methods to solve problems with effective solutions Financial Authority: • Financial and business acumen: ability to evaluate financial and business indicators and translate data into actionable information to driver results, proficiency in retail math

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