28 Jul '21
SENIOR RETAIL PLANNER - (Must have a Bachelor

Retail, Western Cape Cape Town


SENIOR RETAIL PLANNER ? Must have a Bachelor Engineering, Business, Finance, or related field (Master?s degree preferred) AA/EE Based in CAPE TOWN


  • Own the In-stock function including demand planning, ordering and capacity management in line with the retail strategy
  • Create and own insights and reporting that provide accurate information on a timely basis on which buying teams can base commercial decisions such and sales, and margin performance
  • Create sustainable In-stock systems and processes in partnership with buying managers, central analytics, technical and product teams with continual iteration
  • Planning management models and tool to support cross divisional procurement cycles including but not limited to; seasonality, promotion planning, reaction, import purchasing & continual replenishment
  • Develop & own the bottom-up budgeting plan cycle and reviews in line with performance
  • Margin, stock, availability & departmental strategy objectives
  • Own and compile the annual retail sales budget, quarterly plan, working plan as well as on-going reforecasting at category and product levels to ensure budgets are achieved
  • Own end to end inventory availability and inventory health by creating structure, developing advanced models, and establishing benchmarks driven to improve in-stock rates (availability), inventory planning at category level, systematic forecasting, and promotions and mark down actions
  • Own and collaborate with supply chain to create and iterate on SOP’s that drive continual efficiencies relating to supplier management (orders & returns), warehouse capacity management, inbound planning
  • Drive process improvement and operational excellence within our supplier base by reducing costs, defects, and lead times, while increasing innovation, automation, and economies of scale
  • Drive complex business analysis that identifies opportunities to improve cost structure and profitability, focusing on continual contribution margin improvements.
  • Lead a team of planners; hire, manage and develop a team
  • Support the buying team with forecast models, pricing solutions and stock and inventory

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Business, Finance, or related field (Master’s degree preferred)
  • 7+ years of experience in inventory planning, operations, retail, consulting and/or finance, with a history of owning/driving results
  • Strong numerical and analytical aptitude, capable of turning raw data into information and insights
  • Proven track record of managing and executing large projects from start to finish, including project management, data gathering and modeling, problem solving, and communicating recommendations
  • Strong proficiency in using analytical tools (Microsoft Excel, SQL, and statistical software)
  • Experience working with large and complex data sets to drive business decisions

If you are a match for this position, please REPLY with your CV (updated & detailed) and your current CTC salary per month to marie@mhgroup.co.za  
Please note that we experience high volumes of candidates responding to our advertised vacancies. This makes it impossible for us to reply to each applicant individually. Should you not hear from us within a week upon applying, please consider your application unsuccessful

Ad Visible Until: 13 August 2021
Ref: CT001619/MH

Vacancy Type: Permanent