Senior Merchandise Planner
Cape Union Mart International
Cape Town, Western Cape
Posted 11 June 2024

Job Details

Job Description

An opportunity has become available in our Old Khaki Merchandise Team for a confident, energetic, and resilient Senior Merchandise Planner who can think laterally and who has the strong analytical, logical reasoning and numerical abilities required to oversee the merchandise planning for the Mens Apparel Portfolio in adherence to the Cape Union Mart Group standards.


Our ideal candidate will have the ability to align with the company vision, be self-motivated and actively involved in overseeing the end-to-end process in the applicable area of responsibility. In addition, the successful candidate should have the high energy levels required for this fast-paced, exciting, and dynamic retail environment.


Duties and Responsibilities


  • Achievement of financial and other stock management KPI’s
  • Deliver and implement post seasonal analysis, strategic planning and range, assortment and size curve planning
  • To accurately and continuously budget and re-forecast in order to achieve sales plan, control inventory levels to plan and maximize profitability
  • Participation, managing and executing of project plans to achieve the agreed objectives
  • Supporting and guiding team members with regards to efficient administration as well as the accurate allocation of stock to ensure that the right stock gets to the right store by the right time
  • Achieve high levels of multi-functional collaboration with stores, suppliers, supply chain, IT, marketing and ecommerce departments
  • Be actively involved in the development and mentoring of the departmental allocator


Experience & Qualifications

  • Grade 12 certificate
  • BCom qualification in Economics or Statistics or any other field of study relevant to the position
  • Minimum 3 years of working experience as a Senior Retail/Merchandise/Product Planner within a retail environment is required
  • Microsoft Office proficiency with advanced excel experience is essential
  • Working knowledge and experience with merchandise planning and reporting systems is required
  • Experience in planning Footwear or Apparel categories is required


Competencies Required

  • Good articulation with excellent English written & verbal communication skills
  • Sound numerical, analytical thinking & logical problem-solving skills as to make sound business decisions
  • Strong merchant ability with trader and commercial mentality
  • A team collaborator with strong strategic and forward-thinking skills
  • Strong planning, organizing, administrating and coordinating skills
  • Proven ability to self-lead, work independently or within a team
  • Displays methodical, detail-orientated and accurate work output
  • Ability to prioritize, manage your time, maintain high levels of drive & initiative while under pressure
  • Displays values of Trust, Innovation and Passion
  • Continues to be resilient in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment
  • Proven ability to resolve conflict and of building and maintaining relationships across all levels of the organization


Please note:  The Cape Union Mart Group is committed to transformation.  Appointments and promotions will be made based on candidates who best meet the requirements for the position. Candidates that enhance the diversity of the team will be given preference, in line with our Employment Equity plan.