Merchandise Planner Job at The Foschini Group – in Parow, Western Cape

Job Description

Job ID: 7710

Position Type: Full-Time

Job Function: Planning

Workplace Type: Head Office

Division: Foschini

Province: Western Cape

Location: Cape Town North

Suburb: Avondale (Parow)

Position Description:
Foschini has an exciting opportunity available for a Merchandise Planner for their Cosmetics Department. If you would like to join a leading retailer in South Africa with growth and you possess the following abilities, then this is the ideal position for you.

Key activities include:
Financial and strategic management of product e.g. product planning, reviewing weekly & monthly figures

Understand business trends (stores) and target market.

Product planning, management of the range assortments, replenishment, Forecasting and promotion planning

Stock management and the ability to manage stock turns, Forward cover and ROI.

Brand/Products mix and profitability analysed

Influencing and implementing the relevant brand’s merchandise strategy

Allocations by product by brand by store

Removal of brands due to space vs. turnover monitored

Ensure SLA’s are confirmed with internal and key suppliers

Capitalize on brand and sku sales opportunities

Implementing and managing markdowns

Managing forecasts by brand by product by month

Management and implementation of distribution strategy e.g. analysing stores and products by store profiling & sales


Compiling and analysing reports on replenishment and promotions

Developing promotional & range distribution by store & cluster

Communication with stores and field

Key Requirements:
A high degree of numeracy and an analytical, detailed and strategic approach to work

Ability to accurately analyse large amounts of data- Excel Savvy

Strong business acumen and merchant thinking

Strong affiliation to systems, utilising them to increase productivity in line with the merchandise strategy

Proven working experience as a Merchandise Planner in Cosmetics (5 years +) advantageous

Computer literacy in word, advance excel and planning systems

Good organisational and interpersonal skills

Excellent communication and negotiation skills

Proven decision-making ability

Preference will be given, but not limited to, candidates from designated groups in terms of the Employment Equity Act.

About Company

Company: The Foschini Group –

Company Location:  Parow, Western Cape

About The Foschini Group -