Planning Executive (Ref: MEPE)

Position in the Marketing sector in Durban - Kwa- Zulu Natal
Posted On Wednesday 20 October 2021
Job Description:

A leading Retail Company based in Durban is seeking a Planning Executive to join their team. The successful incumbent’s role is to maximise shareholder returns through careful planning and merchandise management.

Main job function

Lead, control, motivate and inspire planners and assistants of ~ 30 staff

Manage, review, optimise and approve season buy plans and merchandise budgets Control the preparation and presentation of merchandise assortment analysis, including post seasonal analysis, as well as new season assortment planning analysis

Maximise revenue, gross profit and manage aged stock and optimise stockturns

Development of strategic planning objectives with Merchandise Managers

Ensure planners OTB is in accordance with merchandise plans

Manage merchandise for promotions and markdowns

Analyse merchandise performance

Formulation of a balanced merchandise plan

Developing and implementing our new ERP planning and allocation system, working alongside the IT Executive

To develop and nurture the buying and planning functional relationships at all levels

Optimise inventory management

Maximise gross profit

Grow revenue

To improve reporting systems

Seek continuous improvement in the business

Drive up South Africa’s trading densities

Improve and perfect the allocation process

Through careful planning and analysis, identify ideal season assortments


Matric +/ or relevant Masters Degree - MANDATORY


Minimum 5 years planning experience in a management capacity

Experience in Apparel and Non Apparel Planning

Sound financial business knowledge and acumen

Good communication and team building skills

Ability to manage and motivate people

Advanced Excel

Oracle RPAS Proficient (would be an advantage)

Results oriented

Superior attention to detail

High energy levels

Show Initiative, Tenacity and be very Proactive

Customer service driven (internal and external)

A Consultant will be in touch if you are shortlisted for the position.  Please consider your application unsuccessful should you not have been contacted within 2 weeks.  We will keep your CV on our database and contact you should you match the criteria of any other vacancies.

Please contact Melanie Els