Part-time Merchandise Planner - Aus Designer, Northern Beaches, Sydney

NOW HIRING: Roles like this don’t come around often – we are searching for a Part-time Merchandise Planner for this growing resort aesthetic Aus Designer brand based in Sydney’s Northern Beaches.

The Merchandise Planner is responsible for planning, developing and implementing merchandise planning procedures to support the future business growth globally, and will own all aspects of inventory & supply management for the brand while overseeing forecasting of sales.

Your key responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Analysing historical information, developing seasonal category/product plans, identifying market opportunities to drive growth and determine product sales mix, stocks levels, retail prices and margins.

  • Preparing range plans, determining the ideal assortment (both width and depth), and applying statistical/trend analysis to support sound buying decisions.

  • Monitoring in-season trading performance data, proposing price markdowns/discounts or additional promotional and marketing activity to maximize revenue & margin

  • Determining the Warehouse allocation of new product lines, driving replenishment by predicting future rates of sale

  • Managing timeframes to ensure critical path deadlines are met to ensure stock is in correct place at correct time for sales and launches

  • Liaising daily with the wider team and to maintain budgets and margins and ensure product across all categories is planned to achieve maximum gross profit.

  • Support the wider team with PO creation, as per business process

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Significant Merchandise Planning experience in a fashion apparel retailer

  • Strong retail and commercial acumen

  • Strong analytical and numerical skills with high attention to detail

  • Proven experience achieving sales, profit and margin goals

  • Good understanding of trends within the industry

  • Customer-centric focus

  • Initiative to recognise and identify potential problems early and implement solutions

  • Ability to build relationships and partner with stakeholders at all levels, with strong communication skills, both written and verbal

  • Deadline driven and results-focused

  • Strong experience of best-in-class merchandise planning applications

  • Advanced level Excel skills

For more information, please contact directly – this is one of those rare roles where the capacity is flexible so if a part-time role is what you are after – then look no further.

This is an exciting role based in the Northern Beaches with a beautiful brand that is growing, career progression and development and company benefits on offer.