Senior Merchandise Planner

White Fox Boutique (Rosebery NSW, Australia) 14 days ago

White Fox is an Australian fashion label with loyal customers worldwide.

Founded in 2013, our brands have been worn on celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, Sofia Richie, Hailey Baldwin & Kylie Jenner.

An exciting opportunity has become available for an experienced an experienced merchandise planner to join our rapidly growing team.

Managing 2 key, high-growth markets you will be responsible for utilising your merchandise planning fundamentals to drive growth via a highly analytical and data driven approach.


Key Responsibilities:

Budgets & Monthly Re-forecasts

  • Set seasonal budgets at the week level planning sales, markdowns, profit, stocks, intake and taking foreign exchange in to consideration
  • Re-forecast monthly/weekly as required with commentary on identified opportunity/risks and propose action plans
  • Work closely with Finance Manager on monthly re-forecast
  • Ensure budgets & re-forecasts are supported by all key stakeholders

Analysis & Reporting

  • Prepare weekly trade analysis & contribute in the weekly trade meeting
  • Identify opportunities and risks, make recommendations to maximize or mitigate
  • Report on buying margin and markdowns to ensure GP% and $’s are achieved
  • Complete post seasonal reviews in line with critical path
  • Scenario modelling for key events to determine the sales potential taking into account relevant traffic estimates and assumptions
  • Perform ad hoc reporting as required by the business and across different business units

Range & Option Planning

  • Build a balanced option plan to deliver the brand strategy taking into account the 2 key markets
  • Ensure that Low Mid and High volume buys are planned by category and work with the team to execute accordingly
  • Ensure the correct balance of newness, repeat business, width, depth, pricing architecture, colour and category mix is planned

Markdown Management

  • Maintain Clear As You Go Strategy to keep stock efficient
  • Plan permanent and promotional markdowns to achieve Sales & Gross Profit budgets
  • Prepare informed markdowns with visibility on Gross Profit impact
  • Review markdown with teams, reflect in Merch Plans & monitor performance closely

Stock Management

  • Ensure the optimal category mix is maintained in each of the 2 key markets
  • Take ownership of the quantification and the growth of the repeat business
  • Ensure that there is enough fresh stock to drive sales at all times alongside ensuring that the targeted weeks cover is maintained
  • Quantify orders and size curves for key events to ensure growth and manage any risk
  • Ensure size curve accuracy and update size curves at a minimum of quarterly
  • Monitor aged inventory position to keep this within the business parameters

Requirements

  • Minimum of 3-5 years experience in a Merchandise Planning role
  • Experience in Ecommerce is essential
  • Experience with planning software is preferred
  • Experience within a fashion retailer is preferred
  • Tertiary qualification with an emphasis in Retail, Business, or Finance is an advantage
  • Ability to communicate and influence at all levels in the business
  • Strong collaboration and teamwork focus
  • Good organisational and time management skills; ability to meet deadlines and self-manage
  • Initiative in identifying opportunities and engaging the team to execute on these
  • Aptitude for numbers and an outstanding attention to detail
  • Resourceful in finding solutions to problems and creating efficiency
  • Ability to understand and use systems
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Collaborate and build great relationship with Head Buyer

Benefits

  • Stunning office, Rosebery location
  • Generous monthly clothing allowance + ongoing discounts
  • Onsite gym, fully stocked kitchen
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities, including lunch and learn sessions
  • High growth company with career progression available


Please note due to the large volume of applications we receive for each role only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

We are not working with recruitment agencies for this role.

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