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Retail Specialist/ Supply Chain Specialist /Analyst/ Process Specialist/ Merchandise Planner (S/Su

Industry: Consumer Goods, Fashion and Retail

Date posted: Wed, 11 Jan 2017

Location: Cape Town,

Expires: Sun, 12 Mar 2017

Compensation: R45000 - R75000

Reference Number: AK/RetailS/SupC/A/PS

Job Description

National Retail Franchise (180 stores), specialising in new and second hand goods seeks a bright, energetic, out the box strategic thinker who bleeds and breathes retail. This is for a guy who one day fashions himself as the COO or possibly even the CEO. If he wants to get ahead in his career, this is the step!

Job Spec:

  • This is a senior position reporting directly to the CEO and working closely alongside the CEO.
  • A Bachelors Degree in Business Administration or Commerce, or equivalent is a necessary requirement.
  • Must have 10 years plus retail experience, including 4 years as a Merchandise Planner.
  • A proven track record reporting to senior management.


  • Provides and supports the implementation of Business solutions including Planograms.
  • Drives item-level replenishment with complex and high growth merchandising categories and catalogue management.
  • Must be able to forecast and execute financial plans.
  • Collaborate cross functionally to strategise and develop plans that align product opportunities.
  • Work closely with stakeholders to review season product trends and performance.
  • Analyse promotional effectiveness and make future recommendations.
  • Analyse historical data and current trends to identify risks and opportunities to the business.
  • Develop processes that build efficiencies and streamline work streams.
  • Take on special projects that enhance the merchandising and planning process through the use of technology.
  • Analytical skills: Ability to think objectively and interpret meaningful themes from quantitative and qualitative data.

Personal attributes:

  • Must have strong organisation and time management skills.
  • Must be organised, disciplined and able to work under press whilst being flexible and able to adapt in a highly entrepreneurial environment.
  • Strong verbal and written communication.
  • Ability to work with and influence peers and senior management.
  • Self-motivated.

E-mail your CV to:  anthonyjobs(at)

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