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Merchandise Planner – 12 month contract

We have an amazing opportunity for an experienced Merchandise Planner to join our JAG team.Reporting into Head of Brand the right candidate will be in a cross functional role overseeing all areas of the merchandise plan. Major responsibilities include delivery of financial targets with end-to-end ownership, from development of product strategy up to ensuring product can be sold to our customers through the season, managing the OTB with a balanced range, optimising inventory & sales.APG & CoA leader in the Australian fashion industry, APG & Co designs and manages Sportscraft, SABA and JAG. For over 50 years, APG & Co. has curated, grown and evolved these brands to be at the forefront of Australian fashion. We celebrate our history while allowing our brands to express themselves in contemporary, relevant and authentic ways.We have an unwavering commitment to design and quality across all aspects of our business. This commitment, when coupled with our creativity and passion allows us to bring great brands to life in engaging and surprising ways.APG & Co has over 1200 employees across Australia and New Zealand. This role is based in our beautiful head office in Alexandria.The working environment is dynamic, professional and passionate. The mission: Bringing Style to Life. APG & Co values working as a collective, thriving on change, and playing to win. We are built to last.The RoleDevelop and manage the seasonal merchandise strategy, range, and options plans to achieve financial plans across all categories.Establish and manage sales budget, Stock Levels, OTB and Gross Profit.Achieve critical financial targets such as Sales, Stock turn and sell throughManage stock levels and implement markdown/discounting activities which maximise our exit position (GP%) to determine seasonal buying and aide marketing activities.Manage in-season and post-season performance, to identify best practice, lessons learnt, and improve performance.Replenishment/Inventory management – balance between stores and warehouse in line with sales plan whilst minimising costs within supply chain.Set store grading strategy and review store performance, analysis, and model stocksBe the lead for data integrity.Maintain effective relationships with Key stakeholders within Retail Brand divisions i.e. Finance, retail, product, marketing and online teams.Manage, coach, and develop team with development & succession plans in place YouExperience working in a similar role for at least 5 years.Ability to work in an agile, high-pace and changing environment, react appropriately and efficiently, and identify solutionsIn depth knowledge of planning and practices pertaining to the retail industryProficient in Systems knowledge – Excel, AP21, FORESIGHT RETAILA strong understanding of competitive landscape and trendsCommunicates effectively complex concepts to a broad level of stakeholders.Interprets and actions findings of complex data and analytics to improve the businessAbility to build and leverage relationships across the business.Able to work collaboratively, take on feedback and switch gears quickly and seamlesslyConfident and effective communicator with an ability to influence the broader business and drive key decision makingProvide leadership through coaching, mentoring and regular feedback to direct reportsTakes a strategic and customer orientated perspective to the businessAttention to detail and time management skills.Highly developed numerical skills, including accuracy and interpretation.Strong negotiating and influencing skillsA good understanding of general fashion retail principlesAbility to work effectively autonomouslyStrong numerical and & analytical skillsWhere do I sign?This full-time role is based in our stunning head offices in Alexandria. We offer lots of flexibility to keep your work/life balance healthy, 50% discount on products, sample sales, an amazing Support Office events calendar, paid parental leave, a fun, fast-paced working environment, and excellent opportunities for growth and development. Style your career in a new direction and apply now. 100000 AUD Australia - NSW Sydney CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs Alexandria 2015
Job Opportunity | Merchandise Planner - 12 month contract | APG & Co. Corporate

Merchandise Planner - 12 month contract

  • Iconic Australian brands - JAG, SABA & Sportscraft
  • Opportunity to grow and develop the role
  • 50% product discount, amazing Head Office events calendar & more

We have an amazing opportunity for an experienced Merchandise Planner to join our JAG team.

Reporting into Head of Brand the right candidate will be in a cross functional role overseeing all areas of the merchandise plan. Major responsibilities include delivery of financial targets with end-to-end ownership, from development of product strategy up to ensuring product can be sold to our customers through the season, managing the OTB with a balanced range, optimising inventory & sales.

APG & Co

A leader in the Australian fashion industry, APG & Co designs and manages Sportscraft, SABA and JAG. For over 50 years, APG & Co. has curated, grown and evolved these brands to be at the forefront of Australian fashion. We celebrate our history while allowing our brands to express themselves in contemporary, relevant and authentic ways.

We have an unwavering commitment to design and quality across all aspects of our business. This commitment, when coupled with our creativity and passion allows us to bring great brands to life in engaging and surprising ways.

APG & Co has over 1200 employees across Australia and New Zealand. This role is based in our beautiful head office in Alexandria.

The working environment is dynamic, professional and passionate. The mission: Bringing Style to Life. APG & Co values working as a collective, thriving on change, and playing to win. We are built to last.

The Role

  • Develop and manage the seasonal merchandise strategy, range, and options plans to achieve financial plans across all categories.
  • Establish and manage sales budget, Stock Levels, OTB and Gross Profit.
  • Achieve critical financial targets such as Sales, Stock turn and sell through
  • Manage stock levels and implement markdown/discounting activities which maximise our exit position (GP%) to determine seasonal buying and aide marketing activities.
  • Manage in-season and post-season performance, to identify best practice, lessons learnt, and improve performance.
  • Replenishment/Inventory management – balance between stores and warehouse in line with sales plan whilst minimising costs within supply chain.
  • Set store grading strategy and review store performance, analysis, and model stocks
  • Be the lead for data integrity.
  • Maintain effective relationships with Key stakeholders within Retail Brand divisions i.e. Finance, retail, product, marketing and online teams.
  • Manage, coach, and develop team with development & succession plans in place

 You

  • Experience working in a similar role for at least 5 years.
  • Ability to work in an agile, high-pace and changing environment, react appropriately and efficiently, and identify solutions
  • In depth knowledge of planning and practices pertaining to the retail industry
  • Proficient in Systems knowledge – Excel, AP21, FORESIGHT RETAIL
  • A strong understanding of competitive landscape and trends
  • Communicates effectively complex concepts to a broad level of stakeholders.
  • Interprets and actions findings of complex data and analytics to improve the business
  • Ability to build and leverage relationships across the business.
  • Able to work collaboratively, take on feedback and switch gears quickly and seamlessly
  • Confident and effective communicator with an ability to influence the broader business and drive key decision making
  • Provide leadership through coaching, mentoring and regular feedback to direct reports
  • Takes a strategic and customer orientated perspective to the business
  • Attention to detail and time management skills.
  • Highly developed numerical skills, including accuracy and interpretation.
  • Strong negotiating and influencing skills
  • A good understanding of general fashion retail principles
  • Ability to work effectively autonomously
  • Strong numerical and & analytical skills

Where do I sign?

This full-time role is based in our stunning head offices in Alexandria. We offer lots of flexibility to keep your work/life balance healthy, 50% discount on products, sample sales, an amazing Support Office events calendar, paid parental leave, a fun, fast-paced working environment, and excellent opportunities for growth and development. Style your career in a new direction and apply now.

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