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Planning Manager - Menswear (mrpsport) - Durban

Mr Price Group

MRPSPORT has an exciting opportunity for a Planning Manager (Menswear), who is solutions and results driven, to lead and empower a planning team to deliver exceptional results.

You are a great team player and will lead and enable your planning team to develop merchandise plans that will deliver budgeted profit through ensuring our customers are delighted with the right stock, at the right place and at the right time.

Along with your team and in partnership with the buying function, you drive sales, margin and inventory turn to maximise profitability. You achieve sales, margin and inventory goals through operational and process excellence. You provide insightful and actionable analysis that are responsive to merchant concerns. You recruit the best talent and develop and motivate your team to high levels of performance. You think strategically, with an emphasis on continuous improvement across the entire supply chain. You provide insights and reports to the Planning Executive.

Your key areas of responsibility will include:

  1. Recruit, select and develop top talent, through providing focused development opportunities and providing effective leadership, feedback and motivation
  2. Lead your planning team to develop strategies and build assortments in partnership with the buying function. This will focus on analysing large amounts of data (including market trends) to ensure insights are created to drive profitable sales.
  3. Lead your planning team to ensure relevant planning metrics are achieved (this includes management of one-liners, stock turn, on time delivery, clearances, markdowns stock ageing).

To be considered for this Planning Manager opportunity you must have:

  • BCom or BSc Degrees majoring in Maths, Stats, Finance, Accounting or Economics
  • You have at least three years of experience leading a team in a similar role
  • A successful and proven merchandise retail planning track record.

We work in an energetic atmosphere that embraces innovation, diversity and teamwork, all while keeping our customers and communities at the center of everything we do. Our environment suits an entrepreneurial type of person. There is little in terms of rigid structure and process which forces our people to make decisions on their own, especially planning. We support and encourage ownership and people that thrive on taking responsibility and delivering in this type of environment will be successful and recognized.

At mrpsport, our comprehensive range consists of sporting apparel, footwear, equipment and accessories. All major seasonal and non-seasonal sport types are represented in our sport and fitness brand, Maxed, and extends to our outdoor brand, Maxed Terrain. The division operates around 110 stores. Click here to see to visit our website: http://www.mrpsport.com/

Mr Price Group is a high growth, Omni-channel, fashion- value retailer. Mr Price Group has 6 trading divisions namely: mrp; mrphome; mrpsport; Miladys; Sheet Street and mrpmoney. We employ over 16000 people and retail in over 1000 South African based stores, almost 100 international stores and through our online channels offering our full product assortments.

mrpsport is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to Employment Equity

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