|Published||July 19, 2022|
|Location||Dubai, United Arab Emirates|
|Job Type||Full Time|
Responsible to lead the OTB, pricing & gross margin impact, end of product lifecycle process working in collaboration with Commercial, Buying, Finance, E-commerce as well as other roles within Supply Chain.
Define the sales plan and OTB by partnering with Buying, Finance, Retail, and Ecommerce business to develop the merchandise strategy, using data-driven input from sales trends, market conditions and supplier demands to drive profitable decision making
Develop and provide buying with category assortment recommendations plans and sizing analysis by Channel / Region / Store and sell through reports at SKU Level by stores which are aligned with the merchandise strategy and proactively suggest improvements to optimize revenue and profitability through what if Scenarios.
Monitor Inventory Aging and recommend actions on markdowns and liquidation to achieve inventory targets considering Category and Brand identity
Drive pricing strategy and plan seasonal markdowns by item to maximize sales and gross margin in collaboration with Buying and Retail.
Assess and highlight risks and opportunities on sales, gross margin and inventory, based on supply or demand gaps, recommending possible solutions.
Re-plan business in-season based on latest performance and present it to management with recommendations
Monitor inventory mix in each location and recommend seasonal stock transfers, if needed, in order to boost sales
Typical KPI for this function: • Stock Holding • Quality of the stock mix • Aging of the stock • Net Working Capital • Range efficiency • Forecast accuracy • Full Price Sell Through
What you’ll need to succeed
• Preferably graduated with a Bachelor degree in Science or Business • 4+ years of experience in Planning in Fashion Retail or FMCG • Highly analytical and data-driven working comfortably with quantitative figures • Advanced knowledge of excel and MS office and planning tools • Experience in of forecasting, merchandise planning, allocation, replenishment and financial planning processes and systems • Commercially minded problem-solver with proven track-record of delivering financial targets • Strong stakeholder management, aiming for win-win solution •
Bachelor degree in Science or Business
4+ years of experience in Planning in Fashion Retail