Merchandise Planner | Melbourne Head Office

Posted on 15-Jun-2018
Application Close Date: 29-Jun-2018
Job Details
Melbourne Head Office
Position Type:
Permanent Full Time
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  • Great opportunity to work with iconic Australian brands
  • Generous 50% discount across all Group brands
  • Port Melbourne location


With a portfolio comprised of Australia's most iconic and beloved brands - Diana Ferrari, Williams, Mathers, Colorado, Cinori, Midas, Mountfords and Wanted - Fusion Retail Brands and the Munro Footwear Group are the custodian of Australia's favourite footwear. 


Drawing on over 150 years of history and experience, our brands are fixtures of the Australian retail landscape, renowned for their quality products and ongoing commitment to customer satisfaction.   Dedicated to growth, excellence and evolution, our success is predicated on connecting with consumers in authentic and unexpected ways, while remaining true to the rich heritage of each of our brands. 


Progressive and forward thinking, we continue to evolve employing over 2,000 people throughout our Support Offices in Port Melbourne & Collingwood and 290+ stores nationally.


We have an exciting new opportunity for a Merchandise Planner to join Footwear business full time! We are looking for a driven and enthusiastic team player who will be accountable for planning activities associated with our Mathers Ladies footwear.   


Reporting to the Merchandise Planning Manager, the main responsibilities include:


  • Contribute to the achievement of the department's Sales and Gross Profit targets.
  • Establish monthly budgets and maintain forecasts of key indicators including Sales, Gross Margin, Purchases and Stocks.
  • Inventory control and management of stock mix to maximize profitability.
  • Liaise with Buyers and provide in-season analysis and advice surrounding buying decisions.
  • Lead Post-season reviews and analysis and the development of future strategies to address missed opportunities.
  • Build a comprehensive merchandise assortment plan.
  • Provide analysis of store gridding, size curves and models stocks.
  • Manage the buy-plan seasonally to ensure that correct flow of options are placed and quantified.
  • Provide ad hoc analysis and reporting as required.


About the successful candidate:


  • Demonstrated experience in a Merchandise Planner role
  • Knowledge of footwear/fashion and an understanding of retail and supply advantageous
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite: Outlook, Word, Access, Excel (Intermediate/Advanced)
  • Analytical skills, well organised and excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with a flexible and team-based attitude
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work to deadlines and work in a fast paced & energetic environment


If this sounds like the role for you, don't delay and apply today!

Please be advised that only short listed candidates will be contacted.