Senior Planner

Richmond Permanent
  • Join a Melbourne founded, and globally loved retail brand.
  • A chance to work in a humble, supportive and fast-paced team environment.

About Our Client

The business, who were founded in Melbourne, Australia and loved across the globe, are known for their effortlessly wearable and timeless collections that celebrate modern femininity.
They are one of the fastest growing fashion brands, who work non-stop to help their customers embrace and elevate their own personal style.

Job Description

  • Maximise profit and minimise risk through stock management and realistic sales and profit forecasts
  • Review and monitor range plans regularly with Buyer
  • Initiate change to the planning processes/systems to ensure effectiveness to improve profit performance
  • In conjunction with Buyer & Planning Manager, propose category budgets
  • Incorporate space planning and relevant departmental store budget proposals into the planning process to meet store and climatic requirements
  • Work with the Buyer to regularly assess impact to the forward planning framework based on current market and key fashion trend direction
  • End of month/post season, work with the Buyer to identify opportunities to optimise the departmental strategy and provide analytics to support correct planning direction
  • Ensure Production Managers are updated monthly on production space requirements per department
  • Maximise team performance through effective people management to drive efficiency and profitability
  • Consistently strive to improve upon and build mutually effective relationships with key stakeholders
  • With the Buyer and Designer, construct a well-balanced range framework which offers the right mix of categories to match the customer's fashion requirements
  • Monitor and ensure a clear and sensible price architecture which drives maximum sales and profit for the business
  • Working closely with Buyer and Buying and Design Manager to ensure categories deliver innovation, speed to market and calculated risks in new trends
  • Optimise store performance by working with your Planning and Allocation Analyst to ensure stock is allocated to store based on philosophy of right store, right stock, right time
  • Consistently liaise with supply chain and production
  • Manage Allocation Analyst to ensure optimum stock levels by state/store to match the needs of the customer demographic enabling maximum profits and product sell through
  • Comply with the Company's WHS policies and procedures

The Successful Applicant

  • Certificate, Diploma or Degree in relevant field
  • At Least 3 years relevant retail experience in a Planning role within the fashion industry
  • Strong financial and commercial business acumen
  • Proven track record of effective stock management in a fashion business
  • Have an understanding of all critical path elements and their impact on delivery
  • Ability to coach, develop and lead a team
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Effective negotiation skills and a confident and engaging communicator to deliver presentations and influence key stake holders
  • Effective planning and organisational skills, while working under pressure to tight deadlines
  • Strong Computer literacy in Microsoft Office (Advanced Excel)
  • Demonstrate effective interpersonal, communication and networking abilities

What's on Offer

  • A supportive, collaborative and humble environment
  • Fantastic career progression opportunities with global potential
  • A generous salary
  • Excellent product discounts
  • Team focused celebrations to recognise hard work
  • Additional leave for your birthday
Georgia Corbett
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0415 977 657

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Georgia Corbett
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We don't just accept difference - we celebrate it. We encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply for this role and are committed to building inclusive, diverse workplaces where everyone can thrive. If you require any support or reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process, please let us know. PageGroup acknowledge and pay our respects to the Traditional Custodians of the land we operate on.