Merchandise Planner (Fashion & Retail)

Location: Johannesburg, Gauteng

Ref: LRP22038

Type: Permanent

Industry: Professional

A market leader in retail (Fashion, Apparel & Travel) with expertise & world class infrastructure to house iconic international & local fashion brands, is hiring a Merchandise Planner. This position will either be office based in Johannesburg or Home Based in Cape Town.

This is a exciting opportunity to become part of a established, but also rapidly expanding fashion house.

Role Description

  • Conduct post-seasonal analyses where the previous season’s performance is reviewed, and specific relevant trends are identified.
  • Review styles in terms of their key attributes related to sales performance e.g., colour, style, range, price points, store performance, core versus fashion, size analysis etc.
  • Compile buying plans and seasonal size risks by product category
  • Manage mark down budgets in line with aged stock levels
  • Establish and maintain collaborative working relationship with the international planning team
  • Pricing strategy and in season management
  • Manage monthly trend meetings
  • Manage and direct all aspects of the divisions merchandise planning and allocation policies, objectives, and initiatives
  • Managing inventory through adapting to the market and accurate forecasting


  • Strong analytical, commercial and financial business acumen
  • Bachelor's Degree in business, fashion, design or equivalent experience
  • At least 2-3 years’ experience as a Planner, but 5 years plus preferred.
  • Self-motivated, self-starter who can cope with multiple tasks retaining a high level of accuracy.
  • Planning and organizational skills.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Hardworking and flexible attitude to work, time management skills.
  • Advanced Excel skills

Salary – R25k to R45k, dependant on experience



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  • Once your application has been made, you will receive a generic e-mail to confirm the receipt of your application
  • Only short-listed  candidates will be contacted
  • Should you not be contacted by a consultant within 2 weeks, please consider your application as unsuccessful.