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Ackermans Product Planner Vacancy

Our Infants team is looking for a confident, positive, and resilient Planner who can think laterally and has the strong analytical and proven numerical abilities required for the delivery, implementation, and management of departmental business plans in accordance with Company strategies and to continue growing this area of our Business.
Our ideal candidate will be self-motivated, passionate about performance, solution-driven and will have the high energy level required for this fast-paced, exciting and dynamic retail environment.

Requirements:
– A Grade 12 certificate is an essential requirement.
– A qualification would be a definite advantage. Preferred qualifications are:
B. Comm./ B. Science degree in Finance, Accounting, Mathematics, Stats, and Business Science OR
– National Diploma majoring in Internal Auditing and Cost and Management Accounting OR
– National Diploma
– the retail merchandise cycle with regards to Buying, Planning, Logistics and Stores
– seasonal & non-seasonal replenishments
– the SA retail clothing market, Customers and competitors
– A minimum of 2-3 years previous experience in product planning within a relevant retail environment is an important
requirement.

Skills:
– Sound numerical skills
– Analytical thinking & logical problem-solving skills
– Merchant skills & a sound commercial mentality
– Interpersonal and relationship-building skills
– Planning, organizing & time management skills
– Conflict resolution skills

Competencies:
– resilient, have the tenacity, and maintain high levels of drive and initiative under pressure
– methodical, detail-orientated, and accurate
– deadline-orientated
– assertive
– remain flexible, function under pressure, and maintain a positive attitude and work performance in a variety of circumstances
– create a shared vision and positively influence others to make decisions
– communicate effectively at all levels
– be self-motivated, take responsibility, and have a sense of pride in one’s work

Duties and responsibilities:
– Delivering and implementing departmental business plans that support the SBU’s merchandise strategy.
– Managing departmental forecasts to achieve agreed departmental growth and profitability as per the Business Plan.
– Preparing and delivering merchandise assortment plans that support the signed-off departmental business strategy.
– Ensuring sufficient inflows to maintaining agreed replenishment service levels to achieve agreed departmental growth and
profitability as per the Business Plan.
– Providing accurate and timeous merchandise information to minimize risk and optimize business opportunities.
– Executing and managing project plans to achieve the agreed objectives (if applicable).

How to apply:

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