Merchandise Planner - Gardening
- Auckland, New Zealand
The Warehouse Group is moving into an exciting phase as we transform our way of working. The retail world is changing and the need to be responsive is more important than ever when it comes to sourcing quality products, at the right price, that our customers love.
We are looking for an experienced Planner to join our Leisure Merchandise team and in particular within Garedening department. If you are someone who not only loves retail planning and analysis but wants a position that will give you continued growth and development in a fast-paced business, then read on…
About the Job
Merchandise Planners play a critical role in our business as they oversee the range, the stock, pricing, promotions and budgets for their category. They are the ones who ensure that we have the right products in our ranges, that we have the right quantities and that we are setting the right prices for our customers.
Working alongside the Buyers, your key focus is to ensure that the products that reach the shop floor meet the expectations of our customers in terms of price, range and availability. You will have a direct impact on what goes into the stores, and what offers are created to ensure it flies out the doors at the right price!
Your key responsibilities will include:
- Setting budgets and reviewing forward plans
- Analysing product performance trends and making recommendations for improvement
- Working with the Buyers on range management
- Controlling markdowns and category spend
- Reporting and planning - providing effective financial, forecasting and stock flow management reports
- Managing pricing and promotional activity
- Managing stock flow and monitoring aged stock
You will thrive on analysing data to identify trends, issues and opportunities, and are a skilled communicator who can influence decision making with your key stakeholders. Your strong commercial acumen and understanding of the trading and retail world will hold you in good stead for this position.
If you have a thorough understanding of an effective retail Planner/Buyer relationship and a passion for retail, this could be the perfect opportunity to join an ambitious team designed with growth and development opportunities in mind.
If this sounds like an opportunity you have been waiting for, and you are passionate about retail and want to be part of the TWG journey then apply today!
Our Support Office has an awesome North Shore location with views across the Waitemata Harbour, an on-site cafe, free parking and free charging stations for EV’s. With 1,200 people in the office it is a hive of activity with likeminded people all working together to help kiwis live better every day. When you join us you also get discounts across all our brands, great team member benefits, and excellent career development opportunities no matter where you are in the business! Join us!