Merchandise Planner | Sydney

Posted on 13-Mar-2018
Application Close Date: 03-Apr-2018
Job Type:
Full Time Permanent
Australian Resident
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You are a motivated, analytical, fashion professional, able to play a key role in supporting the merchandise function; effectively and systematically providing and generating accurate information for allocation, planning, stock replenishment and trading purposes. Join us to be a global market leader as our brands change the perception of fashion.


Your New Career

This role will see you drive a strong promotional plan in partnership with your Buyer, really taking the category by the reigns and structurally making improvements to lift profit for the category. You enjoy ownership, and using your confidence and knowledge, you are able to get in the detail and make decisions.


We are seeking a Merchandise Planner to be a part of a dynamic team. Experience and knowledge of the retail industry is essential plus a passion for numbers and an exposure to managing a high number of SKU's. You are eager for a challenge and are inquisitive and methodical in your approach. With your problem solving and decision making skills you will also:


  • Build and propose OTB & option plan framework; monitor critical path, range plans and participate in trade meetings providing commentary on sales growth / decline
  • Manage stock to minimize inefficiencies; develop exit strategies for slow moving lines and over/under stock scenarios.
  • Markdown management; review spend, prepare reporting and recommendations on margin, inventory, stock turn, aged-stock
  • Category post-seasonal review; assist with review of seasonal assortment plans and performance, and propose category / bottom up option plans for future buys
  • Line planning and replenishment; manage in-stock availability of core replenishment products through forward forecasts


Your New Destination

Working in a fast paced, high-volume fashion environment you will gain an insight into how to create great product ranges that align to the brands' customer profile. Joining Rivers is being part of an inspirational team who are creative, engaging, and who come from all walks of life. A collaborative environment and open plan office in Alexandria, our buying teams are upbeat and outgoing, they are also go-getters passionate about shaping the future of iconic Australian brand, Rivers. 

Rivers are part of Specialty Fashion Group - an ASX leading, specialty apparel retailer with over 1,000 stores and 7,000 Team Members across Australia, New Zealand. Through our fantastic brands our purpose is to be a global market leader that changes the perception of fashion.