Merchandise Planner | Sydney

Posted on 17-Apr-2018
Application Close Date: 08-May-2018
Job Type:
Full Time Permanent
Australian Resident
Position Reference:
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With great success through development and career progression of current team members, we are now seeking a new Merchandise Planner to join the Katies planning department. Be part of a team driven culture, enjoy lunch and learn sessions, outings, and leverage knowledge from colleagues hailing from the UK, South Africa and Australia. Use your strong presentation skills as you take part in range sign offs, monthly meetings and budgets. Join us to be a global market leader as our brands change the perception of fashion.


Your New Career

Our Planners work side by side with the buying team looking at trend analysis, best sellers, forecasting stock, building bottom up sales plans, replenishment and marketing plans – to name just a few of the tasks in this team. Reporting directly to the Planning Manager, you will utilise your analytical skills acquired across apparel. Responsibilities also include:


  • Work to effectively forecast stock, margin and develop a well-balanced range framework which offers the right mix of product
  • Build & propose all OTB & option plan framework
  • Sales analysis by category to define buy quantities in line with store grade requirements to assist with reforecast activity
  • Preparing weekly, monthly and ad hoc reporting
  • Attend regular meetings to present best and worst selling reports
  • Category post seasonal review & development of seasonal category strategy deadlines
  • Markdown management to minimise aged inventory


To be successful you will have experience in the retail industry, ideally with exposure to managing a high number of SKUs coupled with advanced Excel skills. 

With the categories you will oversee there is much opportunity to improve performance through replenishment strategies, making sure key lines are in stock and building out good, better, best principle on the fashion side, really getting to the detail through analysis of colour, silhouette, and seasonal flows.


Your New Destination

Katies is an iconic Australian brand delivering inspired and versatile fashion for the feminine woman. No matter the day, the occasion, where they go or what they do, Katies believes in providing the inspiration and the outfits to help our women shine. We currently have in excess of 150 stores nation-wide and a growing online presence, with aggressive growth plans for the future. 


Specialty Fashion Group is an ASX leading, specialty apparel retailer with over 1,000 stores and 7,000 Team Members across Australia, New Zealand. SFG are all about game changers who are customer centric. If this is you get in contact with our talent team who are waiting to connect with you!