Assistant Planner | Sydney

Posted on 07-Dec-2017
Application Close Date: 28-Dec-2017
Job Type:
Full Time Permanent
Australian Resident
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You are an Assistant / Junior Planner inquisitive and methodical in your approach, ready for your next career move. Hungry for a challenge, and proactive, you are eager to grow your skills in merchandising planning. With responsibility for the Woven's Tops, Dresses and Outerwear portfolio you will also be developed with the end goal to supervise allocations and support the Planner with entry level planning functions. Join us to be a global market leader as our brands change the perception of fashion.


Your New Career

Whilst experience is preferred, this is also a great opportunity for a driven individual with experience working in store, understanding of stock flow and exposure to allocations.

Reporting to the Planner, you will use your forecasting and analytical abilities to assist your team ensuring they react to sales patterns, and maximize profit. With a focus on managing key volume styles and flow of inventory, you will also:


  • Review and manage stock to minimize inefficiencies, developing exit strategies with your Planner for slow moving lines and over or under-stock scenarios
  • Identify, plan and react to sales trends within the industry
  • Participate in weekly trade meetings providing commentary on sales growth / decline + OTB
  • Monitor sales and operational markdowns
  • Provide costing support and accurate data management
  • Assist with review of seasonal assortment plans and performance
  • Work with counterparts in the buying team to monitor critical path


With discipline and focus, you also bring attention to detail to your work. This is a great role to pursue your career in merchandise planning, and making the link between allocations to planner level. With a portfolio of categories that are fashion driven, and continue to perform well, you will be supporting growth areas. This fashionability will offer a changing and fast paced work environment.


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, South Africa & the USA. 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!