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Senior Merchandise Planner
Full time at Liwa Trading in Abu Dhabi, UAE

Senior Merchandise Planner Full time at Liwa Trading in Abu Dhabi, UAE

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Posted on October 5, 2020

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Key accountability of Inventory management and allocations. Work in liaison with reporting head to ensure Brand strategy is executed in line with promotional activities to achieve business goals.


Financial KPI

Budget & Forecasting

OTB Rollups per Season

Budget Phasing per territory; (Weekly & Daily)

Monthly Re-forecasting of sales & margin

Pricing & Margin Planning per week based on Promotions & Events (Post Mortem of the same)

Competitive landscape analysis to streamline pricing structure

Analyze and monitor margins regularly and action relevant measures to ensure mgn% is in line with business targets

Analyze and suggest further markdowns and/or clearance promotions

Inventory Management

Receipts Planning (Budgeting; Inbound; Outbound)

Ensure accuracy of product tagging i.e., FP/MD & Fashion/Core

Ensure pre-allocations are set and regular replenishments are actioned\

MP&A (Key Accountability)

Plan launches and ensure pre-allocations are ready.

Allocations as per planned tiering and assortment planned per store

Monitor allocation tiering for stores vs performance; make changes as needed

Identify selling behavior per Festivities/Major events and ensure allocations are modified accordingly

Review territory & store performances and fine-tune allocations as required

Regular analysis of stock covers, size selling of fashion and core merchandise

Placement of Core buys with forecasted sales and covers.

Management of Core inventory and regular monitoring or core covers

Regular monitoring of DC stock and ensure constant stock push to stores – Fashion; Core and Sale inventory

Store KPI Management

Set Store KPIs to achieve budgeted sales based on current and LY trends; re-forecast KPIs with change in promotional stance

Analyze actualized KPIs vs forecasted

Regular monitoring of Sales per territory/stores

Identify opportunities in stores/categories

Monitor Category Performance and initiate/suggest relevant promotional changes based on inventory levels

Reporting and Promotional Analysis

Preparation of Packs for Principal visits

Ensure promotions are activated timely; guide reporting team in providing itemized list to IT

Monitoring and guiding/coaching of reporting team members

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