Exact: Senior Merchandise Planner

Position Description:


Exact! Senior Merchandise Planner

Cape Town


An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Senior Merchandise Planner within Exact. If you would like the opportunity to join a dynamic team and have the experience, then this is the ideal position for you.


Key activities include:

  • Influencing and implementing the relevant brand’s merchandise strategy
  • Financial and strategic management of the various products e.g. product planning, controlling open-to-buy, reviewing weekly & monthly figures
  • Management of the range assortments and replenishment
  • Management and implementation of distribution strategy e.g. analysing stores profiles & sales trends, developing promotional & range distribution by store & cluster
  • Communication with stores and field

The ideal candidate should have:

  • Proven working experience as a Planner  (5+ years)
  • A high degree of numeracy and an analytical, detailed and strategic approach to work
  • Computer literacy in word, excel and planning systems
  • Strong business acumen and merchant thinking
  • Good organisational and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Proven decision-making ability
  • Strong affiliation to systems, utilising them to increase productivity in line with the merchandise strategy

Preference will be given, but not limited to, candidates from designated groups in terms of the Employment Equity Act.