Mr Price Group: Trainee Planner (Durban)

We are currently building a talent pipeline for Trainee Planner Vacancies in 2022! This opportunity is ideal for graduates as our philosophy is simple, We “Hire for ATTITUDE, train for SKILL” At the Mr Price Group we like to see the potential in people, even when they're just starting out in their career, for this reason we believe in the Hiring for attitude and training for skill.

your purpose

With support & guidance build key knowledge & skills that equips the role to develop category plans which demonstrate the ability to plan the right merchandise for the right stores at the right time as well as a strong understanding of all the financial measures around sales, stock & profit.

your key responsibilities

  1. Job Learning:

  • Apply learnt knowledge & skills by:

  • Demonstrating awareness of the factors which influence the way we perform in current trade how to manage opportunities & risks accordingly.

  • Demonstrating how to optimize stock in the light of the critical path & achievement of KPI's (Key Performance Indicator).

  • Participating in the building of an assortment which is informed by current trade, post mortem, & the seasonal strategy.

  • Demonstrating how to forecast a financial plan, highlight variances for sales, orders, stock, markdown planning going forward.

  1. Current Trade:

  • Extract & analyse financial KPI's & product performance against set plan by sub department season, category & sub category.

  • Contribute towards compiling a draft report highlighting all issues that have impacted performance.

  • Assist with re-forecasting financial plan iro sales, orders, stock, markdowns & concluding current trade action plan.

  • Conduct regular competitive shops/store visits & as an outcome relay the findings & recommended action plan.

  1. Building an Assortment:

  • Participate in building the assortment plan in collaboration with the buying & location planning team.

  • Maintain the assortment in the relevant system (APS).

  • Extract & analyse reports on the assortment for the planner.

  1. Order Placement & Product Allocation:

  • Create all order lines for the season with your greater team ensuring accuracy in all detail inclusive of category & sub category detail, product attributes, size curve, cost prices, selling prices, and PMO.

  • Follow up on order & resolve any potential problems with the planner.

  • Assist greater team to ensure order raising & allocations are completed timeously according to calendar deadline requirements.

what are the requirements?

  • A completed Degree in Commerce, Business Science, Accounting, Statistics, Economics, Finance, Marketing, Strategic Management, Supply Chain, Logistics or Retail.

  • 0-1 Year work experience

about us

The People’s Value Champion | Cash-Based | Omni-Channel | Fashion-Value Retailer

The Mr Price Group retails in more than 1400 stores in sub-Saharan Africa and parts of Africa through our 8-trading divisions Mr Price, Mr Price Home, Mr Price Sport, Mr Price Money, Miladys, Sheet Street, Power Fashion and Yuppie Chef.

Closing date: 27 March 2022

Mr Price Group is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to Employment Equity. Please note: All applicants must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 at the time of application or if necessary undertake, to receive a second vaccination in accordance with Company policy, before permanent employment is confirmed.

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