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03.05.2021

Alice McCall

Buying & Planning Manager

company: Alice McCall
job title: Buying & Planning Manager
location: Rosebery
work type: Full-time
level: Mid-level

Role Description

Alice McCall is an Australian designer label with a strong presence globally throughout luxury online and boutique destinations, and notable department stores. Renowned for its feminine and playful pieces, Alice McCall has established a celebrity following from the likes of Katy Perry and Beyoncé to Kendall Jenner and Ariana Grande.

Reporting to the Director, we are looking for an experienced Buying & Planning Manager. In this cross functional role, you will oversee all areas of the merchandise plan, working collaboratively with key stakeholders to deliver on financial targets and customer expectation. You will be a strategic problem-solver, analytical thinker with an acute eye for product and the business acumen to support your judgement.

An ideal candidate will have a relevant tertiary qualification or equivalent Merchandise Buying and/or Planning experience in a fashion apparel or accessories company. We are looking for someone who is positive, enthusiastic and will contribute to our supportive team dynamic.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the merchandise financial plan and OTB. WSSI management.
  • Set sales targets by channel. Re-forecast in-season and develop trade plan to mitigate risk. Analyse historical trends, identifying opportunities to drive sales, margin, and stockturn.
  • Manage core merchandise planning processes; range plan, buy quantity, delivery phasing, budgeted markdown management and stock exit strategies.
  • Create customer-centric seasonal assortment plans. Apply hindsight analysis to support sound buying decisions.
  • Manage Retail & Wholesale pricing architecture to achieve intake KPIs.
  • Analysing stock distribution ensuring all channels have the right product mix, depth and size curve for maximum profitability and sell through.
  • Manage effective inventory movement (allocations, replenishment and consolidations) to capture sales opportunities whilst minimising costs within the supply chain.
  • Responsible for Inventory accuracy. Monitor, investigate, resolve, and report on stock discrepancies and shrink. Coordinate quarterly stocktakes and regular cycle counts.
  • Accountable for effective sales analysis, both in-season and post-season using lessons learned for future ranging decisions.
  • Provide support, development, and coaching to the Merchandise Assistant.

 

KEY SKILL

  • Commercial reporting and numeracy skills with the ability to sort, organise and interpret data to aid effective decision making.
  • Strong communication skills and relationship management with stakeholders at all levels.
  • A resourceful thinker and problem solver with a hands-on, flexible approach in an evolving environment.
  • Proactive, self-motivated, results focused and performs well under pressure.
  • Strong follow-up, attention to detail and organisation to ensure conflicting priorities are managed and critical path deadlines are adhered to.
  • Willingness to collaborate and strive for continual improvement of processes under your control.
  • Advanced Excel skills, including creation of templates. Experience using multiple ERP systems, scope and implementation desirable.

 

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