Saturday, April 7, 2018

Planning Manager - Retail Multinational Company

Job description / Role
Planning Manager - Retail Multinational Company - Dubai

The Planning Manager is responsible for forecasting, merchandise financial planning, in-season management, open to buy and markdown management with the goal of meeting or exceeding sales, margin and inventory targets. Driving Sales and Profit while optimizing Inventory. They are instrumental in working with allocation to secure execution of the plan.

Client Details
Leading Multinational Company.

•    Responsible for provision of accurate demand forecast for clusters across all categories and channels.
•    Management of bottom-up merchandise financial plan and reconciliation with targets across cluster.

Responsible for open to buy (OTB) and inventory management across clusters for the complete demand lifecycle.
•    Optimize stock turn across all POS.
•    Effective Promotion and Markdown management.

•    Responsible for replenishment, ordering (SR) and allocation process and optimization in close cooperation with the Allocators.

Manage all demand related process within scope continually striving for improvement and optimization.
•    Build and nurture a collaborative environment in a cross functional networked team.
•    Support the implementation and roll out of any new Planning tool or Process.

Job Offer
Competitive package and benefits

Education: University Degree or equivalent experience.

Years of experience overall: 3-5 years Professional Level

Years of experience in a similar role: 3-5 years Professional Level

Must have skills:
•    Local language + fluent English essential.
•    Strong analytical skills, ability to analyze and utilize financial measurements.
•    Ability to learn new technical applications and tools quickly.
•    Demonstrate ability to build and maintain productive and cohesive relationships with peers and cross-functional teams.
•    Strong understanding of Merchandising and Product.

About the Company
Michael Page is one of the world’s leading professional recruitment consultancies, specializing in the placement of candidates in permanent, contract, temporary and interim positions with clients around the world.

The Group has operations in the UK, Continental Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Americas. In the Middle East we focus on the areas of:

Finance & Accounting Banking & Financial Services Procurement Property & Construction Engineering & Supply Chain Oil & Gas Technical and Engineering Human Resources Sales Marketing Technology Secretarial Executive Search Legal

The Group operates through 161 offices in 33 countries and employs over 5,000 employees worldwide.

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