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Merchandise Planner - Apparel

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Work type: Permanent Full Time
Location: VIC Metro
Categories: Merchandise - Planner

We have an exciting opportunity for a talented and driven Merchandise Planner to join our team that thrive on making everyday living brighter for our Customers.

Kmart is currently in its growth phase and as a result we are expanding our business to include more store openings, growth in the online sales area and expansion into global markets. Our Planning team, in partnership with our Designers, Buyers and global sourcing team are critical to delivering our business strategy and the success of Kmart which has a reputation for being an amazing place to work and grow.

We currently have an exciting position available for a Merchandise Planner, with amazing career opportunities based at our National Office in Mulgrave, where you will be responsible for driving growth in a high value portfolio.

Reporting into a Planning Manager, you will be responsible for the following:

  • deliver key profit objectives through innovation, customer orientation, inventory management and analysis
  • work collaboratively with your buyer and the broader team
  • be a significant contributor in executing the strategy
  • trade your business to maximise every opportunity and minimise risks
  • control a significant Open to Buy
  • forecast stock requirements to maximise revenue, margin and stock turn performance.

As an experienced Merchandise Planner, you will have a solid knowledge base, an inquisitive and commercial mind and enjoy knowledge sharing. Working collaboratively is your preferred style but you are comfortable owning your business and decision making.

Driven to succeed, you have demonstrated business acumen and exceptional commercial results; excel in forecasting, interpreting market trends and executing strategic trading plans to exceed targets and deliver growth. 

You are a well-regarded trader, strong communicator and influencer, with a proactive approach. Strong computer literacy, including proficiency in Excel is essential.

Specifically you will have previous experience planning an apparel portfolio with wide sizing exposure.

Kmart Planners operate at a fast pace, are highly results focused and all work collaboratively to ensure the continued success of our business and that we delight our customers every day! Our structure is non-hierarchical; our leaders are approachable and foster a culture that encourages innovation, creativity and autonomy.

You will benefit from joining an amazing business and a dynamic team who are all committed to the success of Kmart and providing our customers with a great shopping experience. Our values – Think Customer, Take Care, Live Integrity, Grow Together and Reach Higher will resonate with you deeply and you’ll enjoy being part of a growing, iconic Australian business that has a fantastic culture that is non-hierarchical, diverse and inclusive. Your work environment will be highly collaborative, fast-paced and progressive, with no two days the same!

You will be afforded autonomy and accountability in your role and have access to development opportunities across both Kmart and the Wesfarmers Group, excellent remuneration, an uncapped bonus scheme & access to Wesfarmers share plan (both for eligible team members), free parking and benefits program including a discount card for Kmart, Target and Officeworks.

So if this sounds like the perfect role for you – apply now!

At Kmart we aim to ensure our teams reflect the diversity of the communities in which we operate.

Candidates interested in this position should apply directly to this advertisement as we are not accepting applications from recruitment agencies.

Advertised: AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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