Take a Lot Job Application – Senior Planner

Website Takealot

Job Description:

Takealot.com, a leading South African online retailer, is looking for a highly talented Senior Planner to join our Retail Buying Team in Cape Town.

We are a young, dynamic, hyper growth company looking for smart, creative and hard-working people with integrity to join us. We offer a market related Total Remuneration Package, which allows full flexibility according to your needs, a great work environment and a promise that you won’t be bored, as long as you are prepared for a challenge and want to build something great.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the In-stock function including demand planning, ordering and capacity management in line with department strategy
  • Deliver accurate insights and reports on a timely basis on which department managers can base commercial decisions and deliver on revenue and margin plans
  • Create sustainable In-stock systems and processes in partnership with central analytics, technical and product teams
  • Planning management to support department procurement cycles including but not limited to; seasonality, promotion planning, reaction, import purchasing & continual replenishment
  • Develop & own the bottom up budgeting plan cycle and reviews in line with performance, margin, stock turn & departmental strategy objectives
  • Own and compile the annual retail sales budget, quarterly plan, working plan as well as on-going reforecasting at category and product levels to ensure budgets are achieved
  • Manage end to end inventory availability and inventory health including: improved in-stock rates (availability), inventory planning at categorisation, systematic forecasting, markdown and clearance provisions, return to supplier activities and warehouse space management
  • Drive process improvement and operational excellence within our supplier base by reducing costs, defects, and lead times, while increasing innovation, automation, and economies of scale
  • Drive complex business analysis that identifies opportunities to improve cost structure and profitability, focusing on continual contribution margin improvements.
  • Lead a team of buying assistants; hire, manage and develop a team
  • Support the operations team in delivering a world-class customer experience – monitor and scrutinise department returns, defects and write offs, supporting the customer service team on product queries and resolving any customer complaints

Job Requirements:

  • Strong willingness to learn
  • Entrepreneurial / Commercial mindset
  • Bachelor’s Degree or Advanced Diploma (Commerce, Finance, Mathematics or Economics degree preferable)
  • 3-5 years Commercial / Retail experience specifically in Planning
  • Proven track record in planning, inventory management and forecasting
  • Proven track record in spend management (OTB, Margin management, mark down controls)
  • Strong numerical and analytical aptitude, and high proficiency creating and managing advanced models
  • Strong proficiency in using analytical tools (Microsoft Excel, SQL and statistical software
  • Experience with process improvement techniques

Job Details:

Company: Takealot

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Cape Town

Application Deadline: N/A

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