Job Description

Assortment Planning:

Supports Merchandise Planner on brand target setting in Merchandise Financial Planning (MFP) and Assortment Planning

Contributes to defining upcoming seasons’ assortment strategies and plan

Provides input on store clustering / sub clustering and assigned store preferences

Deep dives into each option within each Department at sub-class level to determine an initial pick of what options to buy, in what quantities, in what sizes, and what preferred colors

Buying and Negotiation:

Develops pricing of options in-line with brand partners’ suggestions and intake margin targets

Performs Buying Trips to select brand assortments in-line with assortment plan and local trends

Negotiates prices and details of deliveries (Receipt Plan) with brand partners

Provides training to colleagues on upcoming brand collection, product details and recent trends

Monitoring In-Season Performance:

Follows-up on the delivery process by coordinating with the brand partners, and informs line manager on issues faced with shipments

Monitors the sales and sell-through of collection at style level within each Department and recommends cohesive actions to Merchandise Planner (e.g. place collections on markdowns)

Monitoring Competition and Market Trends: 

Performs competitive shopping to study competitors’ collections and assortment strategies

Develops a monthly “Competitive Shopping” report to document competitors’ price ranges by sub-class

Tracks national and international Fashion market trends by consistently following Fashion-related news and reports

About our client

Our Client is the largest franchise retailer in the KSA, MENA, Central Asia and Caucasus regions, and is the only public listed business of its type in the Middle East. Quality, innovation, service and trust .

Additional Details

Experience: 5 - 10 yrs.

Country: Saudi Arabia

City: Riyadh

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