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General Manager - Merchandise Planning

General Manager - Merchandise Planning

Job title: General Manager - Merchandise Planning
Contract type: Permanent
Location: Melbourne
Industry: GM, Director & C-Level Appointments
Reference: 3339008
Contact email: gabbys@peopleequity.com.au
Contact number: 0432 261 116
Job published: October 12, 2021 12:48

Job description

What's in it for you?
  • Report to an inspiring, respected & 'loved' CEO and shine without the shackles of historical leadership and/or slow-moving hierarchical decision-making
  • Be part of the humble and down-to-earth culture where transparency, hard work, fun and an adventurous spirit is practiced, valued and encouraged
  • Bring a visionary outlook with executional nous 
  • Significant guaranteed earnings, including base, salary, super and short & long term incentives (that has been generously paid out year on year)
  • To be part of a high-profile major player that can attract and retain some of the market's best talent. Careers soar here and ideas become realities.
Your prospective employer:

Bright and bold, this prominent, highly respected and 'customer obsessed' multi-channel retailer has a large network of customer-centric 'big box' stores that expands the nation. Currently 'smashing it' in its core categories, this major player is known to be one of the fastest evolving globally. Admired for its experiential store format, service excellence and depth and breadth of ranges, its  ‘cleaning up’ industry and leadership awards. With its humanistic and empowering approach to doing business, level of success and consumer recognition; they have attracted some of the market's best business minds and leaders.  Now is your opportunity to be one.  

What will you do in an average week?
  • Working at senior leadership and influential level, in this highly valued role, you will be fully empowered to lead, develop, drive and execute strategically the Merchandise Planning function to maximise sales and gross margin and to optimise inventory
  • This will see you leveraging, investing, leading and developing your sizeable and talented team of Planners and Analysts. Upskilling and building succession in your team will naturally need to be a key focus
  • Be pushing the boundaries of excellence by further introducing, developing and executing first class assortment and merchandise planning, inventory strategies and initiatives to the business, all with a focus on the end customer
  • Be taking a balanced focus on all aspects of planning, people development, operations and financial results
  • Be ensuring the actions are in place to deliver sales, income and inventory targets that will continue to positively impact store and category performance
  Here's what it will take:
  • Proven experience as a Head of Planning and/or GM Planning role within a high volume retail environment, where you have led a sizeable Planning team
  • Proven leadership and strategic thinking coupled with a real love for merchandise planning. You are they type to be always 'on top of the numbers'
  • You are at your best when you have a team you can lead, coach and develop to further heights. People aspire to work 'with' you...and 'for' you
  • Your style is to integrate strong and clear analysis and business rationale into decision making. You therefore will be able to bring strong analytical skills with the ability to analyse complex quantitative data and make sound commercial recommendations
  • You build trust, value others, communicate effectively, drive execution, foster innovation, focus on the customer and stores, solve problems creatively and demonstrate high integrity
  • Finally, customer centricity underpins everything you do
If this sounds like you, we're keen to talk.  This is a role where you will be generously rewarded for performance whilst having the opportunity to be part of something exceptional.  Please APPLY ASAP or contact Gabby Symons, MD on 0432 261 116 for a confidential discussion.

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