Apr 19, 2017
The Assistant Planner delivers the division merchandise strategy through timely creation of Items and Purchase Orders; is responsible for replenishment, allocation and transfers of product; is responsible for the flow of goods through the Supply Chain, providing reports on Sales and Inventory; maximizing the productivity of inventory and maximizing sales and gross margin. Job Responsibility: Brand Relations • Assisting in decision-making and problem solving on supplier / brand / partner issues • Create the masterfile ensuring accurate and correct data enrichment • Managing all aspects relating to the shipments, logistical processing and allocation function. • Promoting a “win-win” approach with all key brand partners. • Negotiating discounts on late shipments. • Processing Return to Vendor requests in a timely manner. Financial • Validating of Order Confirmations against Invoices and orders. • Ensuring Shipment Trackers are maintained, delivery dates managed and deviances are escalated to planners and buyers. • Creating new items, purchase orders and maintain cost and retail price changes. • Creating allocations on new shipments. • Controlling inventories at the store level to maximize sales, inventory and profitability. • Reviewing Supplier and Warehouse Replenishment orders based on model stock and trends to achieve optimal sales, profit and inventory performance. • Tracking and managing special orders and customer requests. • Collecting and providing information to the planner and buyer to analyse the product performance per store. • Internal Stakeholder Relations • Ensuring team results, relationships and processes are aligned with the Company‘s mission and values. • Ensuring efficiency and effectiveness of merchandising work processes. • Compiling communication and coordinating with the stores regarding new launches, product discontinuation, price changes and brand/item focus. • Inventory Management • Ensuring Supplier setup is complete including Estimated Landed Costs. • Providing Finance department with details for drafting Letters of Credit and submit for supplier approval. Logistics Interface • Ensuring that product moves efficiently through the supply chain. • Coordinating with suppliers & Al Tayer Logistics on incoming shipments to ensure the goods are delivered and received within the specified timelines. • Updating delivery schedule and communicate to the buyers and planners on a weekly basis. • Highlighting potential shipment delays immediately. Functional Skills: • Sound understanding of key performance indicators and elements that drive retail profitability and inventory productivity • High levels of computer literacy • Good communication and inter-personal skills • High level of Numerical ability • Analytical thinking Experience: • 1 to 2 years of relevant experience in a progressively responsible business, merchandising and/or planning and allocation experience Education: • Graduate of any Bachelor Degree in Business Administration or Management.
Al Tayer Dubai - United Arab Emirates Full time