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01/05 Kevin Saldanha
COO at Burgundy Hospitality Pvt Ltd

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Manager - Merchandiser (6-10 yrs)

Mumbai Job Code: 323706

Job Title : Merchandise Planning Manager

This year, Burgundy Brand Collective will be launching a leading luxury kids wear brand in India. The Merchandise Planning Manager will play an important role in establishing the brand and its success in India. The role will suit a highly entrepreneurial Merchandiser with exceptional experience in fashion merchandising in India.

The Merchandise Planning Manager will use a data-driven approach to optimize sales, margin, and inventory in an omnichannel environment. They will forecast future seasonal demand at category subcategory level for each region, and maximize sell-thru in-season by collaborating with key internal and external stakeholders.

Responsibilities :

- Define the sales plan and OTB for a retail and e-commerce luxury kids wear business.

- Develop the merchandise strategy, using data-driven input from sales trends, market conditions and supplier demands to drive profitable decision-making.

- Develop and provide buying with category assortment recommendations plans and sizing analysis by channel and sell-through reports at SKU Level by stores which are aligned with the merchandise strategy and proactively suggest improvements to optimize revenue and profitability through what-if scenarios.

- Monitor inventory aging and recommend actions on markdowns and liquidation to achieve inventory targets considering Category and Brand identity.

- Drive pricing strategy and plan seasonal markdowns by item to maximize sales and gross margin in collaboration with Buying and Retail.

- Assess and highlight risks and opportunities on sales, gross margin and inventory, based on supply or demand gaps, recommending possible solutions.

- Re-plan business in-season based on latest performance and present it to management with recommendations.

- Monitor inventory mix in each location and recommend seasonal stock transfers, if needed, in order to boost sales.

- Developing relations with brand partners and managing day-to-day queries and liaising.

Skills and experience required :

- 6+ years of experience in planning in Fashion Retail and/or accessories.

- Highly analytical and data-driven working comfortably with quantitative figures.

- Advanced knowledge of Excel and MS Office and planning tools.

- Experience in forecasting, merchandise planning, allocation, replenishment and financial planning processes and systems.

- Commercially minded problem-solver with a proven track record of delivering financial targets.

- Strong stakeholder management, aiming for a win-win solution.

- Excellent communication, influencing and presentation skills.

- Knowledge of retail & fashion business.

- Communicate candidly and value open debate to ensure the best ideas come to life, collaborating with stakeholders.

- A self-starter who can take a high level of ownership and can work in a new business environment.

- Process-oriented with an ability to build robust systems and processes

- Strong English communication skills.

- Kidswear and accessory merchandise planning experience is advantageous. Retail merchandising experience is mandatory.

Company Website : https://www.bbcollective.coLocation: Mumbai

Reporting Manager : Business Head and/or Director

Company Website : https://www.bbcollective.co

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