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Website Tsebo Solutions Group

About the job, a leading South African online retailer, is looking for a highly talented Central Planning Manager to join our Retail Planning 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.

The position reports to the Head of Planning.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Oversee the In-stock function including demand planning, ordering and capacity management in line with department strategy
  • 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 top-down budgeting plan cycle and reviews in line with performance, margin, stock turn & business strategy objectives
  • Own and compile the annual retail sales budget, quarterly plan, working plan as well as on-going reforecasting at division levels to ensure budgets are achieved
  • Manage end to end inventory availability and inventory health including: improved in-stock rates (availability), inventory planning and 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.
  • 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
  • Deliver accurate insights and reports on a timely basis on which buyers and planners can base commercial decisions and deliver on revenue and margin plans
  • Spec reports and apps based on merch team requirements and liaise with Merch Analytics and BI to get reports and apps implemented
  • Manage clearance process
  • Manage unboxed deals
  • Input into Planning Strategic Roadmap
  • Manage design and development of planning systems and processes
  • Manage continuous improvement of planning systems and processes including testing, roll-out and training.
  • Manage data/information transfer between Planning and various business stakeholders i.e Finance, Supply Chain and BI
  • Develop and maintain merch calendar

Attributes required:

  • Strong willingness to learn
  • Entrepreneurial / Commercial mindset

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business, Finance, or related field (Master’s degree preferred)
  • 7+ years of experience in inventory planning, operations, retail, consulting and/or finance, with a history of owning/driving results
  • Proven experience leading cross-functional projects
  • Exceptional problem solving & analytical skills
  • Ability to influence and inspire action in others, with or without a direct reporting line
  • Proactive attitude and willingness to roll up sleeves and dig deep to achieve high level goals
  • Experience working with large and complex data sets to drive business decisions
  • Highly skilled in process development and improvement
  • 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

The Environment:

  • employees are entrepreneurial and dynamic, smart, customer- centric, fun and have the shared ambition of being the leading e- commerce company in Africa.
  • We have fun, work hard, take ownership, work in teams to create solutions, and are always open to direct feedback/new ideas on where we can improve.
  • We are short on ego and high on output.
  • We are doers and not only thinkers, its all in the execution after all.
  • We love what we do and what we are creating.

We seek to Employ an Extra Ordinary Mind who:

  • is forthright but respectful
  • is an expert at doing, who can not only design but also execute
  • is analytical, able to use data to make decisions
  • is competitive, self-directed and strive to be the BEST (GREAT requires a lot of work and does not only happen during business hours
  • is passionate about the potential of e-commerce and delivering a world-class customer experience
  • is entrepreneurial, thrives under change and accepts it is a constant and always looks for solutions to do something better and faster
  • is able to think about problems from a business perspective using technical and product input
  • is curious and challenge the status quo
  • is innovative and enjoys iteration
  • is collaborative
  • will be at the cutting edge of developing new concepts for
  • thinks like an owner of the business.

If you meet the above you are an Extraordinary Mind so come and join us!

Takealot is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage applicants from the previously disadvantaged groups and people with disabilities, to apply.

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