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Planning Manager

Job no: 502645
Work type: FP - Full-time Permanent, FT - Full-time Temporary
Location: Richmond, VIC - Head Office
Category: Merchandise Planning

Forever Evolving

Forever New is Australia's fastest growing fashion clothing and accessories brand. With more than 300 stores and a vast online presence across the globe, we have developed a strong community of fashion-lovers, designers, innovators, experts and creatives who have taken us from Melbourne to the world.

Forever Opportunity

Seeking a strong planning manager to lead our team! The successful candidate will be responsible for maximising business profits through effective management of merchandise from conception to sale for our international markets. With a thorough understanding of the Planning Principles the role will also be expected to support, coach and mentor team members to achieve departmental goals. Travel to  international markets will be required.

Key Responsibilities

  • Financial Accountability – Trading the Department to Maximise Profit
  • Planning a Strategic Framework
  • Team Management and Development
  • Range Management
  • Stock Optimisation – Supply and Store

Forever Candidate

You have solid planning experience in women's apparel and are ready to take the lead in this role. You can demonstrate your achievements in meeting targets and are known for minimizing risks through stock management, realistic sales and profit forecasts.

Skills and experience

  • At least 5- 10 years relevant retail experience in a Planning role within the fashion industry including several years as a manager
  • Strong financial and commercial business acumen
  • Proven track record of effective stock management in a fashion business
  • Experience in leading and developing a team
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
  • To lead by example and demonstrate Company values in all interactions
  • Effective negotiation and influencing skills
  • Effective planning and organisational skills
  • Ability to work under pressure, working to tight deadlines
  • Knowledge of competitors with the ability to form educated opinions to effect commercial decisions
  • Ability to manage key relationships effectively to deliver business strategy
  • Understands the customer and responds effectively to their needs
  • Have an understanding of all critical path elements and their impact on delivery

Company Culture & Benefits

Here at Forever New, our people are at the heart of everything we do. Forever New HQ is a fast-paced retail environment rapidly expanding across the globe. By the same token, we're all about a healthy, flexible work-life balance. That's why, as part of the Forever New family, you'll enjoy plenty of exciting rewards and benefits.

The perks:

  • Generous 40% employee discount and periodic family and friends’ discounts  
  • Loyalty and birthday leave
  • Monthly afternoon tea with an early finish Friday
  • Wellbeing and environmental incentives
  • Learning and development programs
  • Recognition program and service awards
  • Subsidized car parking
  • Thriving head office located in Richmond
  • Exposure to a global business based across 5 continents
  • Recruitment referral incentives

Whether we’re designing our latest fashion collection, expanding into a new international market, or providing expert styling advice to our loyal customers, these are a few of the rules we live by:

*Think Customer   *Respect for all    *Keep it Simple   *Take Responsibility    *Act with Pace

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