Senior Manager - Retail planning and allocation

* Managing merchandise planning in providing analysis and insight. Drive action plan to achieve business target for factory outlet and Concept stores * Managing inventory level to achieve inventory target, monitoring the inventory flow to drive business, defining business opportunities and risk. Weekly and monthly inventory reports * Play a critical role to corporate with stakeholders including finance team, business planning team and FO/CS operation team * Accountable for ensuring optimal initial allocations and in-season replenishments to fulfill consumer needs. Ensure quick reaction to fast changing market environment to steer allocation strategies. Ensure the achievement of market KPIs and global guidelines, * Inventory: * Manage own retail channel inventory by monitoring stock in / stock out, sales and inventories rolling forecast, balance all KPI's with company target including discount, margin, stock turns and week covers * Review and monitor receipt plan and excess inventory flow and cooperate with related parties including business planning, finance and own retail team * Work with buying team for OTB calculation and receipt plan to achieve company target * Monthly inventory review and presentation * Sales and operation: * Manage and monitor sales plan at monthly and daily level, according to the performance and promotion cadence * Review business performance weekly with all KPIs * Review promotion cadence in a monthly/ weekly basis * Cooperate with operation team to action plan follow up * Strategic Planning: * Integrated business plan (3 years) merchandising demand plan based on direction * Lead allocation teams to assure that stores needs are covered by following the Channel Ranges provided by CS buying teams, and by providing with the optimal initial volumes to achieve stores sales plans * Responsible for in-season replenishment of stocks according to store performance * Drive the execution of mark-downs for OR CS channels as required within given framework and in line with market and global strategy * Responsible for effective flow of stock from regular CS channels to FO channels to assure product relevance in regular stores, adequate stock clearance and margin optimization * LEADERSHIP * Serve as expert and leadership voice of allocation and trading to senior merchandising leadership to ensure teams are working collectively toward organizational objectives * Serve as expert and leadership voice of allocation and trading to senior merchandising leadership to ensure teams are working collectively toward organizational objectives * Systems and Processes: * Participate in the development of the database and tools * Training: * Participate in / cascade systems training * People management: * Lead, manage, develop, coach team member Key Relationships: Merchandising, Retail operation team, Retail Excellence, Retail Expansion, Finance, IT, Business Planning Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

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Global Retail Recruitment is an established global retail recruiter and executive search agency focusing on delivery of quality recruitment process and extensive knowledge in the retail sector. We assist candidates in their search for a new career with consideration to their personal requirements, key skills, future career path and capability of fulfilling our clients brief.

We have delivered success and continue to deliver quality retail recruitment process for candidates globally to leading brands in Europe, Asia, and MENA. Our recruitment success is based on our commitment to providing ethical, considerate and communicative recruitment service coupled with honest, professional advice.

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