Head of Product and Planning
Role title: Head of Product & Planning Reports to: CEO
Role purpose: Lead the product and merchandising function to deliver product offering for the various Brands in order to maximise sales and profit targets across the Group Retail business
Partner and influence strategic planning and budgeting process with the Banner Directors through department/category strategy;
Implement the Product Channel Strategy for Retail Operations across the Group in line with brand directions including range plans;
Develop and implement the Merchandising Planning process across the Group;
Work with Country Managers and Banners to develop trading plans that enables the business to
achieve maximum full price sales and planned margin;
Implement a Group wide process for space planning in order to optimise the retail space,
maximise sales and profit density;
Manage a balanced, effective product assortment that meets or exceeds sales targets and growth;
Ensure that the OTB reflects the Commercial targets;
Implement a structure for regular WSSI reviews to ensure stock levels are managed in line with
Work with other commercial teams to agree and deliver promotional and marketing plans,
optimising sales and profit;
Plan and implement markdowns, promotions and transfers in order to ensure sales, margins and
end of season inventory targets are achieved;
Instigate ad-hoc analysis to achieve clarity of performance and take commercial decisions which
drive the business performance by product, store;
Identify risks and opportunities - constantly review OTB requirements, action repeats,
cancellations, markdowns and manage the key sales and profit drivers;
Maintain a clear knowledge and awareness of the market and the competition;
Total Sales & Gross margin
Terminal Stock at end of Season
Skills and Competence:
5+ years’ experience working in a similar role within a relevant sector
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to influence key members of the organisation to drive
consensus and collaboration across functional groups and countries
Excellent business math acumen, commercial and analytical skills to comprehend statistical
information and reporting in order to make critical business decisions
Strategic, pragmatic and result-oriented
Ability to lead, manage and inspire a team in a multi-cultural environment
- Malta Any Region
- Job Type:
Executive Search, Job search, Management search, recruitment agency, ethical recruiters in MENA, Asia, UAE, Europe Retail, FEC, Food, Fashion, Luxury brands.
Sectors We Cover
Retail, Food service, Hospitality and FMCG – Mid-Management to Executive positions in Operations, Buying, Merchandising, CRM, Franchise, Food preparation, Business Development, Supply Chain, Logistics, Marketing, Finance and IT, Leadership, HR, Business Development, Organisational Development and more.
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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.
We have significant experience in Luxury, Food, Fashion, Lifestyle, Variety Retail in operations and all support functions such as HR, Leadership, organisational development marketing, finance, buying, merchandising, VM, Supply, Logistics, Franchise, CRM, Real Estate, E-commerce and more.
Vacancies are normally Area, Regional, Country, GM, Director, CEO, COO, CFO, VP, P, MD levels.