Trainee Planner – Markham

Trainee Planner – Markham
Job ID: 3517
Position Type: Full-Time
Job Function: Graduates / Trainees
Workplace Type:
Division: Markham
Province: Western Cape
Location: Cape Town North
Suburb: Parow (Parow)

Position Description:
The TFG Graduate Programme is designed to help you make a smooth transition from campus into the world of work. You will engage with various individuals and teams in the business who will share their experience, knowledge, passion and purpose, to help you successfully complete the structured training programme.
TFG is looking for dynamic individuals to join their MERCHANDISE PLANNING teams. The Merchandise Planner analyses customer activity, forecasts sales, controls purchases and formulates budgets.
Key activities include:
Influencing and implementing the relevant brand’s merchandise strategy
Financial and strategic management of the various products e.g. product planning, controlling open-to-buy, reviewing weekly & monthly figures
Management of the range assortments and replenishment
Management and implementation of distribution strategy e.g. analysing stores profiles & sales trends, developing promotional & range distribution by store & cluster
Communication with stores and field
To apply for this position you need:
A degree in Business Science or B.Com
Majors in Finance, Statistics, Economics, Marketing and or Maths would be advantageous
To have displayed a strong entrepreneurial style, i.e. display strong trader mentality
A keen/strong interest in retail
An eye for detail and exceptional organisational skills
An analytical, detailed and strategic approach to problem solving
To be able to work your way through a highly structured development process whilst on training
Able to work independently as well as within a team
Exceptional verbal and written communication
To confidently influence and persuade at all levels
To be able to make decisions and meet deadlines whilst working in a fast-paced, pressurised environment
To enjoy working with numbers
Preference will be given, but not limited to, candidates from designated groups in terms of the Employment Equity Act and in line with TFG’s Employment Equity Policy.

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