Merchandising Planner

Job Title: Merchandising Planner
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Industry: Supply Chain Management
Salary: 5000000 - 6000000
Reference: 11314
Contact Name: Agnes Lewandowski
Job Published 06 Aug 2019


Job Summary:

Well known luxury watch and jerlery brand is looking for theri next merchandising planner. The Merchandiser Planner will be responsible for the Demand Forecasting and Merchandising activities in order to drive the Company’s business in the short to mid-term. The position will be involved in planning, strategic and operational activities through Demand Planning as well as Merchandising activities.

Key Responsibilities 
i. Demand and Supply Planning (accounting for 30%)  

a. Deliver the monthly sales forecast at the model level in a realistic projection and adjust accordingly in collaboration with the Marketing / Sales Channel’s strategy to achieve the sales network and company revenue for the rolling 12M

b. Define with Head Office the ideal stock level at all times, based on the sales planning and local strategy

c. With Commercial Teams & Marketing, elaborate New Product Launch planning from the Demand Planning side 
ii. Merchandising (accounting for 40%)

a. Define and manage the reference level product assortment for the Japan Region for all networks

b. Ensure the level of Stock for total Japan, as well as the BTQ level stock vs the target in coordination with the Store Planning Team, taking into account seasonal demand 
c. In case of special event (Fair, boutique opening,…), work closely with all departments in order to provide relevant offer aligned with strategy, targeted customer and budget 
iii. Reporting, Analysis & Projects (20%)  

a. Weekly, Monthly Analysis on the sales trend in order to align / update the forecast accordingly

b. Create or update sales, stock, assortment related reports for analysis c. Coordinate Supply Project and trouble solutions related to this scope 
iv. Zonings and Layouts (10%)  

a. In case of New BTQ openings and renewals, work closely with the Central Merchandising Teams and Local Retail Teams in order to define the zoning / layout and product mix.  

b. Understand customer’s view and behaviors in the BTQ’s and define zonings and layouts in line with the company strategy.  

c. Work closely with Visual Merchandising and Store Planners upon the execution of the zoning / layout plan. (both tentative and seasonal)  
Candidate Requirements and Qualifications  
- Bachelor’s Degree

 - IT savvy

- Proficiency on Excel is a must

- Team player with communicational skills

- Business level English, fluent Japanese  

- Strong analytical skills and a self-starter

 - ERP experience, SAP experience is a plus 

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