Summit Africa RecruitmentSummit Africa Recruitment
Job title: Senior Merchandise Planner: Plugs (Appliances, Electronics, Cellular)
Employment type:Full Time
Experience:5 to 8 years
Job published:21 May 2020
Job reference no:1692184827

Job Description

Our client is looking for a confident retail merchandise innovator who is passionate about product trends, data accuracy and successful results! You must have previous experience in planning for plugs (appliances, electronics, cellular) and need to be a visionary who enjoys collaborating with people and sharing insights to create positive impacts that will delight our customers.


Here is what you can expect to be doing in the role

  • Work for a retailer of the future to drive financial sales, gross margin & inventory plans
  • Drive revenue manage category margin and stock efficiencies
  • Develop a balanced range to react to trade
  • Manage promotions and engage with channel owners to drive sales velocity
  • Display effective reporting skills
  • Undertake analysis that supports or challenges category / business strategy
  • Lead and manage a team of planners



• Completed a tertiary commercial / retail qualification, preferably a university degree
• 5 years Merchandise Planning experience
• Experience with Consumer Electronics i.e. TV’s, Mobile devices, computers and accessories is a non-negotiable
• Maintain supplier relationships
• Strong negotiation skills
• Natural trader instincts
• People management
• Digital mindset
• Entrepreneurial Flair
• Commercial awareness


• Flexible benefits to structure your own package
• Creative agile work environment
• Flexible working hours
• Café and lounge area
• Staff restaurant with a variety of healthy meal options