Zando:Trainee Merchandise Planner
April 15, 2014 Learnership jobs

Key Performance Areas and Responsibilities:

  • Provide support to the Buying team and Category Manager
  • Monitor and maintain set budgets and company strategies
  • Manage Open To Buy (OTB) budget
  • You will need to work closely with the respective Buyers to manage the budget spend, the replenishment process, monitor the supply chain order process and report accordingly
  • Conduct regular analysis of how past merchandise buys have performed and the current market customer profile

Essential skills, behaviour and knowledge required:

  • Advanced level in MS Office package – with a specific focus on Excel and Powerpoint
  • A good understanding of the South African consumer market
  • An analytical thinker
  • Be able to find solutions and be a good decision maker
  • Flair for numbers and figures
  • Assertive communication skills and the ability to articulate ideas clearly
  • Able to adapt and change in direction and focus quickly
  • Team player – the willingness to adapt to team goals and work effectively with colleagues in an interdependent way
  • Attention to detail
  • Preference for working with detailed analytical tasks
  • Has a strategic / planning view
  • Self-motivated self-starter
  • Able to perform under pressure


  • Grade 12 (Senior Certificate – high school qualification) / RPL at same level
  • Relevant tertiary qualification in commerce related studies eg. Accounting, Finance, Economics or Supply Chain


  • 0-1 years retail experience an advantage
  • Ecommerce Experience is an advantage


  • This position is in line with Zando’s Employment Equity Plan.
  • Please note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

How to Apply

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