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Junior Retail Merchandising Manager

Company Name: PUMA
Employment Type:Full Time
Location: Dubai
Experience: 2+ years
Degree: Bachelor
Nationality: Any
No. Of Vacancies:1
Job Description:
Responsible for the Retail Buying function within PUMA GCC (FOC & Marketplaces):
Build seasonal product ranges across retail channels (focus on Outlets & Marketplaces)
Work on selection ranking as input to forecast & final buy quantities based on qualitative and quantitative data.
Liaise with Teamhead Retail Merchandising to develop financial plans and seasonal strategy
Accountable for timely order placement and tracking
Jointly accountable for planning for delivering maximum sales, margin, and profit to the business
Accountable for buy-spend, divisional inventory control and option count
Product and strategy presentations to management, field operations, store teams and other stakeholders.
Liaise with the Head of Retail Merchandising to develop financial plans across categories, key attributes and grade/store level
Work closely with VM and Commercial Marketing to agree on zoning and display in store
Divisional inventory control and option count management to ensure maximum profit, space density and constant option flow
Weekly product performance analysis & Bestseller reporting to improve buying, store distribution and sales performance
Jointly responsible for tracking bottom-up and top-down-targets in season and constant adjustments to manage inventory, ST% and sales target achievement.
Gross Margin & Markdown forecast and management.
Analysis and communication of key performance indicators for effective decision-making.

Preferably 2+ years of work experience in Retail Merchandising
Preferably 1+ years of work experience in Retail Buying and/or Planning
Understanding of merchandise planning and buying cycles
Excellent knowledge of all relevant merchandising KPIs
Strong affinity for numbers and systems
Strong analytical & Excel skills.
Strong self-organisation and problem-solving skills, ability to work in a fast-paced retail environment.
Collaborative work ethics and respectful ways of communication
Preferably a university degree in a business-related area