Assistant Planner

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Dubai

Babyshop Concept

Job Description

Maximise Sales and profitability for the department/category

Support in determining high-level financial goals including pre-season financial plans, in-season projections, open-to-buy management and new store budgets

Prepare and maintain department/category merchandise MIS analytics based on actual sales, sales forecasts, company order parameters, inventory checks, forth coming events, replenishment needs etc

Assist in the creation of merchandise plans for the category based on insights gained from merchandise analytics, customer preference, historical trends and future outlook projected by the buyer

Assist in discussing, deciding and freezing the department/category merchandise strategic plans around the following factors

o Financials

§ Sales, Stock, OTB, Margins, Forward Cover etc

o Store

§ Subgroub level Sales, Order Quantity, Allocation, Replenishment etc

o Assortment

§ Style, Price, Brand, Supplier etc

Communicate the merchandise strategic plan to buying team for necessary execution

Ensure effective in season management across territories (stock balancing, markdown management, stock analysis, stock vs sales performance)

Help review the merchandise plans on a periodic basis to ensure profit is maximized and maintained to reach target levels

Ensure that the standards of Merchandise procedures and Methodologies are maintained and kept Uniform

Ensure optimum category inventory levels are maintained at Concept/Territory keeping in mind store requirements as well as working capital constraints

Category Promotions

Provide inputs on the expected margins, possible price points and other parameters for promotions within the product category

Help analyse the effectiveness of the promotions in achieving the targeted levels of sales and margins

Help analyse the existing stock levels and liaise with the Buying/VM/Marketing team for timely roll out of promotional campaigns to maintain the territory / warehouse inventory holding norms as well to achieve targeted sales

Ensure performance is monitored against plan for the assigned category/department, regularly supported by exception reporting

Ensure effective in season management of the assigned category/department through regular analysis and action planning across concept and territory, based on the performance around the following anchors


  • Graduate degree from NIFT/ equivalent Fashion Institute or graduate degree in commerce or business administration
  • Masters degree in NIFT/ equivalent Fashion institute preferred
  • Experience: 1-2 years
  • Good knowledge of Merchandise planning and analytics
  • Good knowledge of Retail Industry and strong knowledge of retail maths
  • Planning and Organising skills
  • Problem solving & Analytical skills
  • Strong & Quick excel skills and good knowledge of MS office
  • Good expertise in handling BI/ MIS/ ERP systems



Primary Location: AE-AE-United Arab Emirates

Work location/ موقع العمل: Landmark Tower-Dubai LMI Jafza Warehouse, Plot No. S210204, Dubai25030 25030

Job: Merchandise Planning

Organization: Babyshop Concept

Schedule label /الجدول الزمني: Regular

Shift: Standard

Job Type: Full-time

Day Job

Job Posting/نشر تسمية الوظيفة: Dec 22, 2019, 2:09:16 AM