Merchandise Controller – Dubai

Position Title: Merchandise Controller
Department: Merchandise Planning

Reporting to: Head of Planning

Location: Dubai, UAE

To be responsible for achieving sales and profit objectives for the portfolios assigned (Fashion and OR Home), working with Head of Fashion and Home and their Buying Teams.

Manage, react and adjust based on current trends to maximize sales and gross margin while ensuring inventory management
Partner with Head of Fashion and Home to communicate financial merchandising plans and merchandise strategies to support the financial objectives
Develop/supervise, consolidate and communicate a comprehensive pre-season planning strategy that identifies opportunities for the business
Work closely with Head Fashion and Home to establish multi-departmental seasonal plan goals (sales, gross margin, department penetration, inventory turn etc )
Direct the creation of assortment/buy plans and utilization of standardized best practices for assortment planning
Direct the weekly/monthly allocation strategy/issues sessions
Participate in and reviews the OTB for various merchandise categories.
Review inventory productivity , ageing goals and recommend adjustments to business trends.
University Management graduate, with high financial and numerical orientation.

10 15 years of work experience in Fashion Retail in the Merchandise Planning.
Should have prior experience in using planning tool preferably ORACLE RMS, SIM, OBI.
Previous management experience or demonstrated expertise.
Should be able to work/communicate with all levels of the organization.
Should be able to collaborate and build diverse relationship.
Preferably should be working with value fashion retail companies in the current country of employment / home country.
Should be highly analytical and should have the capability to analyze high volume of data and present meaningful and business critical information related to Stock holders, sales patterns, category performance, etc.

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