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Merchandise Planning - Project Lead

Accent Group

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About the Role:

We have an exciting role available for a Merchandise Planning Project Lead to join us on a fixed term contract. Reporting to the Group General Manager of Merchandise Planning the Project Lead is accountable for leading the implementation and adoption of a new Merchandise Planning system and the processes that underpin it. The project encompasses multiple modules that will be implemented in sequence including:

  • Allocation and Replenishment
  • Merchandise Financial Planning
  • Assortment Planning
  • Item Planning

The role will be responsible for Project Leadership and guiding the Merchandise Planning solution through:

  • Translating requirements between the business and the solution architect
  • Managing project team & workload capacities
  • Leading project planning sessions
  • Coordinating internal resources
  • Managing project progress and adjusting tasks as required
  • Ensuring project meets deadlines
  • Managing relationships with key stakeholders – internal and external
  • Overseeing all project documentation
  • Communicating identified risk and mitigation plan
  • Conducting project review and creating detailed reports for Senior Leadership / Steering Group
  • Optimising and improving processes and the overall approach where necessary

Change Management

  • Developing change management plans for project
  • Evaluating the impact of planned organisational change
  • Identifying risks and developing risk mitigation tactics
  • Identifying and managing anticipated resistance to change
  • Development of communications both progress and as relevant to change initiatives
  • Providing coaching and training to team members at all levels

To be successful you will have the following key attributes and skills required for this role:

  • Experience in and strong understanding of Merchandise Planning fundamentals
  • Experience in Project Management
  • Analytical mindset and critical thinking
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Proven ability to build strong working relationships
  • Depth of experience managing multiple stakeholders to deliver outcomes
  • A team player with a collaborative approach
  • Conflict resolution and negotiation skills
  • Good understanding of change management principles, techniques & tools
  • Effective facilitation and influencing skills
  • Excellent communication skills – both written and verbal
  • Proven ability to work under pressure
  • Detail orientated and organised with exceptional time management
  • A strategic thinker with strong commercial and business acumen
  • Affiliation with Accent Group Core values “Make it happen” attitude


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Job details
Date posted
16 May 2022
Merchandiser & Product Planner
$140k ~ $157k
Contract type
Work type
Full time
Job mode
Standard business hours
Work Authorisation
Australian citizen / Permanent resident

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