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Budget and Forecast Specialist




Apply now Job no: 523794
Work type: Limited Tenure
Location: Melbourne - CBD & Inner
Categories: Merchandise

David Jones wants to inspire people by providing an exceptional experience. As one of the leading international retailers, we’ve done this by curating the world's leading brands across fashion, beauty, home and food.  By enabling and empowering our employees, David Jones ensures that we are a destination for endless possibilities.

We have a fantastic opportunity available within our Central Planning team for a Budget and Forecast Specialist. Reporting into the Merchandise Trade Manager, this role has ownership of integration to the budget and forecast process of the merchandise strategy.

Please note this will be a contract position, ending July 2020.  

In this role you will:

  • Provide key support to ensure effective end to end management of the budget and forecast processes
  • Provide planning administration and process support to the merchandise team, updating and maintaining data integrity
  • Be the key coordinator between merchandise and marketing for promotional activity
  • Be responsible for establishing and maintaining promotional loading and support
  • Be exposed to all product groups and company divisions whilst learning and developing across the planning function
  • Update and communicate all the merchandise inputs in conjunction with Finance
  • Work cross functionally across all David Jones business units to support and achieve company outcomes
  • Provide analysis to support the merchandise planning needs of the business
  • Update and communicate the clearance planning timeline and tools

We are looking for that little bit extra, so join us if you:

  • Have excellent communication skills, both written and spoken, with the ability to influence stakeholders across the organisation
  • Have a demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and work within a fast paced environment whilst balancing competing interests
  • Have demonstrated experience within a similar capacity, in retail or related industry
  • Possess strong numerical and analytical skills
  • Possess a strong retail and commercial acumen
  • Have a demonstrated ability to work alongside a range of key senior stakeholders in order to achieve business outcomes
  • Are a lateral thinker, use creative thinking and analytical skills to problem solve
  • Have strong computer literacy in Microsoft Office (Excel)

At David Jones we go the extra mile. We offer;

  • Opportunities to work with premium exclusive Fashion, Beauty, Home and Food Products
  • An opportunity to work with a trusted iconic brand
  • David Jones employee discounts and a highly competitive incentive scheme
  • A Merchandise range and selection which is fresh and exclusive
  • Ongoing training and development in order to pursue excellence

To begin a career with endless possibilities, we invite you to begin your application now. 

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