We specialise in Merchandise Planning
Planning Management | Planning System and Process Implementation | Building Teams and Developing People | Fashion Apparel, Footwear, Homewares, Discount Variety | Multi Brand | Small Business to Corporate | International | High Growth | Strategic Planning | Leadership | Demand Planning | Multi-Channel Retail | Wholesale
Susan has 25 years experience in Merchandise Planning in the Retail sector. Building on a foundation of leading practice with the Foschini Group in South Africa, the past 20 years have been invested in establishing Merchandise Planning across well known Australian retailers. This includes, but is not limited to, Best & Less and retail giant, the Cotton On Group, where she spent 3 years as Group Planning Manager across their 8 businesses trading in over 15 countries.
Key accomplishments in this role included:
driving typical Planning KPIs, resulting in a 4-7 week reduction in stock cover across all brands, without compromising comparative sales growth, and while building margin
the introduction and establishment of Planning as an integral part of the business
the successful implementation and adoption of a Planning software system
growing the Planning team size from 25 to 100 people, and
the creation, roll-out and delivery of a technical stream for Merchandise Planning within the Cotton On University.
A seasoned Executive, over the course of her career, Susan has gained extensive experience at the General Manager level, developing, integrating and managing the Planning function, in established businesses and more dynamic environments.
She is known for her collaborative style and people skills, evidenced through a strong track record in attracting and retaining highly skilled Planning professionals; often through volatility, where she brings a stabilising influence and collaboration across functions.
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