Aug 26, 2021

Merchandiser Planner

  • Pillow Talk
  • Darra QLD, Australia
Full time Retail

Job Description

Thanks for considering embarking on a journey with Pillow Talk! Our inspiration is drawn from the love and pursuit of comfort, and immersing this beautifully simple concept into the lives of our customers. Home really is where the heart is, and for those of you who join us that’s just how you’ll feel - at home! Now is your opportunity to be part of the Pillow Talk Fabric, by joining us in this highly exciting Merchandise Planning role, based at our enviable Darra Head Office.  

A bit about the role... 

As a Merchandise Planner at Pillow Talk, you’ll play an essential role in providing our buying and marketing teams with product performance insights to inform marketing, range planning and buying decisions. Using inventory, marketing, and sales data, you’ll be expected to undertake operational and commercial analysis to help ensure the right stock is in the right place and to prevent over-forecasting on core and seasonal product lines. You’ll keep an eagle eye on where products are at in their life cycle, ultimately ensuring the business does not carry an unnecessary excess of inventory.  You’ll be instrumental in pioneering and driving the continuous development of Pillow Talks forecasting’s models and will be accountable for reducing our exposure to inventory and financial risk. This is a new role to support growth and expansion, which will work amongst 5 other planners and report into our Lead Planner. 


A bit about you...

  • An experienced, highly credible merchandise planner
  • An influencer who is highly personable, confident and with an outstanding ability to develop interpersonal relationships across the business
  • A challenger, with courage to challenge the status quo and a dynamic and pragmatic approach to complex solutions
  • A role model who is hugely credible, with a high degree of integrity, and a relentless enthusiasm to get the best out of people
  • Ability to synthesise data and information, coupled with advanced decision-making skills
  • Strong commercial and retail acumen with experience in a promotionally driven environment
  • Organisational and commercial awareness with an appetite to combine financial analysis with commercial acumen
  • Strong commercial and retail acumen with experience in a promotionally driven environment
  • Advanced Computer/software skills including Excel and merchandise planning tools
  • Highly developed organisational skills and time management
  • Excellent attention to detail with strong numerical acumen
  • Ability to multi-task and manage various demands and priorities
  • Excels in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment

Why we think you should consider joining the Pillow Talk Tribe!

  • $75,000.00 - $85,000.00 + Super DOE
  • Generous store discount after qualifying period – T&C’s apply 
  • Onsite parking
  • Access to onsite gym and discounted personal training
  • 100% Australian owned and operated company
  • One of the largest linen and home wares specialists in the country
  • Opportunities for further learning & career growth
  • Warm, friendly & supportive work environment
  • Passionate and knowledgeable team
  • Family values and a culture of inclusivity and belonging 

Our business is in a good place right now, but where we are going is even better! For your chance to join the Pillow Talk Tribe apply below!

We are a Circle Back Initiative Employer, and we commit to respond to every person who expresses interest in working for us!

Pillow Talk are dedicated to equal opportunities for all and we aim to ensure no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment because of, or is disadvantaged by, any conditions or requirements that aren’t justifiable, therefore please do let us know if you need any reasonable adjustments made ahead of your interview.