Assortment planning and planogram design: •Develop the planogram and oversee the creation of assortment mix (by Store Merchandisers) for the sub-category in stores based on the criteria defined by the Head – Merchandising, to maintain the appropriate amount of stock across stores. •Conduct periodic store visits to evaluate product acceptance and customer preferences.
New Product / Design addition : •Provide inputs on creation of the NPI (New product introduction) calendar for the region to the Sub-Category Head for the sub-category to ensure the timely launch of new and improved products in line with the latest trends and customer preferences. •Guide the SCM team on vendor identification and shortlist the products to be displayed for product meets. •Gather feedback from participants (Regional Heads, Zonal Heads, Store Heads etc.) regarding product meets to improve effectiveness and quality. •Screen designs and evaluate products from vendors in the category to have adequate products that cater to customer requirements.
Product Rationalization and Dead Stock Management: •Periodically monitor inventory and review the inventory holding in stores for the sub-category to aid decision making of stock requirement to maintain inventory levels. •Monitor the adherence to stock redistribution guidelines among stores of the sub-category to increase inventory turn. •Identify dead stock to be melted/returned to vendors in order to minimize MGD losses
Product sub-brand categorization: •Classify and tag new products of the sub-category into the appropriate design family and hierarchy to enable the Catalogue team to upload the details on the Order Management System (OMS).
Team Development: •Communicate job expectations to the team; plan, monitor, appraise and review job contributions in a regular manner. •Confer with team members to discuss issues, coordinate activities or resolve problems to facilitate execution excellence. •Monitor team performance on a continuous basis to identify and develop high performers so as to motivate them, and coach low performers. •Contribute towards development of talent for the department by providing direct reports with adequate exposure and growth opportunities.