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Merchandise Planner

Montreal, QC, Canada Req #148
Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Founded in 1957, Joseph Ribkoff is an iconic designer, manufacturer and distributor of fashionable women’s apparel which is designed, sewn and produced in Canada and sold to 64 international markets. They are headquartered in Montreal where 400 of their 500 employees are based.  The Montreal location includes the corporate offices, production and warehouse facilities. 


Reporting to the Senior Merchandising Director, the Merchandise Planner will be responsible for generating working reports which analyze sales and inventory, as well as create and maintain the seasonal merchandise plan throughout the development of each collection. The incumbent will collaborate with internal partners to ensure efficient product turn-over and stock, as well as provide recommendations to mitigate inefficiencies.


  • Develop and maintain seasonal merchandise plan by category

  • Ideal assortment of SKU’s per category based on last year sales and/or missed opportunities

  • Create and maintain a balanced price structure by category

  • Provide recommendations for how to efficiently back up stock based on units sold or percentage of customers buying each style

  • Build, maintain and analyze Never Out of Stock program

  • Analyze monthly sales by garment category and forecast for future seasons

  • Analyze best-selling styles by territory, units sold and number of accounts sold and provide report on bi-weekly basis to sales, design and marketing.

  • Seasonal post mortem analysis and future season forecast. 


Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum 6 – 8 years in a similar role

  • Certificate, DEC or University degree in relevant field

  • Extensive knowledge of apparel and wholesale

  • Ability to benchmark price points across markets and categories.

  • Ability to analyze previous seasons data and make recommendations based on findings

  • BI experience analyzing data sets and software in order to facilitate business growth

  • Strong working knowledge of Excel and Microsoft tools 

  • Strong passion and awareness of women’s clothing market trends

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills in both French and English

Joseph Ribkoff is an equal opportunity at will employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age, race, religion, color, disability, sex, sexual orientation or national origin.

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  • Pay Type Salary
  • Montreal, QC, Canada