Merchandise Planner

Australia - Melbourne
Fanatics Commerce – Buying & Merchandising /
Salaried /
Company Overview
Fanatics is building a leading global digital sports platform. The company ignites the passions of global sports fans and maximizes the presence and reach for hundreds of sports partners globally by offering innovative products and services across Fanatics Commerce, Fanatics Collectibles, and Fanatics Betting & Gaming, allowing sports fans to Buy, Collect and Bet. Through the Fanatics platform, sports fans can buy licensed fan gear, jerseys, lifestyle and streetwear products, headwear, and hardgoods; collect physical and digital trading cards, sports memorabilia, and other digital assets; and bet as the company builds its Sportsbook and iGaming platform. Fanatics has an established database of over 100 million global sports fans, a global partner network with over 900 sports properties, including major national and international professional sports leagues, teams, players associations, athletes, celebrities, colleges, and college conferences, and over 2,000 retail locations, including its Lids retail business stores. 
As a market leader with more than 18,000 employees, and hundreds of partners, suppliers, and vendors worldwide, we take responsibility for driving toward more ethical and sustainable practices. We are committed to building an inclusive Fanatics community, reflecting and representing society at every level of the business, including our employees, vendors, partners and fans. Fanatics is also dedicated to making a positive impact in the communities where we all live, work, and play through strategic philanthropic initiatives.     

• In partnership with Buyer, creates and drives a department strategy that contributes to business goals
• Responsible for detailed financial budgeting of the department e.g. Sales, Stock, Margin, and Markdown using historical data, financial trends and forecasts
• Owns all aspects of the department WSSI process
• Delivers the department trade plan in line with the business trading calendar, using analysis and insight to constantly review
• Drives ongoing trade activity to maximise opportunity and minimise risk, on a s short/mid/long term level
• Accountable for product availability and launch performance
• Manages end to end stock turn, efficiency and exit plans within stock and profit targets
• Accountability for the department work plan
• Builds strong relationships with key suppliers and stakeholders
• Manages, coaches and develops a team
• Undertake any other duties and/or responsibilities as may reasonably be required by management from time to time
• You may also be required to work additional hours from time to time including but not limited to providing support around events and hot markets. This may involve weekend and some late-night working

Knowledge & Experience: 
•Previous experience of working in a fast-paced retail environment, with a solid merchandising background
• Experienced people manager
Working knowledge of:
• Commercial Budgeting
• WSSI Management
• Range Assortment Planning 
• Trading
• Stock & Intake Management
• Allocation & Replenishment
We are an equal opportunity employer and celebrate diversity and inclusivity at Fanatics. Our commitment to inclusion drives us forward every day; across all races, gender, gender identities, age, sexual orientation, religion & spiritual beliefs, neurodiversity, disability and all identities of our people both current and future. If you have any requirement(s) for reasonable accommodations to participate in the job application or interview process, and/or to perform essential job functions, please contact us.

Tryouts are open at Fanatics! Our team is passionate, talented, unified, and charged with creating the fan experience of tomorrow. The ball is in your court now.

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Fanatics is committed to responsible planning and purchasing (RPP) practices, working with its business partners across its global and multi-layered supply chain, to ensure that planning, sourcing, and purchasing decisions, along with other supporting processes, do not impede or conflict with the fulfillment of Fanatics’ fair labor practices.

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