Lead - Merchandise Planning and Sourcing Operations at Brosa

Retail, Strategy/Planning, Full-time, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia full-time
Posted 26 days ago

Brosa is a new breed Direct to Consumer retail brand that is disrupting the $14 billion Australian home and living retail industry. Built on delivering amazing customer experiences, offering fresh designs and inspiration; and creating an unmatched shopping experience Brosa is changing the face of how Australians furnish their homes.

Brosa is also backed by Australia’s most prominent and successful Venture Capital funds including AirTree Ventures and Bailador.

To further power this growth, we are hiring for a rockstar to come in and lead our demand forecasting, inventory management and sourcing operations functions. You could be an ex-management consultant, experienced merchandise planner or working in a startup in the areas of operations or backend product management.

About the Role

Reporting to the Chief Merchandising Officer, you will be responsible for managing all aspects of demand forecasting, inventory management and fulfillment/ replenishment for the business. You will drive long term strategic impact by working with the sourcing head to build an agile supply chain through better new supplier selection and negotiations leveraging technology resulting in a superior customer experience through faster delivery of our products.

The successful candidate for this role will excel at developing and executing a clear operational roadmap for the forecasting, inventory management and replenishment activities of the business. You will need to be comfortable driving investment, growth and cost decisions in your stride leveraging technology at all stages.

Key Responsibilities

  • Delivery of growth/revenue and working capital targets maximising product availability/service-levels, inventory turns and RoI.
  • Primary owner for demand forecasting, inventory management and replenishment processes and maximising in-stock position of our catalog..
  • Be the power user for our demand forecasting and inventory optimisation software tool and use it to derive best results for business by keeping the inputs accurate and relevant and measuring results.
  • Work with the sourcing head to develop a long term vision for an efficient fulfillment process leveraging technology to get us closer to our goal of a lean and agile supply chain.


  • At least 2+ years experience in management consulting or 4+ years in operational roles in startups or leading merchandise planning for a $100M+ retailer.
  • Strong process orientation and experience with leveraging technology to drive efficiency.
  • Excellent analytical skills and ability to problem solve.
  • Strong communication and influencing skills.


  • Backend Product Management or operations e-commerce experience.
  • Basic knowledge of statistical modelling
  • Experience in using forecasting and inventory planning tools.
  • Fluency in Mandarin


At Brosa, we aim to build an exceptional environment to help our team thrive. Our goal is to help our team produce their best work and find enjoyment in their role. We commonly refer to our team as a family and work hard to create an atmosphere that is high on trust, honesty, accountability, commitment and of course fun. To foster a vibrant workspace we have various initiatives including Friday Ted Style talks from internal and external speakers (we call it Flocktalk), allowances for attending conferences and workshops and of course an open policy for bringing pets to the office! We believe that great businesses are built on great people and are constantly striving to elevate the platform we give our team. Some additional perks of the role include:

  • Staff Discounts on Brosa products
  • Opportunity to work in one of the fastest growing companies in Australia
  • Access to the wider network of high calibre contacts within the AirTree Ventures and Bailador portfolio