Senior Planner - Womenswear at THE ICONIC

Planning, Sydney sydney
Posted 27 days ago

Since 2011, THE ICONIC has redefined the future of retail in Australia and New Zealand. As the #1 fashion e-commerce destination in the region, our e-commerce platforms provide an inspiring and seamless end-to-end customer experience through our own technology innovations. 

THE ICONIC Commercial team is data, product and trend orientated. Our Commercial team is customer obsessed and delivers the future of fashion through curating a customer centric platform of choice. The Category Buying team work together with the Planning team to drive sales, maximise profit, manage intake and ensure that of the moment and forward-thinking ranges engage THE ICONIC customer.

We are a diverse and dynamic community of over 1,000 people working towards a common goal " To create a Better way to shop".

 This diversity is at the heart of everything we do and gives real meaning in creating a positive impact in the world, from our ethical sourcing and sustainability strategies to our community engagement and diversity.

Our People & Purpose 

Our Planners are an eclectic mix of strategic problem-solvers and creative analytical thinkers who love products. They analyse and forecast financial and product trends, review the performance of our products, and make sure that sufficient stock is available. They also work with brands and suppliers to negotiate price structures, delivery dates, specific merchandise requirements and contracts so that we continue to meet our goals. They are key in rolling out company-wide projects and have a keen eye for process improvement and streamlining – they are dedicated to efficiency and love the numbers. 

We are currently looking for a Senior Planner to join our  Womenswear Team.

About the Role

  • Communicates confidently with senior management, respectfully challenging when required
  • Uses their influence and knowledge to drive department growth
  • Effectively manages prioritization of own and direct team’s workload during peak planning periods
  • Strives for continuous improvement in own department, whether it be processes, systems or tools
  • Is comfortable in all situations, taking challenges in their stride
  • Drives the department strategy and contributes to the wider segment strategy
  • Develops a mid to long term strategic view to drive growth and profit for the department
  • Manages all aspects the new season strategy, ensuring a comprehensive strategy pack backed by a solid financial plan is delivered and implemented
  • Suggests actions to take based on potential future concerns, either based on economic or social trends
  • Anticipates Planning Managers needs and prepares documentation, analysis or responses ahead of time
  • Works closely with the Planning Manager and Buyers to maximize profit for the season
  • Monitors all facets of the department, implements plans for any underperforming categories and brands and identifies ways to potentialize opportunities
  • Proposes marketing campaigns to the planning manager ensuring promotional activity delivers the best possible outcome, retaining margin

Key Skills

  • Collaborates cross departmentally, establishing strong relationships with other Category Management departments. Uses these relationships to strengthen department’s position
  • Works cross-functionally, establishing strong relationships with key departments.  Uses these relationships to strengthen department’s position
  • Challenges, develops and inspires their direct reports. Keeps calm in the face of challenges and retains a positive demeanour
  • Demonstrates strong communication and management skills, ensures deadlines are met and their direct reports have a clear understanding of what is required of them at all times
  • Embraces and drives positive change across the department
  • Deputises for Planning Manager in their absence
  • Ensures training and development needs for their direct reports are met
  • Embodies THE ICONIC values and refers to the values when setting goals and KPIs for their direct reports.


From our ways of working to our growth mindset and sustainable approach, we each add unique value and have an incredible amount of fun doing it! People are our greatest asset and our ICONITE experience is designed to empower you to do your best work. Here’s what to expect when you join THE ICONIC:

  • Flexible working. We offer a hybrid and flexible working model so you can do your best work in a way that works for you
  • The learning  collective. Get your knowledge fix with our learning days & hackathons.
  • Parents at THE ICONIC. Access to our parental leave program and an extra day off for your kids' first day of school every year 
  • Birthday leave. Enjoy a paid day off for your birthday and an ICONIC voucher to treat yourself
  • Curate your style. No matter what your style is, we have got you covered with our Amazing staff discount and our famous sample sales
  • Wellbeing. Access to our discounted gym memberships and wellbeing programs
  • People  first. Access to our Employee Assistance Program for you and your family
  • Volunteer days. Work as a Charity Partner with Thread Together for society and environmental change.
  • Refer a friend. Enjoy a $4,000 referral reward for successfully referring someone to THE ICONIC!

We are committed to providing reasonable arrangements to all individuals participating in our application and interview process, and while performing job functions. If you require any accommodations or adjustments prior to the submission of your application or throughout your interview process, please contact our Talent Acquisition team directly: [email protected]