Job Description

The TFG Graduate Programme is designed to help you make a smooth transition from campus into the world of work. You will engage with various individuals and teams in the business who will share their experience, knowledge, passion and purpose, to help you successfully complete the structured training programme.TFG is looking for dynamic individuals to join their MERCHANDISE PLANNING teams. The Merchandise Planner analyses customer activity, forecasts sales, controls purchases and formulates budgets.Key activities include:Influencing and implementing the relevant brand's merchandise strategyFinancial and strategic management of the various products e.g. product planning, controlling open-to-buy, reviewing weekly & monthly figuresManagement of the range assortments and replenishmentManagement and implementation of distribution strategy e.g. analysing stores profiles & sales trends, developing promotional & range distribution by store & cluster

Responsibilities + Skills

An eye for detail and exceptional organisational skillsAn analytical, detailed and strategic approach to problem solvingTo be able to work your way through a highly structured development process whilst on trainingAble to work independently as well as within a team


Majors in Finance, Statistics, Economics, Marketing and or Maths would be advantageousTo have displayed a strong entrepreneurial style, i.e. display strong trader mentalityA keen/strong interest in retail


To confidently influence and persuade at all levelsTo be able to make decisions and meet deadlines whilst working in a fast-paced, pressurised environmentTo enjoy working with numbers

Job Summary

  • Published on: Thursday, 16th January 2020
  • Designation: Intern Planner
  • industry: Retail
  • Vacancy:
  • Employment Status: Full-time
  • Job Location: Durban
  • Salary: on a call
  • Gender:
  • Application Deadline: Thursday, 16th January 2020

About the Company

  • Company Name: The Foschini Group.
  • Address: Non-SA: + 27 21 938 7666
  • Website:
  • Company Profile:
  • Customers may know The Foschini Group (TFG) by one of its many different brand names. The company, with more than a dozen trading divisions, is one of the largest apparel, jewelry, and home furnishings specialty retailers in South Africa, operating more than 1,500 stores. TFG's retail businesses include Foschini, Donna-Claire, Markham, Exact!, @home, and AmericanSwiss. The company also operates sports apparel and jewelry retail stores, and issues credit cards. Its Markham (men's apparel) and Foschini (women's apparel and accessories) retail outlets account for most of the company's revenue. Beyond South Africa, the company in recent years has expanded to Botswana, Namibia, and Swaziland.

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