diploma of retail merchandise management

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DESIGNED FOR RETAIL BUYERS AND MERCHANDISE PLANNERS

What is flex delivery?

What is a Retail Buyer?

What is a Merchandise Planner?

Retail Buyers are responsible for identifying and constructing balanced product ranges which are consistent with the brand strategy in order to maximise commercial opportunities and deliver optimum profit and growth. Tasks usually include:

  • Developing and delivering product strategies for each brand/category portfolio which direct links to the company’s overall strategy and relevant customer segments

  • Managing complete range selection, order placement and financial performance of the business, including budgets and pricing.

Merchandise Planners deliver compelling and profitable customer offers that drives the merchandise strategy through business-trend analysis, optimising inventory and profit outcomes. Key functions include:

  • Accountability for business planning and alignment of category and store planning, ensuring the most commercial decisions are made to maximise sales and gross margin intake

  • Working alongside the Brand Director/General Managers and Buying

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DATES

VICTORIA
19 February 2020 - 31 March 2021

Intake closes soon
Level 1, 112 Wellington Parade
East Melbourne, Victoria 3002

NEW SOUTH WALES
7 April 2020 – 15 June 2021

Intake closes 1 April 2020
Regus, Level 12, 1 Pacific Hwy
North Sydney, NSW 2060

QUEENSLAND
6 April  2020 - 31 May 2021

Intake closes 1 April 2020
Brisbane, QLD, 4000

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COURSEWORK REQUIREMENTS

Pre-Course Homework:

Students are expected to gather relevant information for analysis prior to the workshop.

Online Assessments:

Students are expected to complete assessments and projects through the ARA’s online learning management system.

eligibility

2 years of experience in a similar role or exposure to the buying or planning function.

COURSE DIFFICULTY

| Intermediate |

DELIVERY

METHODS

Accredited:

Classroom training and assessments with a nationally recognised certificate upon
completion. A public course with participants from different businesses.

(11 monthly workshops and 2 catch up sessions over 13 months )
 

1 Day Professional Development:

Full day
classroom training with no assessment. Open to
public courses or in-house courses.

(11 monthly workshops and 2 catch up sessions over 13 months )
 

CONTACT US

Info@retail.org.au

1300 368 041

Melbourne

HEAD OFFICE

Level 1, 112 Wellington Parade
East Melbourne VIC 3002

Sydney

Suite 104, 40-48 Atchison Street
St Leonards NSW 2065

Brisbane

28 Wallaroo Circuit
North Lakes QLD 4509

“I never knew of the many steps involved in ensuring goods meet the required standards etc. I will be implementing the use of better coding to analyse why goods are being returned to provide better feedback to the relevant stakeholders” 

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

—  Shawna, Buying Group