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When: Wednesday 25 September
11:00 am - 11:45 am
Where: Sydney, New South Wales 
Contact: Brittany Frankland

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While Merchandise Planning forms an integral part of the Buying and Merchandise process for many Retailers, it is often misunderstood, and under utilised. Inventory investment has a significant impact on cash flow and profitability. Merchandise Planning, done right, can be a game changer in this critical space.

Register now to learn how to unlock the potential of Merchandise Planning in your business, and receive your free checklist on “Winning with Merchandise Planning”. Attendees who dial in live will also have the chance to be selected for a free consultation with Susan, to help you apply these insights or tackle other Planning topics.

In this webcast you will learn -

  •    - What is Merchandise Planning
  •    - The biggest mistakes made with Merchandise Planning
  •    - How to unlock profitability through Merchandise Planning

Spoiler alert -
This webcast will not be filled with jargon and mind numbing technical detail. It will cover key principles and concepts to enhance your understanding of Merchandise Planning, break ineffective cycles, and help you get a competitive edge through #planningasitshouldbe.

Who will benefit from this webcast -

  •    - Retail Executives, including General Manager and C Level
  •    - Business owners and Founders
  •    - Functional experts who partner with Merchandise Planning (Finance, Supply Chain, Buying, VM, Store Operations etc)
  •    - Merchandise Planners, Planning Managers



Susan Martin is the CEO and Founder of SMART IN PLANNING, a boutique company that provides Merchandise Planning services and solutions.

Having honed her craft over 25 years in this niche area, Susan brings a unique perspective and depth of experience from both her corporate career, where she lead the Planning function for international fashion giant, the Cotton On Group; and through the successes of her entrepreneurial journey these past 5 years.

With a tight team of seasoned professionals, SMART IN PLANNING works with clients throughout Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and regional areas of Australia. Susan is known for her heart for people, and has built sound relationships throughout the Retail community. Her blog called “Planning Matters” has been well received at all levels, with global engagement and followers reaching beyond Merchandise Planning and the Retail Industry.

SMART IN PLANNING’s impact on Australian Retail is evidenced in their multiple wins, voted by Retailers, in the NORA Solution Partner Awards, 2018.

With 20 years experience across retail operations, merchandise and eCommerce, Angus is Chief Executive Officer of Barbeques Galore. Angus has been an executive leader building a compelling retail offer. He drives commercial performance, develops strong teams and builds capability.

In 2018, Angus was named as one of Internet Retailing’s top 50 people in eCommerce, and also became a member of the NORA Advisory Board.

Unable to make the live Webcast Session? Make sure you register anyway to have the webcast sent straight to your inbox for you to watch at a suitable time.

P: 1300 752 946