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BUYING. THE FABRIC OF AUSTRALIAN RETAIL

Diploma of Retail Merchandise Management
DESIGNED FOR RETAIL BUYERS & MERCHANDISE PLANNERS

WHAT IS IT?

 

 

The Diploma of Retail Merchandise Management (SIR50317) has been designed by the industry for retail buyers and planners.

In a joint effort, Australian Retailers Association and Skills IQ consulted with retailers (large, medium, small) and there emerged a critical need for formal education for entry to mid-level buyer and planner roles.

A first in Australian retail, this unprecedented qualification embodies tailor-made courses encompassing a range of activities including concept theory, case study analysis, practical workshops and hands-on assessments.

DETAILS

In-house training available

 

VICTORIA
20 March 2018 - 2 April 2019
Level 1, 112 Wellington Parade
East Melbourne, Victoria 3002

NEW SOUTH WALES
1 May 2018 - 9 April 2019
Suite 104, 40-48 Atchison St
St Leonards, NSW 2065

QUEENSLAND
8 May 2018 - 30 April 2019
Unit 8, 23 Discovery Drive
North Lakes, QLD 4509

 

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Sarah Gale is a highly strategic and creative senior retail executive who enjoys inspiring others to be the best version of themselves. She has worked with many of Australia and New Zealand’s leading fashion brands over the last three decades. Sarah’s most recent roles being General Manager of Marketing and Agile Commerce for Forever New and Vice President (Head of Buying) of The Iconic. Sarah was awarded the role of Judge on the hit TV show Project Runway Australia (Foxtel Series 1 and 2). Within her career in the fashion retail industry, she has navigated the recent changing face of the global retail environment and has experienced much success to identifying and adapting to, the behavior shifts and changing values and experiential nature of today’s consumer. Most recently, she has lead businesses and teams in the ecommerce/digital field. Sarah has held many leadership and management roles as well as consulting to businesses in Australia and overseas.

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Sarah Gale, Trainer

Jim has over 30 years experience working with leading retail brands in Australia and the UK. Jim is a qualified trainer and assessor who shares his broad industry knowledge through the facilitation of retail workshops, learning experiences and hands on consultancy to business owners and teams. His philosophy is grounded in supporting retail brands to achieve world’s best practice in merchandise strategic planning and management.

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Jim Ramsay, Trainer

Course Calendar


In-house training available. Below are the workshops in order of how they will run throughout 2018. Click to register accourding to your state preference.

Develop a merchandise strategy (SIRRMRM002)

Research and critically evaluate factors impacting merchandise strategy and evaluate its effectiveness to develop a profitable merchandise strategy.

VICTORIA 
20 March 2018

NEW SOUTH WALES
1 May 2018

QUEENSLAND
8 May 2018

Conduct a post trade analysis (SIRRMRM003)

Analyse post trade information to draw insights and conclusions. Learn retail mathematics to make recommendations for improved merchandise performance.

VICTORIA 
15 May 2018

NEW SOUTH WALES
22 May 2018

QUEENSLAND
5 June 2018

Develop a merchandise financial plan (SIRRMRM004)

Develop skills and knowledge to understand how financial decisions are made in the merchandise function and the implications of the merchandise function.

VICTORIA
19 June 2018

NEW SOUTH WALES
26 June 2018

QUEENSLAND
3 July 2018

Develop a category financial plan (SIRRMRM005)

Undertake merchandise financial planning at the category and subcategory level for a retail organisation. Review merchandise plans and product categories.

VICTORIA 
24 July 2018

NEW SOUTH WALES
31 July 2018

QUEENSLAND
7 August 2018

Plan a merchandise product range (SIRRMRM006)

Develop a commercially viable range of retail merchandise that reflects an established merchandise category financial plan and merchandise strategy.

VICTORIA 
21 August 2018

NEW SOUTH WALES
28 August 2018

QUEENSLAND
4 September 2018

Negotiate & establish a supply arrangment (SIRRMRM007)

Learn to negotiate, evaluate and formalise agreements with suppliers. Develop skillsto determine supplier suitability and establish agreed terms of supply.

VICTORIA 
18 September 2018

NEW SOUTH WALES
25 September 2018

QUEENSLAND
2 October 2018

Develop a merchandise promotional plan (SIRRMRM008)

Develop a merchandise promotional plan that supports merchandise performance. Schedule promotional activities that aligned to a merchandise strategy.

VICTORIA 
16 October 2018

NEW SOUTH WALES
23 October 2018

QUEENSLAND
30 October 2018

Plan merchandise buying trips (SIRRMRM009)

Plan buying trips for the purpose of sourcing new product, materials or suppliers. Develop trip itinerary, key activities and identify product opportunities.

VICTORIA 
20 November 2018

NEW SOUTH WALES
27 November 2018

QUEENSLAND
4 December 2018

Plan product development (SIRRMRM010)

Plan the development of new retail products. Learn to generate product ideas suitable for a defined marketplace and prepare a design brief for production.

VICTORIA 
5 February 2019

NEW SOUTH WALES
12 February 2019

QUEENSLAND
19 February 2019

Manage merchandise quality & compliance (SIRRMRM011)

Develop skills to review quality and compliant standards, ensure products meet requirements and take action to address quality and compliance issues.

VICTORIA 
5 March 2019

NEW SOUTH WALES
12 March 2019

QUEENSLAND
19 March 2019

Develop an eCommerce strategy (SIRXSTR001)

Analyse and evaluate trends in ecommerce to develop an effective ecommerce strategy. Develop digital content across digital platforms for the online sale of products or services.

VICTORIA 
2 April 2019

NEW SOUTH WALES
9 April 2019

QUEENSLAND
30 April 2019