Black Belt In Retail Series

The Black Belt in Retail series has been designed to take those who have chosen to make retail their career, on a carefully planned advanced learning journey towards being the best in the world retail status. Conducted in manageable bite size blocks, it adopts a strategic, systematic flow in terms of teaching you the skills and knowledge to master the retail process for 21st century success.

Black Belt In Retail Series is made up of:

1. Advanced Retail Strategy And The Buying Cycle

For any retail business, it is vital to have a clear plan on how it will succeed in an increasingly crowded retail landscape. This requires the business owners to formulate a coherent approach to developing that strategy, communicating the strategy to all relevant stakeholders, executing the strategy consistently and excellently and evaluating the strategy.

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2. Advanced Retail Metrics

Advanced Retail Metrics and Analytics covers the most important principles used in retail management as well as the key metrics and KPI’s used as a measure in any retail business.

This course would suit any professional who want to make retail business  as their career, e.g assistant buyers or planners, trainee buyers or planners, allocators or buying/merchandise assistants etc. This course will also suit people who work directly with merchandise teams e.g. suppliers or marketing teams who wish to gain a greater understanding of merchandise management. This course is also relevant for anyone who has a responsibility to drive sales and profits, including entrepreneurs and consultants in the retail sector.

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3. Advanced Retail Merchandise Planning

This course covers the theoretical and practical principles/tools used in Buying and Merchandise Planning as well as the key merchandise planning process used in a retail business.

This course would suit members of the merchandise team e.g. assistant buyers or planners, trainee buyers or planners, allocators or buying/merchandise assistants etc. This course will also suit people who work directly with merchandise teams e.g. suppliers or marketing teams who wish to gain a greater understanding of merchandise management.

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4. Advanced Retail Financial Excellence For Store Managers

The Advanced Financial Excellence For Retail Store Manager’s course is simple to understand and can truly be great market differentiation and a game changer if followed and executed well. The courses can instantly change the life of an organisation in retail space.

Each lesson is carefully composed and practically explained, its limited verbosity and no-nonsense style helps the learner get to the point quickly and also acts as a go-to reference guide for the busy retailer.

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5. Assortment And Range Planning For Retailers

Merchandise range planning is part of the overall assortment planning process and involves making decisions about the amount of merchandise choice – the variety (or breadth) and the depth – that will be available to customers.

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6. Advanced Retail Supply Chain Excellence

Practical and real transformational journey of a $3.2 billion retail giant, a broken retailer with (– $66million EBIT) to a +ve $25 million EBIT turnaround in just 10 months all because of the Supply Chain transformation and then a whopping +ve $290 million EBIT in just 3 years was unparallel in the history of Australian retail landscape.

Learn how the team managed 101 projects and achieved every single one of them as a team, well below budget and way ahead of time. A true team effort.

For anyone who wishes to make your own retail journey worthwhile and  leave a LEGACY.

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Who should do the Black Belt In Retail series?

The Black Belt in Retail  is specifically targeted towards middle to senior management within a retail organisation and/or retail entrepreneurs/professionals and consultants. It is ideally suited to:

  • Buying and Merchandising Managers
  • Buyers
  • Assistant Buyers
  • Merchandise Planning Managers
  • Merchandise Planners
  • Assistant Merchandise Planners
  • Merchandise Managers
  • Fashion Designers
  • Retail Store Managers
  • Assistant Retail Store Managers
  • Retail Operations Managers
  • Retail Area Managers
  • Retail Regional/General Managers
  • Supply Chain Managers
  • Retail CEO’s
  • Retail Business Owners
  • Retail Entrepreneurs/Professionals/Consultants