We are looking for a Merchandise Planner to join our growing brand! In this role you'll plan and analyze assigned merchandise categories along with communicating hit, misses and go-forward strategies. Develops pre-season top-down/bottom-up level plans for sales, inventory, markdowns and margin in partnership with the Sr Planning Manager and Merchants. Develops assortment plans that tie back to the monthly receipt targets. Partners with the Manager and the Allocation Team to determine monthly allocation strategies. Initiates analysis of business trends, including but not limited to, category performance, regional, selling, and size selling. Conducts in-season reforecast of category unit plans/dollar plans, focusing on future opportunities as well as minimizing sales/inventory risks. Manages the Open to Buy with the Manager and the Buyer. Communicates over-/under-bought situations and provides recommendations for resolution. Recommends test strategies based on current category performance and initiates analysis. Performs other job duties as needed.
WHAT YOU'LL DO
WHAT YOU'LL NEED 2-4 years of merchandise planning experience. Bachelors Degree or equivalent work experience. Strong analytical and quantitative skills; proficient with MS Excel and merchandise planning system. Illustrates a dedication to meeting requirements of internal and external customers, responding to all customer requests promptly and thoroughly. Strong communication skills including the ability to work in a team environment, give honest, direct feedback and is a solid verbal and written communicator. Meets deadlines, prioritizes appropriately, copes well with change, and maintains composure under pressure. Is accountable for results, approaches obstacles proactively and looks for ways to resolve problems and issues. WHAT YOU'LL GET Our open floor plan allows for a creative, collaborative and fun environment. A competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401k and paid time off. Additional perks to consider are generous employee discount, access to employee-only sales, caf, masseuse, gym, fitness and yoga classes, basketball court, and more
Associated topics: inventory, merchandise, merchandiser, merchandising, procurement, retail merchandiser, stocking, supply chain, warehouse, warehouse associate