The nature of the work is focused on presenting and merchandising product to consumers. Position the category and retail to meet and exceed financial goals by ensuring that inventory is delivered to the right store at the right time. Create and maintain smooth product flows by development of outbound flow from the Distribution Center on specified timeline. Ensure utilization of replenishment system to optimize flow. Leverage replenishment system capabilities to support continuous operations. Maintain inventory levels in store that support the foundation of the plan, support buying strategies, and drive efficiencies and profitability. Develop and communicate markdown strategies. Consolidate, analyze and communicate size and location-based performance, including sales/inventory comparisons, seasonality and marketing impacts. Utilize analyses to identify profit opportunities. Collaborate with distribution center, supply chain, planning and business unit to support strategy that aligns future financial and product opportunities.
Ability to work with cross functional teams, must possess strong communication skills and be able to think out of the box.
2 years merchant buying, allocating and/or planning experience for a multi store retailer. Typical Office: This is a typical office job, with no special physical requirements or unusual work environment.
Strong Excel skills required.
Strong understanding of retail and retail math required.
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