These job descriptions are examples. Looking for work?

Find JobsFind Jobs

Merchandising Planner

0 people like this description

Seeking a Merchandising Planner or Coordinator for a Fortune 500 retail brand! ( 3-6 month contract to hire). This is a great entry to mid level position perfect for people interested in a career in Inventory and Merchandise Management.

Responsible for managing the profitability of one or more departments through pre-season plan development, management of inventory investments, and open-to-buy activities.
(Inventory, Planning, & Allocation department)

• Advanced knowledge of Excel with aptitude to learn new systems quickly.
• Strong analytical skills with the ability to interpret meaningful trends from quantitative and
qualitative data.
• Solid grasp of retail math and inventory planning concepts.
• Strong problem solving and critical thinking skills with focus on driving positive results to the
bottom line.
• Possess strong organizational and time management skills.
• Multi-Channel (Direct to consumer and brick and mortar) planning experience is a plus.

People, Service, Quality and Innovation are the core values behind this company's culture. If you are flexible, enjoy a “startup” mentality, are open to learning, thrive in collaborating with a team and overall have a "glass half full" personality, you will go far in this company!

Primary Responsibilities:
Pre-Season Inventory Planning

• Analyze historical data and current trends to identify opportunities and risks by department,
subclass, collection and sku.
• Create and present department level plans that support division and department level
• Develop and build collection and sku level sales plan with supporting investment quantities
and accurate flow forecasts.
• Manage the reconciliation of top down to bottom up financial plans.
• Balance workload priorities to ensure successful execution of inventory management
• Collaborate with Merchandising to support product strategies and vision.

In-Season Inventory Planning

• Demand forecasting at the department, subclass, collection and sku level.
• Forecast sales and inventory and develop strategies to maximize opportunities and mitigate
• Calculate receipt needs based on inventories and rate of sale and present buying strategies and
inventory investments to senior leadership team.
• Complete open-to-buy activities at the department and subclass level for all key metrics and
present action plans during monthly OTB meetings.
• Manage the on order pipeline of goods and negotiate flow requirements with vendors.
• Focus on top volume collection/skus to maximize in-stocks, bottom-line revenue and
promise to the customer.

These job descriptions are examples. Looking for work?

Find JobsFind Jobs