Merchandise Planner

  • 800 Commonwealth Dr, Warrendale, PA 15086, USA
  • Full-time
  • Department: Planning and Allocation
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular

Job Description

As a Merchandise Planner you will work closely with the Buying, and Allocation teams to develop and review assortment plans and manage OTB strategies. This role works as an integral part of the Merchandising and Planning and Allocation teams by identifying risks and opportunities and making recommendations to ensure that we are maximizing the profitability of the assortment.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain merchandise plans for several categories of product
  • Make recommendations to the buying team on product receipt and liquidation timing                
  • Ensure delivery of the financial objectives of the area through accurate and proactive management and forecasting of sales, mark-up and markdowns.
  • Develop and deliver merchandise analysis to inform and guide executive decision making
  • Partner with allocation on the timing and quantity of receipts of new and existing product to flow into the stores
  • Support the department’s weekly reporting needs
  • Maintain and update the open-to-buy daily, weekly and monthly, as needed
  • Participate in a cross-functional team

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Finance
  • Five+ years' experience in Planning and/or Allocation
  • Prior managerial/supervisor experience
  • Technical knowledge in PC based systems and application software (systems like: JDA Allocation, Arthur Planning, MMS and/or Island Pacific are useful)
  • Prior retail experience preferred
  • High degree of proficiency in MS Office Suite, Outlook & Internet applications
  • Strong analytical, prioritizing, interpersonal, problem-solving, and presentation skills
  • Ability to operate independently while establishing strong working relationships with co-workers and cross-functional teams
  • Ability to work with and influence senior management 
  • Strong, professional and effective verbal and written communication skills

Additional Information

WE OFFER

  • 401k
  • Competitive Benefits Package
  • Flex Time
  • Over 3 Weeks PTO After 1 Year
  • Casual Dress Code
  • Merchandise Discount
  • Great Work Culture

 

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