Fashion

Fulltime
02-02-2018
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Job# 27225 BH# 343189
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Merchandise & Demand Planner

Lifestyle brand is seeking a Merchandise & Demand Planner!

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES 
Demand Planning: 
• Serves as the merchandise planner for USA wholesale and retail channels 
• Analyze and re-cap business trends on a weekly basis to capitalize on opportunities within product groups 
• Work with the sales and design team to plan and maintain appropriate inventory levels and maximize sales 
• Forecast product at the style/color level using BlueCherry ERP system 
• Generate daily and weekly reports to summarize Available To Sell position 
• Develop seasonal calendar to meet all merchandising goals and coordinate between all departments to meet production and sales deadlines 
• Monitor SKU’s and ensure that final line content reflects correct balance of groups and styles to meet market/sales needs 
• Understand costing and set-up margin schedule to understand profitability of styles and meeting budget requirements 
• Place, monitor, update purchase orders; Oversee purchase orders for samples and bulk production and execute pre or post buy analysis as needed; Monitor inventory levels and sales activity to identify potential inventory shortages and excesses. 
• Create seasonal/monthly demand forecasts based on sales input and monitor accuracy of those forecasts. Manage the consolidation of pre-season orders and forecasts from multiple sales channel teams. 
• Coordinate with factory to balance production capacity requirements 
• Participate and contribute to Operations meetings to stay on top of key issues and deliverables 
 

Core Competencies: 
• Adapts quickly to change and growth 
• Maintains a professional and collaborative work environment with others 
• Requires problem-solving skills through gathering information and feedback from management and team members. 
• Possesses exceptional organizational skills 
• Executes exceptional communication skills 
• Exhibits exceptional writing skills 
• Works within a collaborative Team Environment 
• Maintains Exceptional Interpersonal skills 
• Critical thinking and strategic planning needed to execute Principal Duties of position 
• Complies with company policies and procedures 

Qualifications

Degree in related field

1-4 years of related experience

Fashion/apparel industry experience