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Job# 27667 BH# 343838
Contact# 5974746


The Merchandise Planner is responsible for the strategic direction of inventory based on analysis of store financials, historical data, and current market trends. 

Position Responsibilities: 
• Develop, execute and communicate strategic merchandise financial plans and strategies that support the merchandising and financial objectives of the Company. 
• Create preseason sales, margin and inventory plans by department class that support product and financial strategies. 
• Analyze historical data and current trends to identify risks and opportunities by department and class. 
• Collaborate with buying to develop and communicate strategies that align future financial and product opportunities in the area. 
• Forecast in-season sales and inventories on a weekly basis. 
• Present forecasts and action plans in weekly open-to-buy meetings. 
• Recap business performance and end-of-season best-sellers by category. 
• Recap and analyze actual sales results against plan and LY. 
• Analyze and communicate size selling to impact future receipts. 
• Collaborate with Allocation/Buying teams to ensure proper distribution of areas of responsibility. 

Position Requirements: 
• 3-5 years of Merchandise Planning experience in a corporate retail environment 
• Global business analysis and strategic/innovative thinking skills 
• Ability to negotiate with and influence peers and members of cross-functional team 
• Clear understanding of retail financial measurements 
• Flexible and adaptive to changing priorities 
• Strong listening, written and oral communication skills 
• Adaptable to a dynamic work environment 
• Able to organize and prioritize workload to meet deadlines 
• Advanced Microsoft Excel (i.e. Vlookups, Pivot Tables, etc) 

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