Location Planning Analyst

Job title: Location Planning Analyst
Contract type: Freelance
Location: Burlington
Industry: Data
Remote: Yes
Reference: 412509
Contact name: Anthony Cooper
Job Published: January 01, 1970

Job description

Client Overview:
Our client is one of the country’s largest retail merchandise suppliers, with over 40,000 employees providing fashion items and home goods to customers in over 740 locations nationwide. As a recipient of Fortune’s 2021 Best Companies to Work For, our client is looking to grow their team with an addition of a Location Planning Analyst.

Location Planning Analyst Role Overview:
The Location Planning Analyst role is an analytical position responsible for creating region and store-level class plans while supporting location planning strategies. Working closely with the Manager of Location Planning and the Location Planning team on store analysis and recommendations, the hired candidate will support planning activities by completing ad hoc reporting and data analysis.
Location Planning Analyst Responsibilities:
 • Responsible for driving annual business volume on an average of $175M, actively monitoring an average of $35M in sales 
• Develops Pre-season and In-Season Region/Store plan at the class/month level 
• Updates class flow summaries (e.g., entry/exit dates for seasonal business) 
• Reviews system-generated forecasts for reasonability and analyzes history to identify sales opportunities and risks 
• Reviews and adjusts Season/Monthly regional sales 
• Makes plan recommendations to manager for assigned areas 
• Reviews, aligns, and rebalances regions as necessary 
• Updates store exceptions and adjustments 
• Collaborates with new and total store team to align on location strategies 
• Partners with the allocation team to drive the In-Season trending (changes to store count, updates to plan, etc.) 
• Analyzes regional sales trends, reviews forecast for additional opportunities and risks, and works with manager to develop recommendations for plan change 
• Updates exceptions and working plan as necessary and submits for approval 
• Validates flow summaries and receipt flags 
• Collaborates with planning partners to understand class and department-level strategies 

Reporting and Analysis: 
• Regularly runs reports to support the Pre-Season and In-Season planning processes 
• Develops ad hoc reporting and conducts additional store/region planning analysis as directed 
• This position has an impact on the region/location planning process. This position will primarily interact with location planning leadership and chain planners. 

Location Planning Analyst Requirements:                                                                   Education and Qualifications: 
• Bachelor’s Degree 

• Prior experience in retail merchandising, allocations, or planning environment preferred 

Skills and Abilities: 
• Analytical skills 
• Retail math 
• Excellent written and communication skills 
• Drives results in a fast-paced retail environment 
• Ability to collaborate and work effectively within a team 
• Ability to multi-task, prioritize and manage time 

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