Merchandise Planner Job Description

Job summary 1

The Merchandise Planner is responsible for the inventory strategy and financial forecasts for a segment of the business. The goal is to maximize company sales growth and profitability by working closely with the Director, Planning and merchandising team on designing and implementing thoughtful inventory strategies that promote profitable sales growth and satisfy customer demand.

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The Merchandise Planner actively leads the assigned business area to achieve financial goals by focusing on establishing a business partnership with the Buyer, supporting the development of business strategies, developing the skill sets with the team, and executing defined business processes.

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The Merchandise Planner assists with creation of product-level merchandising plans using the JDA Enterprise Planning Suite. Sales and Inventory analysis at the store/class level in order to maximize the return on inventory investment.

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The Merchandise Planner will develop, execute and communicate merchandise financial plans and strategies that support the merchandising, marketing, and financial objectives of a department.

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Job summary 5

The Merchandise Planner will work in tandem with the merchant team to help drive sales and margin through optimized inventory management. You will use data to analyze historical results, risks, and opportunities to create plans with the merchants to meet the company’s financial objectives. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of applying analytics to produce business results. They will be a proven leader with the passion for the retail industry. They will be a self-starter, ambitious in nature, and work well cross functionally. They should have strong organizational skills and the proven ability to work closely with buying teams.

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We are looking for a Merchandise Planner to join our corporate Planning team in our office. As a Merchandise Planner, you’ll maximize sales and margin in your product categories while optimizing inventory. This role will report to the Planning Manager.

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As a Merchandise Planner you will contribute to Company’s results by working 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 & Allocation teams by identifying risks and opportunities and making recommendations to ensure that we are maximizing the profitability of the assortment.

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Job summary 8

The Merchandise Planner is responsible for pre-season, in-season, and postmortem forecasting, assortment planning, pricing, siting, margin analysis, and inventory control at the SKU level for the business. This role works directly with the merchant and DTC team, as well as other cross-functional leaders throughout planning & Operations to maximize this fast-growing segment of Company. The individual must be dynamic and flexible in managing multiple time-sensitive priorities in a high SKU count, rapidly evolving department. The role will regularly interact with the SVP, DTC in carving out best-in-class planning processes as the business scales.

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Job summary 9

The Merchandise Planner is responsible for creating and maintaining monthly department and item financial plans for their assigned categories and effectively partnering with the Product Developers and Merchants on identifying and implementing strategies to achieve the approved plans.

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We are looking for a Merchandise Planner.

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