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Merchandise Planner - Remote

Company: PrincetonOne
Location: Fort Worth
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

Merchandise Planner
Position Summary: PrincetonOne has partnered with a $1.5 Billion dollar, omni channel retailer who is looking to grow their Planning team. Our client offers a collaborative work environment where you will have the opportunity to present to executive leadership.

Who You Are: You must be a strong planner who can manage an OTB independently of a supervisor. You will partner with 1-2 buyers and Demand Planners. You will provide leadership and guidance and present to the executive leadership team on a weekly basis.You must be driven, passionate, and ready to contribute.
What You Will Be Doing: This position is responsible for the development of annual, seasonal, monthly, and weekly plans utilizing current sales and trend information. This position is primarily responsible for translating the Merchant's vision into viable plans and profitable results across Omni channels.

Responsibilities:

  • Partners with the Merchants on the development of pre-season sales, markdown, margin, receipt, and inventory
  • Develops projections and inventory flow for key items/collections
  • Provides other analysis related to driving business goals (e.g. hindsight's, color-selling, etc.)
  • Forecasts monthly and seasonal plans, to ensure all orders fall within approved financial targets
  • Analyzes and reacts to performance of strategy based on actual sales and current trend performance
  • Prepares and participates in Merchandise Review meetings (MBR, seasonal hindsight)
  • Partners with Merchant to develop and propose tactics in response to current business trends
  • Makes recommendations for key financial meetings/decisions in order to maximize sales, margin and inventory productivity Monthly plan review process develops sales, markdown, receipt and inventory re-forecasts
  • Manages and executes promotional and liquidation strategy
  • Communicates revisions within the team and cross functionally
  • Partners with cross functional teams to utilize seasonal selling curves by region, climate, and store attributes
  • Exhibits initiative to look beyond the everyday business to look for opportunities to maximize sales potentials
    Requirements:
    • Bachelor's degree in finance, operations, or business preferred
    • 4+ years of experience in retail merchandise planning, demand forecasting; inventory management, allocation or replenishment; financial planning or financial analysis experience
    • 3 years of retail experience in merchandising/buying or allocation
    • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills; strong aptitude with numbers; retail math skills, understanding of forecasting methodology
    • Makes decisions with limited information but also able to synthesize large quantities of data to drive business decisions
    • Strong communication and presentation skills
    • Concisely presents complex information/recommendations in terms meaningful to various audiences
    • System proficiency with strong emphasis on Excel
    • Builds collaborative partnerships cross-functionally; identifies/influences critical stakeholders
      Who We Are: Finding, hiring, and retaining key professionals who will be at the heart of a business are critical components to an organization's success. We are in the business of people. They are the focus of everything we do.

      We recognize that no two companies are alike. That's why we partner with our clients to offer a suite of talent solutions that can be scaled to fit their hiring needs and help them grow. Collaborating together, we address their key business needs and assess their talent strategies to keep them ahead of the curve, and ahead of the competition. Whether a company is looking to expand its team, outsource an entire project or something else in between, we have the expertise to deliver scalable talent strategies, regardless of the size and scope of the project.

      PrincetonOne has a well-established reputation for delivering best-in-class talent solutions that exceed our clients' expectations.
      PrincetonOne is an equal opportunity employer

Keywords: PrincetonOne, Fort Worth , Merchandise Planner - Remote, Other , Fort Worth, Texas

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