As a Merchandise Planner III you will support the eCommerce business. You will be a part of the Global eCommerce Operations team that contributes to the growth, profitability, and innovation of our domestic and international sites. You'll report to the eComm Merchandise Planning Manager and partner with management to develop, execute and communicate merchandise financial plans and strategies that support the merchandising, marketing and financial objectives for our eCommerce business. As the eComm Merchandise Planner III, you will provide guidance to more junior members of eCommerce and provides strategic level consulting and partnership to the eCommerce management team. This position works with moderate independence and minimal supervision.
Drive financial results that maximize sales, inventory and profitability at the style level up to the department total by individual sites and categories
Collaborate with Merchandise Managers to develop and communicate a comprehensive strategy that aligns future financial and product opportunities
Review total financial plans with Merchandise Manager and Management
Analyze historical data and current trends to identify risks and opportunities by department and class for the preseason
Recap and analyze actual sales results by location to plan and forecast in-season business on a weekly, monthly and quarterly basis
Responsible for the open to buy process and forecasts
Bachelor’s degree in business, merchandising or related field preferred
5+ years experience working in retail merchandise planning, buying, or allocation
Strong analytical skills and numbers oriented, must have a vision of how merchandise should be presented or grouped, understand store profiles
Strong understanding of retail math including intricacies of open to buy, inventory turnover and gross margin
Familiarity with merchandise management systems and retail planning software
PC proficient with working knowledge of Excel including writing formulas
Exceptional analytical and problem solving skills
Established method of personal organization
Ability to work successfully in a team environment and across multiple functions and departments
Ability to provide guidance and mentorship to more junior members ot the planning team when necessary
This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities, but constitutes a general definition of the position's scope and function in the company.
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