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Merchandise Planner

NYC, New York

Post Date: 05/31/2017 Job ID: 82892 Job Category: PIPELINE JOB

Title of Job: Merchandise Planner

Company Description: High End Contemporary Apparel Brand

Location: New York City


The Retail Merchandise Planner is responsible for the complete for financial management of Retail, Wholesale, Production, and E-Commerce This includes, but is not limited to the creation of financial and merchandise plans, actualization of results and a keen ability to identify, communicate, and implement strategic business opportunities at the division, category, and season code levels.  Forecasting sales, markdowns, and inventory levels on a regular basis, the merchandise planner must be able to identify risks to the business and develop action plans in cooperation with their merchandising partner to mitigate risks profitably.

In addition to tactical division responsibilities, the Retail Merchandise Planner may manage a team in the near future.


-Act as Planning partner to Sales, Merchandising and Production teams
-Create monthly financial plans at Division, Category & Season Code levels for fiscal time periods
-Reforecast sales, markdown, & inventory for fiscal time periods at Division, Category, and Season Code levels
-Recap end of season performance at Division, Category, Season, & Style levels for merchandise buy period
-Establish financial targets at Division, Category, & Season Code levels for merchandise buy periods
-Create assortment plans at style and color levels for merchandise buy periods
-Daily, Monthly, Quarterly, and Seasonal Sales reporting
-Creation of Monday reports and recaps used to analysis business and direct actions for current week
-Ad hoc recaps as needed


Education and Experience:

-Minimum 4+ years- experience in Retail planning and analysis

-Minimum 2+ years- experience management

-College degree preferred

-Proven track record of financially astute business management

Business Knowledge and Critical Skills:

-Expertise in retail math with strong analytical skills

-Strong problem solving and decision making skills

-Ability to identify and clearly communicate business opportunities and risks

-Good organization and workload prioritization skills

-Proficiency in Planning Systems and Microsoft Office

-Strong Team player


Salary: $75-$95k

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