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Planning and Merchandising Manager

New York, NY 10013

Posted: 03/27/2020 Job Category: Merchandising, Planning Job Number: 123684

Job Description

Title: Planning and Merchandising Manager
Company: Multi-brand retailer known for their iconic collections of streetwear and high-end fashion brands.
Location: New York, NY


  • Responsible for developing seasonal Merchandise Plan through analysis of historical data and partnership with Head of Buying and Merchandising
  • Monitoring monthly performance of sales, inventory, and margin targets
  • Perform business analysis and recommend courses of action to drive profitable sales
  • Plan, Manage seasonal OTB
  • Report Creation
  • Continue to improve / drive MD function
  • Lead and inspire team. Builds environment that strengthens associates through training and development.
  • Ensure weekly functional schedule is followed
  • Work closely with the accounting team; Approval of all invoices for the merchandising department
  • Inter/Intra Communication; Collaborates closely with the store and other departments to drive desired results

Skills and Qualifications:

  • 3-4 years retail planning and merchandising experience required
  • Must have strong managerial skills
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience involving sales and inventory planning, sales forecasting, and managing OTB
  • 1-2 years of experience managing others; Ability to lead and manage team
  • Strong decision-making ability
  • Ability to partner and influence cross-functional partners
  • Excellent Knowledge of Retail Systems (Retail Pro experience a plus)
  • Highly proficient in Excel
  • Excellent understanding of the entire buying and merchandising process
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills
  • Strong Retail Math Skills
  • Thorough knowledge of planning systems
  • 4-year college degree required


  • A highly motivated individual who will strategize to drive the business forward  
  • A self-starter able to set the standard by their own professionalism and attitude
  • Must be energetic, self-motivated and self-organized. Willing to do whatever is required to get the job done
  • Decisive, structured and organized, with a keen eye for detail
  • Has the ability to work under pressure

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