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eCommerce Associate Merchandise Planner

New York, NY 10018

Posted: 02/22/2019 Job Category: Planning Job Number: 107145

Title: E-Commerce Associate Merchandise Planner

Company Description: Iconic, Forward Thinking Retailer 

Location: New York, NY

The E-Commerce Associate Planner is responsible for developing merchandise plans to meet the retailer’s growth targets, margin expectations, and inventory productivity thresholds. The Planner will partner closely with key cross-functional partners and spearhead the development of new strategies to maximize business opportunities and minimize inventory liability risk.


  • Forecast Demand, Net Sales, markdowns, receipts, and inventory flows to meet sales and profitability targets
  • Analyze key business metrics to develop seasonal/annual strategies (i.e., Demand, Traffic, Conversion, Returns, traffic, AOV)
  • Regularly re-forecast financial projections based on changes in business strategy, industry trends, promotional cadence, and receipt flow
  • Develop preseason sales, margin and inventory plans that support retailer's major growth strategies at the division, department and item level
  • Research distinct business trends of full-price and off-price websites, accounting for seasonality and price point variances
  • Analyze historical data and current trends to identify risks and opportunities by department and class for the preseason
  • Manage weekly/monthly business review meetings, evaluating key performance indicators and go-forward strategies to drive sales
  • Partner with cross-functional teams (Digital Marketing, Merchandising) to develop promotional cadence and identify key seasonal product focus areas
  • Develop and maintain a suite of standard reports to track business health and ensure the Merchants/Digital teams are prioritizing key business-driving merchandise
  • Collaborate with Merchandise Managers to develop and communicate a comprehensive strategy that aligns future financial and product opportunities


  • Bachelor’s degree or a combination of education and equivalent work experience
  • 3+ years of experience in merchandise planning or equivalent, with demonstrated expertise in eCommerce
  • Understanding of retail financial measurements
  • Passion for numbers and product
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Excel
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Strong strategic, innovative thinking skills and a clear understanding of both topline and bottom line profitability drivers
  • Flexible and adaptive to changing priorities
  • Strong listening, written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to organize and prioritize workload to meet deadlines
  • Experience presenting to and interacting directly with executive teams

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