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Experience Experience
03/2016 present
New York, NY
Senior Merchandise Planner
New York, NY
Senior Merchandise Planner
03/2016 present
New York, NY
Senior Merchandise Planner
03/2016 present
  • Partners with Finance and Regional Inventory Management to create and manage to inventory budgets by quarter
  • Indentify risks and opportunities by sku and work with a cross functional team to develop strategies that optimize the business
  • Conduct monthly business meeting with Divisional Merchandise Managers, Buyers and Inventory Control to review business results on key performance metrics
  • Prepare and distribute monthly reporting with performance measures to DMM’s and Inventory Management
  • Manage Inactive inventory, working with Merchants on dispositions to ensure product is either returned, or proper markdowns are in place to help turn the goods
  • Develop strong working relationships
  • Perform a weekly analysis of business performance to identify opportunities or potential issues
06/2012 12/2015
Detroit, MI
Associate Merchandise Planner
Detroit, MI
Associate Merchandise Planner
06/2012 12/2015
Detroit, MI
Associate Merchandise Planner
06/2012 12/2015
  • Produce, review and print all Monday morning Merchandising Trading reports and assist in the production of Company trading reports
  • Remain fully conversant with all orders processing through the system, working closely with the Buying team ensuring assortment plans are updated
  • Developing, presenting, and managing the OTB OnAir and OffAir sales forecasts, receipts forecast, inventory levels, and gross profit
  • Producing ad hoc reporting to reveal emerging trends in the business
  • With Merchant, create exit strategy when introducing new items that are replacing existing inventory to reduce margin, aged and inventory risk
  • Pre-season topside merchandise planning at a department/class level/style-color level, as well as in-season planning adjusting forecasts to trend
  • Manage and maintain rolling operating financial forecast (OTB) in collaborating with buyers to secure business performance
05/2005 01/2012
Phoenix, AZ
Merchandise Planner
Phoenix, AZ
Merchandise Planner
05/2005 01/2012
Phoenix, AZ
Merchandise Planner
05/2005 01/2012
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with Sales, Marketing, Special Services, Central Planning, Order Management and Product Category Managers
  • Work with manager to develop seasonal sales, receipt budgets and flow by month
  • Work with merchandising and marketing to develop promotional strategies. Analyze promotional effectiveness and make future recommendations
  • Manages and executes to promotional strategy; manages assortment to approved inventory levels
  • Promotes the development of the planning department through the active use of tools, the sharing of best practices and providing suggestions for improvement
  • Demonstrates up-to-date expertise in Merchandising and applies this to the development, execution, and improvement of action plans
  • Manages monthly core vendor performance and assist merchants in evaluating issues and opportunities
Education Education
Bachelor’s Degree in Business
Bachelor’s Degree in Business
Central Michigan University
Bachelor’s Degree in Business
Skills Skills
  • Highly organized and proactive with a strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong team player with the ability to build and maintain good rapport with both internal and external customers to handle situations with confidence and tact
  • Basic technical PC skills, including the ability or aptitude to learn technical applications quickly
  • Strong analytical skills, proficient with planning systems (e.g. JDA), proficient with Microsoft Excel
  • Thorough knowledge of planning systems, Arthur Planning is strongly desirable
  • Achieving gross margin profitability by developing actionable business analysis; recapping business by classification and subclass at store and top-line levels
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with peers and cross functional teams
  • Ability to grasp new concepts quickly and adapt accordingly
  • Ability to multi-task in a highly complex, fast-paced environment
  • Problem Solving & Decision Quality: Able to use rigorous logic and methods to solve problems with effective solutions
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Womens Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Coordinate all EU Women’s merchandising activities providing consistent communication to EU teams to achieve gross margin and sales goal
  • Oversee all buy to date information to ensure consistent management of information highlight and take appropriate actions
  • Agree all divisional budgets, mark downs and promotional strategies in conjunction with stores and merchandisers
  • Coordinate activities between all markets on layout plans, zoning and B200 to deliver best layout in timely manner for EU stores
  • Prioritise weekly markdown and allocation requests
  • Establish a closer and more effective contact between MD and stores to feedback and follow through with IMD team
  • Co-ordinate timing on range assortments and delivery with GMD
  • Liaising with UK marketing and allocation teams on all departmental activities, EG campaign plans and timing
  • Provide training, assessment, support and feedback to EU merchandising team on an on going basis
  • Establish best practice to feedback and recommend product for UK market with GMD team in Tokyo
  • Execute effective merchandising methods to achieve profit targets through stock and price management
  • Manage the developed phased sales/stock intake plans at category and line level. Plan phased promotional and clearance activities within the defined markdown strategy, reviewing and re-forecasting as required and actioning to maximise profit
  • Control the margin on commitment and sales on a regular basis, highlighting any areas performing below budget. Identify any other areas of concern and take action required
  • Manage the optimisation of store stocks in line with sales performance to improve company profitability and maximise product availability
  • Regularly review the delivery schedule forecasts and the actual intake of merchandise with Production and Logistics Departments, anticipating and/or identifying potential problems and take remedial action to resolve issues
  • Consolidate regular analysis of sales, margin and stock along with analysis of information for inclusion in the range planning documents
  • In conjunction with store operations, support the development of the store opening programme, stock planning, initial allocation and store layout
  • Work closely with the FRJP Product Development team to share information and make recommendations on new season buys
  • Present a seasonal pricing proposal based on sales history, competitive analysis and the UNIQLO pricing structure
  • Identify and interpret market trends through a number of different communication, market research and media avenues, whilst remaining aware of the activities of our primary competitors. Continually communicate with stores to assess the impact of the range and address opportunities
  • Follow and revise the merchandise planning calendar to ensure all deadlines are met. Support the development of the critical path
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Work closely with merchandising to identify sales opportunities through effective strategic planning
  • Plan basic and fashion styles to ensure the flow of receipts supports the current and future business
  • Participate as an integral partner with brand senses, merchandising, and allocation (Inventory Management) to create seasonal/weekly floorset plans
  • 2 years merchandising, planning, buying or equivalent experience preferred
  • Bachelor degree required, 3.0 Minimum GPA and Business degree preferred
  • Capacity for rapid career growth
  • Analytically driven
  • Clear knowledge of target customer and product trends
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and multi-tasking skills
  • Ability to think and react in a high-energy, fast-paced environment
  • Team-oriented with strong leadership skills
  • Planner, buyer, business analyst, merchandiser, assistant buyer, product development, business analyst
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Retail Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Partner with Buyer/Merchandiser to implement and manage buy plans for each location within the responsible region
  • Evaluate inventory levels by location to determine the appropriate levels and mix of product
  • Establish target quantities for each location within the region and allocate product to meet those needs
  • Perform monthly review of location selling versus plan and LY
  • Establish turn goals and inventory caps for locations with limited space
  • Build and maintain model stocks by location
  • Suggest assortment edits based upon performance metrics
  • Responsible for allocation merchandise and controlling store inventory levels
  • Identify and quantify opportunities and risks and recommend appropriate action
  • Analyze sales and profits by square foot and by category; execute to optimize product sales and profitability
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with members of cross-functional teams (retail operations, marketing, planning)
  • Be main point of contact for the designated region and perform other duties that come up such as shipping inquiries, managing product requests, etc
  • At least 2 years experience as a merchandise planner
  • Ability to prioritize and complete multiple tasks in a fast paced environment
  • Experience in Epicor or other retail merchandising systems a plus
  • Experience in allocation, planning or buying as well as solid analytical, organizational and communication skills a must
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Senior Retail Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Develops merchandise financial plans (MFP) by Gender/Silhouette & Channel & Locations, ensuring reconciliation with middle-out goals, revenue, margin, turns and optimal inventory
  • Assist Buyer in creating Style-Color level bottom-up plans independent of financial objectives
  • Prepare and update the monthly Open to Buy forecasts and track the performance vs. MFP & LP plan by Gender/Silhouette & Channel
  • Analyzes individual store performance and attributes to determine class-level location plans for individual stores or store clusters
  • Collaborate with the allocation team to ensure allocations strategies are tied to the Gender OTB plans
  • Help assess brand opportunities
  • Analyzes performance data, highlighting key findings with merchants
  • Assist in planning/forecasting promotions and markdown activities
  • Monitor business / item performance and highlight exceptions to merchandising team
  • Monitors in-season performance against plans and recommends action for improvement as necessary
  • Help develop quantitative end-of-season analysis and provides information and key highlights to merchants
  • Partner with Merchandising and Supply Chain to assist in timely delivery of buy plan units and understand lead times to the warehouse
  • Effectively train/mentor new team members
  • Assist Planning Manager with S&OP cycle
  • 3-7 years retail buying, merchandise planning, allocation experience, footwear/apparel specialty branded retail preferred
  • Experience with Merchandise Planning System preferred
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills to influence stakeholders
  • Sound understanding of key performance indicators and elements that drive retail profitability and inventory productivity
  • Full understanding of the merchandising process: merchandise planning and allocation, assortment planning, SKU optimization, pricing strategy, markdown strategy, and promotional planning
  • Have decisive decision making skills, driving towards a consistent and binding result
  • Must have strong critical thinking skills; which involves the ability to identify and summarize the problem, question, or issues
  • Advanced PC skills with Microsoft Office – particularly Excel and Access- Advanced skill set required
  • Requires the ability to multitask and well work under pressure
  • Ability to work closely with functional and cross-functional team members and strive toward a unified vision
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Associate Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • FUNCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES
  • 1) Knowledge, skills & abilities
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the target customer and of product trends
  • Possess strong presentation, listening, verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrate the organizational ability to facilitate multi-tasking in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong proficiency with Excel and advance aptitude for learning technical applications/solutions
  • 3) Minimum experience
  • 3-5 years of retail planning experience
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Retail Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Drive financial results that maximize sales, inventory and profitability at the channel level
  • Develop, execute and communicate strategic merchandise financial plans and strategies that support the merchandising, marketing and financial objectives of the channel
  • Direct the development of pre-season sales, gross margin and inventory plans that support product strategies
  • Analyze historical data and current trends to identify risks and opportunities to business and recommend strategies to achieve financial goals; conduct hindsight analysis to incorporate learnings into current plans
  • Review total financial plans with Merchandise Managers and DMM to ensure alignment of future financial and product opportunities
  • Recap and analyze actual sales results by product class to plan and forecast in-season business on a weekly, monthly and annual basis
  • Analyze current trends to create markdown strategy
  • Responsible for open to buy process and forecasts
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Senior Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Analyze and report sales information by category and customer
  • Create product level sales and inventory buy plans, by category and customer, including sell-through targets and retail inventory performance implications. Reconcile with top-level sales and inventory targets
  • Track in season sell-through performance by product and retailer; Link sell-through performance to sales and inventory targets and make recommendations to optimize results
  • Proactively identify and monitor trends in the Wholesale business; assist the Sales team and key wholesale customers in determining opportunities to improve sales and margins
  • Collaborate with Sales team in developing sales goals and distribution plans that align with the Forecast
  • Collaborate with the Supply Chain Planning team in deploying accurate demand plans and an effective Giving, Sales and Operations Planning process
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Junior Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Create and maintain a streamlined process for collecting, entering, and validating all master data associated with merchandise planning, including, but not limited to
  • Product hierarchy
  • Retail price points
  • Own global pricing accuracy in all systems of record as well as printed collateral across products
  • Coordinate closely with product team, supply chain, and sales channels to ensure process accommodates all regions, products, and timelines
  • Assist in ad-hoc reporting for merchandise planning
  • Strong task, project management, and organizational skills required
  • Skill with Excel is absolutely required
  • Ability to work collaboratively with teams and in a cross-functional capacity
  • 1-2 years of experience is required
  • SAP experience is preferred
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DTC Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Develop and maintain product forecasts utilizing trend, account forecasts, competitive information and market conditions to support business growth specific for Retail and E-commerce
  • Responsible for preparing the seasonal buys for D2C (E-Commerce, retail) in time and allowing to support business growth while minimizing product obsolescence
  • Responsible for managing the Merchandising Planning tool to ensure that the sales and inventory forecasts are accurate and updated as well as aligned with the finance department
  • Flow inventory across channels (ecommerce, retail, wholesale) to maximize sales and minimize product obsolescence
  • Communicate long term production news to allow our Sourcing partners, to plan manufacturing capacities and material commitments
  • Work with Domestic partners to understand and incorporate commercialization calendar, factory minimums, and current lead times
  • Continuously monitor market sell thru, booking and shipping trends against buys and makes necessary adjustments to purchase order dates, styles and/or sizes
  • Manage and communicate production shifts due to commercialization issues or sourcing changes
  • Update appropriate personnel with product availability information to align customer expectations with realistic ship dates
  • Develop Line Plans at the stock number level that are aligned with Financial Plans and manage and direct sku productivity and productivity goals for respective categories ensuring planned inventory metrics are achieved
  • This individual must have a Bachelors degree in Business or equivalent, with 3+ years of relevant work experience
  • The ideal candidate has experience planning, forecasting, and/or buying consumer products
  • The Merchandise Planner must be an effective team player, possessing the ability to build positive working relationships with associates at various levels and cross functional areas of the organization
  • The successful candidate must be highly organized and self motivated
  • This individual must be able to work well in a dynamic, fast paced environment. He/she must demonstrate flexibility and the ability to juggle multiple priorities while still achieving agreed upon deadlines
  • This Merchandise Planner is responsible for quantitative information necessary to support the team and the business objectives. This person must possess strong analytical skills: the ability to gather and manipulate data from a broad range of sources, analyze and summarize the data to arrive at informed and effective decisions. Advanced capabilities in Excel are critical
  • 2-4 years of relevant work experience in (DTC) Merchandise planning
  • MS Excel advanced knowledge
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Provides Merchant partner with “what-if” proposals that quantify upside opportunities & risks & has the ability to make compelling & persuasive cases for proposals that are grounded in sound facts or assumptions
  • Anticipates potential obstacles & works with Merchant partner to establish contingency plans
  • Ensures broad business strategies & objectives are translated into specific “local” objectives & plans
  • Presents financial information in a concise, clear & confident manner in support of quarterly buys & monthly MPC meetings
  • Synthesizes large, complex data sets into major points & issues that readily facilitate decision-making
  • Continually examines product successes & failures to extract key lessons
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Develop and maintain plans to support sound financial strategies
  • Manage OTB/Inventory
  • Analysis
  • At least 2 years of Retail Merchandise Planning experience is required
  • Has applied systems, numeric and analysis aptitude in previous positions
  • Good leadership skills
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Create Strategic Plans that support brand financial goals
  • Forecast in-season demand, managing inventory, markdowns and receipt needs based on business results
  • Prepare and present seasonal buys that support financial plans and merchandising strategies
  • Perform ad-hoc sales and inventory related analysis
  • Basic understanding with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a Retail Merchandising and Planning Department
  • Reports to Sr. Merchandise Planner
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • The Planner is responsible for establishing demand forecasts using various projections, market feedback and historical data
  • Responsible for driving the business to profitable and sustainable growth by planning detailed sales, inventory levels and margin dollars for a department
  • Work cross functionally with Merchandisers and Allocators to develop pre-season buy plans and architecture (including receipt flow and styles/choices)
  • Ability to influence business partners with logic, reason and facts; must be able to stay open to new ideas or ways of thinking
  • Develop and analyze any necessary revision of sales, inventory, and margin projections based upon business strategies, reconciling both bottoms up and tops down analysis
  • Actively participate in thorough weekly review of the business with Merchandise and Allocation teams to monitor the business and react to risks and opportunities
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with cross functional partners to ensure proper support and coordination of merchandise issues, recommending action and communicating needs for meeting business objectives
  • Communicate department level objectives, strategies and issues (as appropriate) to Manager along with supporting analysis and action plans to achieve them
  • Ability to adapt to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through high level analytical and problem solving capabilities
  • Prioritize and execute tasks effectively in a fast paced environment
  • Visit stores on a regular basis to ensure strong understanding of store environment and competitive landscape
  • Actively participate in training and coaching of peers and new associates
  • Reports to Manager of Merchandise Planning
  • Preferably 3 – 4 years of buying or merchandise planning experience, preferably with a apparel specialty retailer
  • Advanced skills with Excel, Access and working knowledge of retail math and/or cost accounting
  • Must posses excellent organizational, prioritization and communication skills with a strong attention to detail
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Assistant Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Analyze a problem skillfully, formulate a logical rationale for the decision and take action
  • Proficiency with Excel and aptitude for learning technical applications/solutions
  • Bachelors degree or work equivalent
  • 1-3 years of retail planning, buying, or allocation experience
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Develop weekly sales, markdown and receipt plans at the class and sub class level based on partnership with the Buying Organization regarding trend and assortment coupled with historical performance
  • Develop and manage adhoc reporting to support recommendations in sub-class plans. This may include reporting/managing below subclass as necessary to support business strategy
  • Weekly department meetings
  • Company strategy meeting
  • CFO partner for buying group to ensure delivery of team financial goals including development/reforecasting sub-class plans, assortment planning, vendor planning, key item planning, MD management, and ad-hoc analysis focused on maximizing opportunities, and risk management
  • Minimum of 5+ year’s experience in merchandise planning, allocation, financial analysis, buying
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Assortment Merchandise Planner, Handbags Resume Examples & Samples

  • Define range for sales, inventory and space parameters that aligns to the overall strategic, financial and space targets
  • Utilize the methodology of inventory management to manage the Open to Buy; considers the promotional calendar and its impact on the merchandise plan
  • Review the details of the purchase orders and makes adjustments to ensure optimal configuration for case packs to meet vendor constraints, maximize sales opportunities, and minimize markdowns
  • Ability to identify best practices/efficiencies/automations and communicates them to benefit the entire planning group
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Store Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Analyze store performance at defined product levels and develop sales and inventory plans to support specific strategic objectives linked to the Merchandise Plan
  • Prepare and participate in store planning Pre-season, Hindsight, and Monthly Merchandise Plan Review activities and all related prep discussions
  • Develop and manage bottom’s up and store level plans giving consideration to store specific insight to ensure that store plans reflect the strategic direction of the sub-class, trends, and seasonal transition
  • Store plans would be developed and managed with input of Store Planning and Allocation leadership within predefined product planning parameters, and with feedback from stores to ensure store plans aligned with district or market area opportunity
  • Support the store planning team to ensure delivery of both team and cross-functional goals. This should include the delivery of team financial targets, the development/re-forecasting of store/sub-class plans, and conducting ad-hoc analysis focused on maximizing opportunities and minimizing risk
  • Ad-hoc analysis may require communication with field to provide support on store specific needs
  • Develop and manage reporting to support recommendations of store plans. This may include reporting/managing below subclass as necessary to support business strategy
  • Participate in quarterly store/market visits in partnership with the store’s team (Regional/District Managers), focusing on merchandise content/mix, an assessment of market opportunities/risks and an evaluation of the market(s) against current profiles
  • Conduct detailed quarterly hindsight review designed to identify product opportunities or risks within the store and make the appropriate sales and inventory recommendations to drive store performance
  • Advanced Retail Math concepts
  • Strong technical skills
  • Some knowledge of capacity or fixture planning
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Assistant Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Complete global sales and inventory analysis and provide feedback on growth opportunities, key item strategies and inventory management solutions
  • Complete analysis of seasonal global buys summarizing key investment and assortment strategies
  • Prepare communications regarding global assortment direction
  • Prepare global markdown/carryover lists
  • Prepare strategy presentations for global Marketing, Product Presentation, Creative Services, Training teams, and other cross functional partners
  • Support VP in creation of global competitive analysis
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Shoes Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Secures that the global demand is covered with the appropriate inventory level
  • Exploits analytical, marketing, sales and product knowledge to detect business trends and to effectively right-size the future stock on-hand
  • Partners with Retail companies and Merchandise Managers to set Core Product/Line targets that sustain corporate margin and turnover objectives
  • Supports Retail companies to ensure consistency between seasonal buy and global seasonal/carryover mix, function/color contributions, etc
  • Manages the Monthly Merchandise Planning meetings to propose reorders and evaluate issues & opportunities
  • Develops accurate reorders, inclusive of timing, delivery, sizing, and mix, through robust projections of sales, markdowns, receipts and inventory
  • Constantly interacts with Retail companies, assists them with data and analysis, draws conclusions about opportunities and liabilities, and follows through to execution
  • Makes consolidation/reallocation recommendations to Regions and Stores to optimize Inventory efficiency
  • 3+ years of experience in merchandise planning/buying in the Luxury business
  • Independence, ability to work with strict deadlines and to deliver against set objectives
  • Solid analytical ability
  • Strong capability to work effectively with diverse teams
  • Fluent in English. Italian and/or French is a plus
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Junior Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Carry-out weekly monitoring of sales, markdowns, mark ups and retail price
  • Prepare and review seasonal Open-to-Buy (OTB)
  • Collaborate with buyers to prepare optimal stock assortments and follow-up on basic replenishment
  • Maintain and review buyer’s grids based on store contribution
  • Prepare end-of-season recap (post mortem)
  • Review the on-order pre-distribution report to ensure that store inventories are well balanced
  • Bachelor of Commerce with Accounting major and CA with 3 to 5 years experience in a public auditing firm or industry
  • Strong computer knowledge (Word, Excel)
  • Ability to work under pressure and grow in a fast paced environment
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Working directly with Buyer as a financial business partner on assigned categories on maximizing sales plan, item development and business component
  • Contributing to the assortment plan reviewing purchase quantities and IMU for all business components
  • Developing, presenting and managing the OTB sales forecasts, inventory levels, business component sales forecast, bottoms up forecast, etc
  • Forecasting the monthly bottoms up process and maintaining weekly updates
  • Identifying and placing purchase orders for reorder items. Planning the rotation on a specific day. Forecasting sales potential to attain sell outs. Meeting weekly with Buyers, Directors and Show Planners to review business strategies. Advising the Buyer on inventory management issues
  • Managing and directing one or more Show Planners, including execution of business strategy via on-air show
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in analyzing data
  • Knowledge and understanding of the HSN strategy, our performance against plan and the reasons we are or are not meeting our plan
  • 6-10 years related experience
  • Must be able to think both globally/strategically as well as tactically
  • Strong ability to think creatively and solve problems with unique solutions
  • Ability to translate findings from analysis into business strategy
  • Ability to articulate business strategies and be assertive in communication decisions
  • Ability to remain flexible and willing to change strategies as business needs dictate
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Access
  • Ability to create, modify and maintain databases
  • Ability to create reports from databases
  • Intermediate to Advanced Knowledge of Word, Excel and Outlook (ex. Creating and formatting formulas, links, graphs, charts and presentations)
  • Experience using and inventory tracking tool (i.e. - Retek)
  • Experience using an inventory maintenance tool
  • Experience using an inventory planning tool (i.e. - Arthur)
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Prepare pre-season Original Plans; financial sales, gross margin, and inventory, consistent with the company's top-down goals, to be used in development of the merchandise strategies for the season and to support line development and buying needs
  • Build financial sales, gross margin and inventory plans at a weekly level on a seasonal basis
  • Strategize, develop and present seasonal key item plans that support sales and merchandise goals
  • Manage and plan merchandise inventory positions and markdown strategies to drive departmental sales, inventory, profit and turnover objectives
  • Work closely with the buyer(s) to review in season product trends and performance, develop revised projections, and recommend adjustments to the season's plan to maximize sales and profitability
  • Present monthly revisions of merchandise plans to Merchandise/Planning and Allocation executives
  • Provide fiscal control through analysis and management of markdowns and purchase orders. Identify risks and opportunities to maximize profits
  • Partner with internal business partners to communicate financial merchandising plans and strategies to support the financial objectives
  • Work with merchandising and marketing to develop promotional strategies. Analyze promotional effectiveness and make future recommendations
  • Take on special projects that enhance the merchandising and planning processes and/or lead to opportunities for increased profitability
  • Complete hindsight analysis to highlight opportunities for future plans and strategies
  • Develop processes that build efficiencies and streamline work streams
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Finance, or equivalent required
  • Advanced degree (Master’s or MBA) preferred
  • 4-5 years prior planning experience from a specialty or department store
  • In-depth knowledge of retail math concepts, applications, and statistical analysis
  • Arthur Planning experience preferred
  • Strong analytical, prioritizing, interpersonal, problem-solving, presentation, budgeting, project management (from conception to completion), & planning skills
  • Travel is required, including the potential for international travel
  • Demonstrated collaborative skills and ability to work well within a team
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Develop original financial plans at the Division, Department, Class and MLID level to include sales, inventory, markdowns, gross margin and turn rate. Both bottoms up and top down methods are utilized based on specific area
  • Create conceptual assortment plans seasonally that support financial plans. Reconcile Buyer's detailed assortment plan with merchandise plan. Adjust assortment and financial plans throughout season as related to store performance and OTB reforecast
  • Provide Buyer with market trip plan to include dollars and units as related to OTB reforecast, receipt plan and store needs
  • Provide unit and dollar plans for core and replenishment programs. Ensure adequate stock position for these classifications of product, communicating concerns, patterns of business and store needs to Buyer
  • Plan and monitor new and remodeled stores. Execute plan by managing sales and inventory to receipt flow and reacting to needs on a weekly basis in conjunction with the Buyer
  • Conduct analysis by store to identify growth opportunities or disparities. Develop actionable strategies with business partners to maximize sales and gross margin opportunities and minimize loss
  • Execute initiatives for corporate programs (i.e. Sunbelt, High Density, Focus) as needed. Develop plan, investigating and determining issues to the store level
  • Determine store clusters, attributes, volume groups, and eligibility based on product performance results and analysis
  • Manage store performance element of NSB system to develop and drive plans by location, utilizing sales history and the above mentioned variables
  • In partnership with Buyer, hold monthly strategic review meetings to include Planning Manager, DMM and Store Analyst, to discuss overall strategy for current shipping period, identify exception styles, current and additional needs and assortment plan review
  • Participate in annual corporate business strategy presentations in regards to financial planning, seasonal programs and BOEC updates
  • Participate as needed in vendor meetings, accompany Buyer on some market trips, and monthly store visits (intra and inter state travel)
  • College Degree in a related field is preferred
  • Three to five years of work related experience is preferred
  • Prior computer experience is required
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Word is preferred
  • Prior computer experience with one or more retail planning systems (NSB, Arthur, MMS)
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Leverages sales trend information at the classification, vendor, category and item level to project sales for both mid- and long term, getting ahead of the purchase lead times thus providing sales-driving direction to Buyers
  • Manages monthly markdown forecasting and allocation in partnership with Buyers to drive sales, improve clearance sell-thru and eliminate slow moving merchandise on a timely basis
  • Undertakes special projects designed to drive sales and/or improve profitability as assigned by Business Manager and/or Buyer
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Producing ad hoc reporting to reveal emerging trends in the business
  • Participating in ongoing process improvement
  • Maintaining strong relationships with business partners – buyers, supply chain managers, allocators, and others. Our is a team-oriented environment
  • 5 or more years of planning experience with a large, multi-unit retailer
  • A proven history of using strong analytic skills to solve problems and drive results
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Analyzes sales and shipments to forecast future demand & build ideal merchandise plans for accounts
  • Works with sales to identify product opportunities to drive sales and ensures objectives are met within the merchandise plan
  • Works with design providing sku outline that will drive the merchandise plan
  • Ensures that merchandise plans are in line with budget targets
  • Participates in costing process providing strategy details on how to achieve margin goals
  • Works with sales and accounts to sell in & manage merchandise/assortment vision
  • Reviews market buys to ensure that account has purchased goods as planned teaming with sales/accounts to reconcile any variances
  • Manages account/mgmt updates to assure updated projections by style/color are communicated to production to secure capacity, project fabrics and project costs
  • Analyzes in season product sales performance against product performance plans and provides recommendations on any issues that need to be addressed
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Manages the OTB money and works to support merchants’ product selections in order to drive a positive margin
  • Manages monthly core vendor performance and assist merchants in evaluating issues and opportunities
  • Partners with Director of Planning, Buyers and Divisional Merchandise Managers to develop long-range seasonal targets; ensures division alignment to these goals
  • Re-forecasts financial projections based on changes in business strategy, business climate and receipt flow
  • Maintains profiles of standard reports and continually ensures the merchants are maximizing the effectiveness of new tools
  • Bachelor’s degree or a combination of education and equivalent work experience
  • 3+ years of experience in merchandise planning or equivalent, preferably in a specialty retail environment
  • Passion for numbers and product
  • Excellent organizational and problem solving skills
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Work closely with Merchandising to identify sales opportunities through effective strategic planning
  • Collaborate with Brand Senses, Merchandising, and Inventory Management to create seasonal/weekly floorset plans
  • LI-JC1
  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, Economics or related field required
  • 3-5+ years merchandising, planning, buying or equivalent experience preferred
  • 1-2 years management experience preferred, but not required
  • Highly motivated self-starter with a sense of ownership and an ability to thrive in a high-energy, fast-paced environment
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Associate Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • A Bachelor’s Degree from a four-year college or University in Retail Merchandising or related field
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel
  • Strong analytical and mathematical skills – previous experience with retail math is preferred
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Global Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Drives for global leverage; fosters global brand stewardship; demonstrates cultural competence
  • Acts entrepreneurially to solve problems; executes innovation and change; learns and adapts
  • Ability to build constructive and effective relationships with a broad, diverse group of business partners, mainly the cross-functional team; identifies/influences critical stakeholders
  • Ability to influence cross functional partners and region counterparts
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Associate Merchandise Planner, Women s Polo Resume Examples & Samples

  • Responsible for all selling analyses and presentations
  • Responsible for SKU tracking and Reporting
  • Continue to find and drive operational efficiencies for GFE+ system
  • Manage GFE+ assistant
  • Assist in building seasonal roadmaps that outline key initiatives
  • Partner with Product Merchants and Divisional Merchants on seasonal growth levers
  • Partner with Product Merchants and Production in finding margin opportunity
  • Partner with VP Operations on Sample Management
  • Support leadership in creation of Senior Management meeting material
  • Support in analysis and summary of ‘special projects’ as directed by leadership
  • Support Merchandising Website and Blog maintenance and growth
  • Assist in brand administrative functions, as directed
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Merchandise Planner, Women s Polo Resume Examples & Samples

  • Exemplify strong communication skills. Expect to deliver strong presentations which include financial information and business strategies. Able to tailor level of detail in presentations to reflect the audience (i.e. cross functional team or Senior Management)
  • Able to reflect appropriate sense of urgency and determine the proper business partners to resolve problems and share information
  • Foster relationships with other members of the cross functional team i.e. merchants, account planning and sales teams
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Senior Merchandise Planner Distributor Resume Examples & Samples

  • Manages the open-to-buy process and inventory levels at the corporate/regional and store level to ensure maximum merchandise in stocks and stock turns. Oversees order placement and tracking to ensure timely receipt of merchandise
  • Prepares inventory projections. Monitors sales, receipts, and markdowns and adjusts forecasts as appropriate
  • Collaborates with Distribution Centers and Systems Support to shorten leadtimes and optimize Economic order Quantity (EOQ)
  • Effectively communicates with store personnel and vendor community regarding in stock concerns and min/max levels, utilizing the Store Management Utility Database, Auto-Replenishment Master Form and other reporting tools as necessary
  • Fosters a growth environment that promotes professional development of the Planners and Asst Planners and their business. Sets the example for development of subordinate staff. - Performs other related duties as assigned
  • Works under the supervision of the DMPRM. Operates independently within the framework of NEXCOM policies, procedures and regulations. Exercises independent judgment and approach in routine and non-routine situations. Consults with supervisor on such issues as policy matters, deviations from normal procedures or unusual circumstances
  • Developing seasonal financial plans
  • Preparation of inventory projections
  • Monitoring and maintenance of sales, inventory levels and stock turns
  • Review and analysis of sales, inventory and profit trends
  • Database/spreadsheet software applications, and
  • Supervisory responsibility of human resources
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Assistant Merchandise Planner Menswear Resume Examples & Samples

  • Analyze historical and in-season selling to guide and determine classification plans for both Key items and Fashion concepts
  • Assist with projection management from initial pre-planning, stage thru line opening
  • Demonstrate proactive communication between the Merchandising, Account Planning, and Sales teams
  • Support Account planning process to develop and deliver strategic by account detailed plans that will drive mutually beneficial results
  • Analyze historical and in-season selling to guide and determine strategic plans by account and brand
  • Partner with Merchandising and Planning to ensure account strategies are consistent with the overall brand strategies
  • Balance inventory ownership and account demand to maximize inventory efficiency and deliver inventory results needed
  • Assist in developing the seasonal strategies based on product flow and classification percent by delivery. Duties will involve analyzing historical bookings and selling
  • Creation of seasonal master assortment plans to be used in preparation for seasonal Account Planning
  • As required, participate in preseason merchandising meetings and workshops to understand merchandise direction, fashion flow and rig selection
  • Participate in Merchandising War Room meetings and take all notes pertaining to merchandise strategies
  • Merchandise Planning Process
  • Work with VP of Merchandise Planning to review Scorecard and confirm that sku needs are met for each classification and delivery
  • Develop and update Merchandising Initiatives to be used by Sales during Line Opening
  • Initiatives include Overall Brand strategy, Concept Flow, Classification Strategies, and Key items and pricing strategies
  • Analysis and Reporting Process
  • Assist in the preparation of reports which recap and reconcile each season’s bookings based on Fashion and Classic Product. These reports include classification %s, bookings by concept in units and dollars, delivery flow, major key items by model and delivery
  • Support in season selling recaps by brand and account
  • Collaborate with Merchandising and Account Planning to ensure Account plans tie to Corporate strategic merchandise direction, and that Account needs are communicated to Merchandising
  • Set up Showrooms for seasonal sales meetings
  • Partner with Production and assist as needed in maintaining updated and accurate projections
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Develop store merchandise plans
  • Conduct store analysis and communicate results with appropriate personnel
  • Train Assistant Planners
  • Develop store and Buyer communications
  • Manage basic item stock levels through replenishment system maintenance
  • Execute purchase order allocations
  • Execute store to store transfers
  • FourYear College Degree and 3 years merchandise planning experience or successful completion of Beall’s Management Training Program
  • Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong knowledge of merchandise planning principles, practices and procedures
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks
  • Team player with positive attitude. Self-motivated and energetic
  • Responsive to continually changing retail environment
  • Computer experience including planning & allocation systems, spreadsheet and word processing applications
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Store Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Store plans would be developed and managed with input within predefined product planning parameters, and with feedback from stores to ensure store plans aligned with district or market area opportunity
  • Support the planning & allocation team to ensure delivery of both team and cross-functional goals. This should include the delivery of team financial targets, the development/re-forecasting of store/sub-class plans, and conducting ad-hoc analysis focused on maximizing opportunities and minimizing risk
  • Participate in store/market visits in partnership with the store’s team (Regional/District Managers), focusing on merchandise content/mix, an assessment of market opportunities/risks and an evaluation of the market(s) against current profiles
  • Complete store size analysis and size pack recommendations
  • Create and manage excel tool to complete store planning work
  • Create and manage store planning process
  • Complete and analyze volume groups and sku counts by volume group
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Senior Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Partner with Distribution Analyst to analyze store performance of merchandise to create appropriate clusters for regionalization of the buy and initial allocations
  • Analyze current trends and historical data to identify risks and opportunities at the sku level. Present findings to merchandise partners to communicate product opportunities, regional product needs and markdown strategies
  • Responsible for pre-season forecast and in season management of all on order and receipt flow to ensure that receipts meet open to buy strategy
  • Partner with stores to identify assortment needs and communicate to merchandising team
  • Collaborate with wholesale team to sell-off unproductive product and communicate with distribution center and stores on any RTVs
  • Manage the seasonal marketing maps and communicate with marketing team regional markets with marketing opportunities and any changes to inventory level on specific marketing styles
  • Participate in weekly cross functional meetings to discuss current business and create action plans
  • Forecast and present Open to Buy forecast monthly. Present financial results, forecasts and action plans to management and cross-functional partners including merchandising, planning and allocations
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Along with your Buying partner, manage the financial success of one or more departments by meeting sales, product margin and inventory productivity goals
  • During quarterly hindsight process, collaborate with Buyers to identify key learnings around assortment, inventory composition, pricing and promotions and recommend actions to be taken in subsequent quarters
  • Develop pre-season sales targets that support finance and marketing objectives for specified product categories
  • Design inventory strategies that balance the composition of new, replenishment and evergreen merchandise and support in-stock and turn objectives. Partner with Merchandise Planning Analyst to ensure that bottoms-up execution is in alignment with these strategies
  • Partner with Buyers to develop quarterly vendor plans that support creative vision, product and assortment strategies, and financial objectives
  • Recommend quarterly season code and markdown plans that maximize seasonal selling opportunities and minimize end of season markdowns
  • Re-forecast sales and inventory monthly and reconcile against revised tops down forecasts
  • Perform regular, in-season analysis to identify areas of risks and opportunity and create action plans to be communicated in weekly category performance reviews
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with members of cross-functional team (buying, private label, marketing, finance, analytics and FC operations)
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Assistant Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Manage 2 divisions within Mens and Kids, to drive sales and profit
  • Ensure SKU’s and purchase orders are raised based on confirmed seasonal buy. Ensure retail price changes are actioned on the system in line with authorised instructions
  • Review the weekly sales figures and undertake analysis and action as required to continually update forward buying forecasts. Identify trends which represent opportunities or risk to profit
  • Strong work ethic, both driven and flexible
  • Competent in Excel
  • Confident with numeracy skills
  • Organized with good attention to detail
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Develops and maintains merchandise financial plans and forecasts at Department and Class by Channel and establishes and inventory targets and strategies, translating the merchandise strategy and vision into actionable plans with profitable results
  • Ensure Merchandise plans reconcile to company fiscal targets
  • Recap and analyze actual sales results to plan; forecast in-season sales and inventory on a weekly, monthly, and quarterly basis
  • Reconcile merchandise plans to unit Style/Color Demand plans
  • Accurately assess financial risk associated with unproductive inventory and closeouts. Perform in-season discounting analysis to support exit strategies and related timing and execution with gross margin implications. Review and recommend items for markdown
  • Work with Merchandising to establish Initial Markup targets that reconcile to gross margin plans
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with members of all areas (Merchandising, Marketing, Store Operations, Sales, Inventory Planning, E-Commerce, and Finance)
  • Develops and proposes tactics in response to current business trends
  • Prepare hindsight analysis to identify opportunities for future plans and strategies
  • Analyze promotional effectiveness and make recommendations to guide future decisions
  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, business, retail management, marketing or related field, or equivalent experience required
  • 4+years in planning or forecasting field required
  • JDA, Enterprise Planning systems experience strongly preferred
  • Omni Channel experience strongly preferred
  • Experience in both cost and retail methods of accounting a strong plus
  • Collaborative, while able to influence and persuade
  • Strong team player with the ability to build and maintain good rapport with both internal and external customers to handle situations with confidence and tact
  • Exceptional organizational skills with demonstrated ability to prioritize workload, and concurrently manage multiple projects
  • Flexible, adaptable with the demonstrated ability to work under pressure in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to make decisions within guidelines impacting a range of standard and non-standard matters
  • Able to solve complex problems with the ability to take a new perspective on existing solutions
  • Ability to apply best practices and industry knowledge to improve products or processes
  • High level of analytical thinking and attention to detail with strong aptitude in retail math and forecasting methodology
  • Excellent PC skills including Word and Power Point, advanced Excel
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Global Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Collaborate with Global Merchants to manage the Merchandise Financial plans and the development of seasonal sub-category productivity plans and targets (assortment architecture) for assigned product categories
  • Develops a tops down global perspective on seasonal investment strategies which focus on monetizing key big ideas and seasonal themes
  • Accountable to “balance” Global Merchandising aspirations with solid foundations of “facts”, negotiating and delivering a solid global plan
  • Participate in major seasonal cross-functional integration points with both regional and global teams to ensure investment objectives are aligned
  • Leverages strong communication skills as the principal liaison between Global Merchandising, Regional Merchandise Planning, and Global Supply Planning
  • Identify and quantify new product and category growth opportunities
  • Assist Global Merchandising in strategic price management
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Execute and monitor “Open to Buy” plan, sales and margin plan of the assigned division
  • Responsible for ordering and shipments follow up with vendors and partner corresponding logistics flow
  • Perform sales forecasting model down to SKU level
  • Perform business analysis detailing category sales, margin performance, inventory turn etc. and recommend actions to boost up revenue for execution
  • Formulate and monitor the product assortment, refreshment plan, leveraging strategy with product developers
  • Partner with location planning team to execute product strategy in location perspectives
  • At least 3 years with relevant working experience
  • Strong communication skill, negotiation power and influencing skill
  • Good command of retail mathematics concepts, applications and statistical analysis with understanding of OTB, inventory management concept
  • Excellent Working knowledge of merchandise system, data mining and spreadsheet
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Senior Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Analyzes business performance and recommends financial strategies to drive merchandise strategy across categories; uses the appropriate reports and metrics to drive analysis
  • Develops weekly sales, markdown and receipt plans at the class and sub class level based on partnership with the Buying Team regarding trend and assortment; utilizes historical and current sales trend information
  • Acts as project manager for ad hoc projects; system implementations and updates, merchandise initiatives, etc
  • Provides leadership, insight and results in meetings or discussions regarding the financial strategy, pre-season plan or forecast: i.e., Pre-Season Planning Review, Merchandise Plan Review
  • Prepares for and participates in business meetings to ensure the financial plan aligns with the Merchandising strategy. Holds buying team accountable to make adjustments to meet business need and/or financial responsibility
  • Manages the financial plans for buying group and coordinates sub-class plan strategies with their partnership
  • Builds relationships with cross-functional teams in Marketing, Finance, Sales and Operations and Buyers across categories to drive strategy and manage the business
  • Minimum of 5+ years’ experience in merchandise planning, allocation, financial analysis, buying
  • B.S. degree in Business or Marketing, preferred
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Specialty Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Plan core and fashion styles to ensure the flow of receipts supports the current and future business
  • Manage seasonal inventory and make recommendations in regards to markdowns or promotions
  • Ability to analyze retail business at a macro/micro level
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Associate Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Experience in Retail/Merchandise Inventory Planning
  • Experience in Retail/Merchandise Inventory Planning for a Direct To Consumer organization, a plus
  • Experience working with global merchandise manufacturers a plus
  • Advanced Excel skills and a high proficiency with all Microsoft Office
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Assistant Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Independently manage Monday morning reporting, ad hoc reporting, backorder notifications, linking, re-forecasting, and DTC planning tool SKU management
  • Maintain appropriate inventory levels and partner w/cross functional partners to ensure on-time delivery of newness through the in-stock report
  • Plan and manage an area of responsibility through entire product life cycle; including creating pre-season plans, presenting plans during investment review, and managing monthly open to buy
  • Build a team relationship with cross-functional business partners
  • Assist in the resolution of customer service and inventory issues
  • Partner with Merchants and Ecommerce to review catalog proofs and ensure prominently featured collections have proper on hand and on order inventory
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Associate Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Partner with Director of Merchandise Planning to establish overall business and assortment strategies for each product line managed
  • Partner with wholesale planning to accumulate retail selling and wholesale shipment history
  • Prepare key item performance reports using in-season selling, identify trends and risks and present to Management
  • Assist in preparing assortment plans by season, brand and category for each market
  • Assist Director of Merchandise Planning in preparing and presenting Quarterly Hindsight Presentation Meetings
  • Prepare prior season analysis using Macys & Micro-strategy portals
  • Maintain style attribute database for Product lines managed
  • Utilize NPD reports to provide competitive analysis. ?
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Merchandise Planner, Kids Resume Examples & Samples

  • Merchandise Plan Review (by category)
  • Style / Line review meetings
  • Support cross-functional partners through articulate communication and coordination of sub-class plan strategies
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Along with your buying partner, manage the financial success of one or more departments by meeting sales, product margin and inventory productivity goals
  • During quarterly hindsight process, collaborate with buyers to identify key learnings around assortment, inventory composition, pricing and promotions and recommend actions to be taken in subsequent quarters
  • Partner with buyers to develop quarterly vendor plans that support creative vision, product and assortment strategies, and financial objectives
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Merchandise Planner & Analyst, Rod & Tackle Resume Examples & Samples

  • Analyze and report Catalog, Web and Retail Merchandise sales data for business trends and performance analysis, and develop business driving strategies from a multi-channel viewpoint
  • Partner with the Product Development team to plan out new product development based on customer and industry trends, and opportunities identified as a result of internal sales trends, successes and failures
  • Work with internal partners to develop plans at the monthly, quarterly and yearly level that are aligned with Green Book financial reporting, channel level sales and gross profit plans, and inventory buying plans
  • Act at the lead between the various stakeholders in the Rod and Tackle family to ensure that plans and strategies are timely, accurate, aligned, and clearly communicated up and across the Rod and Tackle organization
  • Manage the schedule and develop the tool for completing multi-channel gross margin on a seasonal basis for hunting and fishing
  • Develop an integrated approach to planning our Dealer, UK and Guide/Product Ambassador businesses
  • Analyze sales data and the wider market for business trends and work with merchandising to draw conclusions and make recommendations to support the line planning process at the category, subcategory, product family and product levels
  • Provide weekly, monthly and ad hoc reporting to support monthly manager’s and alignment meetings, product line planning sessions, and merchandising planning meetings
  • Strong skills in MS Excel and proficiency in MS Word, Outlook and Powerpoint
  • Great verbal and written communication skills and a track record of working collaboratively in a cross-functional team environment
  • Ability to meet deadlines in a fast paced environment
  • Product knowledge of fly fishing and wingshooting highly desirable but not required
  • AS/400 knowledge and Business Objects knowledge a plus, but not required
  • BA/BS from a 4 year program in a quantitative field, business or marketing-related major preferred
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Associate Merchandise Planner, ABG Resume Examples & Samples

  • Analyze performance to develop a financial plan. This includes initial plan and in-season forecast of the following metrics: sales, inventory, receipts. Additional focus and analysis around calculated metrics (markdowns, margin, AUR, etc)
  • In-season re-forecasting of sales and communication of recommended supporting action
  • Item and Vendor plan should yield a recommendation for purchase order management (receipts)
  • Including initial style set-up, flow and exit strategy to the style/color level for core items
  • Verifying the inventory model and item plan are aligned from an inventory and rate of sale perspective
  • Prepare and conduct a regular review meeting to insure Buyers’ Intent and verify cross-functional alignment on rate of sale and inventory parameters
  • Maintain flow for proper store and DC in-stock levels on all planned items
  • Align with Merchandise Planner and Buyer to ensure item and vendor plans fit within the total category open to buy parameters
  • Prepare and participate in the following meetings
  • Monday Business Reviews
  • Pre-season Planning
  • Hindsight
  • Monthly Merchandise Plan Review (including all related prep discussions)
  • Cross-functional communication with Store and Merchandise Planning, Allocation and Buying functions, through articulate communication and coordination of item level plan strategies
  • Perform item/vendor/attribute analysis, as needed, on emerging trends
  • Ad-hoc analysis focused on maximizing opportunities and risk management
  • Strong collaboration skills cross functional, field and external partner
  • 3-5 years’ experience in related fields: merchandise planning, allocation, buying, or financial analysis preferred
  • Advanced PC skills with knowledge of JDA Enterprise Planning, Excel, and reporting tools (PA, Business Objects)
  • Strong statistical/analytical skills, including data retrieval, organization, presentation and summary
  • Ability to interact with team members and cross functional partners at all levels
  • Self-motivated with ability to manage tasks with minimal supervision
  • Knowledge of retail math concepts is required
  • Experience in retail planning/buying is required
  • Experience working with Arthur Planning systems is preferred
  • BA or BS in Business or related field or equivalent work experience preferred
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Retail Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Retail OTB: Assist in the creation and maintenance of the Retail OTB. Partner with the Retail Store Operations and Finance work groups to tie all forecasting to company-wide goals and accountability
  • Guide the merchandising team, utilizing historical data and current trends, to capitalize on new opportunities, and identify risks. Communicate opportunities and risks to key business partners including merchandising, finance, marketing, visual, and brand leaders
  • Create seasonal buy strategies and assortment plans by product category and communicate/partner with the buying staff to appropriately project product potential and life cycle
  • Identify product consolidation and transfer opportunities based on product performance and intended life cycle
  • Design and implement Retail Planning and Allocation Solution as a Business Matter Expert. Utilize user interface needs to assist in the initial design, run test scenarios and data sets to test accuracy, implement, and train future users on methods and mechanics of the chosen solution
  • 2 years combined planning and/or allocation experience in a fast-paced 50+ store retail company
  • Knowledge of production flow and operations
  • Exceptional problem solving /decision making skills
  • Requires sales, inventory turn and gross margin experience
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, Outlook
  • A keen eye for fashion/trend analysis
  • 4 years allocation/planning experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Merchandising or related field
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Retail Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Participate in cross-functional initiatives to develop processes and systems to support the forecasting, replenishment and allocation activities necessary to support the business
  • Recommend strategies to maximize business by department and/or location
  • Take part in Quarterly Guidance, and communicate the retail reforecast with other Columbia Business Units
  • Participate in line reviews
  • Travel to stores as needed with cross functional team
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Associate Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Create seasonal, monthly and weekly plans and forecasts for sales, inventory, markdowns and gross margin. Monitor performance and partner with buying team to develop financial strategies to achieve plans
  • Recap business by classification, style, color and size and create best seller/hindsight reports on a weekly, monthly and quarterly basis to allow for thorough analysis of the business
  • Produce weekly reports recapping sales, inventory and gross margin vs. plan and projection by department, classification and by door
  • Must have 3+ yrs. Experience in Retail Planning, Store Planning and/or allocation
  • Handbag/Accessories background preferred but not required
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Master’s degree with 2-4 years of experience
  • Minimum-Bachelor in statistics with 5-7 years, or Master’s degree
  • Preferred-Master’s Degree 10+ years’ experience with 2-4 management experience 2-4 years, or master degree
  • Senior Statistician to learn statistical techniques and supervise other personnel doing that analysis, demographer or economist to understand how data is compiled (built) along with limitations, personnel manager for experience in handling hiring/firing/personal issues. The person should have some experience in the concepts of strategic planning to understand requirements in setting the direction of a company, operations issues of managing resources across the company to build company capabilities such as integrated campaign management tools and tactical execution of components of campaigns such as correctly identifying customers for controlled testing across the environment without contaminations by competing promotions
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Work closely with Merchandising to identify sales opportunities based on regional selling through effective strategic planning
  • Develop and provide appropriate business analysis to influence assortment strategies and recommend future purchases
  • Provide visibility to current and future in-stock levels for Franchise stores
  • Forecast sales, margin and inventory at a department/third party brand level in our planning system based on changes in trend, strategy, receipts or business climate
  • Provide visibility to current and future in-stock levels for Third Party on DTC and in stores
  • Provide in season selling and hindsight reports to cross functional partners that highlight the selling differences by region and opportunities
  • Present financial plans to finance leadership on a quarterly basis
  • High level of intellectual curiosity and a passion for driving business/financial results
  • Must perform well in high pressure situations, balance competing priorities, and demonstrate the ability to work without direct supervision
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • 2 years retail experience desired, at least 4 years work experience in an analytical field desired
  • Possesses an ability to understand financial measurements and how to impact them
  • Strong trend analysis and problem solving skills
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Assortment Merchandise Planner, Women s Resume Examples & Samples

  • Utilize historical trends with forecasts to make sales, receipt and markdown recommendations
  • Evaluate the generated sales and receipt plan by week for the individual CCs for the phase being planned; reviews the metrics for each CC and makes necessary changes
  • Demonstrates curiosity and initiative to proactively seek information that will impact decisions and communicates them to the appropriate cross functional partners
  • Understanding of AP system and reporting capabilities
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Specialty Merchandise Planner, Kate Spade Resume Examples & Samples

  • Develop seasonal budgets and flow by month
  • Forecast sales weekly and present at monthly forecast meeting
  • Analyze weekly selling results
  • Develop hindsight and market preparation
  • Partner with buying to build assortment ownership plans
  • Key business partner: buying group, allocation, store planning
  • 5+ years of prior retail planning or merchandising experience in a retail environment
  • Excellent time-management and organization skills
  • JDA/EP experience a plus
  • LI-GA1
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Associate Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Review with Merchandise Planner historical data and current trends to forecast future projections while identifying risks and opportunities
  • Publish weekly business reporting and provide analysis on trends and recommendation
  • Facilitate ongoing communication with merchandising teams
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Merchandise Planner, Women s Polo Resume Examples & Samples

  • Challenge receipt flow: purchases and cancellations
  • Prioritize and direct multiple activities
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented
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Senior Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Develop weekly sales, markdown, promotional and receipt plans at the class and sub class level based on partnership with the Buying organization regarding trend and assortment coupled with historical performance
  • Pre Merchandise Plan Review
  • Participate in business meetings to ensure that the financial plan aligns with the merchandising strategy: i.e
  • Support both the Store Planning and Allocation functions, thru articulate communication and coordination of sub-class plan strategies
  • Collaboration with ABG and STM executive team
  • Advanced skills in Excel, Data Warehouse/Business Objects and JDA Enterprise Planning
  • Operational experience with leased/outsourced retail models a plus
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Associate Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Building annual plans that reflect multiple years of historical trends, evaluation of merchant initiatives, and granular level analytics
  • Creating monthly forecasting that clarifies why sales, inventory, and markdowns may vary from planned levels and recommends strategies for change
  • Proficiency with retail math
  • Mid- to high-level Excel skills
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Senior Manager, Global Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Strong aptitude with retail math and forecasting methodology
  • High level of analytical thinking with demonstrated talent for identifying, scrutinizing, improving, and streamlining complex work processes
  • Proven experience in building and/or managing a team
  • Confident, hard-working employee who is committed to achieving excellence
  • Ability to assess technical concepts and provide multi-dimensional action items to improve efficiency, accuracy, and consistency
  • Proven ability to lead a team / prior management experience
  • 7-10 years of experience in planning, buying, replenishment or other related field
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Leadership of a small team
  • Ability to work autonomously, prioritize tasks and take initiative to achieve results
  • Strong and effective communication skills to all stakeholders and senior management
  • Excellent Excel skills
  • Retail experience and/or knowledge
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Merchandise Planner, Women s Wholesale Resume Examples & Samples

  • Strategic Financial Planning Process
  • Collaborate with Account Planning and Sales to prepare the financial class plans
  • Validate all finalized class plans with VP Merchandise Planning prior to building assortments
  • Build well-structured assortment plans based on target classification and financial goals
  • Develop pre-season blank line plans, and work with Merchandising to apply product rankings, and balance assortment plans
  • Ensure that all assortments meet target metrics such as class mix and receipt flow by Account and climate
  • Develop estimate of total units by style to be purchased for each delivery period
  • Establish seasonal sku targets and ensure that sku plans are achieved
  • Support and partner with Replenishment team as needed
  • Analysis and Forecasting Process
  • Use key business reports to perform weekly/monthly performance analysis; monitor sales, and inventory levels
  • Participate in weekly business discussions covering the following topics
  • Top line sales and sales trends
  • Best and worst sellers
  • Assortment planning opportunities by door
  • Perform ad hoc reporting as required
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • 3-5 years experience in merchandise inventory planning, buying or forecasting in RETAIL
  • Experience working with both domestic and international merchandise manufacturer vendor base
  • Experience in forecasting, planning and replenishment systems
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Assoc Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Build preseason financial sales, gross margin and inventory plans at a weekly level by season which ties to the companies’ sales, margin and turnover goals. Responsible for total departmental volume equal to or less than 5% of total channel or up to 4 plan levels
  • Review style color breadth and depth for each assortment to align key goals/metrics: unit sales, inventory, receipts, turn and margin expectations. Collaborate with Merchant and Inventory Analyst partners throughout the line build to ensure the assortment plan meets financial objectives
  • Analyze in-season merchandise performance at the departmental and item level. Re-forecast departmental sales, inventory and margin on a monthly basis to develop strategies to achieve plan
  • Prepare pre season promotional and markdown strategy through partnership with Merchandising. Analyze impact and effectiveness in season and make recommendations for future promotions and markdowns. Execute markdowns
  • Complete ad hoc reporting as needed to drive or react to the current or future business needs
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Build preseason financial sales, gross margin and inventory plans at a weekly level by season which ties to the companies’ sales, margin and turnover goals. Monitor performance in season. Maintain the open to buy. Recommend strategies to stay on plan
  • Provide style color breadth and depth targets for each assortment to align key goals/metrics: unit sales, inventory, receipts, turn and margin expectations. Collaborate with Merchant and Inventory Analyst partners throughout the line build to ensure the assortment plan meets financial objectives
  • Create and manage Key item ladder plans both pre and in season including managing receipt flow
  • Prepare pre season promotional and markdown strategy through partnership with Merchandising and Marketing. Analyze impact and effectiveness in season and make recommendations for future promotions and markdowns. Execute markdowns
  • Recommend sharing and transfer of inventory between stores and direct to maximize inventory investment
  • Develop specific reports to support the business and complete ad hoc reporting as needed to drive or react to the current or future business needs
  • Visits stores and reports on observations
  • Analyzes merchandise performance at the department and item level including sales and stock to identify problems and opportunities
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Bachelor Degree or industry experience required
  • At least 3 years of multi store merchandising/planning; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Must be available to work on weekends, holidays and nights as required
  • Must have excellent written and verbal skills to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft programs such as Word and Excel. JDA, MMS, or AS400 a plus or some equivalent inventory management program
  • Proactive thinker/self-starter
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Merchandise Planner, Retail Resume Examples & Samples

  • Develop preseason sales, margin and inventory turn plans that support Under Armour Retail major growth strategies at the department and key item level
  • Develop seasonal plans by analyzing historical data and current trends while identifying risks and opportunities. Reconcile plans from a top down and bottom up perspective
  • Publish weekly business reporting and provide expert analysis on trends and recommendation
  • Support an environment that fosters respect for the ideas of others as well as ongoing collaboration to execute business strategy
  • Lead special projects and business opportunities on behalf of the Planning team
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Associate Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Responsible for building strong financial plans within assigned categories focusing on key business metrics including Global Net Sales, IMU, Receipts, Inventory and Gross Profit
  • Contributes to the Assortment Plan by partnering with buying lead on the development and in season management of Today’s Specials, Key Items, and Digital Drivers
  • Demonstrates leadership through interactive participation during weekly business strategy reviews with Buyers, Directors/VPs and Show Planners
  • Responsible for building and managing strategic live OnAir shows focusing on item variety, net sales, inventory sell through, and gross profit to drive both OnAir and OffAir metrics
  • Managing markdowns and retail reduction plan
  • Developing, presenting, and managing the OTB OnAir and OffAir sales forecasts, receipts forecast, inventory levels, and gross profit
  • Develops monthly Bottom’s Up Plan for assigned categories for both OnAir and OffAir focusing on Net Sales, Item Sell through, and Gross Profit
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Associate Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • 3+ years related experience
  • Knowledge of Arthur Allocation software preferred
  • High degree of proficiency MS Office Suite, Outlook & Internet applications
  • Strong analytical, prioritizing, interpersonal, problem-solving, presentation, & planning skills
  • Ability to work with and influence peers and senior management
  • Self-motivated with critical attention to detail, deadlines and reporting
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Associate Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Participate in Pre-season Planning, Hindsight, and Monthly Merchandise Plan Review, and all related prep discussions
  • Prepare and participate in Monday Business review
  • Support merchandise planner with markdown management system and entire markdown process
  • Coordinate with cross function partners on product review and unit letter entry and outdate management
  • Support merchandise planner with purchase order approvals (within Sarbanes-Oxley requirements)
  • Vendor/Attribute Planning - analyze business performance and recommend financial strategy to support vendor/attribute planning
  • Initial plan development: sales, inventory, margin, monthly re-forecasting, and purchase recommendations
  • Deliver insight, recommendations
  • Item Planning – support Planning Analyst communicating strategy, reviewing item level plans, coordinating communication between Buyers, Planners and Planning Analysts when needed
  • Ad-hoc reporting as needed to support the Business plan
  • Support both merchandise planner and buying team to ensure delivery of team financial goals including
  • Initial plan development and reforecasting sub-class plans with guidance from a merchandise planner
  • Develop sales, inventory, markdown and receipt plans either weekly or monthly at the class and sub class level based on inputs from the buyer/GMM regarding trend and assortment
  • Present plans at Merchandise Plan Review
  • Ad-hoc analysis focused on maximizing opportunities, and risk management
  • Provide insight on business through cross functional communication and presentations
  • Analyze business performance and recommend financial strategy to support specific merchandise category. This includes hindsighting, initial plan development, monthly re-forecasting, MD management, and supporting buying group in assortment line review process with guidance from a merchandise planner
  • Any other essential function that may occur from time to time as directed by the supervisor
  • Proficient in Excel, Data Warehouse/Business Objects and Arthur Planning
  • 3 years’ experience in merchandise planning, allocation, financial analysis, buying
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Typo-merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Lead the drive sales in a fast expanding international brand
  • Work closely with key stakeholders to maximise sales, analyse performance, optimise inventory, and create buying controls to effectively plan our product
  • Construct sales budgets using historical data and future trends
  • Attend and contribute in Weekly meetings, analyse sales and GP data against comparable sales at relevant level and make relevant recommendations and improvements
  • You will have a minimum of 4-5 years experience in delivering sales budgets and driving commercial outcomes
  • You will demonstrate strong leadership skills, have the ability to develop strong strategic partnerships and be able to think laterally
  • You have Experience in establishing financial budgets and strategy
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are a must for developing strong cross functional relationships
  • You have the ability to plan for and execute negotiations on all merchandise related issues
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Partner with Sales Rep(s) to drive and execute key business decisions impacting the assigned Accounts
  • Provide leadership within team to manage effectively an open relationship with all cross functional partners (Sales, Business Support, Marketing, Central Planning and Category Management)
  • Communicate with Planning Manager and appropriate levels of the organization to recognize and raise issues or opportunities in a timely manner
  • This role is very analytical and involves in depth preparation of plans and the continuous monitoring of performance
  • This position requires a high level of competency in Business Intelligence, SAP and Planning Software
  • Partner with Sales Rep, and internal business partners (Category Management, Marketing, Central Planning, etc.) to gather all necessary inputs to create initial merchandise and assortment plans and strategies that support the overall financial objectives for both the account and Carhartt
  • Build financial sales, gross margin and inventory plans at a monthly level on a seasonal basis
  • Through analysis provide recommendations for the account, based on trending, point of sale information including sales, inventory, sell through, turn, and margin goals. Utilize aggregate internal data such as regional or channel information to explore potential opportunities for accounts elsewhere
  • Project lead for monitoring, generation and implementation of account store models, replenishment, assortment plans and performance trends to maximize Carhartt sales where POS data is available
  • Strategize, develop and present seasonal key style plans that support sales and merchandise goals
  • Manage and plan merchandise inventory positions and markdown strategies to drive departmental sales, inventory, turn and profit objectives. Create size profiles for assigned accounts seasonally
  • Complete hindsight analysis to highlight opportunities for future plans and strategies, including unanticipated causal factors and activities taken to enhance favorable results as well as those taken to minimize unfavorable results
  • Develop processes that build efficiencies and streamline work flow
  • Communicate plan constraints in conjunction with Special Services and Order Management as timely as possible with Sales Rep and Account
  • Report information on Plan Conversion, with a continuous focus on forecasting accuracy
  • Facilitate monthly business review meetings with assigned account or region to evaluate KPI’s
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with Sales, Marketing, Special Services, Central Planning, Order Management and Product Category Managers
  • Utilize Business Objects, SAP and Planning Solution in daily activities
  • Exude confidence and aptitude to clearly present and explain ideas to executives
  • Flexibility and responsiveness to new or special projects
  • Ability to multitask and meet customer deliverables within tight time frames
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Merchandise Planner, Core Intimates Resume Examples & Samples

  • Create & maintain account OTB. Be able to negotiate seasonal sales, inventory and margin plans with retailers to get to an agreed upon goal. Be able to communicate risk or opportunity to internal partner and management team by updating weekly in season
  • Analyze / recommend by account quarterly margin settlement dollars with ongoing communication to sales partner and management team about variances to budget
  • Execute realistic seasonal shipping projections by strategically analyzing the business
  • Weekly analysis of item selling trackers / total sales by account by style/color. Create and analyze pricing ladders to maximize profitability by item
  • Track performance weekly in key doors and programs – communicate to teams to quickly react to affect trend. Always looking for in season opportunities
  • Seasonal review of store level product assortment and be able to give suggestions on how to capitalize on mix and breathe
  • Prepare seasonal strategy presentations to senior management teams. Meeting materials including topline strategies, sales plans, account histories, financial bridge by program, market share etc
  • 5+ years of experience in retail/wholesale buying, sales or planning
  • Strong knowledge of retail math (OTB, Gross Margin, Markup, etc)
  • Ability to travel domestically
  • Strong PC Skills
  • Proficient in Excel & Power Point
  • Business acumen and creativity
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Outlet Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Develop/input vendor and/or class plans that roll up to the departmental six month flow as appropriate,
  • Assist the buyer in focusing upon opportunities by providing a unique planner’s perspective
  • Generate weekly/monthly analysis by department, class, vendor and location to identify opportunities/liabilities and drive sales,
  • Recommend action plans based on analysis. Possible action plans would include the following: Cancel future on-order, MDs, re-orders, RTVs, assortment editing, re-distribution of future on-order, old age MDs, etc.,
  • Forecast MDs based on season promotional calendar
  • Allocate orders to maximize sales, GM% and turn, based on analysis and inventory targets by door
  • Allocate all distribute Pool Stock inventory to stores throughout the season
  • Provide recaps and analysis to aid in the buying process
  • 3 years prior planning experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Flexibility in responding to changing priorities
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Associate Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Partner with Director of Merch Planning to establish overall business and assortment strategies for each product line managed
  • Assist Director of Merch Planning in preparing and presenting Quarterly Hindsight Presentation Meetings
  • Prepare prior season analysis using Macy’s & Micro-strategy portals
  • Utilize NPD reports to provide competitive analysis
  • 1-3 years merchandising, planning or analytical- related experience
  • Proficient in PowerPoint, Excel, Word, and Outlook
  • Excel is a must
  • Demonstrate strong listening, written and communication skills
  • Organized, detail oriented- and accurate
  • Prior industry experience is preferred
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Merchandise Planner, Women s Denim, Gap Brand Resume Examples & Samples

  • Responsible for building the assortment that meets the framework targets inclusive of style/sku targets, in store dates, good/better/best framework, and season code (time on offer)
  • Partners with the Regional Inventory Management teams on delivering a comprehensive global hindsight to develop product and inventory strategies to service all global regions
  • Partners with Finance and Regional Inventory Management to create and manage to inventory budgets by quarter
  • Minimum 3 to 4yearsinventory management experience
  • Four year college degree or equivalent required
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Associate Merchandise Planner, LA Resume Examples & Samples

  • Assist with the Merchandising team with the creation and implementation of seasonal line plans by delivery and style/SKU to achieve business strategies
  • Assist in the development of price tiers and pricing architecture
  • Work in partnership with the Director of Merchandising and with Design to build balanced lines for Men’s and Women’s based on empirical data and sales analyses
  • Develops analytical models, systems, and processes to manage, measure, and evaluate retail performance
  • Manage and track seasonal sales orders ensuring optimal procurement levels
  • Analyzes historical data, current business trends, and management insight to develop accurate class financial forecasts
  • Develops pre-season assortment plans that tie back to the monthly procurement targets and financial budget plans
  • Track and monitor key items and growth opportunities by category and style
  • Communicate cross-functionally to bridge Design, Sales, Product Development and Production to ensure cohesive processes
  • Assist in creating and maintaining weekly/monthly cross-functional reporting tools
  • Must have three to five (3-5) years of merchandise planning experience in a retail or wholesale organization
  • Strong ability to interpret data
  • Ability to manage cross-functional relationships across multiple levels
  • Must be able to work and adapt in a face-paced working environment
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Formulate pre-season dollar, unit, markdown, receipt and GM plans for multiple departments, maximizing sales and margin
  • Recommend business strategies to increase gross margin while achieving sales and turn objectives
  • Recognize business trends and revise in-season plans as needed
  • Analyze business, developing spreadsheets, as necessary, and make recommendations for business improvements
  • Work in partnership with Buying team to create strategic vision and ensure sales and profit of departments are met and or exceeded
  • Bachelor’s degree or appropriate related experience
  • Three years merchandise assortment planning and forecasting experience; with two years allocation experience
  • Strong communication and partnering skills
  • Must be comfortable interacting with Senior Management level Executives
  • Excellent organizational, prioritization and time management skills
  • Advanced level proficiency in Microsoft Excel: Pivot Table/VLOOKUP
  • Experience with planning software (commercial and/or proprietary)
  • Advanced retail math skills
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Senior Merchandise Planner Distributor Resume Examples & Samples

  • Responsible for determining the optimal order size, inventory levels and allocations needed to achieve merchandising and financial goals. -Collaborates with Distribution Centers and Systems Support to shorten leadtimes and optimize Economic order Quantity (EOQ)
  • Works under the supervision of the DMPRM. Operates independently within the framework of NEXCOM policies, procedures and regulations. Exercises independent judgment and approach in routine and non-routine situations. Consults with supervisor on such issues as policy matters, deviations from normal procedures or unusual circumstances. The incumbent of this position must file a Financial Disclosure Report (OGE) Form 450, as required
  • Supervisory responsibility of human resources; Or similar responsible work that demonstrated the knowledge and ability within one or more operational or merchandising areas of non-appropriated fund or private sector retail management
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Driving sales and inventory turnover to maximize profitability; the coordination and review of merchandise assortments
  • Analyze the business and shares information with the replenishment team to support the accurate and timely replenishment of inventory for new and existing items in the assortment
  • Responsible for creating annual and seasonal sales and margin plans for all buyers
  • Work with the buyers to ensure current and future product mixes support merchandising and category goals
  • Ensure the effective governance of merchandise planning and policies for the development and delivery of sales, margin, inventory productivity, and additional financial metrics
  • Create strategies for merchandising process improvement to achieve better economies, efficiencies and management of operations
  • Establish and provide the buying departments with projections, seasonal buys and initial buy quantities as required by each business category
  • Post season analysis – Analyze the prior season’s performance and communicate wins and losses to the leadership team to help prepare for future seasons
  • Critical decision making - sales opportunities, markdowns, receipts, OTB, promotions, supplier analysis, RTV and rebate suggestions
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Global Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • 3-5 years of industry experience or consulting/strategy experience
  • Proven ability to thrive in a fast-paced
  • Excellent written, verbal skills and the ability to communicate at all levels
  • Experience analyzing data and strong presentation and PPT skills
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Global Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Related bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
  • 3-5 years of industry experience or similar (i.e. consulting, strategy)
  • Demonstrated passion for product
  • Excellent written, verbal, presentation skills and the ability to communicate at all organizational levels
  • Experience analyzing data with data management a plus
  • Strong Excel and PowerPoint skills; Tableau and SAS a plus
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Analyze the results of promotions and markdowns; make recommendations to support business goals
  • 5-8 years buying or planning experience; prior management experience
  • Demonstrated mathematical, statistical, and analytical skills
  • Excellent presentation skills and the ability to communicate point of view to senior management
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Associate Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Ensure the success of one or more departments by meeting or exceeding plans for sales volume, inventory turnover and gross margin
  • Create pre-season plans and in-season forecasts for multiple product classifications
  • Manage and maintain rolling operating financial forecast (OTB) in collaborating with buyers to secure business performance
  • Provide assortment plans to meet financial goals as well as satisfy client needs
  • Assess and evaluate risks and opportunities in a high-growth environment
  • Responsible for supplying business analyses as well as actionable recommendations to address business needs
  • Form strong working relationships with Buying team
  • Participate as a valued partner with Allocation, Visual Merchandising, Product Development, Operations, Engineering, and Analytics teams
  • Perform ad-hoc analysis based on historical performance, product attributes and customer attributes
  • Ensure appropriate coverage and inventory levels in basic and seasonal basic SKUs
  • Forecast receipt flow to ensure optimal inventory levels that balance liability and opportunity
  • Responsible for pulling customer data to formulate dimensional assortment targets
  • Participate in market buying trips as relevant
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Analyze weekly/monthly sales and inventory data to identify opportunities and risks
  • Partners with sourcing team on ensuring we have the right inventory in-stock to support custom apparel business
  • Work in order management systems to create purchase orders to support replenishment
  • Partners with sourcing, development, and transportation teams to ensure on time delivery
  • Analyzes demand and provides recommends optimal inventory levels
  • Develop and deliver merchandise analysis to inform and guide decision making
  • Backorder management
  • Ad-hoc reporting and analysis
  • 2+ year experience in Planning, Allocation, Supply Chain or Merchandising
  • Detailed oriented, ability to multitask and follow up
  • Strong analytical, prioritizing, interpersonal, problem-solving, and presentation skills. Excellent organization skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines, and adapt to change and maintain composure under pressure
  • Maintains a positive and professional attitude towards team, vendors, and clients
  • Passion for sports a plus
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Retail Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • In partnership with management, develop, execute and communicate merchandise financial plans and strategies that support the merchandising, marketing and financial objectives
  • Manage store Open-to-Ship at the sub-department level; work closely with Inventory Analysts to ensure correct product flow to each store
  • Manage store capacities to achieve inventory turn and sales goals
  • Recap and analyze actual sales results by location to plan and forecast in-season business on a weekly, monthly and quarterly basis
  • Profile target customer by location to ensure customer satisfaction
  • Assist in managing in-season Open to Buy
  • Review total financial plans with Planning Manager and Senior Management
  • Provide a variety of recaps to the team for the purpose of analyzing business and developing strategies
  • Communicate retail plan and strategies with other Columbia business units as necessary
  • Participate in concept meetings and line reviews
  • Some travel is required
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Microsoft Word/Excel Experience Required
  • AS/400 Software Experience Preferred
  • JDA Experience Preferred
  • Kodiak, Enterprise Planning Experience Preferred
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Direct Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • In collaboration with merchandisers, create and analyze square inch analysis for each catalog title. Assess the results versus plan and last year results on various levels (e.g. by item, vendor, classification) and generate future plans
  • Create preseason category plans that meet the overall company financial targets
  • Develop style level plans for both new and re-listed merchandise by catalog season by color and size based on historical sales information, current business trends, and future category/brand plans
  • Manage the seasonal Open to Buy through accurately forecasting sales, markdowns and inventories. Participate in the OTB review sessions with the merchant team and executives. Identify opportunities and risks; communicate strategies to achieve plan
  • Responsible for ensuring replenishment styles in stock at all time. Provide forecasts/projections on these items to ensure they remain in stock
  • Analyze inventory projection reports to monitor sales trends and inventory levels and make suggestions for purchases or methods to reduce inventory as needed
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Senior Merchandise Planner, E-commerce Resume Examples & Samples

  • Manage in-season E-commerce business by analyzing sales information in order to identify opportunities to increase sales and improve margins
  • Deliver or exceed budgeted volumes and profit goals
  • Create preseason sales, margin and inventory plans by department class that support product and financial strategies
  • Develop and communicate item-level promotional and markdown strategies on a weekly basis
  • Work with Merchants /Sourcing to effectively manage flow of inventory into the warehouse
  • Foster a team environment in which information flows freely and decision making is based on a win-win philosophy; work towards desired outcomes by leveraging resources to achieve common organizational goals
  • Builds constructive and effective relationships with peers and cross functional partners
  • In partnership with cross functional team, ensure correct product pricing, markdown cadence and product flow to meet customers demands
  • 3-5 years of Merchandise Planning or related financial/analytical experience, 1-2 years of experience in E-commerce
  • Business analysis and strategic/innovative thinking skills
  • Understanding of retail financial measurements
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Senior Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Holding direct responsibility for financial growth and development of all Show Stoppers, maximizing item strategy and reorders
  • Partnering with Buyers on initial development and in-season monitoring of category business sales plans
  • Developing, presenting and managing on a continuous basis the monthly grid item information
  • Planning the rotation on a specific day and forecasting sales potential to attain sell outs
  • Meeting weekly with Buyers, Directors and Show Planners to review business strategies. Advising the Buyer on inventory management issues
  • Understanding of the merchandising process and product lifecycle
  • Knowledge and understanding of the strategy, our performance against plan and the reasons we are or are not meeting our plan
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Merchandise Planner Leather Goods Resume Examples & Samples

  • Allocate stock from Central to Regions on a daily basis, taking into account sales, stock levels, and market priorities,
  • Anticipate on retail demand variations (store openings, sales peak, seasonalities, warehouse closing…),
  • Ensure sufficient stock coverage in warehouses, and in stores,
  • Monitor understock & overstock situations to propose action plans to reduce them
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Regional Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Perform quantitative analysis in support of buying decisions on assortments specific to franchise regions and partners needs
  • Identify regional/market level analysis and hind sighting that drive partner level investments
  • Partner with franchisees on monthly forecasts and business performance and provide internal business with regular analysis on performance
  • Partner with franchisees to align on basics forecasting and maintaining in-stock levels
  • Understands Country/Partner level nuances and competitive landscape to optimize business performance and opportunities
  • Support partnership with Franchisees to ensure the optimal investment mix each season and alignment on global assortment. ---Responsible for open-to-buy activities at the dept./class level for each partner and how they roll to the regional level
  • Partner with franchisee on determining seasonal OTB providing guidance on alignment with financial targets and long-range strategy
  • Provide Finance with guidance on contribution mix of franchisees OTB to ensure optimal retail math set and financial targets met
  • Support execution of in-season activities with Franchisees regarding forecasts, retail sales and investment plans
  • Consolidate information across all partners within the region and provide business unit-level forecast
  • Analyze pricing, margin, and product opportunities at the partner level
  • Forecast in-season sales and inventory and develop partner level strategies to maximize opportunities and mitigate risks
  • Support development of Franchise Partners trading practices and execution of seasonal business strategies
  • Work with Merchandise planning on a prescriptive buy for key franchisees
  • Onboard new franchise team members on tools and processes that drive the planning model
  • Support new country launches and store openings by aligning on 1st year plans and financial expectations
  • Build Regional and Partner expertise by visiting markets
  • Possess a clear understanding of; ability to; and knowledge on how to impact, key financial measurements which could include; sales, gross margin, weeks on hand (WOH), weeks of supply (WOS), etc
  • Ability to articulate Gap Inc.'s (or similar) use of key financial measures, and how they are used in key systems/tools. Ability to teach the theory and application behind key financial measures and planning processes
  • Experience managing process analysis/improvement initiatives
  • Ability to be an independent problem solver, and excel in an environment without extensive resources and with high ambiguity
  • Consistently prioritize and manage departmental workload and processes to meet functions objectives
  • Ability to analyze and assess impact of decisions on department and cross-functional business partners. Proactively identify business issues and develop creative solutions
  • 3-5 years work experience, preferable in Franchise Inventory Management
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Create pre-season plans and in-season forecasts for multiple product departments
  • Manage and maintain rolling operating financial forecast (OTB) in collaboration with buyers to optimize business performance
  • Recap and analyze actual sales results to plan and forecast in-season sales and inventories on a weekly, monthly and quarterly basis
  • Collaborate with Merchandising in seasonal line planning process
  • Assess and evaluate inventory risks and opportunities in a high-growth environment
  • Responsible for in-season scenario planning as well as actionable recommendations to address business needs
  • Participate as a valued partner with Allocation, Visual Merchandising, Product Development, Operations, Engineering and Analytics team
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Ecomm Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Drive financial results that maximize sales, inventory and profitability at the style level up to the brand totals by site
  • Collaborate with Merchandise Managers to develop and communicate a comprehensive strategy that aligns future financial and product opportunities
  • Profile target customers and ensure high customer satisfaction in the site experience
  • Review total financial plans and drive open to buy with Merchandise Managers from the Site level down to the product class levels
  • Analyze historical data and current trends to identify risks and opportunities by department and class, pre-season in the buy planning process
  • Recap and analyze actual sales results to plan and forecast in-season business on a weekly, monthly and quarterly basis
  • Drive analysis and recommendations for all proposed promotions in conjunction with our cross-functional partners
  • Communicate retail plan and strategies with other Columbia Business Units as necessary
  • Participate in go-to-market meetings and line reviews
  • Monitor site experience and drive recommendations for the overall customer experience
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Create plans by department for sales, margin and inventory
  • Use a variety of metrics to evaluate performance of departments and categories
  • Analyze promotional events, influence development of promotional calendar
  • Ensure ordering for new boutiques delivers appropriate merchandise levels
  • Analytic strength and problem solving skills
  • Superior Excel and Planning System skills
  • Strong organizational skills, flexibility to multi-task and able to thrive in a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Create and analyze selling reports to identify risks and determine new business opportunities
  • Assist in building seasonal tiered assortment plans by product classification inclusive of program strategies
  • Analyze and place seasonal Global buys
  • Communicate order placement strategies and directives to Global buying teams
  • Responsible for the creation, maintenance, and accuracy of Global Orderforms
  • 2-3 years industry experience
  • Comprehensive understanding of retail math
  • Strong analytical, communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to multi-task and react quickly with a strong sense of urgency
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Establishes demand forecasts using various projections, market feedback, and historical data
  • Drives the business to profitable and sustainable growth by planning detailed sales, inventory levels, and margin dollars for a department/items
  • Influences business partners with logic, reason, and facts; must be able to stay open to new ideas or ways of thinking
  • Develops and maintains effective relationships with cross-functional partners to ensure proper support and coordination of merchandise issues; recommends action and communicates needs for meeting business objectives
  • 5+ years of Merchandising, Merchandise Planning, or Allocation experience, preferably with an apparel specialty retailer
  • Advanced skills with Microsoft Excel and Access; working knowledge of retail math and/or cost accounting
  • Strong presentation, influential, and problem-solving skills
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Merchandise Planner, Outlet Retail, NY Resume Examples & Samples

  • Create financial plans at classification and seasonal levels for merchandise buy periods – sales, margin, inventory, full price and markdowns/general dilution
  • Recap/hindsight end of season performance at classification, season, and style levels for merchandise buy period
  • Analyze and execute promotional pricing to optimize results
  • General weekly, monthly, quarterly and seasonal sales reporting
  • Assist in automating reporting process, run ad hoc reporting as needed
  • Prepare and present in-depth monthly OTB (Open to Buy) business review, re-forecast sales, margin, and inventory position – full price, promotions, and markdown, at category and seasonal levels
  • Monitor store sales plans and promotion plans
  • Forecast store inventory levels and identify/execute monthly excess inventory liquidation strategies
  • Collaborate with cross-functional Buying and Allocation business partners on business needs
  • Collaborate closely with store leadership teams on business needs
  • Strong analytical and creative problem solving skills
  • Ability to thrive in entrepreneurial environment
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Develops Omni Channel department financial plans that align with strategic goals of the department and company
  • Develops Assortment plans in conjunction with buyer that align item plans to financial plans. Analyzes assortment plan to identify assortment gaps or potential opportunities or liabilities to the financial plan
  • Partner with the internal and external business partners to ensure we are delivering our plans in season, course correcting when necessary to ensure we are driving sales and GM while managing our inventory. Analyzes business performance to identify opportunities in Sales, Margin and Turnover to meet or exceed plan. Includes ad hoc analysis and in-season category and item level forecasting to establish inventory levels that drive sales and profitability. Communicates strategies to management by effectively summarizing analysis. Influence business partners by presenting sound analysis and impacts to the overall business
  • Communicates and collaborates with vendors in order to align on sales and receipt forecasts to ensure vendors can support forecasted demand. Identify potential variances and develop and communicate strategies to maximize sales and profitability
  • Partners with merchandise analysts to ensure Omni channel allocation strategy aligns with overall inventory flow strategy. Identify any gaps and develop strategies to maximize inventory productivity
  • Education Requirement
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a Business Related field, Business Management, Retail, Finance
  • 5 – 7 Years
  • 3+ years of planning or related merchandising experience a must
  • Business acumen
  • Strong Interpersonal and client consultation skills
  • Strong presentational skills
  • Ability to drive projects and manage project teams
  • Superior organizational abilities
  • Process & procedure oriented
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Merchandise Planner, Digital Men s Footwear Resume Examples & Samples

  • Develop & execute strategic pre-season financial plans at the category and sku-level for the Digital Men’s Footwear business
  • Communicate financial results, forecasts, and action plans to management and cross-functional team members on a weekly basis
  • Analyze historical data and current trends, identifying risks and opportunities, with the goal of driving revenue for the digital business
  • Manage and present monthly Open-to-Buy forecasts to align inventory with sales expectations
  • Partner with all DTC Planning & Allocations teams to maximize corporate sales potential and on-hand turn metrics by leveraging cross-channel inventory movements
  • In alignment with Store channels, create and develop pricing, promo, and markdown strategies to maximize sales and profitability
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Assistant Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Analyze global sales performance for key categories and classifications, recommend adjustments to future development and order placements
  • Support the development of seasonal assortments
  • Communicate order placement strategies and directives to global buying teams
  • Responsible for the creation and maintenance of global order forms
  • Manage global order split by size
  • Ability to multi-task and react quickly with a strong sense of urgency
  • Strong Written/Verbal Communication Skills
  • Ability to take initiative and ownership
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills are required
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Senior Specialist, Ecom Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Support the framework for key promotional analysis techniques
  • Drive the regular analysis of competitor activity
  • Work within prescribed Open-To-Buy (OTB) framework of the market, within defined categories
  • Collaborate with the Category Merchandising Team and Marketing Operations for ranging and eCom specific opportunities
  • Deliver best practise end-to-end in season management including management of best sellers and worst sellers, in season stock cover management, in season reactivity and sales to inventory management
  • Oversee the optimal flow of merchandise
  • Strong Planning skills
  • Experience in Product Ranging
  • Structured, organised, process orientated with strong numeracy and analytical skills
  • Demandware platform experience preferred
  • Ability to work to international timelines when required (conference calls with our European head office)
  • Merchandising Experience: 3-5 years
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Omni-channel Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Collaborate effectively with Merchants with the goal of projecting assortment quantities that achieve wholesale bookings targets, total company net sales and full-price sell through
  • The Planner will integrate with Merchants at multiple stages throughout the product development cycle to set seasonal targets and project quantities by SCP that achieve these targets and support underlying product strategies
  • The Planner will assist the Manager in maintaining OTB plans for 3 areas of business: Always in Stock, Fast Track/Seasonless Chase, and Licensed Products. These are growing, important areas of business that are developed outside of seasonal product lines and require a high level of planning and attention
  • Achieve sell through targets and assist with the execution of strategies that will help us increase these targets to 12% for 2016. Sell through is a key metric to our business’ success
  • Collaborate with the Brand Manager, Licensed and Custom Products on the direct to consumer receipt planning and inventory management of licensed products
  • The Planner will share responsibility for creating and managing the assortment of products from licensed vendors in the direct to consumer channels. This will include advanced receipt planning, then hand off to the Inventory Planning and Allocation Manager for allocation, inventory management and liquidation
  • Collaborate with the Creative Communications team and the Distribution teams to project and manage all packaging inventory
  • The Omni-Channel Merchandise Planner needs strong people skills. These include the capabilities to work and collaborate effectively with several other departments, including Merchandising, Design, Production, Retail, E-commerce, Sales, Communications, and the Distribution Center is required
  • The position requires very strong analytical skills as well as aesthetic and fashion skills. The Omni-Channel Merchandise Planner must have sufficient fashion sense and knowledge of the customer to understand the vision of the Lilly Pulitzer® lifestyle and to determine merchandise assortments which grow the business profitably
  • Strong analytical skills and Excel expertise are required
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Self-motivated with ability to inspire, motivate and influence others
  • Possess a clear understanding of financial measurements and how to impact them
  • Bachelor’s degree required (GPA 3.0 or greater)
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Minimum 3 years buying or planning Sports Licensed Merchandise
  • Minimum 3 years Merchandise Planning experience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Data Warehouse / Business Intelligence tools
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • OPERATIONS/FINANCIAL
  • Manage the financial success of one or more departments by meeting sales, gross margin, gross margin return on investment (GMROI) and inventory turn goals
  • Collaborate with merchandising to develop and communicate a comprehensive strategy that aligns future financial and product opportunities by department and class
  • Create pre-season sales, gm, and inventory plans by department and class that support product strategies
  • Identify risks and opportunities to business and recommend strategies to achieve financial goals
  • Own open to buy forecasts. Present financial forecast and supporting action plans in open to buy/monthly forecast meeting
  • Re-forecast sales and manage inventory for all basic styles to meet department financial goals
  • Develop and communicate department level markdown recommendations and strategies
  • COMMUNICATION
  • Communicate financial results, forecasts, and action plans to manager and cross-functional team on a weekly basis
  • Communicate standards and performance expectations to direct reports in a timely manner
  • PEOPLE LEADERSHIP/RELATIONSHIPS
  • Support a collaborative, innovative, and results-oriented environment with peers and cross-functional team
  • Actively participate in new hire training and assist in peer development (P&D training, RMP)
  • Collaborate with peers to ensure consistency of information, share best-practices and develop systems knowledge
  • Able to formally present business strategies and action plans
  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel
  • 1-3 years experience as a Planner or equivalent
  • Willingness to travel overseas
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Assistant Merchandise Planner, Cosmetics Resume Examples & Samples

  • Identify location growth opportunities and minimize down trending businesses
  • Utilize Excel and Planning application for analytics and planning
  • Work with merchants on sales market forecast
  • 1-3 years work experience in retail planning and/or buying or analytics
  • Strong numerical skills are essential
  • Proficient in MS Word and MS Excel
  • Business knowledge of retail and merchandising concepts
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Demonstrate logical analytical and problem solving skills
  • Basic technical PC skills, including the ability or aptitude to learn technical applications quickly
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel
  • Language: Fluency in English
  • 3-4 years experience as a Planning Analyst or equivalent
  • Fluent English is essential
  • Computer literacy skills (excel, word, outlook, etc)
  • This position is based in the Shanghai office
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Seasonal Assistant Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Intermediate Excel skills are required along with a strong familiarity with entire Microsoft Office package
  • Strategic thinker, creative problem solver, and possesses the know how to get things done
  • Excellent communication and analytical skills
  • Dynamic high energy leader who can work independently across levels and functions
  • Displays attention to detail
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Merchandise Planner, Childrenswear Resume Examples & Samples

  • Strategic and Financial Planning Process
  • Minimum of 2 to 3 years wholesale or department store retail buying/planning experience required in the apparel industry
  • Strong analytical skills and command of Retail Math
  • Strong computer skills, excel focused
  • Product knowledge in apparel industry, Childrenswear experience is preferred
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Associate Merchandise Planner, Retail Resume Examples & Samples

  • Partner with the Merchandise Planner to develop preseason sales, margin and inventory turn plans that support Under Armour Retail major growth strategies at the category and key item level
  • Provide monthly season style-color forecasts in alignment with Integrated Planning Calendar
  • Partner with merchandising teams to develop markdown recommendations
  • Minimum 1 year of retail merchandise planning/store planning/allocation experience in a progressive & growth focused retail organization
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Wholesale Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Support Dockers.com merchants in managing business
  • Manage website and optimize site experience by creating catalog feeds and uploading seasonally
  • Manage the website’s Left navigation, Family Page Sort Order and Product Page
  • Read and approve product copy
  • Manage On-order reconciliation
  • Support HMC and Arvato product set-up and markdown process
  • Independently manage EU.com businesses
  • Create EU.com strategies and build assortment to deliver results
  • Manage GTM deliverables including assortment tools, boardwalk forecasts, samples, etc
  • Interface with European distribution & analytical team to drive sales
  • Partner with hub and cross-channel merchants to ensure EU Dockers.com is meeting objectives and executing Dockers brand strategy
  • Partner with Dockers.com cross-functional team (marketing, planning, allocation, creative) to meet
  • Business objectives and create a dynamic consumer experience
  • Work with US Dockers.com Sample Coordinator to ensure proper sampling status
  • Partner with US Web Coordinator on Go To Market Calendar to meet EU photography deadlines
  • Approve and upload photo images
  • Manage all planning aspects of EU Dockers.com during pre-season, in-season and post-season
  • Monitor market hindsight best practices and provide hindsight input from previous seasons while in pre-season
  • Incorporate in-season knowledge in order to positively affect buy initiatives
  • Respond to demand insights through rigorous weekly sales analyses during in-season
  • Work with LSE team to chase product accordingly
  • Recommend and manage pricing initiatives including markdowns and promotions
  • Submit monthly forecast to Planning Team
  • Create EU Dockers.com size scales by fit
  • Assess sales performance for post-season recap
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Support Buyers develop assortment plans to the
  • Forecast monthly and seasonal store plans for
  • 4+ years merchandise planning experience, preferably in the apparel
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Partner with the Merchant to develop and execute financial plans consisting of sales, inventory, receipts, gross margin, and GMROI for an assigned category and brand
  • Present and manage Open-to- Buy (OTB), plans, and financial strategies to Leadership with strategic recommendations on the business
  • Work with Merchant on sku optimization to maximize sales and minimize duplication of styling
  • Provide financial strategy to determine optimal planogram layout
  • Develop sku level sales and inventory plans and forecasts for an assigned category and brand
  • Manage the replenishment for all specified product, including monitoring and adjusting variables (stock re-balancing, return-to-vendor projects, and ideal distribution center inventory levels) to meet store needs and maximize inventory productivity (e.g. targeted in-stock level)
  • Identify risks and opportunities by sku and work with a cross functional team to develop strategies that optimize the business
  • Set up model stocks for new skus and manage the store allocation
  • Minimum of 2-4 years of merchandise and/or retail planning experience with demonstrated proficiency in the following
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Determining assortment quantities
  • Performing sales and inventory analysis on a weekly basis
  • Providing plans for reforecasting and product adjustment
  • Ensuring all inventory is properly distributed and replenished
  • Taking on related projects and tasks, as needed
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills. Demonstrated ability to analyze data, identify key opportunities and develop the appropriate solutions
  • Ability to influence key team members and cross-functional partners by gaining trust and demonstrating business expertise
  • Proven ability to work across a diverse organization and drive results through a cross-functional team environment
  • Demonstrated ability to consistently drive and deliver financial results and goals
  • 2+ years of retail or equivalent experience preferred
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Senior Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Maintain Wholesale Market Order calendar; update order due dates for each upcoming delivery and send outlook calendar reminders to sales team of due dates
  • Collaborate with the Dept Store team to ensure orders are in the system by No Go due dates
  • Regularly review Dept Store orders in BC (by class, by style) and compare to buys; create recap and highlight class and style callouts to Director of Planning
  • Partner with the Director of Planning and Dept Store Senior Sales Managers to achieve 80% sell-thru by classification for each delivery (For each delivery, specific unit expectations will be provided by class)
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Associate Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Develops and analyzes any necessary revision of sales, inventory, and margin projections based upon business strategies, reconciling both bottoms up and tops down analyses
  • Actively participates in thorough weekly review of the business with Merchandise and Allocation teams to monitor the business and react to risks and opportunities; analyzes and reflects current trends in performance of strategy based on sales performance
  • Manages and executes to promotional strategy; manages assortment to approved inventory levels
  • Adapts to shifting priorities, demands, and timelines through high level analytical and problem solving capabilities
  • 2-3 years of Merchandising, Merchandise Planning, or Allocation experience, preferably with an apparel specialty retailer
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • At least 3-5 years of relevant experience
  • College degree or equivalent
  • Knowledge of retail practices and current trends
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills with the ability to liaise with all levels of management, staff, and clientele
  • Proficient in MS Office and standard retail software
  • Go-getter with a personable, positive, and professional demeanor
  • Willing to identify and fulfill store-wide business needs
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Senior Merchandise Planner Distributor Web Store Resume Examples & Samples

  • With DMPRM, DMM and Buyer, reviews plans against current market/business conditions and consumer trends, and executes approved adjustments to plans. Participates in Buyer/vendor meetings to keep abreast of current market trends as well as the strategic goals for the department(s)
  • Prepares and analyzes system reports as required to maximize sales, gross margin and manage inventory levels both at the stores and Distribution Centers
  • Gathers necessary historical financial data to create/analyze business plans and perform pre-season analysis, in conjunction with DMPRM, DMM and Buyer, at the appropriate department/class/vendor/style level
  • Responsible for determining the optimal order size, inventory levels and allocations needed to achieve merchandising and financial goals
  • In conjunction with Forecast Analyst, review and adjust item forecast parameters for seasonal items
  • Ensures maximum store/ warehouse stock levels for replenishable basic and advertised items. Determines stock levels for advertised items and ensures that basic stock levels are consistent with approved planograms and store sizes. Oversees the execution of replenishment maintenance relative to Planogram/Assortment implementation and adjustments
  • Develops and maintains appropriate stock models by store location and DC to ensure effective automatic replenishment where applicable
  • Conducts store visits as appropriate to evaluate merchandise presentation, customer demographics, stock assortments and inventory levels. Works closely with store management to address and maximize business opportunities
  • Supervises and manages all associates within assigned division (including but not limited to Merchandise Planners, Asst. Planners and Merchandisers) engaged in performing a variety of planning and replenishment functions
  • Procurement practices, methods and procedures
  • Developing and managing an open to buy system
  • Database/spreadsheet software applications, and -Supervisory responsibility of human resources
  • Or similar responsible work that demonstrated the knowledge and ability within one or more operational or merchandising areas of non-appropriated fund or private sector retail management
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Create preseason sales, margin and inventory plans by department classes that support product and financial strategies
  • Develop and communicate item-level promotional and markdown strategies on a weekly basis for the outlet exclusives
  • Work with Merchants and Sourcing to effectively manage flow of inventory of the outlet exclusives into the warehouse
  • Plan out open stock levels and merchandise mixes
  • Ensure the correct flow of merchandise and monitor inventories
  • Distribute merchandise in preparation for new store openings
  • Trace and monitor merchandise movement
  • Create and maintain a comprehensive pricing strategy for the entire outlet division
  • Assist in managing all the pricing within the new Outlet Pricing Architecture
  • Includes all chain departments as well as outlet exclusives for Initial, markdown, clearance and liquidation prices
  • Assist in managing the entry of outlet promotions with store communications
  • Assist in managing the inventory level of each outlet store to assure that the optimal mix of exclusive, chain product and NGF product is established
  • Produce and communicate daily margin reporting
  • Develop an OTB by occasion of use ( WTW, Casual, Ready To Wear and Accessories)
  • Excel at interpersonal communication with all levels of the organization
  • 3 – 5 years of Merchandise Planning or related financial/analytical experience
  • Advanced skills in Excel, Arthur Planning experience a plus
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Associate Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Reforecast sales, gross margin, and inventory for fiscal time periods
  • Partner with merchant to support the buy process
  • 1+ years of experience in retail planning and analysis
  • Strong team player/relationship-building
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Train and develop a staff of Planner(s)
  • Create recap of end of season performance at division, category, season, and style levels for merchandise buy period
  • Complete ad hoc recaps and financial analyses as needed
  • 5+ years of experience in retail planning and analysis
  • Expertise in retail math with strong analytical skills
  • Ability to identify and clearly communicate business opportunities and risks
  • Good organization and workload prioritization skills
  • Proficient in planning systems and Microsoft Office
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Develop plans by analyzing historical data and current trends while identifying risks and opportunities. Reconcile plans from a top down and bottom up perspective
  • Lead the analysis of historical data and current trends identifying business opportunities and implement appropriate action to maximize financial objectives
  • Organize and lead business review meetings
  • Manage the financial success of the area by driving the business to exceed sales, gross margin, gross margin return on investment (GMROI) and inventory turn goals
  • Provide pertinent feedback to the allocators and location planners to support the development of store volume tiers to optimally incorporate store performance into the assortment and allocation processes
  • Collaborate with the merchant team to develop and communicate a comprehensive pre-season strategy that aligns financial and product opportunities across multiple departments
  • Lead, mentor coach : manage day-to day activities of allocator analyst & location planners Encourages others to seek opportunities for different and innovative approaches to addressing problems and opportunities; facilitates the implementation and acceptance of change within the organization
  • Four year College Degree and 3 years merchandise planning experience
  • Experience in location planning and allocation a plus
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Merchandise Planner, Home Resume Examples & Samples

  • Forecast Sales, Gross Margin, and Inventory vs. Plan by Department and by Brand/Sale
  • Partner with merchants to develop and propose business tactics in response to current business trends
  • Analyze and assess the sales performance of assigned product categories; revise in-season plans accordingly to maximize sales and profitability
  • Present recommendations and other analysis to senior leadership and executive management related to driving short and long-term business goals
  • Present forecasts and action plans in open-to-buy meetings. In partnership with buyer, create action plan based on forecast and lead discussions to management & cross functional teams
  • Develop Pre-Season annual, quarterly, and monthly Sales, Margin and Inventory Plans by division by department
  • Perform Ad Hoc analysis based on historical performance and product
  • Strong understanding of merchandising financials and ability to manage profitability
  • Experience managing an open to buy
  • Self-starter, strategic thinker, ambitious in nature, good with people
  • Strong Problem-Solving and Analytical skills
  • Intermediate experience with Microsoft Excel
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and recognize and react to changing work demands
  • Proven ability to manage projects independently and to work as part of a team
  • Excellent English communication skills – verbal and written
  • Excellent time management/ project skills
  • Comfortable and confident in making effective autonomous (and group) decisions in a timely manner
  • Goal-oriented with strong ability to stay focused
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Manage Open-to-Buy by division by department to align inventory with sales expectations
  • Review inventory ownership and analyze aged inventory/exit strategy. Makes recommendations to determine proper inventory ownership
  • Develop in collaboration with buying brand proposals to influence future purchases and assortment strategies
  • Support the development, implementation, and execution of new business processes and technology
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Develop seasonal sales and receipt budgets and flow by month
  • Build sales, margin, and inventory plans by delivery by month
  • Analyze weekly selling results and make recommendations to capitalize on trend
  • 4+ years of prior retail planning or merchandise planning experience in a retail environment
  • Advance proficiency with excel required
  • Flexibility to multi-task and able to thrive in a fast paced environment
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Assistant Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Manage the replenishment for all specified product, including monitoring and adjusting variables (stock re-balancing, return-to-vendor projects and ideal distribution center inventory levels) to meet store needs and maximize inventory productivity (e.g. targeted in-stock level)
  • Ensure that sufficient quantities of advertised product are in stock on a per store basis
  • Indentify risks and opportunities by sku and work with a cross functional team to develop strategies that optimize the business
  • Strong interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Minimum of 1 year of merchandise or retail experience preferred
  • Non-degreed candidates considered if the candidate has an extensive background in retail merchandising, or as an Assistant Buyer or Merchandise Trainee
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • The Omni-Channel Merchandise Planner must be able to effectively collaborate with colleagues, fit with the Company Creed, Core Values, and Core Leadership Qualities
  • The ability to interact effectively with several other departments, including Merchandising, Design, Production, Retail, E-commerce, Sales, Communications, and the Distribution Center is required
  • The position requires analytical skills as well as aesthetic and fashion skills. The Omni-Channel Merchandise Planner must have sufficient fashion sense and knowledge of the customer to understand the vision of the Lilly Pulitzer® lifestyle and to determine merchandise assortments which grow the business profitably
  • The Omni-Channel Merchandise Planner needs good left brain / right brain skills. The left brain / right brain abilities refer to having proficiencies both aesthetically and quantitatively. The Planner needs to know from a fashion and aesthetic standpoint why merchandise sells or doesn’t sell, and must be comfortable with quantitative analysis of selling, assortment, planning and gross profit
  • The analytical skills and discipline to recommend tradeoffs in merchandise assortment which contribute to the profitability of the company, while maintaining long-term fashion leadership position of the brand, are critical
  • The Omni-Channel Merchandise Planner needs strong people skills. These include the capabilities to work and collaborate effectively with colleagues and the ability to motivate and inspire direct reports
  • The Omni-Channel Merchandise Planner must be proficient in the preparation and updating of merchandise plans, open to buy, class buy plans and analyzing and interpreting retail selling information. This must be by door. The Planner must be comfortable in an environment of primarily full-price selling. The Planner must become proficient in the Island Pacific® software for merchandising and sales analysis. This includes the ability to set up and use flexible databases for analysis
  • The Planner must have proficient skills in visual merchandising and understanding how a merchandise assortment is presented on the retail selling floor
  • Spend sufficient time in retail stores to understand the customer, merchandise and marketplace
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills are necessary
  • The sense of urgency necessary in the apparel industry is required
  • Comfort with technology systems and strong capabilities with Microsoft Windowsâ, Excelâ and Wordâ are important. The ability to be an effective user of the company’s Island Pacific® retail software is required
  • A four year college degree is required. A degree in fashion apparel management or a related subject is helpful
  • At least 2-5 years of experience in the apparel retailing business is required, preferably with a women’s fashion, branded, lifestyle apparel company
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Manage the planning cycle of a specific group of brands from budget creation to order approval
  • Propose and develop assortment plans in line with the global strategy
  • Review orders and make recommendations to the buying team
  • Collaborate with the buying team in order to ensure that the products bought will help achieve the sales plan
  • Manage and update the OTB on a weekly basis and communicate the outcome
  • Conduct relevant business analysis, both pre-season and in-season, related to driving business goals
  • Create reports to analyze sales, margin and inventory on a regular basis
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or relevant field
  • Three to five (3-5) years of merchandise planning experience in a fashion retail environment
  • Luxury retail knowledge an asset
  • Excellent skills in Microsoft Excel
  • Strong retail math, financial planning, forecasting and analytical skills
  • Strong sense of teamwork and ability to multi-task
  • Adaptable in a fast paced and high growth work environment
  • English, Full professional proficiency
  • French, Full professional proficiency
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Partnering with the finance team to cross-reference financial plans as well as company objectives
  • Traveling for warehouse and company store visits
  • Researching sales curves, seasonal transitions, and other current market trends
  • Taking on related projects as needed
  • At least 3 years of retail planning experience
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite; working knowledge of Retail Pro and TAPS a plus
  • Team player with outstanding interpersonal skills
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Review all historical information (including past DPMS, markdowns, time allotments, easy pays, market conditions, etc) to assess the sales potential of all items/programs. Be accountable for all research involved in building the “story” of the show
  • Build shows in an accurate and timely fashion. All shows must have the most effective use of time and product adjacency
  • Maximize the product flow – take initiative to use all possible programming elements, timing and variety to maintain customer interest
  • Check all scripts (including: easy pays, pricing icons, start quantities, graphics, etc.) before all shows in order to maintain 100% accuracy
  • Ensure that Key Selling Points are leveraged to maximize productivity. Work with Buying team and vendor base to ensure that information is robust and accurate
  • Work with TV Sales to ensure that all set requirements will be executed in order to effectively communicate the vision of the Buying team. Attend all necessary meetings
  • Ensure that the guests have been received the appropriate preparation. This includes: studio tours, copies of scripts, briefing on show “vision”, etc. Ensure new guests receive the appropriate training
  • Analyze show/item performance and initiate all required next actions including sales updates and recaps
  • Adhere to all applicable health and safety regulations, both legislatively mandated and as outlined in the company policy
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Excellent organization skills with the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and meet strict deadlines
  • Ability to make decisions to achieve desired results
  • Ability to quickly analyze data and draw relevant conclusions to have positive effects on business
  • An understanding and skill in performing retail calculations
  • Ability to concentrate for long periods of time
  • Ability to access and enter information using automated systems quickly and accurately
  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent business experience in a retail environment
  • Experience: Minimum three year’s business experience. Experience in a planning or merchandising function preferred as well as experience in the retail industry
  • Must be proficient in Excel, Outlook, Word
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Partners with the Sr. Planner in providing critical analytical support to the Inline channel while overseeing and monitoring all weekly, monthly sales and inventory reports
  • Develop seasonal plans at the department level and zone level by recapping and analyzing past business performances, analyzing inventory productivity and recommending adjustments to business trends
  • Partner with the buying team to create strategic assortment plans by style and category allowing for proper depth and breadth to support channel plans
  • Partner with Distribution Analyst to analyze store performance of merchandise to create appropriate attribute strategies for regionalization of the buy and initial allocations
  • Recap, analyze and communicate sales results to plan, and forecast in-season sales and inventory at the department and style level
  • Use retail financial measurements to draw conclusions to evaluate short term and long term impact to the business and the ability to communicate findings to senior management
  • Partner with buying to implement liquidation strategies to maximize revenue and gross margin while reducing corporate liabilities
  • Collaborate with DTC and wholesale teams to manage unproductive inventory and communicate with distribution center and stores on any transfers and RTVs
  • Manage department purchase order / contract process
  • Manage Basic Stock Replenishment Program to the style and color level
  • Minimum 1-2 years of experience in Merchandise Planning, Merchandising/Buying, or Allocation
  • Ability to build and maintain productive relationships with peers and cross-functional team
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Senior Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Optimize selection, forecasting and planning, procurement and inventory management
  • Achieve KPIs relating to in-stock availability, overall inventory levels and quality, and inventory turns
  • Make suggestions on how to allocate resources for variable cost reduction and profit margin improvement to help drive overall profitability for the business unit. These analyses encompass short, medium and long term planning horizons
  • Participate in the development of business plans that include inventory selection and allocation plans that support the business unit targets for sales, capacity, and free cash flow
  • Work with Warehousing, Operations, Marketing and Merchandising departments to contribute to the development of processes to help improve metrics that drive financial performance for the business unit
  • Drive more automation into operations; assist in the design and implementation of projects that will increase the efficiency and productivity of supply chain processes and systems
  • Work closely with merchandising team to develop new vendor relationships, manage excess inventory, execute promotions and ensure category sales objectives are met
  • Bachelor's degree in Statistics, Finance, Engineering, Supply Chain/Operations or a related field
  • Minimum 5 years experience in supply chain/operations
  • 1 year experience supervising or managing
  • Retail/e-Commerce experience preferred
  • Very strong computer skills including Microsoft Excel; SQL is a plus
  • Exceptional problem solving skills; demonstrated ability to “peel the onion”
  • High degree of personal and professional integrity
  • Ability to work autonomously in a highly demanding fast paced environment
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Store segmentation/Cluster strategies; Partners with Global Buyers to align brand strategies with store segmentation and cluster strategies. Identifies and executes store level segmentation strategies
  • Ensures store inventory plans are in line with capacity requirements from Global Buyers and local Allocation Planning. Allocates out product (facings) with consideration to physical store capacity, store volume; assortment range guidelines from Global Buyers, manages facings productivity through dollars per facing, sales/facings mix and classification level distribution
  • Location planning and inventory optimization; develops store plans to deliver store level unit sales plans, store level inventory targets for service level driven model stocks
  • Aligns bottom up/top down sales and inventory plans by segment. Recommends assortment minimum and maximum guidelines to drive sales and optimize inventory investment
  • Store level analysis; analyzes individual store performance by classification and determines inventory plans (targets) to maximize sales and turnover
  • Store inventory management; prioritizes stores for replenishment based on individual inventory needs and WOS. Optimizes replenishment frequency to deliver store in-stocks service level goals
  • Initiates store to store transfers and transfers back to distribution centers when required to manage excess inventory, minimizes markdowns and maximizes distribution of product
  • Collaborates with Operations group and distribution centers to execute new store opening, closings and remodels
  • Provides analysis when needed to evaluate results of strategic business changes and tests at store level
  • 1+ year(s) experience in retail allocation, planning or merchandising
  • Working knowledge of buying, planning, and merchandise principles
  • Proficient with Excel and data base management
  • Ability/aptitude to learn/create complex spreadsheets, access reports, build and manipulate queries
  • Organized
  • Adaptable
  • Strong communicator
  • Ability to excel within a team environment and self-motivated
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Merchandise Planner, Rtw Resume Examples & Samples

  • Actively participate in the assortment planning process
  • Work closely with Merchandising, Planning and Sales to identify sales opportunities through effective strategic planning
  • Develop actionable merchandise plans that contribute to the strategic objectives of the brand
  • Ensure core, seasonal essentials and fashion are balanced by tier of door
  • Build seasonal strategies for classifications, product mix, pricing, tiers and climates
  • Report on the analytics and anticipated financial results behind key strategies
  • Ensure integrity of data and conclusions presented to internal team members
  • Collaborate with counterparts to develop and establish brand and company best practices in merchandise planning
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Recap end of season performance at division, category, season, and style levels for merchandise buy period
  • Key item planning for all basic styles (sales, margin, inventory)
  • Expertise in retail math with strong analytical skills/ learning agility
142

Merchandise Planner, Childrenswear Resume Examples & Samples

  • Minimum of 1 to 2 years wholesale or department store retail planning experience required in the apparel industry
  • Strong interpersonal skills and communication skills
  • Self-motivated and organized
  • Product knowledge in apparel industry. Childrenswear experience is preferred
143

Merchandise Planner, Sweaters Resume Examples & Samples

  • Provides Merchant partner with “what-if” proposals that quantify upside opportunities and risks and has the ability to make compelling and persuasive cases for proposals that are grounded in sound facts or assumptions
  • Anticipates potential obstacles and works with Merchant partner to establish contingency plans
  • Ensures broad business strategies and objectives are translated into specific “local” objectives and plans
  • Presents financial information in a concise, clear and confident manner in support of quarterly buys and monthly MPC meetings
144

Store Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Review and analyze store performance to make recommendations and influence Merchant and Planning teams
  • Partner with cross-functional team (Allocation, Merchandise Planning, Assortment Planning and Merchandising) to ensure in store inventory targets are met
  • Communicate with multiple field partners by relaying company and merchandising strategies and how stores will be impacted
  • Research inventory and assortment concerns from field partners to determine appropriate actions
  • Participate in quarterly store/market visits along with field team; apply learnings and observations to business
  • 3-5 years of forecasting, inventory management and/or retail planning experience
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Data Warehouse/Business Objects and Enterprise Planning
  • Strong knowledge of retail math concepts and metrics
145

Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Work with the Merchant on SKU optimization to maximize sales and minimize duplication of styling
  • Manage OTB weekly and run monthly OTB meetings with strategic recommendations on the business
  • Bachelor’s degree in Merchandising, Marketing, Business, or related area
  • Minimum of 2-4 years of merchandise or retail experience preferred
146

Merchandise Planner, Men s Resume Examples & Samples

  • Partners with Director of Planning and Divisional Merchandise Managers to develop Seasonal Core Vendor targets that support corporate sales, margin and turnover objectives
  • Supports VP and Merchandise Product Directors/Merchandise Managers with data and analysis; draw conclusions about opportunities and liabilities and follows through to execution
  • Forecasts sales, markdowns, receipts and inventory to develop accurate buy meeting goals
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and knowledgeable in Microsoft Word
  • Demonstrates the ability to establish priorities in a fast-paced, multi-task environment
  • Demonstrates the ability to work effectively with diverse teams
  • Experience using Merchandise Planning system preferred
147

Assistant Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • An international team of experts to inspire and support you
  • Training and further development opportunities to expend your skills and help you on your way
  • An easily accessible workplace right in the main arteries of the hottest Berlin districts
148

Merchandise Planner, Women s Resume Examples & Samples

  • Minimum of 2 to 3 years of assortment planning experience required in the apparel industry
  • Strong computer skills
  • Strong product knowledge in retail/ wholesale apparel industry
149

Senior Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Present OTB, plans, and financial strategies to Leadership
  • Execute product financial strategy for new, core, sell down, and clearance merchandise
  • Will supervise Assistant Merchandise Planner and/or Merchandise Planner(s)
  • Minimum of 5-7 years of merchandise planning experience
  • Detail oriented
  • Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills
150

Associate Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • 1-2 years retail in merchandising, planning, or distribution
  • Technical knowledge in PC based systems and application software including Microsoft Excel
  • Experience with XPC, JDA, 7th online a plus
  • Strong analytical skills with a touch of creativity
  • Strong attention to detail. Must be organized and thorough
151

Senior Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Act as a leader amongst MP&A peers; including formal and informal training and one-on-one development, to foster an environment of engagement and accountability
  • Function as project manager for ad hoc projects, system implementations and updates, merchandise initiatives, etc
  • Build relationships with cross-functional teams in Marketing, Finance, Sales and Operations and Buying to implement strategic vision
  • Analyze business performance and recommend financial strategies to support the specific merchandise category. This includes, but is not limited to: execution of hindsight, pre-season plan development, monthly re-forecasting of merchandise plan, markdown management, OTB management, and alignment of financials for the assortment line review process
  • Develop weekly sales, markdown and receipt plans at the department, class and subclass levels based on both trend and historical performance. Collaborate with merchant partners to incorporate assortment architecture and ensure delivery of team financial goals
  • Provide assortment planning guidance, brand plan financials, markdown direction, and ad-hoc analysis focused on maximizing opportunities and minimizing risk. This may include both reporting and bottoms-up analysis, as necessary, to support business strategy
  • Exemplify leadership and provide insight in meetings, presentations and discussions concerning financial strategies, pre-season plans or forecasts. Examples include
  • Minimum of 6+ years’ experience in merchandise planning, allocation, financial analysis, buying
  • Proficient in Excel, Data Warehouse/Business Objects and Enterprise Planning
152

Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Partner with buyer to design seasonal and annual strategies by category and vendor
  • Build financial plans in accordance with merchandise strategies to maximize profitability
  • Drive decision making in season to achieve financial and strategic targets
  • Manage inventory health, open-to-buy, item-level forecasting, and assortment planning
  • Optimize sales and inventory productivity through analysis and plans that drive high impact decision making
  • Forecast financials and related operational metrics
  • Manage reporting, driving a high standard for analytical excellence
  • Develop price reduction and exit recommendations with buying team
  • Plan and forecast reconciliation across type and category
  • Envision the future and facilitate building it
  • Train and develop team members
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent preferred, MBA a plus
  • 5+ years of merchandise planning experience and/or related industry experience (consulting, investment banking)
  • Experience designing and building new processes
  • Advanced knowledge and use of forecasting tools (e.g. Cognos)
  • Advanced excel skills. Statistical analysis a plus
  • Proven track record of achieving financial objectives
  • Proven strong analytical acumen to identify and resolve business performance issues specifically in forecasting and planning models, and strong technical and operational experience
  • Online Retail experience
  • Hands-on or entrepreneurial attitude. Self-starter
153

Merchandise Planner, Hosiery Resume Examples & Samples

  • Provide leadership, insight and results for any meeting presenting or discussing the financial strategy, pre-season plan or forecast as indicated by the business calendar: ie
  • Pre-Season Planning Review
  • Quarterly Hindsight
  • Presentation of audience appropriate materials that drive action-oriented results. i.e. risk assessments; MPR discussions
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • 40% - Manages all product information for assigned merchandising category; works with suppliers to onboard new products and relays product information to the field
  • 20% - Uses merchandising systems to analyze key merchandising metrics (e.g., class productivity, product trending, inventory status, margin rate) and provides recommendations for optimization
  • 10% - Partners with cross-functional groups across the business to analyze components of the business where problems/trends exist
  • 10% - Works on behalf of merchant to identify, quantify, and communicate assortment opportunities; helps develop seasonal transition targets and strategies, if applicable
  • 10% - Performs various administrative and tactical duties for merchandising category
  • 5% - Supports the merchant during the business review and product line review processes; works with keysupport functions to assist the merchant in preparing for negotiations; analyzes vendor profitability
  • 5% - Works on various product tests within respective category, including inventory monitoring, in-store execution, visual merchandising, and analyzing results
  • Understanding of retail environment
  • Learning Agility
  • Strong written communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to grasp new concepts quickly and adapt accordingly
  • Ability to multi-task in a highly complex, fast-paced environment
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Omni Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Provide Merchants with analytics to support assortment decisions by channel and develop promotional and markdown strategies to maximize profitability and sales
  • Analyze promotional effectiveness and make future recommendation
  • Participate in all aspects of line building process with Merchandising Lead or participate in department projects to improve systems or efficiencies
156

Senior Merchandise Planner, Dotcom Resume Examples & Samples

  • Create and manage Department Plans (tops down) and Brand Plans (bottoms up) through both pre-season and in season timeframes
  • Conduct Newness hindsight and analysis on a quarterly basis
  • Develop New Brand strategies, projected sales, and inventory needs for launch timeframe
  • Develop sales and buy plans for Dotcom events
  • Partner with Distribution team to drive allocation strategy that supports inventory merchandise strategy for Animations, Emails, and Dotcom events
  • Manage, coach, and develop Dotcom Merchandise Planning Assistant
157

Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • 4-Year College Degree; Finance, Operations, or Business a plus
  • 3-5 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 Assistant Buying or Allocation; Merchant or Merchandising experience preferred
  • Builds collaborative partnerships cross-functionally; identifies/influences key stakeholders
158

Senior Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Develop strong working relationships
  • 4-Year College Degree; Finance, Operations, or Business degree a plus
  • 5-7 years of experience in: Retail Merchandise Planning, Demand Forecasting; Inventory Management, Allocation or Replenishment; Financial Planning or Financial Analysis experience
  • 5 years of retail experience in assistant buying, or allocation; Merchant or Merchandising experience preferred
  • Makes decisions with limited information and able to synthesize large quantities of data to drive business decisions
  • Excellent computer skills with strong emphasis on Microsoft Excel and Access
159

Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Collaborate with Merchants and Allocators on preseason and in season plans to align on sales and inventory strategies. Provide team with diagnosis of the business and own suggested course of action
  • Active role partnering with planning peers and management in creating, updating, enhancing tools and process that supports financial integrity and allows for flexibility and innovation
  • Actively listen, engage and respond to business partners and leadership in response to opportunities and challenges
  • Strong analytical, financial modeling, and problem solving skills
  • Ability to synthesize business performance into key highlights, root cause analysis and action plans
  • Strong technical aptitude, including advanced competency in Microsoft Excel and the ability to quickly master new applications and systems
  • 2+ years of merchandise planning, allocation, merchandising, financial planning, strategy or business analytics
160

Assistant Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • “We Dream Big” – “You will challenge the status quo, bringing passion, innovation and creativity to the wider ICONIC team
  • “We Are True to our Customers” – you will be inherently passionate about customer impact, both external and internal customers, and will constantly challenge yourself and the team to deliver more customer value
  • “We Get Things Done” – you do not want to work in a cumbersome organisation, you want to work in an agile high-growth company. You lead with the right balance of planning and pragmatism
  • “We are Stronger Together” - You will be part of an experienced team working collaboratively to inspire the broader organisation towards a united vision
  • Produce detailed reporting and analysis for the Planners and Planning Director as well as your business unit
  • Drive and develop core or replenishment opportunities using core line cards and replenishment tools
  • Analyse the performance of promotional activity
  • Working with the buying team on CAYG & Sale markdown proposals
  • Assisting the planning team to set and implement business strategies during the SWOT & strategy process
  • Creating & maintaining Brand and Category WSSI's
  • Supporting the Planner with day to day requirements
  • Working in conjunction with the planning team & BI in creating planning tools to help analyse & plan the business
  • A merchandise planning/buying or retail background
  • Excellent attention to detail and analytical skills
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel, especially pivot tables
  • Strong commercial acumen & instinctive trading skills
  • Ability to communicate at all levels with an open and honest approach
  • Exceptional organisational skills with the ability to meet deadlines & work under pressure
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field of study or equivalent years of related work experience required
  • 5+ years of related work experience required
  • Experience in a retail environment preferred
  • Strong analytical skills, with strong problem-solving abilities and creative resolution skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, verbal communication and presentation skills, with the ability to interface effectively with individuals at various levels
  • Ability to find and maximize business opportunities for growth and profitability for assigned category
  • Effective time management skills to support multiple projects and effectively manage a large volume of work
  • Responds positively to change, embracing and using new practices or values to accomplish goals and solve problems
  • Ability to make decisions and choose a course of action or develop solutions based on facts, constraints, and probable consequences
  • Knowledge of retail math required
  • Working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite, Oracle, SAS (or equivalent planning software experience preferred)
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Create 5 year, annual and semi-annual merchandise plans
  • Make recommendations towards the development of strategic annual and seasonal plans consistent with company goals
  • Work with Buyers and Analysts to form recommendations that will maximize Sales, Gross Margin, and Inventory turn for assigned commodities
  • Receive information from the Analyst group regarding weather forecasts and integrate into the merchandise planning
  • Provide recommendations regarding the creation of seasonal plans
  • Create seasonal category strategies
  • Provide recommendations to the Buyer in order to publish merchandise directions
  • Support and recommend promotional event plans through appropriate pre-event inventory builds and post-event management
  • Scale merchandise assortments to the store size and volume once clustering activities are completed
  • Develop and execute an assortment plan which specifies the number of customer choices appropriate for different store clusters and the correct depth for each choice
  • Prepare recommendations for key item listings
  • Make recommendations towards the building of master assortments
  • Assist in planning item lifecycle
  • Identify risks and opportunities to the business and recommend strategies to achieve financial goals and optimize inventory investments
  • Solicit store input into seasonal planning process and make recommendations toward the consolidation/adjustment of input back into merchandise plan
  • Provide recommendations to the Buyer for In-Season Management and performs monitoring and re-forecasting as required – trending receipts, sales and markdowns and reacting accordingly
  • Provide ongoing communication with the Buyer and other team members of performance compared to plan, in-season parameters, identifying areas of potential opportunity and risk
  • Provide ongoing assessments and recommendations of impact of current performance on future plans
  • Provide in-depth analysis and reporting in support of all critical decisions
  • Evaluate and report on product testing from both a pre-season and an in-season perspective and responsible for embedding testing into the business decision making process
163

Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Manage inventory levels in identified businesses utilizing the JDA/Enterprise planning system. This includes proactively identifying risk, adjusting merchandise flow based on sales trend, communicating potential inventory liabilities and driving appropriate actions for resolution
  • Contribute to the annual planning process by developing sales, margin and inventory plans that support the team goals. Monitor KPI performance of Sales, Inventory Turn improvement, Monthly Inventory Plan execution and Margin plan to ensure assigned Merchandise Categories are at target. Escalate to management team when issues are impacting KPI performance
  • Hold monthly OTB meetings and partner with the Logistics and Buying teams to help improve inventory efficiencies
  • Pull and analyze historical data in combination with current trends to identity risk and opportunities by merchandise category. Communicate risk and opportunities to Merchant, Manager, and all other impacted individuals
  • Create pre-season sales, margin and inventory plans by merchandise category to support product and financial strategies. This includes Promotions, Advertisements, and peak selling periods
  • Pull, recap and analyze actual sales results against plan, LY, and Budget, as well as Promotional results vs. initial forecast. Summarized findings to be shared with all appropriate stakeholders
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Analyze business performance and recommend financial strategy to support multiple merchandise categories within a partner retailer. This includes hind-sighting, initial plan development: sales, inventory, margin as well as monthly re-forecasting thru the Merchandise Plan Review (MPR), Mark-down (MD) management, and supporting the buying team in assortment line review process
  • Develop weekly sales, markdown and receipt plans at the class and sub class level based on partnership with the Buying organization regarding trend and assortment coupled with historical performance
  • Develop and manage ad-hoc reporting to support recommendations in sub-class plans. This may include reporting/managing below subclass as necessary to support business strategy
  • Open-to-Buy Review
  • Seasonal/Quarterly Hindsight
  • Act as financial partner for the buying team to ensure delivery of ABG team financial goals including development/reforecasting sub-class plans, assortment planning, store plans, vendor planning, key item planning, mark-down management, testing support and ad-hoc analysis focused on maximizing opportunities, and risk management
  • Collaborate with Field Team to identify analysis opportunities that can drive plan improvements. Participate in store trips focusing on merchandise content, and store operations
  • Minimum of 5+ years experience in merchandise planning, allocation, financial analysis, buying
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Develops category and/or departmental financial plans to achieve sales and profit goals. Recommends actions based on historical performance and forecasts comparing various scenarios
  • Partners with various areas within Retail Products and cross functional project teams to drive key initiatives that impact the business and deliver end to end P&L results
  • Conceptualizes highly complex analytics to provide insights for proactive issue resolution and evaluations. Provides post mortem analysis of merchant category to identify trends and recommendations to maximize results
  • Identifies item level opportunities to drive performance while controlling inventory levels by leveraging data and insights. Analyzes sales trends, item level data, pricing and promotional plans, markdowns and budgets to build a demand plan
  • Performs annual financial planning and conducts weekly forecasting. Executes reports to drive performance and alignment across category team and cross functional partners
  • Develops approaches to drive the development of broad reaching initiatives
  • Establishes guidelines, best practices and standards
  • Bachelor’s Degree and at least 2 years of experience in one or more of the following: retail, merchandising, planning, demand planning, inventory management, allocation, analytics, finance or replenishment, OR a High School Diploma/GED and at least 4 years of experience in two or more of the following: retail, merchandising, planning, demand planning, inventory management, allocation, analytics, finance or replenishment
  • Strong analytical skills, problem solving skills and recommends solutions, superior critical thinking skills, and strong communication and presentation skills
  • Experience developing and delivering presentations to various audience levels within an organization
  • Intermediate level skill in Microsoft Excel (for example: using SUM function, setting borders, setting column width, inserting charts, using text wrap, sorting, setting headers and footers and/or print scaling)
  • 4 years of experience in one or more of the following: retail, merchandising demand planning, inventory management, allocation, analytics, finance or replenishment
  • At least 1 year experience of cross functional team leadership
  • JDA, SAP or other merchandise planning tools
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Responsible for developing seasonal business plans through partnership with Buying group and analysis of historical data to forecast trends
  • Monitoring monthly performance to sales, inventory and margin targets
  • Requires minimum of 3 years’ retail merchandise planning experience
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience involving sales and inventory planning, sales forecasting, and OTB
  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills
  • Strong retail math skills
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Assistant Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Reviewing pre-season regional/store plans and resolving exceptions based on retail metrics
  • Develop regional product strategies and review with Location Planning Manager, making sure that the store level plans are consistent with the regional level strategies
  • Reviewing in-season system generated forecast recommendations and determining which recommendations to accept/reject based on retail metrics (e.g. Markdown and inventory turn) and expected future business conditions (e.g. supply constraints and predicted weather anomalies)
  • Independent analysis developing store lists and recommendations for any limited business opportunities and analyzing different store groups (e.g. target regions, low volume, urban, etc.) to determine store group strategies/recommendations
  • Presenting recommendations to Location Planning Manager for Approval
  • Ability to partner and influence cross-functional partners (i.e. Location Planning Manager, Buyers, Merchandise Planning and Allocation teams)
  • Demonstrates effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrates strong analytical and quantitative skills (i.e. strong math background and demonstrated success in analytical projects)
  • Demonstrates a strong sense of urgency (e.g. must complete projects/assignments with accuracy and on time)
  • 4-year college degree required
  • Prior work experience and retail knowledge preferable but not required
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Associate Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Responsible for developing seasonal business plans through partnership with buying group and analysis of historical data to forecast trends
  • Develop Pre-Season chain plans at the class level and In-Season forecasting of chain plans
  • Responsible for presenting and calling out risks/opportunities to Management and Senior Merchants
  • Requires minimum of 2 years’ retail merchandise planning experience; prefer to have at least 1 yr. of managing OTB experience
  • Knowledge of planning systems desirable, Arthur Planning is strongly desirable
169

Senior Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Performs independent analysis and recommends courses of action to drive profitable sales
  • Lead and inspire team. Builds environment that strengthens associates through training and development
  • Requires minimum of 5 years’ retail merchandise planning experience
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience involving sales and inventory planning, sales forecasting, and OTB
  • Minimum of 2 years’ of prior supervisory experience
  • Ability to lead and manage team
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Merchandise Planning
  • Two to four years work experience in Merchandise Planning, retail planning, or replenishment
  • Ability to work in a team environment and communicate with multiple levels within organization
  • Experience using Planning Systems a plus
  • Bi-lingual a plus (English/Spanish)
171

Global Merchandise Planner, Dockers Resume Examples & Samples

  • 2-5 years of experience in: retail merchandise planning, merchandising ,demand forecasting; inventory management, allocation or replenishment; financial planning or financial analysis experience
  • Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Excel required; must be able to manipulate large quantities of data in Microsoft Excel to drive business decisions
  • Able to use rigor and logic to solve problems with effective solutions
172

Nikeid & NBA Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business or related field
  • 5 years' retail relevant experience in merchandise planning, company planning, merchandising or allocation
  • PC literate with working knowledge of Excel including setting up spreadsheets, formulas, etc
  • Ability to develop strong working relationships with management and external resources
  • Strong knowledge of cross team calibration
  • High degree of professionalism
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Communicate financial results, forecasts, and action plans to management and cross functional team on a weekly basis
  • Analyze historical data and current trends to identify risks and opportunities by department and category level. Partner with buying to align financials and product opportunity
  • Recap and analyze sales results to plan, and forecast in-season sales and inventory at the department level
  • Establish inventory targets at entrance and exit of season to maximize profitability
  • Demonstrates logical analysis and problem solving skills. Identify risks and opportunities by channel
  • 3-5 years’ experience of retail / merchandise planning and analysis
  • Experienced with Planning systems & applications
  • Strong analytical and demonstrated problem solving skills, adaptability/flexibility and initiative
  • Demonstrates strong ability to work autonomously
  • Financial and business acumen: ability to evaluate financial and business indicators and translate data into actionable information to drive results
174

Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Prepare pre-season Original Plans across multiple channels; financial sales and gross margin, consistent with the company's top-down goals, to be used in development of the merchandise strategies for the season and to support line development and buying needs
  • Build financial sales and gross margin plans at a weekly level on a seasonal basis
  • Manage and plan merchandise markdown strategies to drive departmental sales, profit and turnover objectives
  • Work closely with the omni-merchant(s) to review in season product trends and performance, develop revised projections, and recommend adjustments to the season's plan to maximize sales and profitability
  • Present monthly revisions of merchandise plans to Merchandise/Inventory Planning executives
  • Partner with internal business partners to communicate financial merchandising plans and strategies to support financial objectives
  • Work with merchandising and marketing to develop promotional strategies for multiple channels. Analyze promotional effectiveness and make future recommendations
  • 3-5 years prior planning experience from a specialty or department store
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Create and present Purchase and Assortment Plans in accordance with the official line review schedule. Completed assortment plans will accurately reflect a balance of merchandise strategy, financial objectives, and the vaying regionality of TSC's stores
  • Forecast and Plan promotional ( circular, event) items and purchases; research previous results and apply learnings to improve forecast accuracy
  • Create, maintain, and adjust Sales, Gross Margin, and Inventory Forecasts/Open to Buy. Present forecasts to management; provide recommendations and action points as needed. Followup and report back on progress made on goals
  • Plan, measure, and implement actions to improve Seasonal SellThru. Facilitate and manage the seasonal Correction Of Errors process with multiple business partners; document learnings and provide recommendations
  • Create and maintain "Key Item" plans on strategically important items. Collaborate with Merchandising on a unit sales forecast and Inventory Mgt on proper receipt flow
  • Create the Annual Merchandising Budget with close collaboration from Merchandising and Inventory Mgmt
  • Travels as needed to trade shows, vendor facilities, TSC store and DC tours, and off site training
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Develop and present seasonal/weekly merchandise financial plans for their given categories in accordance with company goals, historical performance and market trend analysis
  • Actively participate in business review meetings weekly with cross-functional team to highlight current business trends, identify and action on risks and opportunities
  • Review all planogram shifts that affect brand/class level plans for future seasons
  • Manages the impact of new stores, remodels, and exiting brands/categories to the plan as well as builds the visual and selling new store set-up inventory package. Will closely partner with VM to ensure the store is set-up successfully
  • Partner with VM to execute appropriate in stores visuals to marry inventory strategy in outlet locations
  • Work with cross functional team to ensure timely and accurate inventory execution of new store openings
  • Assist in developing and optimizing replenishment strategies to maintain appropriate stock levels by item and location
  • Effectively communicate sales, receipt, and inventory information as needed to appropriate contacts
  • Demonstrated leadership, collaboration, teamwork, and change management skills; the ability to motivate, inspire and rally colleagues
  • Strong problem solving- being able to resolve issues independently
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Senior Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Conduct monthly business meeting with Divisional Merchandise Managers, Buyers and Inventory Control to review business results on key performance metrics
  • Perform a weekly analysis of business performance to identify opportunities or potential issues
  • Develop and implement Action Plans to ensure financial goals are met and revisions are made as needed
  • Prepare and distribute monthly reporting with performance measures to DMM’s and Inventory Management
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • 4+ years of experience in planning principles, financial budgeting, retail fundamentals, ad hoc reporting and analysis
  • Strong analytical skills, proficient with planning systems (e.g. JDA), proficient with Microsoft Excel
  • Ability to synthesize large amounts of data into trends and initiate action
  • Work cross-functionally with Buyers, Merchandise Analysts, Business Process teams and store partners
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Associate Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Execute and communicate strategic merchandise financial plans and strategies that support the merchandising and financial objectives of the Company
  • With guidance, create pre-season sales, margin and inventory plans by department, class, and/or SKU to support product and financial strategies. Review with manager
  • Aware of chase/commit calendar. Partner with merchandising & manager to provide sales trend direction & inventory projections for call dates
  • Develop item-level promotional and markdown strategies on a weekly basis. Partner with Merchandising & Merch Control to accuracy of system entry
  • Present forecasts and action plans in open-to-buy meetings. In partnership with manager, create action plan based on forecast and lead discussions to management & cross functional teams
  • Hindsight in-season & post-season performance by category. Share findings with cross functional teams
  • Run & publish various weekly & ad hoc Merch Planning reports
  • Work with all levels of Planning & Merchandising from Assistants to SVP
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Present forecasts and action plans in monthly open-to-buy meetings
  • Analyze and communicate size and color selling to impact future receipts
  • Work with Production to effectively manage flow of inventory into the warehouse
  • Collaborate with Store Planning & Distribution Analysts to ensure proper distribution of key items
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Manage Inventory Planning team, ensuring all buy plans for all planning areas and financial plans are appropriately linked at all levels of product hierarchy
  • Develop class/line-level seasonal plans and estimates (for all selling channels) for sales, gross profit, inventory, receipts and open-to-buy, consistent with corporate timing and cadence. Conduct historical analyses to support these seasonal plans/estimates, including analyses of sell-through, markdowns, vendor performance, etc., and analytically surface patterns as future performance indicators. Work with Financial Analysts (and others involved in corporate planning) to ensure financial goals are translated into class/line level plans. Maintain all class/line level plans and estimates in corporate tools
  • Develop, manage and communicate dynamic open-to-buy at the class/line level. Integrate Merchandising initiatives (e.g. inter-channel transfers of inventory, re-list of prior season merchandise, markdown initiatives, etc.) into open-to-buy estimates. Constantly communicate open-to-buy with Divisional Merchants and Buyers, ensuring they are clear on open-to-buy levels prior to their placing orders. Ensure merchandise on order/receipts do not exceed approved open-to-buy levels
  • Conduct monthly in-season business reviews with cross-functional buying team. Systemically analyze underlying drivers of performance and recap key profitability metrics, as compared to plan, estimate or prior year. Make recommendations on how to apply learnings to future periods. Develop and present meeting materials for executive review
  • Conduct detailed post-season review, minimum twice per year (spring and fall seasons) with cross-functional buying team. Systemically analyze underlying drivers of performance and recap key profitability metrics, as compared to plan, estimate or prior year. Make recommendations on how to apply learnings to future seasons. Develop and present meeting materials for executive review
  • Support Merchandising teams with unit planning and other store planning activities (e.g. plannogramming or rack planning). Work with others in Merchandising as new processes and/or tools are developed
  • Provide high-level IMU recommendations for lines/classes in scope of responsibility. Provide these recommendations regularly to Buying teams, and others as required
  • Provide regular and ad hoc reporting to partners in Merchandising
  • Provide leadership and direction to staff reporting, including participating in resource planning, recruitment, performance management, attendance management, etc. Create a team environment for all associates through establishing clear accountabilities and authorities where associates are held accountable for achieving results. Communicate and coach/guide team members on business decisions
  • Drive the execution of the current business plan/forecast by working closely with and influencing cross functional partners such as replenishment, finance and store operations including the identification of opportunities to improve process and implement standardized solutions across their own business unit or across multiple business units
  • Work in compliance with all laws and regulations and attend or complete all required health and safety training, report all accidents and take every precaution reasonable to ensure personal safety and the safety of others and perform other duties as required
  • Demonstrated Business judgment & Insight
  • Demonstrated Rigorous analytical skills, quantitative reasoning skills
  • Demonstrated Initiative & Problem-Solving
  • Demonstrated Financial knowledge (planning, forecasting/estimating), with an understanding of cause and effect financials
  • Demonstrated Retail Industry Comprehension
  • Demonstrated Organizational Skills
  • Demonstrated Communication skills at senior leadership level
  • Work collaboratively and cooperatively with others to achieve shared goals and objectives, considers the wider team, function, banner or the organization and takes action or makes decision which support the success of those groups
  • Comfortable dealing with ambiguity and making decisions without full information
  • 1 year of experience in Allocation Replenishment
  • 2 years of expeirence in Category Inventory Management/Planning
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Responsible for managing monthly open to buy; advise demand planner and buying team on inventory metrics, sales, margin, inventory and promotional changes
  • Make pre-season inventory management recommendations including: assortment gaps, liquidation candidates, md/bbk requirements, mix of novelty/fashion, and benchmarks for productivity
  • Make in-season recommendations/decisions on business approaches, including pricing, sales driving promotions, and inventory flow remediation
  • Analyze and contribute recommendations on cost benefit of assortment expansion, changes in pricing or promotional strategies, extra services, special programs, vendor diversification, and company-wide expansions of inventory
  • Define inventory, in partnership with buying team, that will achieve sales plan
  • Analyze and make recommendations on return on investment of styles/SKUs
  • Optimize markdowns and liquidations on underperforming merchandise
  • Present strong point of view in sales projection review and production projection review alignment meetings with demand planning
  • Present strong point of view in cross-functional meetings
  • Provide analytical support on new and discontinued product sales variances from replenishment output in season
  • Act as liaison between buying team and demand planning team
  • Make decision to stop production or orders of under-performing styles/SKUs
  • 5 years of merchandise planning and/or demand planning experience as associate planner
  • Knowledge and skill in fashion and retail replenishment systems and processes
  • Strong Excel expertise
  • Strong analytical skills, including ability to interpret information from multiple sources to make decisions
  • Ability to think strategically, particularly for the long term, as well as critically
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, especially the ability to communicate clearly and concisely
  • Strong sense of urgency and commitment to results
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and adapt to changing business needs
  • Strong ability to work as constructive leader and member of team, providing timely consistent professional direction and input, encouraging/sharing with others while providing honest constructive feedback and treating others with respect and integrity
  • Ability to delegate and provide prompt, clear, constructive direction and feedback in a supervisory capacity
  • Ability to develop and maintain productive working partnerships, both within the company and with outside vendors
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Assistant Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Assist in the development, coordination, and review of merchandise assortments by door/network
  • Support in season management of the assortment including; space and sku management, product and store review and analysis with the overall objective of being responsive to developing trends, driving sales and profitability
  • Analyze sales performance and stock levels for key categories and classifications, recommend adjustments to future forecasts
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Associate Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • 2-4 years of experience in allocation, planning principles, retail fundamentals, financial budgeting ad hoc reporting and analysis
  • Work cross-functionally with Merchandise Analyst and Buying/Merchandising team
  • Communicate with Planner, Buyer/Associate Buyer, Merchandise Analyst, Assistant Buyer, VP of Planning & Allocation and/or Director of Planning & Allocation, IT, and others as needed
  • Make recommendations to buying partners on markdowns, plans, and assortments
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Weekly business recaps for upper management: sell through, executive summary, promo recaps, and inventory recaps
  • Attend the weekly demand/supply meeting and give input/direction to future orders, transfers, etc
  • Execute product pricing in Demandware & keep logs for all SOX compliance
  • Ad hoc reporting to support the business
  • Longer term seasonal planning to help support merchandising
  • Daily/Weekly collaboration with the distribution center on unit forecasts, shipping updates, etc
  • Work cross functionally with onsite merchants to provide information on product inventory
  • OTB Management and reconciliation
  • The successful candidate will have experience working in a complex corporate structure and an ability to influence across departmental boundaries to effect positive change
  • This individual will have the following knowledge, skills and personal characteristics (required)
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Manage all plan phases, including top level preliminary targets and bottom up department level, pre and post market
  • Recommend strategies to achieve balanced plans, maximizing sales and gross margin opportunities through product mix
  • Develop and communicate actionable business analysis and strategies to support achievement of plan
  • Manage routine processing, including purchase order and price change approval; communicate variance to plan
  • Maintain plan and forecast support files
  • 2-3 years' merchandise planning experience
  • Strong financial, analytical and communication skills are essential
  • A bachelor's degree from a four year college or university is required
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Formulates seasonal, merchandise plans at department and class levels, in partnership with buyer, balancing the mix of close-out vs. non close-out business. Formulates subclass/sku level plans, as needed. Evaluates plans on a rolling review schedule and develops recommendations for changes, as appropriate. Changes plans, as agreed upon
  • Develops sales, inventory and margin forecasts at department and class levels. Analyzes performance and provides observations, conclusions and recommendations for changes. Revises forecasts, as needed in partnership with buyer. Presents logic/strategies in Forecast Meetings
  • Formulates and manages Subclass/SKU level merchandise forecasts through development of ladder plans and analysis to assist with higher level strategies and forecasting
  • Reviews open-to-buy. Analyzes receipt timing and recommends additional purchases or cancellations based on sales and inventory plans, trends and forecasts
  • Develops promotional forecasts and recommendations while working with buying and allocation to ensure execution of promotional strategies
  • Develops assortment plans to achieve plan goals and insure proper inventory balance of the overall assortment and store inventory
  • Conducts periodic reviews of seasonal and aged inventories. Recommends promotional strategies and markdown strategies to liquidate inventories most profitably
  • Develops and presents analyses to assess strategy and business performance which include observations, conclusions and recommendations
  • Develops and maintains a positive relationship with planning, merchandise, allocation, replenishment and marketing team members through a collaborative team atmosphere and active communication
  • Promotes the development of the planning department through the active use of tools, the sharing of best practices and providing suggestions for improvement
  • Travels to stores to understand the impact of planned merchandise strategies and to stay informed of business and customer trends
  • Minimum of three years of Merchandise Planning experience required
  • Demonstrated strong retail math skills and strong analytical skills required
  • Demonstrated business development skills and sound judgment
  • Strong organizational skills required
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, required
  • Strong interpersonal skills and leadership skills required
  • System savvy with spreadsheet, word processing, and data analysis tools required
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Senior Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Organize and participate in the Business Review. Analyze, recommend and maintain the optimal vendor matrix
  • Develop department level store sales plans with support from opportunity analysis. Review the monthly flow of department-level topside plans. Prepare department sales and stock targets. Execute the formal departmental topside plan review, and participate in the group level topside plan review in partnership with the Allocations team
  • Partner with Merchant team to determine appropriate purchase quantities in accordance with the receipt plan on a monthly basis
  • Provide pertinent feedback to the Allocations team to support the development of store volume / climate clusters and the implementation of allocation tables. Guide micro-merchandising strategies to optimally incorporate store demographics into the assortment and allocation processes. Ensure best practices for assortment planning and makes recommendations to support allocation strategies
  • Provide department level information to assist in the planning of advertising and promotions
  • Provide timely response to store visit notes as requested
  • May mentor lower level Planners for future internal growth
  • Requires a college degree (or equivalent) and 3-5 years experience
  • Strong retail math acumen, including elements of markup and margin planning
  • Proficient in MS Office tools, including strong Excel skills
  • Experience with Arthur Planning
  • Experience communicating with Executives
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Associate Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Retail Planning experience preferred, eComm experience a plus
  • 2-4 years experience in planning principles, allocation, retail fundamentals, ad hoc reporting and analysis
  • Knowledge of planning principles, financial budgeting, retail fundamentals, ad hoc reporting and analysis
  • Strong analytical skills, proficient with allocation and planning systems (e.g. JDA), and data warehouse systems (e.g. MicroStrategy)
  • Expert in Microsoft Excel
  • Knowledge of distribution and replenishment systems a plus
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Is passionate about our jewellery
  • Has at least 5 years experience in a similar role
  • Holds strong knowledge and experience using Merchandise Planning software
  • Is very comfortable working in an extremely fast paced, dynamic environment
  • Is deadline driven with high attention to detail
  • Ideally holds a tertiary qualification in Business/Finance
  • Has proven advanced Microsoft Excel skills
  • Hold strong analytical abilities and numerical accuracy
  • Has excellent communication skills
  • Is extremely self motivated with superior commercial acumen
  • Enjoys collaboration
  • Has similar experience in a comparable position, industry
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Senior Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Create and analyze global sales performance for key categories and classifications. Identify risks and new business opportunities to recommend for future development and adjustments to on order placements
  • Build seasonal tiered sku plans by product classification inclusive of program strategies
  • Collaborate with merchandising counterparts to create tiered seasonal product assortments and communicate strategies that align future financial and product opportunities
  • Analyze sku intensive seasonal Global buy rollups
  • Communicate order placement strategies and directives to Global buying teams
  • Prepare Seasonal Global Sell-in recaps after each market closes
  • Monthly Global hindsight reporting - Analyze historical data and current trends to identify risks and opportunities by division and class
  • 5-7 years related experience in Merchandising/Planning
  • Comprehensive understanding of retail math
  • Strong sense of team work
  • Must be detail oriented, highly organized and accurate
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Drive the demand forecasting and planning of all products to ensure the maximization of sales, inventory productivity, and customer experience. Recognize business trends, identify opportunities and risks, and react accordingly. Analyze economic, financial, market, competitive/noncompetitive and industry data to assess current business strategies and identify future business opportunities
  • Develop, maintain, and publish on a regular cadence a suite of reports that support all levels of the business including Team Sports HQ KPI, SKU level ladder plans, and style summary. Collect and re-structure data as needed in to standard retail metrics from multiple of sources including 3rd party fulfillment (Stahl’s) and TSHQ league registration (Blue Sombrero) partners
  • Develop and manage a process to aggregate key future demand indicators, by communicating and collaborating cross functionally with Community Marketing Managers, Team Sales Account Managers, and League Registration Account Managers
  • Responsible for managing all aspects of merchandising operations including purchase order processing, SKU and vendor onboarding, as well as follow up with outside resources
  • Collaborate on the development of merchandise assortments through existing and new brands that align with market and consumer trends. Assortment creation includes selecting and purchasing merchandise, continual evaluation of pricing, demand, forecasting and product flow
  • Build and manage relationships with vendors and cross-functional teams. Leverage vendor relationships to gain knowledge and data as it pertains to product category. Utilize established relationship in product selection and pricing negotiations
  • Shop DSG stores and other comparative retail environments, to identify new trends and opportunities, asses merchandise mix, evaluate competition, and translate findings into executable product plans
  • Previous experience as a Merchandise Planner preferred
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Develop and present monthly weekly revenue plans for all products categories and release categories
  • Develop 3 large revenue re-forecast per year at the category and release level by week
  • Forecast sell-out at a weekly category and release level based on changes in trend, strategy, or business climate
  • Recap and analyze actual sales results to plan, and forecast in-season sales on a weekly, monthly and quarterly basis
  • Develop quarterly planograms releases that will be based off revenue and inventory turn
  • Analyze and re-act to the planogram set-up
  • Partner with Senior Planner to measure the impact of new stores, remodels, and exiting brands/categories to the plan
  • Partner with Snr Planner to measure impact of changes in promotional activity across months/weeks and all brands/classes and the effect on sales and selling margin
  • Develop and actualize a sales tracker for all promotional events and provide a re-cap and recommendation from actual results
  • Through thorough analysis create a strong assortment architecture for all new launches, and create sound forecasts for each product
  • Partner with instore styling to make recommendations on product set-up for each new drop
  • Provide supply chain with sound forecasts for all new products as well as metrics on any cannibalization on new to existing product
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Forecasting and budget 10-12 categories interacting with multiple Category Managers
  • Identifying risks and opportunities by comparing and analyzing actual results against forecasts
  • Improving financial results by monitoring variances and identifying trends
  • Producing analytics around budget and forecast process
  • Contributing to the senior management monthly reporting and analysis packages
  • Meeting with key personnel to align on forecast and budgets
  • Translating merchandise strategies into financial forecasts
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills
  • Highest level of accuracy and attention to detail is required
  • Strong ability to multi-task
  • The ability to manage ambiguous information
  • Strong ability to work independently and cooperatively in a diverse group, including a high degree of self direction
  • Advanced experience using Microsoft Excel to create spreadsheets, charts and pivot tables and using functions such as sumif, vlookup, etc
  • Ability to build data files using Excel, Access, CSV, Text, and XML files
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Assistant Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Recap in-season actualized sales and inventory KPIs to plan and forecast
  • Develop item-level promotional and markdown strategies on a weekly basis. Partner with Merchandising & Corporate Planning to accuracy of system entry
  • Creates and generates reports, analyses and scenarios to drive inventory strategy decisions, understand trends and facilitate planning team daily deliverables
  • Participates as a functional planning representative on cross-functional project teams as assigned, supporting timely project completion and communicating action items and provides updates to larger team
  • 1-2 years’ mercandise planning experience
  • Advanced Analytical Skills
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Demonstrates up-to-date expertise in Merchandising and applies this to the development, execution, and improvement of action plans
  • Manages purchasing & pricing for multiple categories to maximize sales and profit
  • Shop brand overstocks & liabilities that help round out assortment and minimize DC capacity
  • Execute SKU creation and SKU updates for assigned departments
  • Create & execute promotional and visual merchandising strategies to drive sell through while maximizing profitability and in store visual experience
  • Partner with creative to develop compelling email marketing that effectively drives traffic to our stores
  • BA/BS Required
  • Previous experience in Merchandising
  • Advanced Excel skills. Advanced retail math skills
  • Attention to detail. Ability to work in fast-paced, often-changing environment
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Planning and forecasting including annual planning process and monthly OTB
  • Working with Sr. Buyer in the development of assortment and vendor plans that maximize revenue by ship/trade
  • Review performance of key and core items. Identify reorder quantities and generate purchase orders
  • Provide regular reporting and analysis to highlight actual performance of key metrics versus plan and forecast by department/class and ship/trade. Determine and execute course corrections
  • Analyze tests, promotional activities and events. Analyze SKU productivity in order to maximize performance; recommend SKU counts. Analyze aged inventory. Propose permanent and promotional markdowns
  • Partnering with Logistics, ensure product moves throughout the pipeline timely and in a cost efficient manner
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Support sales, margin and overall business initiatives by managing inventory levels, in-stock and inventory turn over
  • Support New Item introductions with timely purchases and store allocation in alignment with sales expectations. Monitor product to maturity, making forecast/purchase order adjustments as needed
  • Manage product exit strategy, limiting investment exposure, as merchandise moves within channels of the business and/or store assortments
  • Review key selling and inventory metrics, reading trends and reacting accordingly by managing inventory to align to trends
  • Engage in business decisions by using analytics and historical data to form factual point of view
  • Monitor sales and receipt forecasts to ensure expectations are being met. Consensus management of outliers by working with service partners to set expectations
  • Plan sales and inventory for promotional opportunities and validate expectations based on historical sales data, taking into account presentation standards and product placement
  • Prepare post mortem analysis to understand performance on key events
  • Manage key vendor relationships for the SC Team by collaborating on upcoming sales/receipt forecasts, on time and fill rate review and forward looking requirements
  • Articulate business situations and recommendations to Senior Management as required
  • Participate in the development of new tools that support management of Supply Chain KPI’s
  • Build and foster cross functional partnerships with DC and Store Operations teams by communicating opportunities and concerns proactively that impact partners
  • Identify and analyze root cause for inventory related issues
  • Maintain system settings to ensure proper replenishment, manage wos expectations; adjusting orders/requirements as sales change
  • Performs other duties as required
  • Advanced skills in MS Excel
  • Retail industry business acumen
  • Advanced skills required in Sales Planning and Inventory Analysis
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of store fixtures, signage and merchandise layout
  • Open to Buy Experience is a plus
  • Minimum 3 years in specialty retail and e-commerce environment in inventory/replenishment capacity
  • Excellent problem solving skills with the ability to structure analysis independently and identify root causes for issues
  • Ability to multi-tasked with extreme attention to detail while working on multiple projects
  • Ability to work independently and manged time effectively to prioritize projects with several business areas
  • Excell interpersonal, communication,and follow through skills
  • Comfortable working in fast a pace enviroment with a multicultural staff
  • A team player
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Retail Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Minimum 3 years Merchandise Planning experience in retail - preferably within Footwear
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Advanced computer skills (Excel - pivot tables/v-lookups/etc., Word, Internet)
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Outlet Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Support the brand strategy and vision in the Outlet channel through investment in, and maintenance of, an optimum MFO assortment
  • Provide the wider business with a mechanism through which inventory can be liquidated; maintaining balance between the commercial needs of profitability, speed, and brand protection/distribution control
  • Highly proficient with Microsoft Excel
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Drive the development of pre-season buy plans, product assortments, and in-season OTBs
  • Develop and execute pricing strategies to optimize inventory turn, gross margin and revenue
  • Partner with merchandising to create strategic assortment plans by style that allow for proper depth and breadth to support financial goals
  • Partner with the allocation team to analyze style selling by store and region to create clustering strategies for inventory and assortment optimization
  • Partner with DTC cross-functional partners to implement liquidation strategies, as needed; facilitate communication with distribution center and stores on any transfers and RTVs
  • Analyze current trends and historical data to identify risks and opportunities at the style level; present findings to key partners/executives in order to drive short-term and long-term business plans
  • Develop, monitor, analyze, and recap selling reports (weekly, monthly, seasonal, etc) that speak to performance to plan and LY at all levels of the product hierarchy; lead actions on key takeaways and insights
  • Identify Key Items and manage ladder plans at the style/color level, partnering with merchandising, allocations, and production to sustain healthy sales
  • Help coordinate and manage the execution of purchase order entry
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Develop and maintain focused store cluster groups
  • Work closely with Director of DTC Planning & Allocations and Buyers to ensure buys are according to store clusters
  • Responsible to manage and oversee focus area. Participate in tops down and bottoms up planning
  • Provide competitive analysis as requested
  • Provides performance recaps to plan at the weekly, monthly, quarterly and yearly levels
  • Assist in managing the financial success of a department or class
  • Identifies risks/opportunities for a department or class and develop action plans to achieve the financial goals
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Ensure full end of season departmental reviews are held within the teams in preparation for pre-season strategy
  • In conjunction with the Buyers for the assigned departments of responsibility, prepare a thorough sales plan for the season ahead. This includes proposals on sales, margin, markdown, discount and shrinkage based on detailed analysis of historic product data as well as forward trend information. The proposal should maximize sales and profit potential across the Group and should incorporate input from the VP Merchandising/Divisional Merchandising Manager (DMM)
  • Present the pre-season plan, along with the Buyers to the VP Merchandising and DMM for sign off, providing a robust, commercially focused proposal
  • Build Arthur accordingly to incorporate the seasonal plans, taking into account forward weeks cover, sales phasing, markdown costs and intake by month and profit, including the departmental plans by International Territories
  • Work in conjunction with the Buyers for the assigned departments of responsibility, prepare range plans built up at product level, ensuring that there is a balanced product mix for each customer type, and key building blocks, highlighting any budgetary issues to the VP Merchandising and DMM
  • In season maintenance of assortment plans, ensuring they’re always fully up to date
  • Conduct regular range reviews in conjunction with the Buyers to analyze sales performance, taking appropriate action. Present recommendations to the VP Merchandising and DMM
  • Take part in the weekly repeats meeting in conjunction with the Buying team and Associate Merchandiser, review sales performance on best-selling lines from the previous week for the assigned product departments and agree accordingly products on which to repeat/discontinue
  • Check quantities for all repeats prepared by Associate Merchandiser, ensuring they are aligned to forecasted sales, Open to Buy (OTB), margin and airfreight targets
  • Ensure that repeats for ‘Core Lines’ and club lines are reviewed on a fortnightly basis by the Associate Merchandiser
  • At least 2 - 3 years’ experience within a Merchandising role
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Junior Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Remain fully conversant with all orders processing through the system, working closely with the Buying team
  • Ensure awareness of all orders not on the system that influence open to buy
  • On a weekly basis, review the sales performance from the previous week for products within the assigned departments of responsibility and identify lines for repeat. Present recommendations to the Group Merchandiser and Buyer for sign off in weekly repeats meeting
  • Ensure that repeats for Core Lines and Club Lines are reviewed on a fortnightly basis
  • Prepare quantities for all repeats, ensuring they are aligned to forecasted sales, Open to Buy (OTB), margin and airfreight targets. Agree quantity with Group Merchandiser
  • Raise all orders/inquiries with the suppliers, identifying opportunities to negotiate on cost to maximize profit margin. Where necessary, seek alternative quotations to obtain the best price. Raise and send for approval in PEMS system, ensuring Group Merchandiser is aware of any changes
  • Input any amendments onto PEMS and send for approval, ensuring the Group Merchandiser is notified
  • Identify allocations of stock from the Distribution Centre (DC) through a detailed analysis of stock and sales data. Instruct the Group Allocation Analyst accordingly to action these allocations
  • Liaise with Allocation Analysts on a regular basis to maximize efficiency
  • Responsible for managing intake, ensuring that all orders are delivered on time and applying charges where applicable. Update PEMS accordingly
  • Produce and review ‘Intake Report’, highlight to Group Merchandiser and take appropriate action
  • Review weekly reports from logistics, highlighting any issues to the Group Merchandiser
  • Be aware of any allocation exceptions that require dispatching in the current week and report to Group Merchandiser
  • Ensure Group Merchandiser is informed of any changes / movements to intake vs. Arthur
  • Produce, review and print all Monday morning Merchandising Trading reports and assist in the production of Company trading reports
  • Prepare information for an Airfreight Report on a weekly basis, tracking airfreight costs against budget and recommending ways to reduce costs at all times
  • Conduct analysis of slow and fast moving lines, providing commercial recommendations to the Group Merchandiser; ensuring appropriate action is taken
  • Be fully aware of what OTB is available at all times, ensuring receipts are accurate on Arthur, highlighting to the Group Buyer the spend available for the assigned department
  • Collate all cycle count (mini stock take) results for the assigned departments of responsibility and update Arthur accordingly, highlighting any amendments to the Group Merchandiser
  • Attend weekly Departmental Meeting to review sales performance and set priorities for the week
  • Update daily sales report on a rotational basis
  • Ensure correct style / sku information is provided to sales tracker coordinator and review tracker weekly
  • Ensure all till lines are delivered on time, highlight any future issues to Group Merchandiser
  • Responsible for collating the MPPR (Monthly Product Performance Review) pack and attending meetings where appropriate
  • Produce Arthur packs and attend monthly review meeting ensuring you are fully conversant with all receipts for Arthur. Support the Merchandiser in actioning any Arthur changes following the meeting
  • Ensure assortment plans are maintained / updated
  • Coordinate strategy pack including collating and printing
  • Input into pre-season assortment plan with guidance from Group Merchandiser
  • In conjunction with the Group Buying and Merchandising teams, prepare detailed sales and stock analysis for regular Range Reviews. Present trends and recommendations to drive sales and profit margin at the meetings
  • Report to Manager (Group Merchandiser) on a regular basis
  • Maintain excellent communication links with colleagues from the Group Buying and Merchandising departments
  • Communicate effectively across all levels and via all channels, in particular with International colleagues / suppliers
  • Build and maintain effective working relationship with key partners across the business, with particular emphasis on the Buying, Retail, Allocation and Analytics and Logistics teams
  • Work closely with International colleagues
  • Ideally possess a fashion related degree such as a BA in Design, Textile Management, Fashion Journalism, Fashion and Marketing or Buying and Merchandising Management
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience within a Merchandising role
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent with 4 to 6+ years relevant experience required
  • Microsoft Word and Excel
  • AS/400 Software
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Key partner with Merchandising and Operations with the main focus of achieving financial goals
  • Focus on business metrics that lead to profitability (revenue, margin, returns, cancels, aged inventory)
  • Analytics lead in creating and upgrading all reporting and processes
  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, and 2-3 years of retail buying, planning or financial analysis experience, ideally experience in ecommerce
  • Results driven; strategic, conceptual and innovative thinker
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, Advanced Excel a must and Macros a plus
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Create and maintain twelve month rolling financial and assortment plans to maximize investment in inventory, sales and profit
  • Identify trends through statistical analysis, media publications, market visits, trade shows, national and local sporting news and competitor merchandise activities
  • Compile and analyze financial and product past performance, square inch analysis, web analytics to aid in future growth strategies
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • BS Degree or Equivalent
  • 3-5 years of professional experience
  • Previous retail, sales or customer service experience a plus
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team
  • Up to 30% travel
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Junior Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Carry-out weekly monitoring of sales, markdowns, mark-ups and retail price
  • Collaborate with buyers to prepare optimal stock assortments and follow-up on replenishment
  • Maintain and review buyers’ grids based on store contribution
  • Bachelor of Commerce with Accounting/Finance major
  • Ability to work under pressure and grow in a fast-paced environment
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Develop strategic Tops Down Plan - sales, margin, inventory and will have an emphasis at the department/season code level
  • Partner with the merchant team to identify key business concepts and opportunities
  • Forecasting sales, margin, markdowns and inventories on a weekly / monthly basis and will recommend strategies to maximize profitability
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with cross-functional partners - merchants, visual, store operations and allocation
  • Collaborating with peers to ensure consistency of information and the sharing of best practices
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Development of department financial plans in partnership with merchandising for sales, margin, receipts and inventory that support strategic objectives. Forecast and analyze open to buy on a weekly basis and take action as necessary by reviewing sales and inventory against financial goals. Make recommendations to future order quantities, inventory flow and pricing
  • Create sku level sales and inventory plans to forecast flow of merchandise, rate of sale and projected margin. Partner with the allocation team on DCM policies and flow of orders by distribution center. Partner with merchandising to develop strategies to review business on a weekly basis
  • Provide guidance on maximizing the merchandise buy within budget parameters by establishing seasonal strategies and identifying missed growth opportunities. Identify inventory levels needed to support rate of sale based on target sell thru percent, weeks of supply and planned product life cycle
  • Partnership with allocation to review allocation strategies, OFO forecasts and flow of inventory by distribution center and in total to support sales and visual requirements
  • Analyze historical data and current trends to identify risks and opportunities by SKU. Identify best sellers and re-buy, and forecast as necessary to drive sales. Recognize slow sellers and recommend profitable strategies to exit product in a timely manner
  • Suggest items for marketing based on SKU sales potential, seasonality and inventory flow. Provide accurate sales projections to assist with marketing and allocation strategies. Conduct regular visits to Pier 1 stores and competition to review sales, strategic opportunities, merchandise assortment, markdowns and visual presentation
  • Bachelors Degree Required
  • 3+ years of experience in a corporate merchandising role
  • Experience overseeing and managing an Open to Buy
  • Experience utilizing financial principles and retail math
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Item Planning
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or related field required
  • 5+ years in a business analytics role, preferably merchandise planning
  • Strong problem solving and critical thinking skills with a focus on driving results
  • Solid grasp of inventory planning concepts
  • Strong project management skills with ability to prioritize workload to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently with limited guidance from senior team leaders
  • Expert level Excel skills including building financial and sensitivity models, pivot tables, and other advanced Excel functions. Experience with data modeling, statistical analysis, or SQL is a plus
  • Adept at learning new software and analysis methods
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with peers and cross functional teams
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Develop and execute all aspects of the financial plans for specific departments by class, by week, including determining sales, markdowns margin, turn, receipts, and inventory requirements
  • Weekly financial forecasting of sales and markdowns accounting for business shifts, competitive environment and emerging opportunities/risks
  • Implement transition and liquidation management for the department in order to ensure that product is received and liquidated in the appropriate seasonal windows
  • Analyze and adjust pricing to ensure programs are hitting sales and margin expectations on a weekly basis at sub-chain level
  • 2-4 years of Retail planning experience is required
  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced ever changing work environment
  • Ability to converse in Spanish preferred, but not required
  • Advanced technical skills including Excel and any planning system
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  • A corporate culture where your skills are judged only by your results - our motto: Every Day is a Casual Friday
  • The security of an expanding company with 12.000 employees and a company pension scheme
  • A feel-good team: We don't just work well together, we also like to get together after work
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Associate Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • With guidance, create pre-season sales, margin and inventory plans by department, class, and/or SKU to support product and financial strategies
  • Analyze historical data and current trends to recap business
  • Work to identify risks and opportunities by department and by class. In partnership with manager, create strategies to align inventory with Merchant partners
  • Develop item-level promotional and markdown strategies on a weekly basis. Partner with Merchandising & Merch Control to ensure accuracy of system entry
  • Partner with Store Planning & Allocation to effectively manage flow of inventory into the warehouse & stores
  • Work with all levels of Planning & Merchandising from Assistants to EVP
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Prioritize on-air sales and productivity maximization. Script Pals according to Pal Basic standards and scripting guidelines
  • Strategize items to maximize selling exposures
  • Identify and react to promotional opportunities including: EZ-Pay, Host Promo, One-Time-Only (OTO), Key Items, Power Promos, etc
  • Identify and execute reorders, including Power Promos and Host Promos
  • Price product, manage markdowns, manage category margin to assigned goal
  • Manage EZ-Pay to assigned goal to maximize opportunity and control inventory
  • Provide creative/innovative solutions to problems. Have knowledge of product categories and markets. Manage items and/or opportunities to meet or exceed the expectations of the external customer
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Senior Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Foster a productive, professional work environment, supporting department initiatives and processes
  • Mentor, train and act as a positive role model for peers
  • Proactively seek improvements to enhance planning process
  • Actively participate as needed on projects
  • Be recognized as the expert for assigned categories by team and cross functional partners
  • Teach and participate in department training
  • Oversee New Hire training
  • Bachelor Degree or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum 3-5 years related work experience required in merchandise planning or retail financial analytics
  • Ability to build and foster business relationships, especially with Merchandising, Supply Chain, Stores and Sales; exhibit strong influencing skills
  • Strong business acumen with multi or channel specific experience: Retail, Dotcom or B2B environment
  • Mentor, train, and act as role model for Planners and Inventory Analysts
  • Exercise insightful judgment and be willing to take risk
  • Flexible, detail oriented, strong communication, planning and organizational skills
  • Proficient to Advanced PC skills, especially Microsoft Excel
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Assistant Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Create global sales performance reports for key categories and classifications, recommend adjustments to future development and order placements
  • Support the development of seasonal assortments
  • Communicate order placement strategies and directives to global buying teams
  • Responsible for the creation and maintenance of global order forms
  • Manage global order split by size process and communication
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Strong sense of team work
  • Ability to take initiative and ownership
  • Must be detail oriented, highly organized and accurate
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills are required
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • 3 – 5 years planning experience
  • Or any equivalent combination of experience and training that demonstrates the ability to perform the key responsibilities of this position
  • Highly motivated and results oriented
  • Ability to negotiate with and influence peers and members of cross functional team
  • Ability to meet deadlines
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Partner with Planning Manager to translate plan changes to impact on CAP
  • Develop assortment wedges
  • Partner with Merchant to develop and propose tactics in response to current business trends, such as
  • Bachelor's degree; finance, operations, business a plus
  • 3 years of retail experience in assistant buying, or allocation; Merchant or merchandising experience desirable
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Strong proficiency in Retail Math required
  • Strong proficiency in standard business software applications required
  • Proven ability to effectively complete quantitative and qualitative analysis and financial models
  • Experience working in consumer product industry in similar capacity preferred
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Experienced Merchandiser or Planner, currently working at a senior level
  • A clear understanding of financial measurements including: sales, gross margin, optimum stock levels, and how to positively impact these metrics. This experience will ideally have been gained within multi-channel environment. Those from a single channel environment will also be considered
  • Strong trading instinct
  • An understanding of catalogue and web creative work flow process is desired
  • Developing, executing and communicating strategic merchandise financial plans that support the product, marketing and financial objectives of a division/ category and customer
  • Analysing historical data, productivity and current trends to identify risks and opportunities
  • Providing key insights and recommendations to timing and depth of mark down and collaborating effectively with merchandising to develop a comprehensive strategy that aligns future financial and product opportunities for Lands' End
  • Driving financial results that maximise sales, stock and bottom line profitability resulting in gross margin return on investment and stock turn goals
  • Reviewing and analysing actual sales results to plan and forecast in-season sales and stock levels on a weekly/ monthly/ quarterly basis
  • Communicating financial results, forecasts and action plans to the manager and cross-functional team on a weekly basis
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • 3+ years of prior retail planning experience, buying or store management experience a plus
  • Expert at organization and problem solving
  • Strong Communication Skills and Business Acumen
  • Excellent analytical skills required to spot and analyze trends
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Developing a partnership with the Buyer to drive merchandising strategies and tactics that deliver financial objectives and deliver ROI
  • Partnering with the Buyer to drive and execute key business decisions impacting the assigned category such as
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent retail experience
  • 4+ years of experience in merchandising or prior experience with allocation and/or financial planning within the retail industry
  • Ability to gather and interpret data for various reports, as appropriate
  • Ability to drive positive change
  • Knowledge of the retail industry; understanding of specific category product lines and core customer behavior
  • Results focused using performance targets and goals to drive own activities as well as help team succeed
  • Office computer skills; able to learn company systems and tools
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Associate Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Relationship with Others
  • Remain fully conversant with all orders processing through the system, working closely with the Buying team ensuring assortment plans are updated
  • On a weekly basis, review the sales performance from the previous week for products within the assigned departments of responsibility and identify lines for repeat. Present recommendations to the Merchandiser and Buyer for sign off in weekly repeats meeting
  • Ensure that repeats for Core Lines in both Claire’s and Icing are reviewed on a fortnightly basis
  • Prepare quantities for all repeats, ensuring they are aligned to forecasted sales, Open to Buy (OTB), margin and airfreight targets. Agree quantity with Merchandiser
  • Raise all orders/enquiries with the suppliers, identifying opportunities to negotiate on cost to maximize profit margin. Where necessary, seek alternative quotations to obtain the best price. Raise and send for approval in PEMS system, ensuring Merchandiser is aware of any changes
  • Input any amendments onto PEMS and send for approval, ensuring the Merchandiser is notified
  • Work with QC to ensure orders are authorised to conform with all Claire's Accessories guidelines
  • Identify allocations of stock from the Distribution Centre (DC) through a detailed analysis of stock and sales data. Instruct the Planner/Allocation Analyst accordingly to action these allocations
  • Liaise with Planners/Allocation Analysts on a regular basis to maximize efficiency
  • Produce and review ‘Intake Report’, highlight to Merchandiser and take appropriate action
  • Review weekly reports from logistics, highlighting any issues to the Merchandiser
  • Be aware of any allocation exceptions that require dispatching in the current week and report to Merchandiser
  • Ensure Merchandiser is informed of any changes/movements to intake vs. Arthur
  • Update and review ‘Power Sheets’ containing detailed sales and stock information for key performing areas
  • Be fully aware of what OTB is available at all times, ensuring receipts are accurate on Arthur, highlighting to the Buyer the spend available for the assigned department
  • Collate all cycle count (mini stock take) results for the assigned departments of responsibility and update Arthur accordingly, highlighting any amendments to the Merchandiser
  • Attend weekly Departmental Meeting to review sales performance and set priorities for the week and deputise for Merchandiser when absent
  • Conduct store visits to obtain direct feedback relating to individual products and stock levels and highlight any changes to allocation team to enhance sales at store and company level
  • Communicate any promotions to Retail and Analytics Team for actioning
  • Work closely with Associate Buyer to ensure correct style / sku information is provided to sales tracker coordinator and review tracker weekly
  • Ensure all till lines are delivered on time, highlight any future issues to Merchandiser
  • Responsible for collating the MPPR (Monthly Product Performance Review) pack and attending meetings where appropriate deputising in meetings when Merchandiser is absent
  • In accordance with defined parameters, support the Group Merchandiser in selecting lines for markdown and forecasting costs accordingly
  • Ensure grading process is completed in accordance with grading calendar
  • Produce all historical analysis for strategy packs
  • Participate in department pre-season planning meetings
  • Input into pre-season assortment plan with guidance from Merchandiser
  • In conjunction with the Buying and Merchandising teams, prepare detailed sales and stock analysis for regular Range Reviews. Present trends and recommendations to drive sales and profit margin at the meetings
  • Prepare and review ad hoc and bespoke reports as required
  • Communicate effectively across all levels and via all channels, in particular with US and International colleagues / suppliers
  • Build and maintain effective working relationship with key partners across the business, with particular emphasis on the Buying, Retail, Branch Merchandising, Allocation and Analytics and Logistics teams
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key product suppliers
  • Ideally working towards a fashion related degree such as a BA in Design, Textile Management, Fashion Journalism, Fashion and Marketing or Merchandising Management
  • At least 2 – 3 years’ experience within a Merchandising role
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Build strategic seasonal and annual plans to maximize sales, inventory, and margin using historical data and trends
  • Forecast monthly in season sales, receipts, and inventory needs. Present financial plans and receipt recommendations in open-to-buy meetings
  • Analyze product performance to identify opportunities and risks to the financial plan. Provide analysis and actionable recommendations to merchandising team to improve product performance
  • Recommend promotional and markdown pricing by evaluating sales, inventory, sell thru, and margin
  • Ad hoc data analysis to support the team in making informed business decisions and strategies
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Senior Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Coordinates, completes, and oversees job-related activities and assignments for merchandise planning and replenishment
  • Ensures compliance with company policies and procedures and supports company mission, values, and standards of ethics and integrity
  • Maintains and executes financial plans and open-to-buy (OTB) forecasts for Merchandise Department
  • Places orders and oversees the placement and validation of orders within high-growth merchandise categories and departments
  • Provides supervision and development opportunities for associates
  • Supports the continuous development and implementation of financial strategies for complex merchandise categories and departments
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Senior Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • 4+ years experience in planning and buying, replenishment, finance or related field required
  • At least 2 year experience in a retail environment preferred
  • 4 year degree in business or related field or equivalent experience
  • Position Description
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Assistant Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Generating sales and inventory reports
  • Gather and consolidate historic sales and inventory reports from centralized data warehouse and planning files
  • Compile, print and organize OTB and business review documents for weekly bus. Review mtg
  • Data entry for purchase orders for allocations to stores with an extreme attention to detail
  • Create and manage weekly tracking report for POs going to stores
  • Liaison with store team regarding over and short ships
  • Field store product request forms
  • Manage stock balance process
  • Manage visual orders for all new drops and new store openings
  • Coordinate new store opening needs with store ops and warehouse
  • Ad-hoc report as requested
  • Manage inner store transfer process
  • Participate in business reviews to develop greater understanding of how specific actions impact overall department results
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Successfully manage and contribute to the profitability by increasing the volume of products that are sold within each category, and improving the Average Spend by base
  • Achieve category goals, assisting and taking charge of the strategy, by managing underperforming routes and bases
  • Have excellent ability to implement strategy and measure results, and be able to make decision and make a difference
  • Be an expert in financial analysis reporting, and development of KPI's. Strong mathematical and analytical skills are essential skills
  • Have the skills to maintain a productive relationship with suppliers and internally within the business and be able to influence people to get things done. Good people skills and the ability to easily establish a rapport with a wide variety of people from diverse backgrounds at all levels of employment is key
  • Exceptional organizational skills and acute attention to detail are essential for the candidate to have
  • The candidate must also have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal and will ensure that all files and supplier correspondence are kept up to date
  • Be able to keep on top of all supplier management, product pricing & general administration including updating buying systems as appropriate
  • Reporting and helping to resolve any issues pertaining to Chilled and Frozen range as well as the general product range
  • Communicating promotions, price changes and new product information to the bases monthly so bases are kept informed and focused on the right objectives
  • Ability to work in an extremely fast paced environment
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Be fully aware of all orders/amendments that are sent for approval to Head of Planning
  • Ensure the Associate Merchandiser and Allocation Analysts conduct a detailed analysis of stock and sales data to identify correct and timely allocation of stock from the Distribution Center
  • Remain aware of allocation exceptions that require dispatch in the current week
  • Ensure that intake is being chased on an on-going basis by the Associate Merchandiser and that appropriate action is being taken and the PEMS system is updated accordingly
  • Review the intake report, take appropriate action and remain aware of any implications on the Arthur system
  • Monitor product performance on an on-going basis. Attend a weekly meeting along with the buyer for the assigned product department(s) to review the previous week’s trading. A complete analysis of sales performance, sell through, stock covers and new intake will drive key trading decisions to maximize future sales and profit margin
  • In conjunction with the Buyer, prepare and provide weekly trading information to the VP Merchandising and DMM relating to sales performance for the assigned product departments, outlining actions taken or proposed to maximize sales and profit margin
  • Ensure that all required analysis for departments of responsibility is updated accurately and reviewed
  • Review Arthur for departments of responsibility on an on-going basis, incorporating other reporting tools to analyze current and historic sales performance. Through identifying risks and opportunities, make informed recommendations to the VP Merchandising and re-forecast accordingly
  • Monitor margin on a weekly basis. Review achieved margins against plan and highlight any areas of concern
  • Ensure the Associate Merchandiser is identifying both slow and fast moving lines, advise on prompt assertive action i.e., cancelling orders, markdowns, promotions, method of transport and phasing of orders
  • Attend a weekly Merchandising Meeting to review departmental sales performance and communicate key areas of focus
  • Manage direct reports such that they are fully aware of key trading issues to ensure efficient and smooth running of all areas relating to the assigned product departments
  • Manage OTB on a weekly basis in conjunction with the Buyer for the assigned departments. Allocate OTB accordingly to maximize sales and profit margin, ensuring an appropriate allocation is assigned to repeat orders and new products
  • Work with Buyer to produce Best Sellers Report
  • Review airfreight report weekly, focusing on pertinence of lines and identifying opportunities to save costs
  • Prepare a re-forecast of sales, OTB, stock and markdown activity for the Arthur review meeting. Presenting details and highlighting all areas of risk, concern and opportunity
  • Provide a robust business case to support all areas when challenged
  • Fully prepare and present at MPPR meeting with representatives from the Groups senior management team
  • Responsible for presenting a review of the performance figures for the assigned departments of responsibility. This will include identifying areas which are driving sales and highlighting what action is being taken with those that have under performed
  • Conduct store visits to obtain direct feedback relating to individual products and stock levels. Highlight recommendations to the allocation team to enhance sales at store and company level
  • Prepare and action markdown proposals, ensuring these fall within the defined parameters of budget and margin targets. Ensure that line lists are sent to the Merchandising & Analytics team
  • Ensure grading process is actioned in accordance with the grading calendar
  • Maintain excellent communication links with colleagues from the Buying and Merchandising departments
  • Communicate effectively across all levels and via all channels, in particular with International colleagues/suppliers
  • At least 2 - 3 years’ experience within a Merchandise Planning role
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Reforecast business in-season based on current performance, present revised projections and recommendations to cross functional partners and senior leadership
  • Strategize, develop and present seasonal key item plans that support sales and GM goals
  • Analyze
  • Promotional effectiveness and make future recommendations
  • Performance in season and make markdown or chase recommendations
  • Work with Merchandising Team to develop promotional strategies to maximize profitability
  • Participate in
  • All aspects of line building process with Merchandising Lead or participate in department projects to improve systems or efficiencies
  • Development of processes that build efficiencies and streamline work streams
  • BA or equivalent, and 3-5 years of retail buying, planning or financial analysis experience
  • Detail-oriented, with excellent follow-through skills
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Assist in development of Special Business Unit strategies and drive partnerships across merchandising to influence assortments to achieve Business Unit specific sales and margin plans
  • Create daily sales plans for Canada, Puerto Rico and Shopko each Season. Including develop seasonal Financial 470’s
  • Actively work with and across Merchandising teams to optimize the Business Unit assortment by taking into account each Units unique external influence
  • Manage Business Unit specific pricing strategies to support control of markdowns, seasonal transitions and liquidation
  • Responsible for partnering with Marketing in ensuring that all product, pricing and featured product is accurate in all Marketing vehicles, both internal and external
  • Communicate frequently and effectively with Retail Operations leadership and external business partners regarding business performance, gaps and opportunities
  • Maintain, create and analyze reporting specific to each Business Unit to help in maximizing specific business need
  • Provide necessary financial analysis in preparation for special projects, and other needs
  • Build and execute new processes to manage Business Unit growth driven by Company strategies and other key initiatives
  • Travel outside of the United States may be required 2 -3 times per year
  • 1-2 years of Retail planning experience
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Wholesale Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Bachelor's Degree or 4+ years professional work experience
  • 2+ years experience in retail or wholesale planning or analytics
  • Experience creating and maintaining complex Excel spreadsheets
  • 2+ years Merchandise Planning experience
  • Demonstrated experience using merchandise planning and forecasting methodologies
  • Sense of urgency, time management skills
  • Strong communication, relationship, collaboration, and presentation skills
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Senior Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Develop pre-season strategic plans - sales, margin, inventory with emphasis at the department/season code level
  • Manage inventory levels from investment through allocation execution and recommend strategies consistent with departmental goals
  • Manage sales, margin, markdowns and inventory turn on a weekly/monthly basis by evaluating in-season trends with existing pre-season strategies
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with cross-functional partners - merchants, visual, marketing, store operations and allocation
  • Collaborate with peers to ensure consistency of information and the sharing of best practices
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • 5+ years specialty retail planning experience
  • Experience in top down and bottom up planning processes and maximizing all financial metrics
  • Team player that is capable of contributing to the total organization on a multi-faceted level
  • Strong analytical, organizational and communication skills and must be able to clearly present and support business strategies
  • Strong PC skills including Excel, Access and Word
  • Knowledge of Arthur Planning and/or other merchandise planning systems is a plus
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Senior Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Work in concert with the Director of Planning and the Retail Buying Team to develop and communicate a comprehensive Merchandise Plan strategy that aligns financial and product opportunities across multiple departments
  • 2-3 years experience in Merchandise Planning within a specialty chain
  • 2- 3 years experience in Merchandise Allocation and Store Planning within a specialty chain
  • At least 1 year of Management experience of Staff level associates
  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Business Administration, Accounting, Economics or Math
  • Proven ability to thrive in a fast paced dynamic environment
  • Ability and willingness to work in a Team environment
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Retail Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Provide support in planning and developing seasonal merchandise and budget for each collection in order to achieve all essential business KPIs in line with improved operational excellence
  • Assist in managing margins, season launch and markdown plans as well as returns in conjunction with the buying teams and local market experts and decision markers
  • Plan and monitor stock level and replenishment of core and seasonal lines to optimize sales opportunity and sell thru performance
  • Provide active feedback by participating weekly performance reviews and meetings on transfers and consolidation as well as provision of monthly markdown budgets and consumption
  • Establish, perform and continuously enhance weekly and monthly standard reporting package as well as post season analysis
  • Develop appropriate forecasting tools to determine suitable stock levels and carry out long term forecasting of product requirements for retail stores
  • Keep abreast of market trend in order to provide business insight to the Company
  • Degree holder in Business Administration / Fashion Retail Management with 1-2 years related experience in apparel retail channel
  • Proficient in MS Excel and sensitive to numbers
  • Good analytical and report writing skills
  • Good command of both spoken and written English & Chinese
  • Experience & knowledge in SAP is definitely an advantage
  • Fresh candidates with passion to develop professional career in fashion industry will also be considered
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Senior Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Develop and present seasonal/weekly merchandise financial plans in accordance with company goals, historical performance and market trend analysis
  • Forecast sales, margin and inventory at a department/class level in our planning system based on changes in trend, strategy, receipts or business climate
  • Recap and analyze actual sales results to plan, and forecast in-season sales and inventories on a weekly, monthly and quarterly basis. Work with Director to create open to buy forecasts, re-forecast sales and manage inventory for all basic styles to meet department financial
  • Understand the impact of new stores, remodels, and exiting brands/categories to the plan
  • Understand the impact of changes in promotional activity across months/weeks and all brands/classes and the effect on sales and selling margin
  • Develop knowledge of geographic and store-attribute performance and trends through data analysis and field communication
  • Execute initial product allocations based on preseason buy; propose adjustments based on current trend by item category and location
  • Partner with Sales Team to ensure consumer trends/needs are being met
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Bachelor’s degree required and 3 + years' experience
  • Strong analytical skills with experience in SQL and Excel, including Macros
  • V-Lookups and Pivot Tables
  • Bachelor’s degree ideally in a technical, business or analytical discipline
  • Three years’ experience in inventory management, supply chain or operations
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Strong analytical skills with experience in SQL and Excel, including Macros, V--
  • Lookups and Pivot Tables
  • Company Summary
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Associate Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Detail oriented, extremely organized and strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong analytical skills with experience in SQL and Excel, including Macros,
  • V Lookups and Pivot Tables
  • Additional Preferred Qualifications
  • 1-2 years’ experience in inventory management, supply chain or operations
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Maximizes sales through optimizing allocation of stock to the stores in a manner that will ensure the desired inventory turnover goals by store to support achievement of the profit objectives of the company
  • Provides merchandise category stock to sales analysis
  • Partners with respective buyer(s) each period on a markdown plan for all discontinued and/or non performing programs
  • Monitors inventory performance versus plan and informs buying and management team on status so that deviations from plan may be addressed on a timely basis
  • Assists with the annual process for collecting assumptions and forecasts for all categories that will assist Operations with budget development
  • Works with the merchants to develop aggressive, achievable merchandise plans
  • Maintains direct communication with vendors and distributors to ensure that scheduled deliveries match purchase order dates and modifies replenishment schedule as necessary
  • Troubleshoots vendor and distribution challenges including short ships, overages and posting issues
  • Maintains a weekly call with Operations leadership to assist with troubleshooting sites level challenges in assigned categories
  • Supports product promotions, including the creation of volume projections, shipping and program wind-down
  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in related field
  • Requires 3-6 years Merchandise Planning experience including sales, receipts, turnovers, markup and margin
  • Requires familiarity with replenishment systems – preferably SAP
  • Requires strong computer skills including spreadsheets and word processing
  • Requires strong oral, written and interpersonal skills
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Senior Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Relationship with others
  • In conjunction with the Group Buyers for the assigned departments of responsibility, prepare a thorough sales plan for the season ahead. This includes proposals on sales, margin, markdown, discount and shrinkage based on detailed analysis of historic product data as well as forward trend information. The proposal should maximize sales and profit potential across the Group and should incorporate input from the VP Merchandising/Divisional Merchandising Manager (DMM)
  • Ensure Merchandising teams present a robust pre-season plan, along with the Group Buyers to the VP Merchandising and DMM for sign off, providing a robust, commercially focused proposal
  • Manage and lead merchandising teams to build Arthur accordingly to incorporate the seasonal plans, taking into account forward weeks cover, sales phasing, markdown costs and intake by month and profit, including the departmental plans by International Territories
  • Ensure recap sheets are completed and reviewed prior to trips and updated accordingly on return
  • Work in conjunction with the Group Buyers and Merchandisers for the assigned departments of responsibility, review range plans that are built up at product level, ensuring that there is a balanced product mix for each customer type, and key building blocks, highlighting any budgetary issues to the VP Merchandising
  • Ensure that the correct profiles and grades are in place in order to maximize sales potential and minimize markdown, ensuring the correct ratio from top to bottom
  • Lead Merchandising team to ensure In season maintenance of assortment plans, ensuring they’re always fully up to date
  • Fashion related degree such as a BA in Design, Textile Management, Fashion Journalism, Fashion and Marketing or Merchandising Management
  • At least 5 years of experience within a Merchandising role with ideally team responsibilities
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Omni Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • 3-5 years of retail buying, planning or financial analysis experience
  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent
  • Expert command of retail math concepts, applications and statistical analysis
  • Posses strong communication skills to partner effectively with cross-functional partners
  • Detail oriented, with excellent follow-through skills
  • Strong analytical, verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work productively in a team environment
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Senior Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Support the development, implementation & execution of new business processes, planning tools and merchandise systems technology
  • Maintain business processes and serve as subject matter expert for process improvements
  • Create and maintain key article ladder plans both pre-season and in-season including managing receipt flo
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Complete a monthly top down sales forecast (RMP) and support rolling OTB framework, proposing relevant changes based on latest sales trends, risks, and inventory health
  • Partner with Merchant and Inventory teams to build monthly flow plan for sales and inventory
  • Partner with the sizing team to adapt and maintain sizing grids to maximize performance
  • Propose consistent markdown/promotional cadence in order to manage in-season profitability, and maximize full price sell thru/margin whilst maintaining health of inventory profile
  • Produce and present formal Investment Reviews to the local market as well as region, communicating how the investment decisions will support the aligned business strategy
  • Conduct quantitative analysis and insights to optimize line profitability
  • Providing input to the development of wholesale planning reporting and analytics activities to ensure account productivity and inventory investment
  • Review business performance weekly to identify opportunity and risk, escalating issues for resolution
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Wholesale Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Collaborate with Geo Merch & Wholesale commercial team to build an optimum assortment
  • Partner cross functionally (MP&IM, Commercial, Merch, and Finance) to finalize the “buy” budget and validate that the “buy” is in-line to achieve sales plans
  • Validate category mix, AUR, merchandise flow and revenue targets in each country for each planning group
  • Build monthly bottom up demand forecast (item plan) in order to drive effective & accurate forecast
  • Proactive in season management of promotions, returns needed to mitigate risks and optimize inventory
  • Promote standardization cross AMA of processes and tools wherever possible
  • Validate and manage SRT/AGR requests and processes
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Merchandise Planner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Develop strategic merchandise plans-sales margin, inventory and turn
  • Partner with merchant team to identify key business concepts and
  • Develop & maintain effective relationships with cross- functional partners, merchants and store operations
  • Collaborate with peers to ensure consistency of information and sharing of best practices