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N Kunze
Nathanael
Kunze
13305 Judson Place
Dallas
TX
13305 Judson Place
Dallas
TX
Experience Experience
08/2014 – present
Philadelphia, PA
Director, Merchandise Planning
Philadelphia, PA
Director, Merchandise Planning
08/2014 – present
Philadelphia, PA
Director, Merchandise Planning
08/2014 – present
  • Develop Merchandise Planners to improve planning and forecast accuracy within the business
  • Train, develop, and manage direct reports; offer consistent and timely feedback to direct reports
  • Analyze merchandise mix and related product performance and recommend adjustments to support business trends and seasonal selling peaks
  • Manage seasonal liabilities and delivery performance at a divisional level
  • Manage, train and develop team of merchandise analysts
  • Maintain reporting activities on key analytics and work with Business Intelligence team to optimize reporting
  • Manage all in season revisions, forecasting to Merchandising Plans and Open to Buy for assigned division (20%)
02/2009 – 07/2014
Philadelphia, PA
Specialist, Merchandise Planning
Philadelphia, PA
Specialist, Merchandise Planning
02/2009 – 07/2014
Philadelphia, PA
Specialist, Merchandise Planning
02/2009 – 07/2014
  • Work within prescribed Open-To-Buy (OTB) framework of the market, within defined categories
  • Work jointly with Store Operations and Store Environments to ensure grading/option plan is in line with space management (pre-season)
  • Be aware and contribute to improvements in Allocation and Replenishment (A&R)
  • Work collaboratively with Marketing, Visual Merchandising (VM) and Store Operations
  • Implement end of season stock management
  • Ensure integration of ratio management in all Outlet merchandising activities
  • Support the framework for key promotional analysis techniques (proactive and reactive)
12/2005 – 08/2008
Houston, TX
Manager, Merchandise Planning
Houston, TX
Manager, Merchandise Planning
12/2005 – 08/2008
Houston, TX
Manager, Merchandise Planning
12/2005 – 08/2008
  • Develop, execute and communicate strategic merchandise financial plans and strategies that support the merchandising and financial objectives of the Company
  • Work with Merchants and Sourcing to effectively manage flow of inventory into the warehouse
  • Develop direct reports
  • Results orientation that is balanced between both long-term objectives and short-run performance
  • Develop and communicate item-level promotional and markdown strategies on a weekly basis
  • Collaborate with merchandising to develop and communicate strategies that align future financial and product opportunities in the area
  • Create preseason sales, margin and inventory plans by department class that supports product and financial strategies
Education Education
Bachelor’s Degree in Business
Bachelor’s Degree in Business
Ball State University
Bachelor’s Degree in Business
Skills Skills
  • Ability to maintain appropriate compliance and controls; a strong knowledge of merchandising
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the proven ability to set and communicate team priorities
  • High level of integrity and dependability with a strong sense of urgency and results-orientation
  • Ability to develop high level strategic plans and manage the detailed follow-thru
  • Strong problem solving skills, utilizing technical expertise and good business judgment in support of operational and strategic objectives
  • Ability to effectively recruit, assess and develop personnel. Strong “hands-on” performance management abilities
  • Ability to lead, coach and develop staff to improve performance and achieve professional goals
  • Proven ability to make business decisions that are consistent with the brand and company objectives
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Exceptional organizational skills with demonstrated ability to prioritize workload, and concurrently manage multiple projects
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Internship Within WW Merchandise Planning Resume Examples & Samples

  • Collaborate with team in planning merchandise plans and OTB for Budget, Forecast and before buying campaigns
  • Ensure accurate and efficient support preparing reports on a weekly basis to analyze discrepancies between actual and planned data (i.e. sales, on hand, sell-thru, Mos, etc) using BI tools
  • Assisting in the creation of reporting and presentations to Corporate Functions and Regional Functions (Production, Merchandising, Finance, Retail)
  • Assistance with other ad-hoc requests & analyses
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Merchandise Planning VP Resume Examples & Samples

  • Oversee overall Merchandise Planning for the Ecommerce, Wholesale and Retail Channel: develop merchandise and buy plans to support financial goals
  • Develop OTB and Merchandise planning processes to support overall Sales and Financial goals for the Ecommerce and Retail channel; Analysis and validation of wholesale channel pre-bookings
  • Manage and develop merchandise planning reporting to inform and guide executive decisions and product strategies: best sellers, sell through, sales mix by class, sales to stock, assortment productivity, inventory OH by class and age, and many other ad hoc reports
  • Analyze promotional events performance to guide future decisions: ROI on promotional events, mark-down cadence and effectiveness
  • Review inventory performance and OH and suggest mark-down strategies to the E-commerce and Retail channel
  • Manage Retail stores buy and plans: oversee Retail Buyers and Merchandiser(s) and define Retail Stores assortments plan to maximize Stores performance (sales, sales / sqf, margin, conversion) and ensure appropriate brand presentation and positioning
  • Interact regularly with Merchandise Directors, Sales channels, and Supply Chain to ensure proper inventory procurement; coordinate with Supply Chain on inventory clearance and strategies for off-price
  • Develop and ensure compliance of planning process improvement, standardization, and best practices
  • Manage the creation of bottoms-up demand plans (style level with breakdown by sku), reconcile with top-line sales and gross margin budget, across all channels, regions, and products
  • Post-season analysis and development of assortment plan targets for future seasons
  • Manage, train and develop Merchandise Planning team
  • Manage Merchandise Hierarchy & Classification structure
  • Product Merchandising - assortment planning
  • Finance - sales and margin reconciliation
  • Sales, Merchandising and Marketing team members of individual sales channels and regions – general merchandise planning
  • IT - reporting and planning solutions
  • Supply chain - purchasing and inbound PO tracking
  • Logistics - receiving and warehouse operations
  • 10 years of experience in Merchandise and/or Inventory Planning in a multi-channel retail environment
  • Experience in Ecommerce, Wholesale and Brick & Mortar retail channels preferred, with both domestic and international distribution
  • Fashion apparel and/or footwear categories a plus
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Merchandise Planning Internship Resume Examples & Samples

  • Has applied numeric and analysis aptitude in previous settings
  • Excellent academic record
  • Strong communication (both verbal and written)
  • Interpersonal and organizational skills are necessary
  • Must be computer proficient. Excel, Outlook and Powerpoint experience a plus
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Merchandise Planning Internships Resume Examples & Samples

  • Project management experience in a fast-paced environment
  • Proven organizational and time management skills with attention to detail
  • College Program Alumni or Company experience
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Director, Merchandise Planning, Latin Resume Examples & Samples

  • Assist in developing the seasonal corporate financial goals based on product flow and classification percent's by delivery
  • Duties will involve analyzing historical bookings, shipments and selling by utilizing Data Warehouse as well as various Planning tool reports
  • Creation of seasonal master assortment plans in Planning tool to be used in preparation for seasonal Account planning
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Manager of Merchandise Planning, Books Resume Examples & Samples

  • Supervising the planning process for sales, inventory, markdown, and margin by business unit for the Book businesses, such as Trade books, Kids books, and Bargain books
  • Managing direct reports as well as personally executing the planning for one business unit
  • Continually analyzing and re-forecasting the business, identifying opportunities, risks, and strategies to achieve planned goals
  • Working closely with the allocation team on inventory levels
  • Running monthly forecast meetings with merchants
  • Partnering with the merchants on analytics related to fixture and layout performance
  • Deep knowledge of retail planning and retail math as well as a commitment to accuracy and detailed analytics
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and meeting facilitation skills
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills, including the ability to adapt to evolving processes, a commitment to teamwork, and the ability to manage/prioritize in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work across all levels of an organization, including interaction with senior management, department heads, supply chain managers, buyers, allocators, and colleagues in Finance
  • Advanced Excel skills (v-lookups, pivot tables, complex calculations, experience with macros); Access skills are helpful but not required
  • Comfort working in and helping to develop a proprietary, OTB-based planning system
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Global Merchandise Planning Senior Manager Resume Examples & Samples

  • Bachelor's Degree (8+ years of combined college education and work experience may be substituted for a degree)
  • Minimum 5 years of allocation experience including a minimum of 2 years supervisory experience
  • Specialty Retail Allocation and Inventory Management experience highly preferred
  • High Proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • Proven aptitude for learning technical applications quickly
  • Ability to evaluate financial and business indicators and translate data into actionable information to drive results
  • High proficiency in retail math and developing logical solutions
  • Proven experience in leading and working in an ambiguous and constantly changing environment
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills: one-on-one, small and large groups, and with peers and executives
  • Experience with identifying and articulating the processes necessary to get work done efficiently and align resources effectively to complete activities
  • Ability to anticipate risks and identify contingency plans and processes to prevent disruptions when risks occur
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Director, Merchandise Planning Resume Examples & Samples

  • Lead and manage the Merchandise Planning team in the development, analysis and revision of sales, inventory, markdowns and profit
  • Build strong partnerships with cross-functional teams (Buying, Store Planning, Allocation, Marketing, and Finance) around Strategy Development and Business Management
  • Recommend action and communicate issues that relate to the Merchandising and may hinder DSW’s ability to achieve our financial objectives
  • 10+ years of planning experience
  • Ability to develop and lead a team
  • Proven problem solver
  • Excellent communication and relationship building competencies
  • Demonstrates the DSW Values
  • Strong system knowledge
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Director, Merchandise Planning Resume Examples & Samples

  • Develop Merchandise Planners to improve planning and forecast accuracy within the business
  • Collaborate with other areas of the business to ensure proper support and coordination of merchandise issues including Allocation, Inventory Planning, Merchandising and Finance
  • Optimize merchandise plans by making appropriate in-season adjustments as necessary in conjunction with the Inventory Planning and Allocation teams to secure required inventory
  • Operate as interface to executive team members to review inventory needs in relation to sales targets, identify any unique product needs, and convert to merchandise plans that support the sales targets of the assigned channel
  • Act as Subject Matter Expert and Power User within internal business systems
  • May travel to direct brick & mortar locations for frontline intelligence of consumer behavior, market conditions and relationship building
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing or related field of study (or equivalent experience); Master’s Degree preferred
  • 8 years minimum merchandise planning and/or buying experience
  • 5+ years directing or managing/supervising experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the proven ability to set and communicate team priorities
  • Collaborative while able to influence, lead and build productive teams and cross-functional relationships
  • Ability to develop rapport and credibility with senior management and others across the organization
  • Proven leadership and managerial skills with the ability to provide performance related feedback
  • Stimulates new ideas and initiatives to resolve complex problems through encouraging others to challenge current approaches/methods
  • Recommends best practices and utilizes industry knowledge to improve products, processes and services
  • Able to articulate a clear vision of where the organization is heading and how associates can make a difference
  • Proven ability to make business decisions that are consistent with the brand and company objectives
  • High level of planning and analytical skills to track performance using financial metrics
  • Leads the way for change across the organization by motivating and engaging others to support and facilitate change
  • Creates a supportive environment for associates to demonstrate new capabilities and behaviors. Shapes developmental roles and stretch assignments to balance individual and organizational needs
  • Advocates movement of talent throughout the organization; identifies top talent to develop succession pipeline
  • Contributes to the development of the functional strategy; executes business plans
  • Strong background in retail math and data analysis, with emphasis on retail inventory planning
  • Understanding of both Internet and brick-and-mortar retail channels, as well consumer trends
  • Proficiency utilizing Microsoft Office software required. High level of expertise in Excel is required
  • Experience with JDA Enterprise Planning a plus
  • Ability to operate office equipment, including computers, copiers, fax machines, and phone
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Merchandise Planning & Allocation Resume Examples & Samples

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business related field, such as Supply Chain, Economics, etc. and/or a minimum of 3 – 5 years relevant experience
  • Developing and coaching fellow team members
  • Sales Planning
  • Inventory Analysis & Planning
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Global Merchandise Planning Senior Manager Resume Examples & Samples

  • 7-10+ years of experience in: retail merchandise planning, merchandising, demand forecasting; inventory management, allocation or replenishment; financial planning or financial analysis experience
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel required; must be able to manipulate large quantities of data in Microsoft Excel to drive business decisions
  • Previous experience in a supervisory role within the planning function
  • Demonstrated strong analytical skills to interpret meaningful themes from quantitative data
  • Proven ability to lead multi-functional stakeholders; build and maintain effective relationships across business units, global regions and cultures
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Director, Merchandise Planning Resume Examples & Samples

  • Considerable experience in footwear (retail/fashion) wholesale merchandise planning, demand and supply planning
  • Supply Chain – Merchandise metrics and Supply Chain logistics
  • Successful commercial management expertise
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Manager, Merchandise Planning Resume Examples & Samples

  • Create financial plans at department level including sales, margin, inventory, receipts and turn
  • Develop, execute, and communicate financial merchandise plans and strategies to support the merchandising, marketing and financial objectives
  • Drive financial results that maximize sales, inventory and inventory turn goals
  • Analyze historical data and current trends to identify risks and opportunities by department and category level. Partner with merchandising to align financials and product opportunity
  • Create pre-season plans at department level including all financial components
  • Collaborate with merchandising to build comprehensive assortment plans
  • Create sku breath and depth recommendations to ensure appropriate amount of skus and depth of inventory is purchased to maximize turn
  • Approve inventory levels at entrance and exit of season to maximize profitability
  • Lead the distribution team to create and implement allocation process and tools
  • Manage and develop Distribution Analyst and Merchandise Planner
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Manager, Merchandise Planning Resume Examples & Samples

  • Develop preseason category targets for sales, gross margin and turn levels
  • Approve planners’ plans for sales, margin and turnover goals by season
  • Lead planners in season management and manage the open to buy for their area
  • Create and manage markdown strategies that maximize profit and inventory liquidation across stores and direct
  • Manages Key item ladder plans creation both pre and in season and approves.Ensure markdown strategies are maximizing profit and inventory liquidation across stores and direct
  • Analyzes merchandise performance at the department and item level including sales and stock to identify problems and opportunities. Directly or through staff, resolve issues
  • Act as functional expert on cross functional task forces to drive overall profitability and efficiency
  • Manage planning staff. Recruit, train, assign/critique work, support career development
  • Bachelors Degree required and a minimum of 7+ years of planning experience, which includes knowledge of distribution and buying. Manager experience preferred. Direct experience preferred
  • Ability to think objectively and interpret meaningful themes from quantitative and qualitative data. Ability to use logic to solve problems
  • Can present ideas and direction to others. Can build strong relationships with a diverse group of business partners. Demonstrate strong listening, written and oral communication skills
  • Advanced in Microsoft Excel required skills required to include pivot tables, V and H lookups, conditional formatting, etc. Oracle Retail Planning preferred, JDA Arthur or SAS Planning a plus. Experience with or a strong ability to learn reporting/data warehousing tools preferred
  • Possess strong organization and time management skills. Possess a strong sense of urgency and a high level of attention to detail
  • Must be organized, disciplined and able to work under pressure
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Specialist, Merchandise Planning Resume Examples & Samples

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  • Be aware and contribute to improvements in Allocation and Replenishment (A&R)
  • Work jointly with Store Operations and Store Environments to ensure grading/option plan is in line with space management (pre-season)
  • Ensure integration of ratio management in all Outlet merchandising activities
  • Review and action fact-based category input and feedback for internal/external stakeholders
  • 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 space management using the tools available such as the Weekly Stock Sales and Intake (WSSI)
  • Implement end of season stock management
  • Oversee the optimal flow of merchandise incl. fulfilment of product/marketing introduction deadlines/capacity planning
  • Work collaboratively with Marketing, Visual Merchandising (VM) and Store Operations
  • Store visits as needed and advised by superior
  • Leadership and influencing skills
  • University degree in business, ideally with marketing and sales focus or equivalent professional experience
  • Merchandising Experience: 1-3 years
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Manager, IT Merchandise Planning Systems Resume Examples & Samples

  • Manages the merchandise planning systems team to deliver both project work and operational support
  • Employs best practices for each phase of the SDLC to deliver high quality deliverables to Production
  • Provides coaching, direction and feedback to direct staff. Identifies talent and skill gaps. Builds performance and individual development plans
  • Oversees overall technical solution and implementation and ensures system configurations support the defined business process
  • Acts as the liaison with third party vendors to appropriately leverage technical assistance
  • Provides input for the feasibility of proposed projects
  • Actively manages and participates in business process re-engineering
  • Partners with technical Project Manager to help define and maintain project and resource plans
  • Manages the partnership with business users to identify new system and\or improvements to existing systems that support strategic business objectives
  • Ensures team works with business partners to define detailed functional and technical specifications
  • Manages the partnership with cross functional IT teams to develop detailed roadmaps and timelines that support IT strategic objectives
  • Manages the partnership with cross functional IT and business teams to ensure successful delivery of user-facing applications
  • Ensures appropriate change management and IT process disciplines are followed
  • Strong leadership skills and abilities to support and effectively motivate direct reports
  • Exceptional strategic thinking and analytical/quantitative skills
  • Excellent listening, communication and presentation skills; ability to interact with team members and cross functional partners at all levels
  • Must have a detailed understanding of the full lifecycle of application development: Initiation, requirements, design, build, test, implementation, and maintenance
  • Experience with systems leveraging the following technologies: SQL, PL/SQL, VB, Java, XML, Web Services, Oracle, Windows, UNIX, MS Office, Visio, MS Project
  • Comprehensive understanding of retail planning strategies along with a strong background working with retail planning systems is preferred
  • Proven ability to understand user workflows and convert to technical system specifications
  • Proven experience implementing packaged application software
  • Must have a friendly, approachable personality including excellent business presence. Must be able to work cooperatively with the business users when they experience technical issues
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to work independently
  • Proven ability define detailed functional and technical requirements
  • Over five years of related Supply Chain Systems experience
  • Previous Management or Lead experience required
  • Planning system experience is mandatory and experience with JDA Enterprise Planning is preferred
  • Experience in Retail industry is highly desired
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Business or related discipline strongly preferred
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Merchandise Planning Internship Resume Examples & Samples

  • Demonstrated problem solving and decision making skills
  • Strong partnering skills
  • Demonstrated written and communication skills
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Demonstrated ability to manage conflict/resolution
  • Customer service experience
  • Currently a Senior or higher, seeking a degree in Business, Finance, Math, Merchandising, Supply Chain Management, Industrial Engineering (or related)
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA in major
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Merchandise Planning Internship Fall Resume Examples & Samples

  • Develop an understanding of the planning process
  • Collaborate closely with the Vice President and Directors of Planning as well as the buying team
  • Assist the planners in developing long-range seasonal targets and analyzing and forecasting sales, markdowns, receipts, and inventory
  • Currently enrolled in college or university for Fashion Merchandising, Planning, Finance or Economics
  • Demonstrated organizational and problem solving skills
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Merchandise Planning Internship Resume Examples & Samples

  • Major in Fashion Merchandising, Planning, Finance or Economics
  • Previous internship in Planning will enhance candidacy
  • Must be enrolled in college or university
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Manager, Merchandise Planning Resume Examples & Samples

  • 3-5 years of years of progressive experience in planning and or merchandising; footwear experience preferred
  • Experience and understanding with wholesale accounts a plus
  • Embraces and accepts change in ever evolving environment
  • Strong understanding of competition
  • Demonstrates ability to independently utilize resources to increase knowledge
  • Proven ability to successfully work in a highly cross-functional matrix environment
  • Knowledge of fashion/trends with the ability to translate into commercial concepts
  • An understanding of consumer markets and trends
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Excel. Power Point, Word)
  • Passion and tenacity for solving problems through creativity, collaboration and resourcefulness
  • Ability to influence people in support of overarching business and category goals
  • Results orientation that is balanced between both long-term objectives and short-run performance
  • Must be flexible to the needs of the business
  • Superior Financial and Analytical Skills
  • Must work well in teams
  • Implement and communicate strategies as determined by region merchandising
  • Focus on consumer, brand vision and business needs to implement key seasonal brand and product stories
  • Organizational skills to coordinate feedback from a variety of sources
  • Practical understanding of financial, range, space and demand planning processes
  • Practical understanding of trading and marketing planning processes
  • Strong computer skills including the following tools
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Manager, Merchandise Planning Resume Examples & Samples

  • Review historical data and selling patterns to forecast sales and project future needs
  • Formulate sku level seasonal plans
  • Measure bottoms up Roll vs. Top Level Budget (FC)
  • Present collection level merchandise roll up to the WSI team
  • Create Buy Plans by sku to be communicated to WSI, Inc. Singapore
  • Manage monthly Open To Buy for area of responsibility
  • Create end of season analysis
  • Partner with Catalog Marketing team to ensure accurate depiction to inventory buys
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Merchandise Planning Manager, Accessories Resume Examples & Samples

  • Experience in footwear retail merchandise planning, demand and supply planning
  • Finance – Management Accounts – Budgets, Forecasts, Sales, Margin, Margin %
  • Merchandise planning, budgeting and forecasting
  • Experience in key distribution channels – wholesale, retail, franchise and digital
  • Comprehensive understanding of overall business operations
  • Negotiation skills to maximize the matrix resources of Clarks
  • Ability to analyze trends and use that information to effectively plan and forecast
  • Strong analytical and verbal skills
  • Planning Software (MID, Arthur, NSB/STS/MMS, I2, Retek, Evant, etc.)
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Senior Director of Merchandise Planning Resume Examples & Samples

  • 2-4 years experience as a Planning Director or equivalent (3-5 for Sr. Director)
  • 5-7 years of retail buying, planning or equivalent experience (7-10 for Sr. Director)
  • 2-4 years experience managing a team (5-7 for Sr. Director)
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Merchandise Planning Manager, Intermix Resume Examples & Samples

  • Able to effectively lead and develop results-oriented team and to consistently prioritize and manage division workload and processes to meet company objectives
  • Build and maintain productive cross-functional relationships to drive business and create teams
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required
  • 2 years experience as a Planning Manager or equivalent
  • 3-5 years of retail buying, planning or equivalent experience
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Director, Global Merchandise Planning Resume Examples & Samples

  • Results-driven achiever with exemplary planning and organizational skills, along with a high degree of detail orientation
  • Exude confidence and aptitude to clearly present and explain ideas to executives and accounts
  • Exceptional listener and communicator who effectively conveys information verbally and in writing
  • Dynamic leader and influencer who can thrive and rise in a rapidly changing, matrixed environment
  • Smart, creative, compelling, driven. Not afraid to lead others past their comfort zone(s). Creates a sense of urgency
  • An undeniable fit with our cultural values and work ethic
  • A proven track record of building strong teams with great results. History of attracting great talent. A best-in-class approach to merchandising planning
  • Deep subject matter knowledge of merchandising planning
  • Strong and proven relationships across functional lines. A great partner
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Director, IT Global Merchandise & Planning Resume Examples & Samples

  • Define the technical strategy for effectively supporting and continually improving application frameworks and interfaces
  • Lead, manage, and support all RLC team members and external consultants on all required aspects of the system design and support lifecycles
  • Ensure quality deliverables by implementing, managing, and ensuring consistent design, development, testing, and deployment practices
  • Collaborate with infrastructure partners to ensure that application frameworks and interfaces are structured and monitored to enable robust proactive support capabilities
  • Provide support, as needed, to ensure that incidents are resolved in a timely manner
  • Must be a strategic thinker that understands IT best practices and is capable of developing and implementing a strategic plan that advances the team in line with organizational goals
  • Must be able to execute tactically and opportunistically to achieve strategic goals
  • Must be a sincere, collaborative team leader who, when needed, places the overall success of their organization and team ahead of their own professional priorities
  • Fluent in J2EE design and development, preferably in an IBM WebSphere environment
  • Proficient in SQL and database design and management, preferably in a DB2 environment
  • Knowledgeable in normalized database concepts and proficient in data integration mapping, development, and support
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint and capable of developing all System Development Lifecycle (SDLC) artifacts and deliverables
  • PMP, Six Sigma, or similar designation, studies, or experience a plus
  • Experience in any of the following areas is a plus: global manufacturing, global retailing, global supply chain planning, wholesale or retail merchandising, or any aspect of the apparel industry
  • Experience with any of the following packages is a plus: SAP AFS, Island Pacific, PLM, PTC, WebPDM, Merchandise Financial Planning (any package.)
  • Experience with any of the following technologies is a plus: IBM System i, AS/400, WebSphere, DB2, Microsoft Server, IIS, SSIS, .NET, SQL Server, Control M, Aternity
  • Experience working with and / or managing an extended team in an offshore development model
  • Experience with any of the following activities: IT vendor and contract management, IT capital estimating and planning, software and / or vendor evaluations
  • Experience with data integration tools, in particular, IBM Integration Data Replication (IIDR / CDC,) and MQ / MB or similar products
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Merchandise Planning Manager, Retail Resume Examples & Samples

  • Manage and refine the planning calendar to ensure logical flow or work deliverables that adequately pace teams
  • Execute and collaborate on a strategic vision for planning/inventory investment for Retail stores
  • Partner with Merchant team to create top line and divisional sales, inventory and gross margin goals
  • Partner with Wholesale Planning to integrate Retail forecasts within the global planning calendar and process
  • Partner with Merchant team to recommend promotional pricing and strategies
  • Ability to lead a team, set challenging standards, develops strong partnerships, and leads others to action
  • Bachelor’s degree or related work experience
  • Minimum 3 years planning or financial analysis experience at an elevated level in a progressive & growth focused retail organization
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Director, Global Merchandise Planning Dockers Resume Examples & Samples

  • Partner with Merchandising to develop long-range strategic plans to drive brand vision
  • Collaborate with Merchandising to set seasonal category targets (MFP) and develop respective productivity targets (assortment architecture) to fulfill growth and revenue goals of the company
  • Provides seasonal financial framework for global assortment
  • Works with global merchants to develop profitable product offering
  • Forecasts new trends and studies history to make focused recommendations
  • Builds actionable strategies around risks and opportunities identified in the business
  • Collaboratively drives global investments for all channels by being a catalyst for communications around risks and opportunities
  • Performs financial reconciliation of top-down plans against targets
  • Provides analysis and reporting to identify global and regional product trends
  • Reports global best sellers and measures impact of new trends
  • Continuously identifies global assortment changes based on analysis, product trends, productivity, and profitability
  • Builds short and long range product plans based on current trends
  • Utilizes existing tools and innovates new theories/methods to project product trends for all product categories
  • Participate in Regional Integrated Business Review meetings
  • Ensure market intelligence is made available to Merchandising, contribute to global hind-sight and provide directional guidance that will achieve financial success
  • 10+ years of experience in areas including but not limited to the following – Merchandise Financial Planning, Demand Forecasting, Inventory management, Vendor Managed Inventory, Account Planning, Store Allocation, Production Planning, Sales & Operations Planning and Planning Systems & Tools
  • Bachelor’s degree (MBA ideal) in fields such as Business, Economics, Industrial Engineering, Supply Chain & Logistics from top-tier schools
  • Strong-management skills & ability to set clear objectives
  • Ability to build constructive and effective relationships with a broad, diverse group of business partners, mainly the cross-functional team
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Group VP of Omni-channel Merchandise Planning Resume Examples & Samples

  • Must be highly analytical and strategic
  • Strong partnership skills; able to broker mutually beneficial outcomes with stakeholders at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to adapt to changing work & business priorities
  • Strong PC skills
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Global Merchandise Planning & Analytics Manager Resume Examples & Samples

  • Develop, Drive and Deliver Global Product Financial Plans by strategically evaluating historical and trend performance in collaboration with product team
  • Construct and drive the development of the product Long Range Plans (LRP) and Range Plans (RP)
  • Guide the product team in strategically driving product and design development that are supported by global forecasts and historical performance
  • Deliver Brand Initiatives
  • Minimum 5 years merchandise planning/analytics experience; 8 or more years of total work experience
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Director of Merchandise Planning Resume Examples & Samples

  • Able to develop constructive and effective relationships with direct report team and cross-functional partners; able to maintain credibility and presence within the broader business
  • Challenges and inspires employees to achieve superior business results
  • Conducts and ensures the completion of performance reviews for planning and inventory management team
  • Establishes and maintains visibility within the department
  • Leverage expert knowledge to establish, implement and maintain best practices methodologies for merchandise planning (pre-season & in-season financial, assortment, item, location and space), forecasting, inventory management via allocation & replenishment
  • Provide leadership across all planning and inventory management functions concerning analysis, generation of actionable insight and resulting recommendations
  • Directs company financial planning process ensuring bottom up planning reconciles with company top down direction
  • Collaborates with Marketing and Channel planning to deliver an aligned and reconciled company sales and profitability plan
  • Stays current on industry best practices in merchandising planning and inventory management processes
  • Aggressively drive current and future processes and systems utilization within areas of responsibility
  • Facilitate clear communication between product management, stores, supply chain, digital, marketing, private brands, merchandise planning and inventory management teams
  • Ensures business continuity plan is developed, communicated and aligned with company priorities
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Allocator, Merchandise Planning & Allocation Resume Examples & Samples

  • Create seasonal inventory allocation strategy plans and effectively manage replenishment needs at the store level
  • Perform weekly replenishment to stores to maximize sales and inventory turn
  • Analyze historical and current sales trend data, as well as anticipating upcoming trends to identify risks and opportunities by location, department, style and size
  • Analyze store size selling patterns in order to distribute product efficiently by store by size
  • Analyze store performance and volume to understand store selling patterns
  • Proactively manage store inventory levels, business needs and capacity constraints
  • Effectively able to problem solve issues and opportunities
  • Collaborate with peers to share best practices and maximize system/process knowledge
  • The above tasks and responsibilities are a summary of the typical functions of the job and may not be exhaustive of all possible responsibilities
  • BA/BS Preferred but not required
  • 1-2+ years retail experience as an Allocation or Distribution Analyst (Preferably Apparel)
  • Technical, Systems Skills & Certification Oracle Retail Allocation experience is preferred
  • Proficient in excel
  • Ability to multi task and prioritize work effectively in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to work cross functionally in a collaborative environment
  • Demonstrates an appropriate sense of urgency
  • Strong analytical and mathematical skills – retail math experience a plus
  • High level attention to detail
  • Ability to problem solve independently
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Senior Manager, Merchandise Planning Resume Examples & Samples

  • Build strong partnerships with cross-functional teams (Buying, Store Planning, Allocation, Marketing, Finance) around Strategy Development and Business Management
  • Maintain risk assessment models that are used to determine buy levels and maintain profitability to budgets
  • Provide the leadership and the necessary formal and informal training, including one-on-one development, needed to produce a team that contributes consistent financial growth to the business
  • 8-10 years’ experience in merchandise planning
  • Excellent communication skills including written and verbal with emphasis on delivery of financial concepts
  • B.S. degree in Business or equivalent work experience
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Senior Merchandise Planning Manager, Intermix Resume Examples & Samples

  • Partner with the VP of Planning and Director to develop and enhance planning processes and functions needed to run the business more efficiently and effectively, as well as analyze the business in order to identify risks and opportunities for further growth
  • Manage and plan the sales and inventory for Ecommerce at the department level. Ensure inventory plans tie to corporate merchandise plans. Identify vendor, class and pricepoint opportunities specific to Ecommerce
  • Develop and re-project demand forecasts which align with Ecommerce marketing and operational initiatives
  • Clearly communicate to Planning and Buying teams the financial objectives, action plans, opportunities, learnings and liabilities of Designer/Private Label/OW/Lounge/Sportswear/Denim/Jewelry/Accessories/Footwear/Bags in order to enable strategic decision making by channel. Take leadership role in execution of strategies to drive business
  • Recommend SKU and unit department targets based on budget
  • Work closely with buying and planning team to initiate and develop actionable analysis to recap business by classification and subclass at a top-line as well as store level in order to drive sales and achieve gross margin profitability. Identify needs of division from a reporting and process perspective to ensure opportunities are identified and actioned upon in a timely manner
  • Create reports/recaps of the business, develop financial plans and monitor the performance of sales, inventory, markdowns and profit by classification from a top-line to bottoms-up level, including managing the open-to-buy
  • Initiate and create analysis to recap business by classification and style in order to create actionable strategies with the buying team in order to drive sales and achieve gross margin profitability
  • Support a team-oriented, collaborative environment
  • Lead and manage the development of Associate Merchandise Planners and Merchandise Planners while challenging them to be opportunistic about the business
  • Flexible and adaptive to changing priorities and able to effectively manage and resolve conflict
  • Cope with and lead change; exhibit flexibility and adaptability
  • Demonstrate business analysis and strategic/innovative thinking skills
  • Able to accurately assess employee strengths and developmental needs
  • Able to communicate effectively and clearly, reflecting an appropriate sense of urgency to all levels of management
  • Advanced degree desired
  • 2-3 years experience as a Planning Manager or equivalent
  • 5-7 years of retail buying, planning or equivalent experience
  • Experience in multi-brand environment and eCommerce strongly preferred
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Director of Merchandise Planning Resume Examples & Samples

  • Three years of retail, planning experience required
  • Great leadership skills
  • Strategic thinking and decision making skills
  • Takes initiative; self-starting
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and strong ability to form and maintain relationships
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Specialist, Reebok Ecom Merchandise Planning Resume Examples & Samples

  • Support the framework for key promotional analysis techniques (proactive and reactive)
  • Drive the regular analysis of competitor activity (pre-, in- and post-season)
  • Contribute to a set of key merchandising reports that help evaluate the business goals and ensure this is rolled out within the teams
  • Support the allocation and replenishment (A&R) process for both adidas and Reebok ecommerce
  • Collaborate with the Reebok Omnichannel Merchandiser to ensure forecasts are submitted in a timely manner throughout the half-yearlyranging process
  • Drive all activities post submission of range, pertinent to the range go to market process
  • Point out eCom specific fact based needs and opportunities and escalate these to the Reebok Omnichannel Merchandiser for consideration
  • Ensure that best practise is actioned for in depth analysis to support buying commitment decisions
  • Review and action fact-based category input and feedback for key stakeholders
  • Oversee the optimal flow of merchandise taking into account fulfilment of product/marketing deadlines and capacity planning
  • Work collaboratively with Marketing, eCom Operations and Performance Marketing
  • Structured, organised and process orientated
  • Attention to detail as error in analysis will have crucial impact to business
  • Merchandising Planning Experience
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Merchandise Planning Operations Analyst Resume Examples & Samples

  • Partner with merchandise, merchandise planning, and inventory management leaders to understand reporting & metric needs around seasonal investment reviews, merchandise financial planning and monthly business reviews
  • Fully understand and convey Region unique needs, develop informational decks/reporting to clearly assess plans, including supporting data, analysis, and new developments in planning & inventory management
  • Assist regions in identifying, training and supporting country representatives, demonstrating an effective and sustainable S&OP process and other key business reviews (e.g. MFP & IBR)
  • Actively participate/ drive process design and improvements jointly with the Regional S&OP team and the global S&OP team
  • Facilitate the resolution of S&OP action items between cross-functional partners
  • Must have four years’ experience in related Data Analysis & Supply Chain experience
  • Minimum 2 years of apparel, retail or information systems experience
  • Excellent attention to detail to interpret & present meaningful themes from quantitative data
  • Must have advance knowledge of Excel, Powerpoint and other MS Office applications
  • Experience in other Business Intelligence tools is a plus
  • Strong analytical problem resolution skills, and able to manage multiple projects at a time
  • Strong analytical and problem resolution skills along with the ability to communicate results both verbally and in writing
  • Be self-directed, and organized able to manage multiple projects at a time
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Director of Merchandise Planning, Wholesale Resume Examples & Samples

  • Develop actionable merchandise plans that will contribute to the overall strategic objectives
  • Analyze POS results and partner with sales to devise strategies to optimize assortments
  • Build seasonal strategies for classifications, product mix & pricing
  • Direct responsibility for assortment margin planning of OP/Clubs
  • Standardize procedures and analysis for sound decision making and ensure integrity of data
  • 10+ years of experience in a retail or wholesale environment, including time as a Planner, Buyer, or as a wholesale analyst
  • Highly proficient in Excel and Word; Knowledge of PowerPoint and Access; Knowledge of ACS & 7th On-Line preferred
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Director, Merchandise Planning & Integration Resume Examples & Samples

  • Develop physical store standards to support strategic business goals and operational needs, including both front of house and back of house requirements
  • Develop domestic and, at times, segment merchandise policies, partnering with appropriate individuals to ensure operations, legal, labor relations and brand requirements are incorporated
  • Lead, develop and drive Loss Prevention Strategies and tactics for Domestic sites, leveraging proven tactics across segment. Stay current with retail industry Loss Prevention practices translating appropriately to Theme Park environment
  • Determine consistent and sustainable back of house logistics and inventory management standards, policies and processes
  • Lead Merchandise Guest Services operation, a support team responsible for off property returns/exchanges and recovery, continuously seeking email and call volume operational efficiencies to improve the post vacation Guest experience and optimize P&L
  • Lead the Shop Disney Parks fulfillment operation, ensuring fulfillment and financial goals are achieved and Guest service levels are optimized
  • Plan annual physical inventory domestically, partnering with finance to report out on results to operations
  • Partner with Operations Training to ensure training requirements and scope are defined for new or update Cast and Leader training
  • Develop and integrate appropriate Operating Guides and updates related to multi store/site strategies for all store types
  • Act as critical partner in all Merchandise Cast communication, including both Merchandise and non-Merchandise messaging
  • Liaison and first point of contact for initiatives outside of Merchandise that have an impact to Merchandise, including but not limited to Marketing efforts, MM+, Payment types, Discount changes for unique groups, Annual Pass Holders, Disney Dine Plan
  • 15 years of relevant experience Merchandise Operations
  • Proven experience in leading and initiating multi store/site strategies
  • Proven leadership with a team that has different areas of focus and responsibilities
  • Proven ability to successfully operate in a highly matrix organizational system where partnership and influence are key drivers of success
  • Has shown a value for initiating change and acting with integrity when tough decisions have to be made
  • Demonstrated experience in leading and influencing change
  • Demonstrated ability to develop multi-site teams and mentor staff
  • Ability to communicate effectively to executive leadership
  • Demonstrated exceptional critical thinking, strategic planning, and process management skills
  • Proven results in delivering creative and innovative solutions to store operations
  • Demonstrated excellence and success in driving work through collaboration
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully lead large scale projects or initiatives with cross-functional teams
  • BS or BA degree or equivalent
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Associate Manager, Merchandise Planning Resume Examples & Samples

  • Collaborate with peers and advise analysts and new hires to ensure consistency of information, share best-practices and develop systems knowledge
  • Able to negotiate with and influence peers and members of cross-functional team
  • Able to build and maintain productive relationships with peers and cross-functional teams
  • Language: Fluency in English is a must and Mandarin preferred
  • Minimum educational level
  • Bachelors degree or equivalent experience required
  • 1-2 years experience as a Planner or equivalent
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Manager, Merchandise Planning & Analytics Resume Examples & Samples

  • Analyze seasonal bookings, selling and line development data. Build reports and models as well as synthesize data and compile findings to influence the product merchants and optimize product lines
  • Implement a standardized reporting cadence and tools for the Product Merchandising department, including a monthly product dashboard. Deliver recommendations based upon analytical findings
  • Evolve analytical tools as needed to address leadership priorities and merchant team structure
  • Collaborate across the department to align system hierarchy and data with required reporting outputs to appropriately analyze the business
  • Participate in key “Go To Market” milestones (e.g. line plan handoff, proto reviews, line close) to ensure that products in development will meet corporate, financial and strategic productivity targets
  • Partner with Strategy, Finance, Supply Chain and Product Merchandising organizations to develop seasonal financial targets and data-driven financial line plans
  • Partner with Product Merchandising leaders to drive product lifecycle management and the seasonal markdown cadence process to minimize marketplace conflict and successfully manage key exits
  • Collaborate with product merchants at line planning to ensure line plans balance corporate financial, strategic and productivity objectives with channel, market and account needs
  • Review channel input tools against line plans to validate that all business needs are addressed in line plans. Escalate any gaps and deliver recommendations to address potential void
  • Create preparation materials for the Executive Financial Line Reviews to assess margin, pricing and key line metrics
  • Financially vet all channel line requests with product merchants and key executives for “late add/reactivations” meeting. Create executive level summaries and progress tracking tools to validate efforts to warrant financial gains
  • Compile findings from the cross-channel hindsight meeting to ensure business critical call-outs are actioned by the product merchandising team and that the executive team is briefed
  • Conduct research and complete ad-hoc strategic projects to shape and inform the merchandising strategy. Leverage market intelligence resources (TrendAlytics, NPD, etc.) to deliver recommendations based on competitive insights
  • Partner with product merchandising leadership to create visual tools that communicate strategies and seasonal plans across the organization; track progress assessment at each key “Go To Market” touch point
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Director, Merchandise Planning Resume Examples & Samples

  • Reforecast sales, markdown, and inventory for fiscal time periods at each level
  • Establish financial targets at the division, category, and season code levels for merchandise buy periods
  • Manage and review daily, monthly, quarterly, and seasonal sales reporting
  • Review Planners’ 90 day forecasts with a focus on maximizing profit, optimizing inventory, and managing risk across divisions
  • Participate in buy review with merchants, Planners, and Distribution Analysts to ensure appropriate breadth and depth and flawless execution
  • Work with VP and lead merchants to ensure that plans support product goals
  • Ensure all planning activities support annual business and financial objectives
  • Train, develop, and manage direct reports; offer consistent and timely feedback to direct reports
  • Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree preferred
  • 7+ years of experience
  • Ability to develop and recommend strategies
  • Ability to drive business to meet and exceed company objectives
  • Strong supervisory and leadership skills
  • Excellent forecasting abilities
  • Knowledge of planning and allocation systems
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Director, Merchandise Planning Resume Examples & Samples

  • 2+ years of senior level management experience
  • 8+ years related experience within a vertical specialty retailer
  • 8+ years or related experience in a Planning, Store Planning & Allocation leadership role
  • Multi store specialty Retail and Ecommerce experience
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills with an emphasis on building partnerships, managing conflict and negotiating
  • Ability to inspire confidence, respect, enthusiasm and cooperation
  • Ability to develop high level strategic plans and manage the detailed follow-thru
  • Create well thought out and clear executive summaries
  • Hands on, "roll up sleeves" approach while also being a strategic leader
  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced environment and juggle multiple projects and personalities at once
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Senior Analyst, Merchandise Planning Online Resume Examples & Samples

  • 30%-Partner with Merchandise Planning Managers and Online Merchants to analyze business drivers, provide insightful assessments and execute strategies to achieve business objectives
  • 30%-Contribute to projects and new initiatives which further strategic business objectives
  • Ability to understand business drivers and influence decision making with cross-functional partners
  • Proven ability to analyze, evaluate, and interpret complex data; innate intellectual curiosity
  • Ability to work simultaneously across several work streams balancing quality of work and consistent delivery
  • High comfort level working in fast paced environment
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Merchandise Planning Proj Mgr Resume Examples & Samples

  • 40% Drive consistent category-level strategy planning with Merchants: coordination of necessary data from both store and online systems along with data from key competitors, development of project templates and concise reporting results for leadership team
  • 25% Partner with functional areas including Supply Chain, Core Merchandising, Vendor Compliance and Inventory Management to ensure effective solutions that can be leveraged across all areas to positively affect basket penetration
  • 25% Manage the execution of key, quarterly and ad hoc programs and new initiatives
  • 10% Responsible for the creation and execution of reporting, ensuring accurate data collection while highlighting key insights to drive decision making
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Senior Merchandise Planning Analyst Resume Examples & Samples

  • Bachelor's Degree required and 3-5 years related business experience, with at least 2 years in a planning role
  • Strong retail math and analytical skills with the ability to develop logical recommendations, comprehensive forecasts and planning strategies required
  • Strong Business development skills and judgment with the ability to conceptualize future opportunities and initiatives, translate ideas into actionable tasks, and identify, quantify, and communicate opportunities and risks required
  • Strong prioritization, organization, and multi-tasking skills with the ability to work independently required
  • Strong interpersonal skills and leadership skills with ability to negotiate with and influence team members
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, and Access, along with the ability to quickly learn new data analysis tools required
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Manager, Merchandise Planning & Analytics Resume Examples & Samples

  • Participate in key "Go To Market" milestones (e.g. line plan handoff, proto reviews, line close) to ensure that products in development will meet corporate, financial and strategic productivity targets
  • Financially vet all channel line requests with product merchants and key executives for "late add/reactivations" meeting. Create executive level summaries and progress tracking tools to validate efforts to warrant financial gains
  • Partner with product merchandising leadership to create visual tools that communicate strategies and seasonal plans across the organization; track progress assessment at each key "Go To Market" touch point
  • Minimum of 3 years of Merchandise Planning, Finance or Consulting experience
  • Advanced working knowledge of excel and strong systems experience. Previous experience with SAP, BW or SAP Business Objects a plus!
  • Highly organized and proactive with a strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Team player able to manage cross-functional relationships and collaborate with key partners company-wide
  • Solid strategic thinker with a strong understanding of business strategies
  • Embraces and champions change
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Merchandise Planning Internship, Spring Resume Examples & Samples

  • Ability to partner well within you direct team, as well as other lines of business
  • Ability to handle competing priorities in a fast-paced work environment
  • Proven organization and time management skills
  • College Program Alumni or previous Disney experience
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
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Manager, Merchandise Planning & Analysis Resume Examples & Samples

  • Propose inventory strategies to Buyers to stay on target
  • Develop financial merchandise forecasts and plans at the category and product level that align with company sales, markdown, and turn goals
  • Run weekly and ad-hoc reporting to analyze business to drive sales and identify opportunities
  • Interpret data, analyze results using statistical techniques and provide ongoing reports
  • Identify, analyze, and interpret trends or patterns and produce relevant reports to ensure effective management of merchandise
  • Propose inventory strategies to stay on target
  • Assist in Buying forecasts, managing inventory, and markdowns
  • Supervise Pricing and Inventory team members
  • Bachelors Degree or equivalent work experience
  • 5-7 years experience in allocation and planning experience in Retail and/or Ecommerce environment
  • Advanced knowledge of retail math and full understanding of merchandise planning
  • Proficient computer and internet skills
  • Exceptional organizational and planning skills
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to effectively work with all levels of the organization and outside colleagues and vendors
  • Ability to adapt to shifting priorities, timelines and demands is essential
  • Problem analysis and problem solving skills
  • Initiative and good track record of punctuality and consistency
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Senior Analyst, Merchandise Planning Resume Examples & Samples

  • 40%-Track and measure business performance via execution of key daily, weekly and monthly reporting; seek out opportunities to continuously improve reporting efforts
  • Must pass pre-employment tests if applicable
  • The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a bachelor's degree program or equivalent degree in a field of study related to the job
  • MBA or equivalent work experience in retail, merchandising, or a consulting/ project management role in a corporate environment
  • Demonstrated ability with business modeling capabilities using tools such as SQL, Excel, Access, and Tableau and advanced proficiency with other Microsoft Office programs
  • Track record of taking ownership and driving results; ability to learn quickly and independently
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Director, Merchandise Planning, Mens Resume Examples & Samples

  • Strategic Financial Planning
  • Minimum of 5 to 6 years merchandising and financial planning experience required in the apparel industry
  • Understanding of Specialty Store Retail Channel
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Manager, Merchandise Planning Resume Examples & Samples

  • Create preseason sales, margin and inventory plans by department class that supports product and financial strategies
  • Forecast in-season sales and inventories on a weekly basis
  • Develop direct reports
  • 5 – 7 yrs. of Merchandise Planning experience
  • Strong analytical skills and understanding of retail financial measurements
  • Strong listening, written and oral communication skills
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Director, Retail Merchandise Planning Resume Examples & Samples

  • Lead the annual budget planning process. Lead strategy for monthly forecasting with planners and communicate these plans to finance partners and merchandising team
  • Partner with operations, finance and merchandising teams to ensure there is alignment in all retail strategies
  • Develop long term strategies that lay out the plans for future growth and profit improvements
  • Analyze and propose to merchandising department top line shifts in the assortment investment at the gender, category and classification level
  • Lead team to set weekly/daily/seasonal distribution and replenishment strategy for all concepts by analyzing sales trends, profit, turn, WOS, article counts and goals
  • Provide guidance and recommendations to management regarding complex issues related to the financial impact of business KPI’s
  • Direct team and evaluate key business issues impacting the division and present business solutions to management
  • Deliver accurate and timely management reporting products (historical results, forecasts, budgets) on an ad-hoc, monthly, quarterly and annual basis
  • Own the receipt and markdown checkbook. Partner with VP – Merchandising and Merchandising Directors with decisions that would affect these top line roll ups
  • Ensure planning organization is driving the OTB process with monthly meetings with the Merch teams
  • Analyze, establish and communicate the correct article and unit counts for each store. Min, Max, Ideal
  • Establish a best practice for product flow for each season
  • Ensure that the each individual on the planning team is receiving the training and development that they need to be successful
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including strong and flexible personality, to build relationships
  • Requires good business math acumen and analysis to comprehend statistical information and reporting in order to make business decisions
  • Ability to forecast consumer trends and buying habits 9 months in the future
  • Requires complex decision making based on statistics, trends and opinions
  • Requires good presentation skills with focus being on oral and written communication skills
  • Requires a high level understanding of retail POS and back office computer systems
  • Requires proficiency on MS Office Excel, Word, Outlook and Power Point
  • Requires making complex decisions that will have a major effect on success of business
  • Requires mental stamina to remain positive and approachable during times of stress
  • Requires ability to be able to interact comfortably with a diverse range on individuals and personalities
  • Requires ability to consensus build and work through corporate organizational structure
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists
  • Ability to calculate retail math formulas such as variance to last year, percent of total, turn, Open-to-Buy and sales per square foot
  • Proven ability to lead and develop teams
  • Ability to drive consensus and collaboration across functional groups
  • Ability to travel by air domestically and internationally as need, in some cases with limited or no notice
  • Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university
  • Bachelor’s degree from a four year college or university with an emphasis on business/finance
  • A minimum of 7 years financial/business analysis, modeling and forecasting experience
  • A minimum of 7 years experience in a retail environment
  • A minimum of 5 years managing a team
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Merchandise & Planning Administrative Assistant Resume Examples & Samples

  • Maintains confidentiality of store financial and sales information and demonstrating high ethical standards at all times
  • Assists the EVP, Chief Merchandising Officer and SVP, Planning & Allocation with projects, data collection and communication of necessary information
  • Interacts and coordinates communication with all Officers and corporate areas, merchandise vendors and travel agencies
  • Make travel arrangements for EVP, Chief Merchandising Officer and SVP, Planning & Allocation
  • Prepares and distributes key meeting notes and follows up with stakeholders to ensure deadlines are met with actions as called out in notes
  • Manages the flow of reports and recaps ensuring that reports are current and maintained, as needed. As proficiency level increases, begins to highlight and call-out exceptions requiring attention of supervision
  • Follow company policies and procedures and maintains a safe work environment
  • As an executive, must demonstrate reliability and flexibility in work schedules
  • Make copies and send faxes
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Director, Merchandise Planning Resume Examples & Samples

  • Provide sku plan guidance to merchandising team
  • Support business in all matters related to merchandise budgets & goals
  • Manage, train and develop team of merchandise analysts
  • Partner cross functionally to understand business needs & challenges
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Merchandise Planning Manager Homedepot.com Resume Examples & Samples

  • 40% - Drive consistent category-level analytics and strategy planning efforts with Online Merchants including coordination of necessary data from both store and online systems, competitive intelligence, channel performance, and site experience to drive actionable insights
  • 30% - Manage KPI reporting efforts ensuring accurate data collection while highlighting key insights to drive executive decision making
  • 20% - Lead select projects and new initiatives which further strategic business objectives
  • 10% - Partner with cross-functional counterparts (e.g. Supply Chain, Finance, Category Experience, Marketing, etc.) to ensure development of well-thought out, sustainable, and effective strategies/ solutions
  • Prior experience in merchandise financial planning and analysis
  • Strong strategic thinking ability
  • Superior analytic skills (quantitative and qualitative)
  • General management skills
  • Strategic thinking; process focus
  • Ability to influence others at all levels within the organization
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Senior Manager, Omni Merchandise Planning Resume Examples & Samples

  • Manage/support career development process of teams to ensure team engagement, talent retention and development
  • Create strategies for succession planning through long term team development plans and cross-functional and cross brand partnership
  • Lead team projects to expand planning tool capabilities and efficiencies
  • Serve as functional expert on cross-functional task forces intended to drive overall profitability or efficiency
  • Work with cross-functional partners to communicate division-level financial merchandising plans to support financial objectives
  • Communicate financial strategies in both pre-season plan meetings and quarterly investment review meetings
  • Present top-line strategies for area of responsibility in monthly merchandise planning review meetings
  • Work with planners to communicate departmental strategies as well as weekly recaps to present key financial analysis and recommendations to Senior Leadership
  • Participate in weekly retail strategy meetings to develop financially sound plans and contingencies for both pre-
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Senior Merchandise Planning Manager Resume Examples & Samples

  • 10+ years of related work experience
  • Experience with merchandise financial and assortment planning required
  • Ability to effectively prioritize workload in a fast paced, frequently changing environment while remaining detailed and organized
  • Lead with integrity and able to propel a team toward the completion of goals
  • Ability to analyze, articulate, and solve complex problems and concepts to make effective business decisions
  • Able to utilize organizational and project management skills to direct work activities within critical path timelines
  • Maintain the customer’s perspective as a driving force behind business decisions and activities
  • Strong interpersonal, written, verbal communication and presentation skills, with the ability to interface effectively with individuals at various levels, both internally and externally
  • Responds positively to frequent changes, embracing and using new practices or values to accomplish goals and solve problems
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite, SAS, and familiarity with Planning software programs
  • Up to 15% travel required, overnight stays as needed
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Manager of Merchandise Planning Resume Examples & Samples

  • Bachelor degree in relevant field of study or equivalent years of related work experience required
  • 5+ years of related work related experience required
  • Strong ability to analyze, articulate, and solve complex problems/concepts to make effective business decisions
  • Ability to communicate information and ideas through a variety of media that engages and helps audience understand the message
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, verbal communication and presentation skills, with the ability to interface effectively with individuals at various levels both internally and externally
  • Proficient at developing and using collaborative relationships to facilitate the accomplishment of work goals
  • Ability to effectively prioritize workload and the management of multiple categories in a fast paced, frequently changing environment while remaining detailed and organized
  • Ability to set high goals for personal and group accomplishment; using measurement methods to monitor progress toward goals; tenaciously working to meet or exceed goals while deriving satisfaction from that achievement and continuous improvement
  • Ability to work and effectively lead team members, regardless of their personalities and communication styles
  • Able to maintain the customer perspective as a driving force behind business decisions/activities
  • System - Strong MS-Office, Microstrategy, and JDA experience
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Senior Manager of Merchandise Planning Resume Examples & Samples

  • Accountable for forecasting of the annual and weekly financial plan while working collaboratively with the merchandising organization and key support teams including pricing and promotions, supply chain, insights and finance
  • Oversees team(s) project assignments and deliverables; ensures successful completion of project goals and objectives
  • Leads the development of divisional strategic financial recommendations to achieve sales and profit goals
  • Develops strategies for the merchandising organization and works with cross-functional partners to create actionable goals to be implemented and executed according to key drivers and initiatives that impact the business
  • Oversees annual financial planning and weekly forecasting based on historical business performance and aligns with merchant teams
  • Collaborates cross-functionally with insights, supply chain and finance to share information necessary to improve workflow and deliver end to end approach
  • Reviews sales trends, item level data, promotional plans, markdowns and budgets to create an accurate demand plan
  • Helps to define and translate business goals into actionable items for the planner in collaboration with the merchant teams
  • Delivers sound analysis to drive performance and ensures alignment across category team and cross functional partners through a standardized process
  • Reviews reports and metrics and identifies opportunities to optimize pricing and promotional plans. Reviews marketplace data and provides recommendations
  • Provides post mortem analysis of merchandise categories to identify trends and make recommendations to maximize business results
  • Effectively communicates with merchandising leadership teams to inform decisions
  • Cultivates a high performing and engaged team through continuous training and mentorship, setting obtainable performance goals, and providing clear communication and constructive feedback
  • Bachelor’s Degree and at least 7 years of experience in Retail, Merchandising demand planning, inventory management, allocation, analytics, finance or replenishment OR a High School Diploma/GED and at least 10 years of experience in Merchandising, Marketing, Store Operations, Retail Consulting or Retail Communications
  • Retail industry and merchandising knowledge
  • Experience establishing and maintaining relationships with individuals at all levels of the organization, including the executive level
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills, superior critical thinking ability, and solid communication and presentation skills
  • Experience in automated reporting and advanced charting
  • Advanced level skill in Microsoft Word (for example: adding developer tab, creating a macro, formatting table style, inserting comments and/or creating a mail merge)
  • Advanced level skill in Microsoft Excel (for example: using AVERAGE function, merging and centering cells, printing centered page and/or creating a pivot table)
  • Advanced level skill in Microsoft PowerPoint (for example: changing picture styles, customizing animation and/or setting automatic slide timings)
  • At least 2 years of experience planning, developing, and managing departmental expense and capital budgets
  • At least 2 years of experience directly managing people, including hiring, developing, motivating, and directing people as they work
  • Advanced analytics, query/modeling
  • Demand Tec or Promotional forecasting tool
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Director of Merchandise Planning Resume Examples & Samples

  • Develops and fosters a cohesive team environment with all cross-functional partners
  • Trains and develops management team on thought processes to analyze and forecast sales, margin and turn relative to plan, trend and history
  • Reviews projections/analysis with Managers for consistency, strategic alignment and thought process
  • Responsible for meeting sales, margin and turn targets
  • Partners with GMM’s and Merchant team to develop a clear understanding of the customer and product strategies
  • Partners with Buying, Allocation and Business process to ensure execution of strategy
  • Assist GMM/DMM/Planning in Management and maintain company turn and GM goals
  • Requires 10 years of merchandise planning. Minimum of 7 years’ experience involving sales and inventory planning, sales forecasting and OTB
  • Minimum of 5 years of prior supervisory experience
  • Minimum of 5 years of store class planning experience
  • Ability to partner and influence
  • Highly effective written/verbal communication and collaborative skills
  • Strong retail and math skills
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Merchandise Planning Leadership Role Resume Examples & Samples

  • Effective assessment and development of staff
  • Develop seasonal sales and margin, and reforecast as needed
  • Oversee the development of the seasonal Merchandising plans and challenge assumptions and strategies to maximize sales and margins for their division
  • Integrate all aspects of Planning (seasonal Merchandise plans, store plans, regional plans, assortment planning and ladder planning)
  • Communicate strategies to Allocation Department
  • Direct all Micro-Merchandising initiatives through final implementation
  • Regional Planning/Store Planning (Location Planning)
  • Participate in company strategic initiatives
  • Sales volume
  • Gross margin
  • Planning calendar
  • Minimum ten years’ retail experience in positions of increasing responsibilities in Planning, leading and managing a team of Directors and/or Senior Managers
  • Planning experience in the apparel, accessories, or home category from a department store, mass merchant, or specialty retailer
  • Ability to build solid relationships and partner with merchants. Will participate with other members of the management team in an effective manner to identify, define, and evaluate key strategic issues for the division and develop alternative solutions to meet strategic goals and provide information to make these decisions
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Ability to make financial projections and identify and evaluate variances of actual performance against the plan
  • Strong management, leadership, and influencing skills
  • A leader, mentor, and trainer to his/her organization
  • A team player and collaborator; able to contribute to all functional areas of the company
  • A broad-based strategic business partner capable of providing leadership in a fast-growing organization
  • Well-developed ethical standards of professional behavior
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Manager of Merchandise Planning Resume Examples & Samples

  • Responsible for developing seasonal business plans for division through partnership with Buying group and analysis of historical data to forecast trends
  • Oversee the development of Pre-Season chain plans at the class level and In-Season forecasting of chain plans
  • Manage weekly OTB
  • Performs ad hoc analysis and recommends courses of action to drive profitable sales
  • Collaborates closely and builds trust among cross-functional partners to drive desired results
  • Lead and inspire team. Build environment that strengthens associates through training and development; ensures that Associates clearly understand job expectations
  • Requires minimum of 8 years retail merchandise planning. Minimum 5 years’ experience involving sales and inventory planning, sales forecasting, and OTB
  • Minimum of 3 years of prior supervisory experience
  • Minimum of 3 years store class planning experience
  • Demonstrated decision-making ability
  • Ability to partner and influence cross-functional partners
  • Highly effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Thorough knowledge of planning systems, Arthur Planning is strongly desirable
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Director, Merchandise Planning Resume Examples & Samples

  • Ensure proper management of all fiscal sales, receipt, margin and inventory planning for the assigned merchandising division(s) (40%)
  • Lead staff in the use the ARTHUR Enterprise suite to maximize gross margin and perform ad hoc reporting and forecasting for sales, receipt, margin and inventory opportunities and risks. (20%)
  • Manage all in season revisions, forecasting to Merchandising Plans and Open to Buy for assigned division (20%)
  • Conduct meetings with Merchandising Planning team in order to communicate any opportunities or risks to the plan and changes in strategy to maximize profits (10%)
  • Hire, appraise and train Merchandise Planning team members on Merchandise Planning and Analysis techniques and systems. (10%)
  • Demonstrated results-oriented leadership including the ability to model total development and serve as a steward of Dollar General’s mission & values
  • Strong analysis skills sufficient to interpret trends and other merchandise reporting data and provide feedback to management in the area of merchandise planning
  • Ability to maintain appropriate compliance and controls; a strong knowledge of merchandising
  • Strong problem solving skills, utilizing technical expertise and good business judgment in support of operational and strategic objectives
  • A mature sense of self and the ability to manage in a high-growth, rapidly changing corporate environment
  • Demonstrated ability to produce results by leveraging resources, maintaining tough expense control, and managing key initiatives effectively
  • Ability to effectively recruit, assess and develop personnel. Strong “hands-on” performance management abilities
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively with all levels of staff and management
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft spreadsheet and word processing applications
  • 4 Year College Degree (preferably in Retail or Business) and 4 - 6 years work experience work experience in Retail Planning, Allocation, Replenishment or Merchandise Systems, along with leadership experience. Or, 8 Years experience work experience in Retail Planning, Allocation, Replenishment or Merchandise Systems, along with leadership experience
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Manager, Merchandise Planning Resume Examples & Samples

  • Manages Key item ladder plans creation both pre and in season and approves
  • Ensure markdown strategies are maximizing profit and inventory liquidation across stores and direct
  • Analytic Skills: Ability to think objectively and interpret meaningful themes from quantitative and qualitative data. Ability to use logic to solve problems
  • Communication: Can present ideas and direction to others. Can build strong relationships with a diverse group of business partners. Demonstrate strong listening, written and oral communication skills
  • Systems and Tools: Advanced in Microsoft Excel required skills required to include pivot tables, V and H lookups, conditional formatting, etc. Oracle Retail Planning preferred, JDA Arthur or SAS Planning a plus. Experience with or a strong ability to learn reporting/data warehousing tools preferred
  • Possess strong organization and time management skills. Possess a strong sense of urgency and a high level of attention to detail. Must be organized, disciplined and able to work under pressure
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Manager, Merchandise Planning & Analysis 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 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
  • Actively manages the business by identifying opportunities to exploit sales and margin opportunities. Partners with buyer and allocation analyst to develop execution tactics
  • Develops a collaborative team atmosphere through an open exchange of ideas and positive feedback between buyer, planner and allocation analyst team members. Develops and maintains positive relationships with Merchandise Leadership Team members through active communication
  • Achieve annual Sales Dollar, Margin Dollar and Inventory Turn targets for assigned product areas
  • Achieve forecast accuracy targets
  • Other accountabilities, as established by the Management Team
  • Bachelors Degree preferred
  • Five or more years of related business experience
  • Strong retail math skills and strong analytical skills, as evidenced by: - Ability to develop comprehensive plans and forecasts. - Ability to develop logical recommendations
  • Strong business development skills and sound judgment, as evidenced by: - Ability to conceptualize future opportunities and develop strategic business initiatives. - Ability to translate ideas into actionable tasks
  • Strong organizational skills, as evidenced by: - Ability to prioritize and manage multiple activities. - Ability to work independently
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, as evidenced by: - Ability to present and defend a business position, in both one-on-one and group situations. - Ability to maintain composure and present creative, solution-oriented recommendations when faced with difficult performance and/or challenging directives from manager
  • Strong interpersonal skills and leadership skills, as evidence by: - Ability to motivate, negotiate with and influence team members. - Ability to negotiate with and influence members of other teams and other departments, including management levels. - Ability to manage and resolve conflict. - Ability to partner internally and externally to advance to company and the planning organization
  • System savvy with spreadsheet, word processing, and data analysis tools
  • Capable of learning new processes and tools quickly
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Manager, Merchandise Planning Resume Examples & Samples

  • Analyzing and compiling data to help identify areas of financial risk and opportunity in forward looking forecasts
  • Contributing to the evolution of the department through talent development, training and coaching and participation in various process and system improvement initiatives as required
  • Translating Annual Plan and operational metrics into goals for cross-functional stakeholders (promotional planning, supply chain, forecasting, replenishment, etc.) and working collaboratively with those teams to resolve operational hurdles in a frank and pragmatic manner
  • Post-secondary university education, preferably in business, finance, and/or a related field
  • 5 + years’ experience in a retail organization with 2 + years’ experience in a planning function
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VP-merchandise Planning Aeropostale Resume Examples & Samples

  • Ensure delivery of the financial objectives of each area through accurate and proactive management and forecasting of sales, mark-up and markdowns, inventory levels and margin goals
  • Develop and deliver merchandise analysis to inform and guide executive decision making, including weekly markdown decisions and promotional events
  • Partner with allocation on the timing and quantity of new and existing product to flow into the stores
  • Interact on a regular basis with the merchants and allocation teams directing the strategic financial plans by category
  • Develop and ensure compliance of planning process improvements, standardizations and best practices
  • Lead internal merchandise planning as well as cross functional teams
  • Develop and implement new business process within merchandise planning
  • Provide high level analysis and business reports to company executives
  • Lead and manage planning team-provide training and career development. Ensure departmental goals are achieved
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Merchandise Planning Internship, Fall Resume Examples & Samples

  • Intense attention to detail
  • Strong oral/written communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Willingness to learn new business dynamics
  • Demonstrated ability to manage conflict and determine resolution
  • Previous customer service experience
  • Senior or higher (or a recent graduate) earning a degree in Business, Finance, Math, Merchandising, Industrial Engineering or a related business major
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Manager, Merchandise Planning Resume Examples & Samples

  • Propose and deliver business recaps and financial strategies. Lead MPR (Merchandise Plan Review) for assigned merchandise categories
  • Ensure that the financial strategy pursued is consistent with the budget and profit parameters
  • Hire, coach and develop a quality team including succession planning and regular performance reviews to address personal growth and development needed to foster a productive, focused team
  • Work with other areas of the business as needed, to ensure proper support and coordination of Merchandise issues including allocation, merchandising and finance
  • Recommend action and communicate issues that relate to Merchandising and may hinder DSW’s ability to achieve our financial objectives
  • Develop and present information to executive teams
  • Cross-functional and store travel as needed
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Global Merchandise Planning Operations Analyst Resume Examples & Samples

  • Support the development and facilitate the Global implementation of the corporate-wide Integrated Business Planning process
  • Support Global Planning lead the Global S&OP process with key cross-functional business partners to drive profitable inventory decisions
  • Facilitate and coordinate key global merchandise Planning GTM milestones: Merchandise Financial Plan and Investment Review
  • Ensure Merchandise Planning specific processes/GTM dates are aligned to enable seasonal execution
  • Serve as a liaison between global merchandise planning operations and global merchandise operations
  • Assist Planning leadership in leading and implementing the End-to-End Merchandise Planning Transformation that drives simplification, optimization and quantifiable results
  • 3 years relevant professional experience in Planning, Inventory Management, or Finance
  • Business Process Modeling
  • Highly proficient with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Ability to build constructive and effective relationships with a broad, diverse group of business partners
  • Ability to interact across levels of the organization, including leadership
  • Ability to effectively communicate clearly in written or presentation form, concisely across timezones & cultures
  • Strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to work with diverse teams with the ability to adjust communication style in order to provide information in an effective manner
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Technical Lead-merchandise Planning Systems Resume Examples & Samples

  • Works closely with business, and team members to understand business requirements that drive the analysis , design and configuration of quality technical solutions
  • Serve as IT System Matter Expert (SME) for the Merchandise Planning Systems
  • Has experience in systems analysis, design and a solid understanding of development, quality assurance and integration methodologies
  • Designs interface and conversion needs for data and process to enhance existing systems or develop new ones
  • Recommend, design, develop, test and implement new capabilities and enhancements based on feedback from users
  • Support to manage and prioritize system issue and bug resolution
  • Work closely with team to detect, diagnose and remediate production issues
  • Be an active member of the Oracle Retail user community and bring in current industry practices
  • Manage the Oracle Retail Category Management/Assortment Planning system upgrades and partner with QA and technical teams to plan for the releases
  • Continually work to ensure the system is performing as expected and meeting the needs of business partners
  • Support resolving issues, gaps and defects escalated by users and/or key business stakeholders
  • Reviews technical work of other team members, ensuring adherence to IT standards
  • 5+ years of related work experience implementing Oracle Retail RPAS Planning suite modules
  • Hands-on knowledge of current technology standards/trends coupled with a desire to continually expand personal knowledge/skills
  • Domain knowledge of the Retail Merchandising and Planning and technologies and solutions relevant to this industry
  • Demonstrated knowledge of all components of Iterative and Agile SDLC methodologies in the context of major systems implementations and especially on projects and initiatives of high complexity
  • Ability to establish and maintain relationships with other business and technology leaders
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills coupled with the ability to tailor communication to all levels of an organization
  • Demonstrated ability to debate ideas, comfortable managing constructive conflict, and not afraid to challenge the status quo
  • Open-minded with proven ability to work collaboratively with others in team environment
  • Experience identifying, defining and implementing technical design/coding standards
  • Required Technical Skills – Understanding of Oracle Retek RPAS Planning Suite, ERP Implementations, API Management, SOA Integrations, Jira/Agile Methodologies, server infrastructure design
  • Desired Technical Skills – RPAS, Unix Shell scripting, Java, Oracle, PL/SQL technologies
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred in Computer Science; or relevant work experience
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Director, Merchandise Planning Resume Examples & Samples

  • Retail supervisory/management experience, preferably in hard lines, with previous responsibility for product merchandising, scheduling, payroll, sales initiatives and P&L
  • Scheduling flexibility
  • An agriculture background and/or college degree are definite assets
  • Previous retail experience preferred
  • High school diploma or the equivalent
  • Bachelor degree in agricultural-science or business related field desired
  • Highly motivated leader capable of motivating others to achieve company goals
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to resolve issues ethically and with minimal conflict
  • Must have a Valid Driver s License if you drive for company business
  • Perform and execute principle responsibilities
  • Process information / merchandise through system and POS Register system
  • Communicate effectively with team members and customers
  • Read, write, and count to accurately complete all documentation
  • Freely access all areas of the store including selling floor, side lot, stock area and register area
  • Operate and use all equipment necessary to run a store such as a dolly, hand-truck, forklift, computer and cash register
  • Squat, bend, stoop and climb ladders
  • Move and transfer merchandise generally weighing 0 50 pounds throughout the store
  • Work varied hours, days, night and weekends as business dictates, plus six days a week during peak seasons in the spring and fall
  • Work a minimum of 40 hours per week
  • Stand and walk for long periods of time often up to four hours straight without a break
  • Travel to other store locations and to company functions
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Senior Merchandise Planning Manager, Outdoor Resume Examples & Samples

  • Develops a vision for the business and effectively communicates the needs in order to move forward
  • Suggests strategies to drive sales on key categories / items
  • Maintain focus on the bottom line while simultaneously handling multiple tasks, information and responsibilities
  • Analyze historical data and current trends to identify opportunities and risks by department, subclass, collection and sku
  • Create and present department level plans that support division and department level strategies
  • Develop and build collection and sku level sales plan with supporting investment quantities and accurate flow forecasts
  • Manage the reconciliation of top down to bottom up financial plans
  • Balance workload priorities to ensure successful execution of inventory management initiatives
  • Collaborate with Merchandising to support product strategies and vision
  • Takes ownership of additional projects that support company initiatives
  • Demand forecasting at the department, subclass, collection and sku level
  • Forecast sales and inventory and develop strategies to maximize opportunities and mitigate risk
  • Calculate receipt needs based on inventories and rate of sale and present buying strategies and inventory investments to senior leadership team
  • Complete open-to-buy activities at the department and subclass level for all key metrics and present action plans during monthly OTB meetings
  • Manage the on order pipeline of goods and negotiate flow requirements with vendors
  • Focus on top volume collection/skus to maximize in-stocks, bottom-line revenue and promise to the customer
  • Manage and develop team (Merchandise Planner & Coordinator) through mentoring and fostering an efficient and results-oriented environment
  • Owns an element of the on-boarding process for new hires
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Team Lead Merchandise Planning Resume Examples & Samples

  • Training and further development opportunities to expand your skills and help you on your way A corporate culture where your skills are judged only by your results - our motto: wear sneakers, not ties
  • The security of an expanding company with 11.000 employees and a company pension scheme
  • Attractive employee discounts in our online shop and a public transport ticket at a discount
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Merchandise Planning & Allocation Intern Resume Examples & Samples

  • Must be studying a major related to Business Administration, Finance, Economics, Statistics, Business Analytics, Fashion Marketing or Management etc
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Prior retail or apparel industry experience
  • Microsoft Office programs—particularly strong proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • Understanding of the Lucky Brand aesthetic and an enthusiastic willingness to learn
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Merchandise, Planning & Allocations Intern Resume Examples & Samples

  • Manage forecast models, incorporating business intelligence and forecast information gathered from sales, marketing, finance, retailer replenishment analysts, and other sources
  • Provide an industry wide competitive analysis of the Factory/Outlet store channel of business
  • Minimum Junior status pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Apparel/Fashion Merchandising, Business, or related field
  • Strong background in Microsoft Office
  • Office environment. Utilizing an office desk – sitting, reading, listening, or speaking with the ability to move intermittently throughout the day
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Manager, Merchandise Planning & Allocation Resume Examples & Samples

  • Tasks and responsibilities not applicable to Apparel
  • Tasks and responsibilities applicable only to Apparel
  • 5 years related experience
  • Advanced skills in
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Senior Merchandise Planning Analyst Resume Examples & Samples

  • Partner with cross-functional team to develop sales, markdown, and inventory targets that reconcile merchandising strategies with the company’s financial goals
  • Participate in and lead many areas of annual, seasonal, and monthly sales, margin, and inventory planning with cross-functional partners in planning and finance
  • Provide hindsight recaps that clearly articulate highlights and learnings in order to influence future business strategies
  • Create ad-hoc analysis that provides additional insight into business trends/performance that will inform future forecasts and plans
  • Establish track record of clear communication up, down, and across the organization
  • 5-10 years of experience. Retail experience in Merchandising, Planning, Production, or Consulting a plus
  • Ability to influence a matrix organization
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Team Leader Merchandise Planning Resume Examples & Samples

  • Responsibility for planning the DOS sites for the allocated divisions (SPW & WW) in the EMEA region
  • Further development of existing planning and reporting processes
  • Central contact person for our markets and their local trading teams
  • Ensuring that all defined retail KPIs are achieved
  • Ensuring market-related budget planning and product range purchasing in close collaboration with the responsible central divisions, especially EMEA Buying
  • Responsibility and implementation of centrally controlled mark-down management
  • Technical and hierarchical management of the Trading Planning team for EMEA DOS SPW & WW
  • Staff development / coaching
  • Several years of experience in retail merchandise management, ideally in the DOS field
  • Good decision-making skills and strategic thinking
  • Assertiveness, a solution-oriented approach and some creativity
  • Well-developed communication skills and good time management
  • Very good knowledge of using MS Office and SAP
  • An excellent knowledge of English
  • Several years of experience in staff management / staff development
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Director, Merchandise Planning Resume Examples & Samples

  • Ensure proper management of all fiscal sales, receipt, margin and inventory planning for the assigned merchandising division(s)
  • Lead staff in the use the ARTHUR Enterprise suite to maximize gross margin and perform ad hoc reporting and forecasting for sales, receipt, margin and inventory opportunities and risks
  • Manage all in season revisions, forecasting to Merchandising Plans and Open to Buy for assigned division
  • Conduct meetings with Merchandising Planning team in order to communicate any opportunities or risks to the plan and changes in strategy to maximize profits
  • Hire, appraise and train Merchandise Planning team members on Merchandise Planning and Analysis techniques and systems
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Manager of Merchandise Planning & Allocation Resume Examples & Samples

  • Define and achieve the sales goals for assigned areas on a weekly basis. Ensure that inventory and markdowns budgets are met with sensitivity to the needs of the business
  • Prepare and present the annual merchandise plans and monthly forecasts. Lead the forecast meetings
  • Maintain the accuracy of the OTB plan and forecast data at all times
  • Analyze the business weekly, producing KPIs and insights of value to the merchant team. Function in partnership with the merchants to drive tangible results
  • Identify opportunities and risks in the business and partner across the organization to implement responses
  • Lead the distribution of product for assigned areas, ensuring that fixture, layout, and new store needs are covered while optimizing the inventory for sell-through and turn
  • Recruit, select and develop top talent through training, coaching and developing/challenging work
  • Additional job duties or responsibilities may be assigned
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Merchandise Planning Manager Women s Resume Examples & Samples

  • Demonstrated leadership and talent development skills
  • Proven experience profitably growing a multi-channel business
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, with planning systems experience - Oracle RPAS a strong plus
  • 3-5 years of omni-channel merchandise planning experience, strongly preferred
  • BA/BS degree in business-related field and relevant work experience preferred
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Global Merchandise Planning Operations Analyst Resume Examples & Samples

  • Working closely with Regional Planning, Global Planning System, Global Reporting teams and cross-functional partners in standardizing planning processes and ways of working while understanding the challenges and differences between the regional planning organizations
  • Develop process maps and communication tools to communicate merchandise planning and inventory management processes and ways of working across the organization
  • Ensure merchandise planning and inventory management specific processes/GTM dates are aligned to enable seasonal execution
  • Assist leadership in leading and implementing the End-to-End Merchandise Planning Transformation that drives simplification, optimization and quantifiable results
  • Inform system/ tool and reporting development through the global teams
  • Inform change management and training development
  • Business Process Modeling preferred
  • Ability to build constructive and effective relationships with cross-functional partners
  • Ability to interact with internal & external partners in various ways – negotiating, influencing, collaborating, directing, facilitating
  • Ability to effectively communicate clearly, concisely across timezones & cultures
  • Strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to work with diverse teams. Ability to adjust communication style in order to provide information and direction in an effective manner
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Director of Merchandise Planning Resume Examples & Samples

  • Develop new systems and tools to enhance reporting and drive business
  • Facilitate launch of new merchandise planning system
  • Approve planners pre-assortment financial class plans and sku plans
  • Develop a strong working relationship with Production, Merchandising, Account Planning and Sales
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Converse Merchandise Planning Analyst Resume Examples & Samples

  • Minimum 1 year experience in merchandising or planning position
  • Strong retail math acumen, including elements of margin planning and inventory productivity measures
  • Ability to research and analyze large amounts of data, draw sound conclusions, and make formal recommendations
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently and to coordinate cross-functional efforts
  • Advanced proficiency in MS Office, specifically Excel
  • Excellent listening, oral, and written communication skills