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Associate Merchandise Planner

Country : USA

State : New York

Town : New York

Category : Logistics

Contract type : Permanent

Availability : Full time

Job description

Associate Planner will be responsible for planning, trending revisions, and OTB control from the classification level to the division level. Responsible for developing unit classification plans to support the open to ship allocation system. Partners with the Buying, Store Planning teams and Management to identify business opportunities/risks to sales/margin and make recommendations accordingly.

- Responsible for developing seasonal business plans through partnership with buying group and analysis of historical data to forecast trends- Develop Pre-Season chain plans at the class level and In-Season forecasting of chain plans- Monitoring monthly performance to sales, inventory and margin targets- Manage weekly OTB- Performs independent analysis and recommends courses of action to drive profitable sales- Collaborates closely and builds trust among cross-functional partners to drive desired results - Responsible for presenting and calling out risks/opportunities to Management and Senior Merchants


- Requires minimum of 2 years' retail merchandise planning experience; prefer to have at least 1 yr. of managing OTB experience- Demonstrated decision-making ability- Ability to partner and influence cross-functional partners- Highly proficient in Excel- Highly effective written and verbal communication skills- Strong analytical and conceptual skills- Strong retail math skills- Knowledge of planning systems desirable, Arthur Planning is strongly desirable- 4-year college degree required

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