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Associate Merchandise Planner, Digital

Country : USA USA

State : Ohio

County : Franklin County

Town : Reynoldsburg

Category : Logistics

Contract type : Permanent

Availability : Full time

Job description

Description:
The Associate Planner analyzes, tracks, and reports on data to assist in the identification and execution of merchandise plans for a category. Primarily focused on developing & maintaining pre-season and in-season plans while incorporating such items as current trends, promotional activity, and changes to assortment. Works with cross functional partners at BBWD & BBWS (such as merchandising, inventory, and other functions in MP&A). Reports to Sr. Merchandise Planner.
Must possess the ability to:
*Develop forecasts for new skus and strategize assortment from a financial perspective
*Basic understanding of retail supply chain management inclusive of inventory planning
*Review and analyze business performance trends
*Maintain SKU level forecasts that are updated monthly or more frequently based on needs of the business, inclusive of units, sales dollars, and margin. Identifies trend changes and impacts to business
*Collaborate with Inventory Deployment Analyst on launch & reactive buys.
*Work with Central Planning in identifying targets for pre-season and in-season
*Present business trends and forecast to management in weekly business review & monthly MPR (Monthly Planning Review)
*Develop long term forecasts to act as basis for seasonal architecture to meet business needs
*Review and provide forecast hindsighting for season for cross-functional team
*Actively pursue growth and development opportunities, continually finding ways to improve
*Communicate openly and directly; accept responsibility and champion ideas despite challenges
*Champion change, taking risks as needed and demonstrating flexibility
*Encourage innovation, creativity and risk-taking through influence in teams
*Cultivate the ability to work effectively under stressful and changing circumstances
*Foster teamwork by being a valued team player and building good relationships across functional and division lines
*Set high personal performance standards that deliver results, convey a sense of urgency and enthusiasm for the business, and help achieve goals despite obstacles or opposition
*Working with Store partners in inventory & merchandise planning to understand assortment strategy.

Profile

Qualifications:
*Bachelor's degree in finance, operations, economics, business, statistics or equivalent experience
*Minimum 2 years of experience in: retail merchandise planning, demand planning, inventory management, allocation or replenishment, financial planning or financial analysis experience
*Excellent understanding of merchandise as it relates to company strategy
*Excellent communication, prioritizing and problem-solving skills
*Keen ability to interact with peers and merchants
*Highly proficient in Microsoft Excel
*Familiar in Microsoft Power Point, Word, and Access
*System skills capabilities and proficiency in Manugistics, Data Warehouse and Arthur Planning preferred


An equal opportunity employer, we do not discriminate in hiring or terms and conditions of employment because of an individual's race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status or any other protected category recognized by state, federal or local laws. We only hire individuals authorized for employment in the United States.
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