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Associate Merchandise Planner, Victoria's Secret Beauty

Country : USA USA

State : New York

Town : New York

Category : Logistics

Contract type : Permanent

Availability : Full time

Job description

Victoria's Secret Beauty is looking for an Associate Merchandise Planner to join the team! This role will be focused on a specific category of business and is responsible for translating the merchant's vision into viable profitable results through developing and maintaining sales, inventory and margin plans that tie to financial targets.
Develop plans for sales, margin and inventory at the SKU level in support of productivity and financial targets
Identify and propose initial and promotional pricing by item
Analyze and reflect current trends in performance of strategy based on actual sales performance; revise in-season plans for sales and profitability by controlling inventory levels
Actively manage inventory levels by re-ordering, pulling up, pushing back or cancelling orders
Partner with merchant to develop and propose tactics in response to current business trends
Manage and execute promotional and liquidation strategies
Analyze performance for area of responsibility relative to performance of plan and budget for both period and season sales, margin and inventory
Prepare recommendations and alternatives for key financial meetings/decisions in order to maximize sales and margin and optimize inventory productivity
Perform trade-off analysis on impact of new items to the assortment identified at a sub-brand level and provide financial planning recommendations
Integration Points
Partner with business planning to inform, reconcile and revise financial targets based on the category and attribute plans
Partner with Merchants, Commercialization and Operations on exit strategies, new item launches and collections; provide recommendations in response to financial targets
Work with demand planning to improve reliability through demand plan accuracy
Integrate with Space Planning to represent the opportunities and constraints that the physical environment creates at store level, monitor results from tests, launches and edits
Partner with Operations on supply chain and inventory readiness


Bachelor's degree
3-5 years of experience in retail merchandise planning; demand planning; inventory management, allocation or replenishment; financial planning, or financial analysis experience
Strong problem-solving and analytical skills; strong aptitude with numbers; retail math skills
Ability to advance to high levels of computer literacy; exposure to relevant planning, finance, analytical, data management systems - systems used: JDA Enterprise Software's Enterprise Planning suite
Strong excel skills; ability to read, adopt and build dynamic reporting
High energy, staying flexible and positive during fast paced/ ever changing environment
High degree of communication and partnership; ability to manage up and across

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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