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Manager of Merchandise Planning

Country : USA

State : New York

Town : New York

Category : Merchandising

Contract type : Permanent

Availability : Full time

Job description

Merchandise Planning Manager is responsible for leading the strategic initiatives within their division; while ensuring the accuracy and consistency of all plans, revisions and projects developed. Manager effectively manages the analysis of sales trends, gross margin, inventory and OTB levels. Partners with the Buying and Store Planning teams to identify business opportunities and risks to sales and margin. Manager is responsible for the day-to-day training and development of their team.

- 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- Monitoring monthly performance to sales, inventory and margin targets- 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- Ability to lead and manage team- Highly proficient in Excel- Highly effective written and verbal communication skills- Strong analytical and conceptual skills- Strong retail math skills- Thorough knowledge of planning systems, Arthur Planning is strongly desirable- 4-year college degree required
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