Merchandise Planner, Victoria's Secret Lingerie
Country : USA
State : Ohio
County : Franklin County
Town : Reynoldsburg
Category : Logistics
Contract type : Permanent
Availability : Full time
Empowered to make decisions in partner with their leader while also balancing input from cross-functional team members
Analyze business performance and make recommendations that will maximize sale, profitability, and inventory and mitigate risk - weekly/monthly for MPC.
Revise plans based on actual results for all planning metrics.
Partner with merchants and planning leadership on seasonal strategy.
Develop mark down strategies to optimize sell thru and profitability
Forward planning - highlight risks and opportunities based on fact based assortment analytics.
Support creation of financial decks with commentary for key business meetings (i.e. MPC, Buy Review and Hindsight)
Improve capabilities around analytics, conclusions, recommendations, to assist in driving key milestone meetings to conclusion with improved communication and influence.
Plan and manage back orders, returns and cancelations. To include BORIS/SOOS impacts on plans and results.
Manage greige/fabric positioning and liability in conjunction with Production
Maintain and take accountability for delegated tasks
Leverage experience in role to mentor and assist Associate/new Merch Planners in thought process and planning methodologies
Assist Management with special projects and initiatives
Participate in multi-level meetings
Build and evolve R&R/speed calendars with Production partnership applicable to category
Leader/shadow for the floor (build organizational influence)
Bachelor's Degree, in Business, Finance, Operations or Statistics. Advanced degree in quantitative analysis, finance or business administration preferred.
3 - 5 years of retail merchandise planning; inventory management; financial planning or financial analysis experience
Very strong numbers aptitude (statistical/accounting experience/analysis experience)
Proficient with forecasting methodologies and statistical modeling
Strong communication and presentation skills: concisely presents complex information/recommendations in terms meaningful to various audiences
Ability to advance to high levels of computer literacy; exposure to relevant planning, finance, analytical, data management systems: Unit Flow Demand Projection System; Microsoft Office Suite; Excel Add-In; Microstrategy and Essbase
Analytical thinker - problem solver
Strong collaboration skills needed
Management experience a plus, but not required
Adapts to situational demands, flexible
Strong organizational skills, multi tasked oriented
Proficient in Excel and Microstrategy
Attention to detail, accuracy, disciplined to check work
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Communicate to all levels with a clear, concise point of view, both verbally and in writing
Strong Presentation skills
Assess and identify risks and opportunities
Ability to motivate people
Experience in Digital planning tools
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