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Senior Merchandise Planner, Victoria's Secret Lingerie

Country : USA USA

State : Ohio

County : Franklin County

Town : Reynoldsburg

Category : Logistics

Contract type : Permanent

Availability : Full time

Job description

The Senior Merchandise Planner is a leader within the Planning organization. The ability to influence both peers and managers is critical for success in this role. Sr Planners are accountable for analysis of in-season business and the development of future financial strategies that support financial goals. Through their analysis and development of financial strategies, the Sr Planner will collaborate with Merchandising, Production, Deployment and Demand Planning.
Responsibilities:
Drives and owns the Pre-Season Planning- Connecting statistical analysis, assortment architecture, and merchant vision into a pre-season view of a merchandise plan.
Seasonal Planning- Develop seasonal architecture aligned with Brand strategies and calendars; incorporate distortions, targets and relationship of regular to promotion sales sensitivities and demand.
Assortment architecture- Balance assortment by driving top line sales and profit growth through focus on key product, while incubating new product assortment.
Develop weekly sales, markdown and receipt plans at the style level based on both trend and historical performance.
Inventory Management- Manage floorset/monthly receipts to approved levels by scrutinizing buys and focus on optimal inventory turn, while taking into consideration the varying seasonal sales curves and receipt flow to facilitate floorset set-up
Manage the critical assessment and hindsight of merchandise strategy to inform future planning and execution activities.
Executes key Monday morning reporting utilized by cross-functional teams to analyze the business.
Function as project manager for ad hoc projects, system implementations and updates, merchandise initiatives, etc.

Profile

Qualifications:
Flexible and able to perform in a very fast paced, changing environment
Builds collaborative partnerships cross-functionally and resolves conflict productively
Business acumen: understands and executes against business strategy
Strong analytical skills
Ability to work independently but knows when to request a partner in key decision-making situations
Ability to synthesize large quantities of data, and develop a recommendation to drive business decisions
Communicate to all levels with a clear, concise point of view, both verbally and in writing

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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