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Senior Merchandise Planner, Women’s Apparel

Country : USA USA

State : Texas

County : Dallas County

Town : Dallas

Category : Logistics

Contract type : Permanent

Availability : Full time

Company presentation

For over a century, Neiman Marcus Group has served the unique needs of our discerning customers by staying true to the principles of our founders: to be the premier omni-channel retailer of luxury and fashion merchandise dedicated to providing superior service and a distinctive shopping experience in our stores and on our websites. Neiman Marcus Group is comprised of the Specialty Retail Stores division, which includes Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman, and our international brand, mytheresa.com. Our portfolio of brands offers the finest luxury and fashion apparel, accessories, jewelry, beauty, and home décor. The Company operates more than 40 Neiman Marcus full-line stores in the most affluent markets across the United States, including U.S. gateway cities that draw an international clientele. In addition, we operate 2 Bergdorf Goodman stores in landmark locations on Fifth Avenue in New York City. We also operate more than 40 Last Call by Neiman Marcus off-price stores that cater to a value oriented, yet fashion minded customer. Our upscale eCommerce and direct-to-consumer division includes NeimanMarcus.com, BergdorfGoodman.com Horchow.com, LastCall.com, and CUSP.com. Every day each of our 15,000 NMG associates works towards the goal of enabling our customer to shop any of our brands "anytime, anywhere, and on any device." Whether the merchandise we sell, the customer service we offer, or our investments in technology, everything we do is to enhance the customer experience across all channels and brands.

Job description

Neiman Marcus Group (NMG) has been the premier destination for luxury fashion and goods, superior service, and an elevated retail experience for more than a century. Today, 9,000 associates contribute to the success of NMG's brands: Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Last Call, and Horchow. There are 38 full-line Neiman Marcus stores in cosmopolitan markets across the United States and a sophisticated digital platform that attracts shoppers worldwide. Bergdorf Goodman operates two stores in landmark locations on Fifth Avenue in New York City and BergdorfGoodman.com, catering to loyal luxury customers globally. NMG also owns five Last Call stores and Horchow.com, an e-commerce site that offers premium furniture and home decor.

Our customers will always be at the center of everything NMG does. The company continues to reinvest in new technologies that enhance the customer experience. NMG meets customers where they are. NMG's goal is to offer customers a seamless experience across its stores, online, and remote digital selling.

As part of NMG's Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) work, the organization is focused on driving its core value of being "All Heart." NMG is also assessing its current environmental and social impact while developing a three-year plan to lead the luxury industry in its commitment and transparency to environmental and social sustainability. NMG strives to become an employer of choice, driven by a culture of Belonging. A dedicated team focuses on this journey, directly impacting how NMG conducts business throughout the workforce, workplace, and marketplace dimensions.

DESCRIPTION

The Senior Merchandise Planner (SMP) serves as a business partner to the Buyer(s) and Manager of Merchandise Planning (MMP) to analyze, plan, forecast, and evaluate financial data to support and implement profitable merchandise strategies. Focus on creating and maintaining buy/financial plans, projections, allocation, replenishment and financial analysis is key. The SMP will also work closely on the training and development of the office assistant buyers.

JOB DUTIES

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop seasonal merchandise plans with Buyer, DMM, and MMP to maximize opportunities and minimize risk
  • Partner with Buyer on monthly projections
  • Forecast and validate each Buying Office's projections to ensure sales, gross margin and inventory objectives are being met
  • Analyze business
  • Develop and adapt financial tools to better manage Buying Office business
  • Liaison between corporate Planning and Buying Office
  • Manages projection process
  • Drafts product and location plans
  • Reviews product allocation
  • Provides financial analysis
  • Communicates with the stores and vendors on a regular basis
  • Develop financial skills of the assistant buyers
  • Develop strategic plans, budgets, and recaps
  • Performs additional tasks as required
JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Strong leadership, management, communication, customer service, and organization skills
  • Flexible and able to perform in a fast paced, changing environment
  • Exceptionally strong Excel skills
  • Understanding of concepts related to merchandise planning such as projections, gross margin, sell through, etc.
  • Functional/Technical skills
  • Customer focus
  • Process Management
  • Strategic Agility
  • Progressive with an innovative approach
  • Self-motivated and action/results oriented
  • Managing and measuring work
  • 2 - 5 years of retail experience as an Assistant Buyer, Department Manager, Planner, or other similar positions, or if internal, must have completed the Executive Development Program
  • Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each job duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or ability required.
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