Beyond Proper by Boston Proper
  • 02-Dec-2018 to 23-Jan-2019 (CST)
  • Boca Raton, FL, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Full benefits, 401k match, company discount and more


POSITION OBJECTIVE:

The Planner, Merchandise is responsible for the development and management of Sales/Margin/Inventory plans/forecasts utilizing current sales and trend information.  The Planner, Merchandise is primarily responsible for translating the Merchant's vision into viable plans and profitable results. 

FUNCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Partner with the Merchants on the development of pre-season sales, markdown, margin, receipt and inventory
  • Develop and monitor unit plans, projections, inventory flow, promotional strategies and seasonal sell-off plans
  • Develop projections and inventory flow for key items/collections
  • Partner with supervisor to translate plan changes to impact on CAP
  • Analyze and reflect current trends in performance of strategy based on actual sales performance; revise in-season plans for sales and profitability; control inventory levels
  • Partner with Merchant to develop and propose tactics in response to current business trends, such as:
    • Make recommendations for key financial meetings/decisions in order to maximize sales, margin and inventory productivity Monthly plan review process: develop sales, markdown, receipt and inventory re-forecasts
    • Manage and execute promotional and liquidation strategy
    • Formulate alternate event options
    • Manage receipts and adjust inventory flow
    • Communicate revisions within the team and cross functionally
  • Forecast events and understand impact to Sales/Margin/Inventory pre-season and in-season.
  • Exhibit initiative to look beyond the everyday business to look for opportunities to maximize sales potential
  • Partner and communicate with Production, and Marketing.
  • Provide other analysis related to driving business goals (e.g. hindsights, color-selling, etc.)

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree; finance, operations, business a plus
  • 3-5 years of experience in: retail merchandise planning, demand forecasting; inventory management, allocation or replenishment; financial planning or financial analysis experience
  • 3 years of retail experience in assistant buying, or allocation; Merchant or merchandising experience desirable
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills; strong aptitude with numbers; retail math skills, understanding of forecasting methodology
  • Makes decisions with limited information but also able to synthesize large quantities of data to drive business decisions
  • Strong communication and presentation skills:  concisely presents complex information/recommendations in terms meaningful to various audiences
  • PC proficiency with strong emphasis on Excel
  • Builds collaborative partnerships cross-functionally; identifies/influences critical stakeholders

 

 

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