Merchandise Planner In-Season

Multiple Locations
Required Experience: 0 year(s)
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary Range: Not available
Posted 7 days ago
Job Description
JOB DESCRIPTION MERCHANDISE PLANNER IN-SEASON | BRUSSELS EUROPEAN HQ As 'Merchandise Planner In-Season' you will act as a trusted member of the Geo Retail Trading team to support brand/category end to end strategy and vision. You'll use strong analytical skills and commercial knowledge of the retail market to manage in season trading activities to reflect latest business performance into the trading plan.You will be able to identify key business issues, provide analysis on opportunity and risk in the business, and make recommendations to drive revenues in stores. This role will collaborate closely with Retail Merchants and inventory management to optimize in season stock management and will be accountable to drive in season commercial decisions. Key Responsibilities: • Conduct quantitative analysis and insights to optimize inventory deployment – monetize new opportunities and identify risks and formulate recommendations. • Manage in-season profitability to achieve or exceed seasonal performance at Geo / Category level • Drive in season commercial decisions to maximize revenue • Manage markdown activities; identify products to go on sale and define level of discount • Develop accurate inventory flow forecasts that support in season business strategies • Highlight Store to store transfer opportunities • Identify opportunities in store to clean Excess inventory • Attend weekly retail meetings to align on trading activities • Collaborate with Retail Merchandising to reassess in season performance, leverage key learnings into in season trading actions and reflect into next season assortment buy • Communicate weekly in season trading actions to cross functional partners and act as first point of contact • Define in season allocation strategies to optimize inventory for key peak periods • Monitor product availability in European warehouses to identify product opportunities in order to drive local commercial initiatives • Collaborate with store planner to review store grading/max capacities • Regularly visit retail stores to gather market intelligence and reflect key take outs into in season trading actions Education: • Bachelor’s degree in Retail Management, Business management or Finance Experience: • 3 to 5 years of work experience in Retail business (preferably in planning or allocation) Specialized Knowledge/Technical Skills: • Strong analytical skills to interpret meaningful themes from quantitative data • Strong understanding of Retail revenue drivers • Ability to articulate key performance indicators, and how they are used in key systems/tools. • Highly proficient with Microsoft Excel Decision Making and Problem solving: • Ability to problem solve independently & through strong partnerships with regional business partners • Ability to analyze and assess impact of decisions on department and cross-functional business partners. • Proactively identify business issues and develop creative solutions. • Ability to excel in an environment without extensive resources and with high ambiguity • Self-motivated, actively takes initiative to learn and drive the business Communication: • Ability to build constructive and effective relationships with a broad, diverse group of business partners, mainly the cross-functional team • English fluent, spoken and written • Ability to influence cross-functional partners • Strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to work with diverse teams. • Ability to adjust communication style in order to provide information and direction in an effective manner LOCATIONZaventem, BelgiumFULL TIME/PART TIMEFull time