Merchandise Planner

Long Beach, Lakewood California
Required Experience: 6 year(s)
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary Range: Not available
Posted 10 days ago

Rastaclat is looking for an experienced Merchandise Planner to join our team. The Merchandise Planner plays an important
role managing inventory forecasting and product buys and providing analytics and trend analysis necessary for the team to
identify risks and opportunities. An ideal candidate has experience in the pre-season financial and inventory planning process
as well as in-season inventory optimization across B2B and B2C Channels. This individual will work closely with Allocations,
Production, Product Design and Sales Teams. A positive attitude is essential.

RESPONSIBILITIES //
-- Develop preseason sales, margin and inventory turn plans that support current and new channel growth strategies.
-- Develop seasonal plans by analyzing historical data and current trends while identifying risks and opportunities for
future assortment needs. Reconcile plans from a top down and bottom up perspective.
-- Review findings from sales analysis into seasonal merchandise plan to make decisions on product life cycle.
-- Execute the merchandise selection by balancing sku plan and price consistency with the company and regional
requirements.
-- Forecast sales, margin and inventory turn by month and communicate business performance during weekly sales and
monthly buy meetings.
-- Analyze and react to financial, market, customer trends and formulate appropriate strategies in partnership with the
cross-functional teams.
-- Create detailed quarterly recap reports to drive strategic assortment decisions for future quarters and in-season
management.
-- Provide monthly business reporting and provide expert analysis on trends and recommendations.
-- Understanding of Global Markets, ability to review sales plans, data, and strategies for both International, Regional,
Domestic regions and Sports market.
-- Review and analyze complex historical trends and data to optimize production purchasing regionally and globally.

REQUIREMENTS //

-- 5-7 years proven experience as a Merchandise / Demand Planner.
-- Extensive experience with Full Circle is required.
-- Microsoft Excel skills are imperative.
-- Prior experience with Monday, Domo, Sales Force, and Keynote/Powerpoint is a plus.
-- Strong analytical skills with the ability to analyze complex quantitative data.
-- Knowledge of Accessories, Apparel, or Sports business planning.
-- Strong presentation skills.
-- Ability to be a part of a team, set challenging standards, develop strong partnerships, and lead others to action.
-- Ability to multi-task and work both independently and within a group.
-- Able to work under pressure with deadlines.
-- Must be organized and detailed oriented with ability to prioritize multiple projects.
-- Exceptional follow through.
-- Ability to thrive in an environment with evolving processes.
-- Self-starter with positive outlook who is motivated to lead and learn.
-- Team player, positive attitude and enthusiastic.
-- Must enjoy a fast-paced environment.

ABOUT RASTACLAT //

Rastaclat is a symbol of positivity, doing good for yourself and others. We believe that positive action can change lives, inspire
confidence & unite us as human beings. #SEEK THE POSITIVE. This radiates through our company culture giving everyone on
our small, but growing team the opportunity to bring their best on the daily. This position is a performance-based role that is
grounded in our core values and offers upward growth potential. Our team of 35 employees share a positive work environment
in an office located in Lakewood, CA that is walking distance from solid restaurants, shopping and a fitness center. Every
quarter our team participates in a charitable, giveback event to keep the positivity flowing and we keep the team vibes strong
with monthly-catered lunches, yearly company-wide incentives and a generous benefit/retirement package.

PERKS //
-- Medical Benefits
-- Retirement Benefits
-- Company sponsored Apple laptop
-- Monthly Catered Lunches
-- Quarterly Charitable Events & Annual Company Incentives
-- Healthy Snacks
-- Positive Company Environment

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Medical Benefits
401K Retirement and Profit Sharing Benefits
Company sponsored Apple laptop
Quarterly Charitable Events & Annual Company Incentives
Healthy Snacks