Regional Merchandise Planner

Huntington Beach California
Required Experience: 0 year(s)
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary Range: Not available
Posted 2 days ago
Job Description
SUMMARY:
                Planner who will initiate analysis and develop financial strategy for a growing eComm business. The Planner will play a key role in creating reports/recaps of the business, developing financial plans and monitoring the performance of sales, inventory, markdowns and profit. Our Planner will work closely with the buying team to manage the open-to-buy and analyze seasonal merchandise assortments. Strong analytical skills, creative problem-solving skills and ability to thrive in an entrepreneurial environment are a must. Candidates must have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in Merchandise Planning.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:
PRE-SEASON
Create seasonal, monthly and weekly plans and forecasts for sales, inventory, markdowns and gross margin. Monitor performance and partner with buying team to develop financial strategies to achieve plans.
Quantify opportunity and risk of product plans as it relates to trend and financial metrics including mark-up, retail price, cost, margin dollars and rate. 
Partner with Head Buyer to develop Pre-Season Sales, Margin and Inventory Plans by brand and category level, and merchandise plan mix preseason and in season/speed to market
IN SEASON
Manage Open-to-Buy by top level brand to align inventory with sales expectations
Propose markdown and promotional strategies to buyers to maximize profitability on the life of an item or category; provide pricing and margin dollar gain/loss scenarios.
Communicate with cross functional partners regarding risk or opportunities and discuss any changes necessary to either current or future seasons.
 
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE/SKILLS/EDUCATION:
Must have 5+ yrs. Experience in Retail Planning
Minimum Bachelor’s Degree
Computer Literate – Advanced Excel Skills
Strong analytical and creative problem-solving skills
Ability to thrive in entrepreneurial environment