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Retail Merchandise Planner

Company: Bayside Search Group
Location: Virginia Beach
Posted on: May 9, 2022

Job Description:

COMPANY OVERVIEW:
Looking for a place where you will not only have security, but also huge advancement opportunity?
One of the country's Top Retailers, located in Virginia, is looking for talented Merchandise Planners.
This industry leader, considered one the largest retailer in the U.S., is continually expanding and offering tremendous growth opportunity.

The principal purpose of this position is to serve as the business manager for category merchandise team and translate the merchant's strategy and vision into viable plans and profitable results. Central to the role is developing and maintaining the merchandise financial plans to the sub-department, including all financial analysis and Open To Buy management.

ESSENTIAL ACTIVITIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
-Responsible for providing input to the Category Director and Category Merchants to define category strategy
-Responsible for developing merchandise financial plans by banner, channel, and country to the sub-department level
-Responsible for financial analysis in weekly and monthly performance reviews (OTB), analyzing and reporting on current trends in financial performance and managing category inventory levels against targets
-Responsible for providing input to the development of the assortment definition and product selection to support the category objectives
-Responsible for providing financial guidance to the Replenishment Analyst and Allocator to achieve the proper inventory levels required by location to achieve financial objectives
-Responsible for providing financial guidance to product development, assortment and item plans, and store clustering, ensuring alignment to financial goals
-Responsible for analyzing actual business performance relative to plans and trends, reporting variances to plan and forecast future expected results
-Responsible for proposing action plans to capitalize on opportunities and mitigate risks

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE :
-Bachelor's degree (BA / BS / BFA) or equivalent
-Strong analytical and financial skills
-Market and trend analysis experience
-Detail oriented with knowledge of retail math
-Strong ability to work in multi-task and fast-paced environment
-Merchandise financial planning experience preferred
-Hardlines retail planning or merchandising experience preferred

What this company has to offer?
-Great career opportunity due to company growth
-Competitive base salary, plus bonus, Plus yearly equity
-Full relocation

Keywords: Bayside Search Group, Virginia Beach , Retail Merchandise Planner, Hospitality & Tourism , Virginia Beach, Virginia

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