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Merchandise Planning Manager

| Greater LA Area

Job Description

General Summary

The Merchandise Planning Manager is responsible for implementing strategies that meet and exceed sales, gross margin, GMROI and inventory goals for assigned business categories. The Merchandise Planning Manager is also responsible for the successful development, execution and communication of financial and inventory plans.

Key Roles and Responsibilities:

Financial Planning


  • Manage the development of annual, seasonal, monthly and weekly merchandise plans
  • Develop and communicate comprehensive department financial and product strategies
  • Reconcile top-down and bottoms-up class plans to department plans and forecasts
  • Develop pre-season plans and recommend purchase/investment quantities and develop accurate receipt flow forecasts
  • Manage monthly department level open-to-buy activities
  • Ensure alignment of multiple class plans to department objectives
  • Develop multiple class level pricing recommendations and strategies in alignment with department’s financial plans
  • Analyze historic performance and planned strategies to identify areas of opportunity or risk
  • Develop, maintain and update tools, reports, etc to support the needs of the business
  • Provide periodic reporting on business performance
  • Product Planning


  • Partner with Merchants to size and forecast product / brand sales and profit components
  • Establish and maintain accurate demand forecasts and execute managing / anticipating product changes, promotions, etc.
  • Manage inventory plans from investment through allocation execution, including ongoing evaluation and updates
  • Actively participate in assortment development and review, providing data and analysis to support decision-making
  • Collaborate on best strategies to address product liabilities and develop action plans to liquidate in a timely and profitable manner
  • Develop, maintain and update tools, reports, etc to support the needs of the business
  • Evaluate, analyze and report on business metrics
  • Business Process Management


  • Maintain business processes and serve as subject matter expert for process improvements
  • Balance workload thru multiple process steps (including buy planning, pre-release forecasting and weekly re-forecasting)
  • Act as primary partner for buyers on planning and inventory management processes and operating models
  • Develop, maintain and update tools, reports, etc to support the needs of the business
  • Plan Management - Allocation


  • Partner with Allocations Manager to implement consistent and profitable in-season replenishment strategies and practices
  • Lead teams in assessing and executing exceptions for in-season replenishment
  • Develop department wide risk mitigation plans and execute when appropriate
  • Partner with Allocations team to ensure right stock, right place, right quantities, right stores, right time
  • Develop, maintain and update tools, reports, etc to support the needs of the business
  • Other Duties as Required

    Requirements

    Skills Required:

    • Analytic Skills: Ability to think objectively and interpret meaningful themes from quantitative and qualitative data
    • Financial and Business Acumen: Ability to evaluate financial and business indicators and translate data into actionable information to drive results; proficiency in retail math
    • Problem Solving & Decision Quality: Able to use rigorous logic and methods to solve problems with effective solutions
    • Relationship Management: Able to build constructive and effective relationships with a broad and diverse group of business partners
    • Presentation Skills: Effective in a variety of presentation settings including one-on-one, small and large groups, and with peers and bosses
    • Influencing and Negotiation: Can present ideas and directions that lead others to action
    • Planning and Priority Setting: Demonstrate an ability to set objectives and goals and organize work appropriately to meet and exceed goals
    • Process Management: Can identify and articulate the processes necessary to get things down efficiently and align resources effectively complete activities
    • Systems and Tools Acumen: Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access and have aptitude to learn technical applications quickly
    • Risk Management: Anticipate risks and identifies contingency plans and processes to prevent disruptions when risks occur
    • Possess strong organizational and time management skills
    • Demonstrates strong listening, written and oral communication skills

    Qualifications: 

    • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
    • 5-7 years work experience, in Merchandise Planning
    • 3 years of supervisory experience, preferred

     

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    Location

    360 N La Cienega Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90048
    360 N La Cienega Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90048

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    Some Meals Provided
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