Assistant Merchandise Planner

Alpha Industries, Inc.
Bloomington, IL, USA
Posted 1 month ago
Full timeRetail Apparel and Fashion

Support planning team in the management of sales, margin and inventory to achieve company financial objectives.  This role will focus primarily on e-commerce.

This position will be hybrid working primarily remote but also out of our satellite office in Bloomington, Illinois


  • Actively participate in merchandise planning needs, including ensuring the accuracy of sales orders, regularly identifying inventory needs and sales opportunities.
  • Support the Director of Merchandise Planning and Logistics in responding to changing sales trends, reviewing inventory productivity metrics and overall business performance at category and country level, helping to ensure company achieves sales, margin and sale through.
  • Supports Director of Merchandise Planning and Logistics in building a pre-season bottoms up style-color level plan.  Tracks performance to plan and reports on results in-season.
  • Generate reports to communicate sales and inventory positions across business channels.
  • Perform ad hoc independent analysis and provide periodic reporting to drive business performance.
  • Build pre-season size scale.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Analytical Skills:  Ability to think objectively and interpret meaningful themes from quantitative and qualitative data.
  • Relationship Management:  Able to build constructive and effective relationships with a broad and diverse group of cross-functional partners.
  • Planning and Priority Setting:  Demonstrate an ability to set objectives and goals and organize work appropriately to meet and exceed goals.
  • Strong listening, written and oral communication skills


  • Four year degree from a college or university preferred or equivalent experience
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Excel
  • Experience with Microsoft NAV a plus

Additional Information

Alpha Industries offers competitive pay and outstanding benefits package. Alpha Industries’ corporate headquarters is located in Chantilly, VA, Sales and Marketing located in New York, NY and Distribution Center in Knoxville, TN. Alpha Industries is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. To learn more about a rewarding career with Alpha Industries, please visit our website at

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