Merchandise Planner

PeopleSuite Talent Solutions
Greenville, SC, USA
Posted 13 hours ago
Full timeRetail Apparel and Fashion,Retail
Scope of Position

Create, input, and maintain statistical forecast models using quantitative and qualitative analysis that incorporates sales trends, promotional plans, new product launches and business intelligence from cross-functional partners.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and communicate demand forecasts, including category, SKU, style, etc.
  • Consistently review statistical forecast models and evaluate forecast results, researching and reconciling variances, then re-defining the models to incorporate updated assumptions.
  • Collaborate with Sales, Merchandising, Marketing, Finance and Operations teams to understand demand forecast drivers, reconcile variances, and document and integrate assumptions into the demand plan.
  • Develop in-depth analysis and performance metrics to identify issues and/or opportunities, making recommendations for demand plan improvements.
  • Communicate findings to the appropriate business partners/teams, contributing to the development of buy and inventory strategies on existing items, new products, carry-overs and product phase-outs.
  • Coordinate and manage cross-functional actions involved in meeting necessary timelines to launch, drop or transition aging or mature product.
  • Develop and maintain unit and dollar sales, inventory, receipt, margin and turn plans by month, season, and year for the Purchasing team.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Merchandising or related field
  • Generally, 4+ years forecasting, inventory and production planning experience, planning in a multi-channel environment preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel
  • Excellent math skills
  • Proficient with forecasting and statistics concepts
  • Have strong attention to detail and problem-solving skills
  • Appreciate teamwork and enjoy working with others
  • Able to multitask and keep everything organized
  • Are a strong communicator (oral and written)
  • Enjoy working in a fast-paced environment

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