Merchandise Planner

Cerritos, CA, USA
Posted 3 days ago
Full timeRetail Apparel and Fashion


REVOLVE is the next-generation fashion retailer for Millennial and Generation Z consumers. As a trusted, premium lifestyle brand, and a go-to online source for discovery and inspiration, we deliver an engaging customer experience from a vast yet curated offering totaling over 45,000 apparel, footwear, accessories and beauty styles. Our dynamic platform connects a deeply engaged community of millions of consumers, thousands of global fashion influencers, and more than 500 emerging, established and owned brands. Through 16 years of continued investment in technology, data analytics, and innovative marketing and merchandising strategies, we have built a powerful platform and brand that we believe is connecting with the next generation of consumers and is redefining fashion retail for the 21st century. For more information please visit

At REVOLVE the most successful team members have a thirst and the creativity to make this the top e-commerce brand in the world. With a team of 1,000+ based out of Cerritos, California we are a dynamic bunch that are motivated by getting the company to the next level. It’s our goal to hire high-energy, diverse, bright, creative, and flexible individuals who thrive in a fast-paced work environment. In return, we promise to keep REVOLVE a company where inspired people will always thrive.

To take a behind the scenes look at the REVOLVE “corporate” lifestyle check out our Instagram @REVOLVEcareers or #lifeatrevolve.

Are you ready to set the standard for Premium apparel?

Main purpose of the Planner role:

The Planner drives sales plans through a consistent focus on studying the business, monitoring inventory and sales performance, and providing analysis necessary to bring in new products to fit the needs of the customer. Track sales performance of existing products and assist in the determination of next steps; this includes developing in-season forecasts and future merchandise plans for given segments of the business. Ensure that the merchandise financial targets are met including tracking and managing the buy plan and inventory. This position leverages historical sales data to identify trends and future opportunities to ultimately impact the topline sales numbers.

The ideal candidate for the Planner position will blend their deep understanding of fashion with their analytical skill set. They will be a collaborative team player who is able to see the big picture business yet is able to drill down to a micro level. Their strong drive and curiosity makes them a self-starter who can drive strategic change.

Major Responsibilities:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Analyze historical data and current trends to identify risks and opportunities; compare sales data of the planned segments to company targets and provide action plans to reconcile deviations
  • Manage the sales and inventory at segment level and ensure that the merchandise targets will be met on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis
  • Monitor inventory positions to identify opportunities for reorders, RA’s, markdowns, margin dollars, and collaborate with Buying Team to manage reconciliation on an ongoing basis
  • Impact and optimize merchandise assortment plan through segmentation, brand, category, and trend analysis
  • Facilitate vendor negotiations by equipping the Buying Team with all necessary data, projection models, and analysis
  • Ensure that we are buying into proper breadth, depth, and sizing opportunities

Required Competencies:

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Strong aptitude with numbers and clear understanding of retail math
  • Strong organizational skills - ability to manage multiple projects, prioritize, and meet deadlines and to keep abreast of current and future fashion trends
  • Ability to communicate persuasively, influentially, and responsibly across a cross-functional team
  • Excels in team environments and in building / developing strong interpersonal relationships, while maintaining an individual determination to accomplish goals
  • Ability to demonstrate logical thinking and problem-solving skills multi-tasking, time management, self-motivation, persistence, and takes full ownership of their success
  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of Microsoft Excel and Office Suite

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Up to 3 years of quantitative analytical experience with a proven track record of achieving successful results from data-mining large databases
  • Solid experience with designing and building Excel spreadsheet models
  • Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • E-commerce apparel experience
  • SQL experience a plus
  • Interest and knowledge in contemporary, aspiring-luxury, and luxury fashion

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