Merchandise Planner

Bayside Search Group
Houston, TX, USA
Posted 3 days ago
Full timeRetail

Merchandise Planner

Are you ready to LOVE where you WORK and LOVE where you LIVE?

Bayside Search Group is currently working on multipleExpansion Merchandise Planneropenings with a GROWING multi-channel retailer with close to 300 stores and expanding.! This retailer is in one of the best locations in the Southwest. We are looking for Merchandise Planners with 3-5+ years of experience working for a corporate retailer.


  • Strong analytical skills, with strong problem-solving abilities and creative resolution skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, verbal communication and presentation skills, with the ability to interface effectively with individuals at various levels
  • Maintain the customer’s perspective as a driving force behind business decisions and activities
  • Ability to find and maximize business opportunities for growth and profitability for assigned category
  • Ability to make decisions and choose a course of action or develop solutions based on facts, constraints, and probable consequences
  • Knowledge of retail math required
  • Working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite, Oracle, SAS (or equivalent planning software experience preferred)
  • Utilize planning and analysis procedures throughout the financial and assortment planning process
  • Provide class/sub class insights in weekly Category Management Team meetings
  • Create quarterly/seasonal assortment business plan and reconcile with financial plan
  • Collaborate with Replenishment team on weekly needs
  • Build financial plans and collaborate with Buyers and Planning Managers to maintain them
  • Manage Open to Buy and stay abreast of trends


  • Four-year College Degree and minimum of 3 years’ experience as a Retail Merchandise Planner
  • Experience in replenishment or allocation planning a plus
  • Strong analytical and mathematical skills
  • Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong knowledge of merchandise planning principles, practices and procedures


  • Competitive base salary and bonus potential
  • Relocation assistance
  • Great work-life balance- Friday afternoons off program
  • Full Healthcare benefits
  • 401K Stock Purchase plan
  • Future growth opportunities within an expanding organization

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