Merchandise Planner

Richmond, VA, USA
Posted 4 hours ago
Full timeRetail Apparel and Fashion,Retail,Manufacturing

Job Description

The Merchandise Planner position is responsible for demand planning and inventory management to maintain sufficient inventory levels to meet cross-channel customer demand. The position is a key support role within the company that will work closely with our supply chain and sales departments to help improve forecasting, better leverage inventory, and improve the decision-making process using data and information. This position requires an individual that is well-organized, detail-oriented, and data-driven to understand channel and item-level trends to ensure inventory is managed efficiently and ultimately meets our consumer demand.


  • Support multiple sales channels through planning and inventory analysis by communicating and collaborating with cross-functional internal business teams and external partners
  • Calculate item, category, and channel-level inventory forecasts and assist in rolling up total inventory replenishment needs
  • Provide input to seasonal assortment sku planning based on historical performance and current trends
  • Forecast, review, and analyze inventory performance, overstocks, and closeout items to maintain optimum inventory turns and achievement of targeted inventory levels
  • Proactively manage and allocate inventory between NetSuite locations based on independent analysis to support business needs
  • Assist team members with various reporting needs including inventory and sales analysis, incoming shipments, and daily reports
  • Analyze and communicate sku level ETAs of inbound inventory to the necessary internal teams


  • Bachelor's degree required, preferably in retail management, business analytics, or related field
  • 3-5 years in inventory planning and allocation, retail buying, or data analytics
  • Understanding of inventory analysis including weeks of supply, inventory trends, and inventory forecasting
  • Expert proficiency in Excel required - lookups, pivot tables, complex formulas, robust document creation and maintenance
  • Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with internal cross-functional teams and external business partners
  • An enjoyment of data analysis and problem-solving, process improvement identification, and providing recommendations for creative solutions
  • Comfortable managing competing priorities through strong organizational skills, and using logical analysis for decision making
  • This position is in office in Richmond, VA and is NOT REMOTE

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