Merchandise Planner - Gifts

FrancescasPosted 9 days ago
Full time

Location: 8760 Clay Road Houston, Texas 77080Employee Type: Regular

We offer a creative and friendly environment with plenty of opportunity for advancement. 


francesca’s® is a specialty retailer which operates a nationwide chain of boutiques providing customers a unique, fun, and personalized shopping experience. The merchandise assortment is a diverse and balanced mix of apparel, jewelry, accessories, and gifts which targets 18–35-year-olds. francesca’s is continuing to embrace diversity and inclusion with recently adding two new collections: franki and francesca’s Fit which creates a more positive and inclusive experience; we now offer sizes for a 10-year-old up to 3X. Today, francesca’s® operates 460 boutiques in 45 states and serves its customers through, and the francesca’s app.

We offer a creative and friendly environment with plenty of opportunity for advancement. Under new private equity backed ownership francesca’s is undergoing a transformation that will position the company for rapid growth. francesca’s uniquely innovated during COVID lockdowns and loss of traffic by being scrappy in how it innovated with new product ranges to respond to the changing needs of customers.

Position Overview:

Responsible for assisting the Merchandise Planner in the development of “bottom up” class plans utilizing analysis closely related to trends, historical data, market influences and store performance.

Essential Functions

  • Provides in-season performance (liability and opportunity) inventory analysis to maximize department success.

  • Develop optimized assortment plans down to the attributes related to the class to the style choice level by store volume groups.

  • Prepares, forecasts and maintains OTB for a portion of the department responsibility.

  • Helps prepare weekly reporting, ad-hoc analysis, markdown analysis and documentation and pre-season reviews.

  • Attends vendor meetings (upon request), bi-monthly “state-of-business” meetings.


  • This is a home office position, which pursuant to the Company's COVID-19 vaccination mandate, requires all home office employees to be fully vaccinated, unless an employee objects to such vaccination for any reason of personal conscience, based on a religious belief, or for medical reasons (including prior recovery from COVID-19).  To the extent an accommodation is requested to this mandate, the Company will evaluate each request on an individualized basis in accordance with applicable law.

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field of study or equivalent years of related work experience required.

  • At least 1-2 year as merchandise inventory management, demand planning, assortment management, allocator, buying or financial related work experience required.

  • Strategic Planning skills with the ability to makes decisions with limited information but also able to utilize large quantities of data to drive business decisions.

  • Strong communication and presentation skills.

  • Prioritization, Organization, and Problem-Solving skills.

  • Builds collaborative partnerships cross-functionally

  • Demonstrates a willingness to grow and improve workplace and department achievements.

  • Adapts to schedule changes and work-related re-prioritization well.

  • Strong systems skills with experience in a planning software, allocation software, data warehouse system, purchase order management system, and Excel required.

  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills.

  • Understanding of forecasting methodology and understanding of retail math.

  • Self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit. 

francesca’s® is an equal opportunity employer

francesca's® understands that it is our team members that contribute to our growth and we invite you to help us continue in our success!

Disclaimer: Job listings provided by employers and recruiting agencies. We are not responsible for the content of these listings. Report this listing