Merchandiser Planner

Lucky Brand
Greater Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted 1 month ago
Full timeRetail Apparel and Fashion,Retail

The Merchandise Planner is responsible for the plan and forecast processes for the brand business to insure company financial objectives are achieved. This position will provide strategic and analytical support to merchandising through all phases of product life cycle (pre season and in season) and will collaborate with cross functional business partners to insure sales, gross margin, and key investment goals are achieved.

Position Responsibilities:

• Develop, execute and communicate strategic merchandise financial plans and strategies that support the merchandising and financial objectives of the Company

• Create pre-season sales, margin and inventory plans by department, class, and/or SKU to support product and financial strategies. Review with Director.

• Analyze historical data and current trends to recap business. Work to identify risks and opportunities by department and by class. In partnership Director, create strategies to align inventory with Merchant partners.

• Collaborate with Merchandising to develop and communicate strategies that align future financial and product opportunities in the area

• Present in-season forecasts and action plans in open-to-buy meetings. Create action plan based on forecast and lead discussions to management & cross functional teams.

• Hindsight in-season & post-season performance by category. Share results with cross functional teams, identifying opportunities and implement strategies for go forward season.

• Develop item-level promotional and markdown strategies on a weekly basis. Partner with Merchandising & Merch Control to accuracy of system entry.

• Create and publish various weekly Merchandise Planning reports, including ad hoc recaps.

• Collaborate with CFT for replenishment, receipt flow, testing strategies

• Lead by exemplifying the company core values: Respect, Teamwork, Compassion, Integrity, Accountability, and Inclusion.

Position Requirements:

• 3-5 years of Merchandise Planning or related financial/analytical experience

• Global business analysis and strategic/innovative thinking skills

• Ability to negotiate with, and influence peers and members of cross-functional team

• Understanding of retail financial measurements across Stores and Ecommerce channels.

• Flexible and adaptive to changing priorities

• Strong listening, written and oral communication skills

• Able to organize and prioritize workload to meet deadlines

• Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Microstrategy & planning tools/systems.

SPARC Group LLC is an equal opportunity employer. We value a culture of inclusion and diversity within our workforce, and are committed to maintaining a workplace free from prohibited employment conduct, including discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, domestic partner status, civil partnership, status as a covered veteran, status in the Uniformed Services of the United States, citizenship and any other characteristic protected by law (“Protected Characteristics”).

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