Senior eCommerce Merchandise Planner

Five Below
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Posted 2 days ago
Full timeRetail Apparel and Fashion,Retail

At Five Below our growth is a result of the people who embrace our purpose: We know life is way better when you are free to Let Go & Have Fun in an amazing experience, filled with unlimited possibilities, priced so low, you can always say yes to the newest, coolest stuff! Just ask any of our over 17,000 associates who work at Five Below and they’ll tell you there’s no other place like it. It all starts with our purpose and then, The Five Below Way, which is our values and behaviors that each and every associate believes in.

It’s all about culture at Five Below, making this a place that can inspire you as much as you inspire us with big ideas, super energy, passion, and the ability to make the workplace a WOWplace!

Position:Sr. eCommerce Merchandise Planner

DEPARTMENT:Planning & Allocation

Report To:Director of eCommerce Planning

Job Responsibilities:

The Senior Planner works in close partnership with the buying teams to set merchandise sales, margin, and inventory parameters that drive omnichannel growth. The Senior Planner is considered the channel expert who collaborates proactively with cross-functional teams from merchandise planning, buying, marketing, finance and the distribution center.

Pre-Season Planning:

  • Ecommerce Planner creates a Bottoms Up Sales Plan by Subclass by season & quarter
  • Align with and make recommendations to Merchants & Chain Planners on Ecommerce major distortions utilizing current trend and LY performance
  • Responsible for presenting plans and calling out risks/opportunities to Senior Management and Merchants
  • Incorporate into plans the estimated impact of seasonal marketing stories and messages
  • Partner with Category Merchandising Analysts to understand business changes and trends
  • Review Chain plans to support Ecommerce and brand strategies
  • Align with Finance partners on sales targets
  • Review high-level MMU risks to support profit goals

In-Season Planning:

  • Managing in-season Class plans, reforecasting sales as necessary
  • Work with Merchants & Category Merchandising Analysts on changes in the assortment plan, new items and Ecommerce exclusives
  • Responsible for weekly presenting and reporting on performance to plan, top selling items, as well as comparisons of top Ecommerce categories vs Chain
  • Performs ad hoc analysis and recommends courses of action to drive profitable sales
  • Communicating risks and opportunities with Ecommerce Merchandise Planning Director
  • Work with Allocation partners on proper weekly sales flow to support replenishment
  • Collaborates closely and builds trust among cross-functional partners to drive desired results
  • Maintain effective communication with internal business partners


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in Merchandise Buying, Allocation or Planning
  • Strong Retail Math acumen
  • Excellent Computer skills, proficient in MS Office Suite Knowledge of the functionality of the retail industry and various products in the market
  • Proficient in planning systems, Oracle planning is a plus
  • Should have the aptitude of working in a team and making decisions based on study and evaluation
  • Works well under pressure
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Strategic thinking and active listening skills
  • Flexibility and ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Must be organized, detail-oriented and able to work independently

Five Below is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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