Senior Merchandise Planner

GOOD AMERICAN
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted 9 days ago
Full timeRetail Apparel and Fashion

Senior Merchandise Planner

The Senior Merchandise Planner will join a team that is responsible for the strategic planning of inventory levels to meet demand, drive margin, and reduce liability to achieve financial targets for Good American. This role requires experience in Ecommerce and Wholesale planning and will focus on the Denim Category to assist in all demand planning duties, including analyzing inventory flow and developing forecast models.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop and manage annual, seasonal and monthly merchandise plans for Denim & any additional assigned Categories

· Assist in the maintenance of the OTB & ladder plans for Denim & any additional assigned Categories

  • Partner with merchants to develop and propose business tactics in response to current business trends, advising them on open-to-buy, optimum unit purchasing, etc.
  • Analyze and assess the sales performance of assigned product categories; revise in-season plans accordingly to maximize sales and profitability
  • Monitor and evaluate sales of current styles every week, partnering with merch & planning team to effectively manage receipts and inventory
  • Manage ATS and Oversolds to ensure total company booking are covered and any in season bookings or reorders are leveraged against existing inventory
  • Manage aging inventory and overstock to develop exit strategies and Off-Price packages
  • Perform ad-hoc analysis based on historical bookings, product attributes, and current trends
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with cross-functional partners – Sales, Merchandising, Ecommerce, Customer Service, and Production

SKILLS/REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • 4-5+ years of experience in merchandise planning, inventory management, financial planning, or a similar role
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel required, including vlookups and pivot tables
  • Thorough attention to detail and ownership over the accuracy of distributed reports and information
  • Able to adapt to changing priorities, work independently, and proactively identity and solve business issues as they arise
  • Clear understanding of basic financial measures: sales, gross margin, weeks on hand / weeks of supply, etc. and how to maximize them
  • Solid understanding of inventory management practices and procedures.
  • Professional and positive attitude

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