Category : Merchandising
Location : Panama
Job ID : Merchandise Planner
For our office in Panama we are looking for a Merchandise Planner - O&O and wholesale - who will work directly with cross-functional partners (Finance, Operations, Store team, Marketing, etc.
to build category level revenue and inventory plans for all product categories for the full-line and outlet business.
The Merchandise Planner will also assist in building store level revenue and inventory plans for all points of sale locations.
As primary analytical partners in the business experienced Planners are responsible for decisions that directly affect sales, margin, inventory, profit and other metrics.
The Merchandise Planners additionally owns ensuring the accurate execution of allocation (e.g., assortment) strategies for their given categories.
The Merchandise Planner utilizes standardized guidelines, tools and special direction provided by cross-functional partners to optimize the store level assortments and the achievement of store inventory plans.
Key accountabilities :
Develop and present seasonal / weekly merchandise financial plans for their given categories in accordance with company goals, historical performance and market trend analysis.
Develop and provide appropriate business analysis to influence future purchases and assortment strategies for their given categories.
Recap and analyze actual sales results to plan and forecast in-season sales and inventories on a weekly, monthly and quarterly basis.
Work with Manager to create open to buy forecasts, re-forecast sales and manage inventory for all basic styles to meet department financial.
Actively participate in business review meetings weekly with cross-functional team to highlight current business trends, identify and action on risks and opportunities.
Review all planogram shifts that affect brand / class level plans for future seasons.
Manages the impact of new stores, remodels, and exiting brands / categories to the plan as well as builds the visual and selling new store set-up inventory package.
Will closely partner with VM to ensure the store is set-up successfully.
Creates promotional and markdown strategy for given categories in outlet locations.
Develops promotional trackers for stores for any promotion or seasonal event.
Partner with VM to execute appropriate in stores visuals to marry inventory strategy in outlet locations.
Develop knowledge of geographic and store-attribute performance and trends through data analysis and field communication.
Work with cross functional team to ensure timely and accurate inventory execution of new store openings.
Execute initial product allocations based on preseason buy; propose adjustments based on current trend by item category and location.
Assist in developing and optimizing replenishment strategies to maintain appropriate stock levels by item and location.
Effectively communicate sales, receipt, and inventory information as needed to appropriate contacts
Identify impacts from major shifts in promotions, holiday shifts and product flow strategies
Develop a seamless relationship with Sales, Marketing, Visual merchandising, Training and Supply Chain, to ensure consistent communication.
Partner with operations team to identify issues affecting stores such as pricing, and product flow issues; develop solutions and manage the execution to get resolution of all outstanding issues.
Partner with Sales Team to ensure consumer trends / needs are being met.
Pivotal and professional qualifications :
The successful candidate will have about 3-5 years of experience as a retail / wholesale planner.
Demonstrated leadership, collaboration, teamwork, and change management skills; the ability to motivate, inspire and rally colleagues.
Strong problem solving- being able to resolve issues independently.
Basic working knowledge of EDI concepts.
Excellent communication skills.
Advanced Excel (indexes, lookups, macros, etc)
Outlook, Word, PowerPoint
If you think you could rise to this challenge, please send your resume to dlombardi pandora.net with the subject Merchandise planner .