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Merchandise Planner in Dallas, TX at Tuesday Morning

Date Posted: 4/15/2019

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Job Description

Merchandise Planner

Responsible for developing merchandise plans that support the merchandise strategy and company financial objectives in dollars, units and cost metrics.  Develop seasonal plans with sales and profit targets. In-season reforecast the plans to address trends and changes in market. Communicate risks and opportunities to Buyers in order to achieve financial plans.

Primary Responsibilities:  

  • Build financial merchandise plans by family of business that supports the merchandise strategy and financial objectives in by week/plan level.
  • Utilize historical data to support the buy process and deliver the plan.
  • Create category plans that support Family level financial plans.
  • Compile weekly sales, markdown and inventory data and provide analysis that supports risks or opportunities to current forecasts.
  • Manage OTB weekly and participate in Monthly Forecasting and Strategy meetings with Buyers.
  • Ensure stock levels are sufficient to support sales trends.
  • Partner with Store Planning to review bottom’s up store level plan to identify opportunities based on store trends.
  • Develop ad hoc reports as needed to drive or react to current and future business.
  • Interpret trends in order to drive sales and increase merchandise productivity.
  • Maintain open communications and develop working relationships within the merchant group.  Build partnerships with Buyers and Allocators.

Qualified candidates will possess:

  • Excellent leadership and communication skills
  • Strong analytical/statistical skills including comprehensive understanding of retail math concepts and formulation of business plans
  • Ability to analyze open to buy and develop forecast and recommend in-season action to minimize risk
  • Use logical thought process to solve complex problems
  • Flexible and adaptable to change
  • Experience with planning & allocation software; specifically MMS
  • Advanced level Microsoft Excel spreadsheet creation and manipulation

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor\u0027s degree in related field and minimum of 5 years experience in Planning & Allocation or an equivalent combination of education and retail allocation experience.
  • Experience with breadth of product assortment/classes, etc.
  • Minimum of 2 years Merchandise planning experience.

We offer competitive compensation, excellent benefits to include 401(k), best-in-class products, and more! Both innovative and high-performing, our stores provide you with unlimited possibilities to start your career. Be a part of the Tuesday Morning growth!

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