Associate Planner, Women’s

New York, New York Merchandising, Planning Posted November 29, 2023
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Title: Associate Planner, Women's
Location: New York, NY (hybrid)
Company: Global retailer

Salary: $65,000 – $90,000
*Salary is commensurate with experience and is an estimated range provided by JBC

Responsibilities:

The Associate Planner performs and is accountable for Merchandise Planning responsibilities including OTB management, Key Item planning, Promotional/ Markdown management and seasonal planning under the direction of the Planning Manager / Sr. Planner.

 

 

Responsibilities:

  • Analytical/reporting- Responsible for Monday reporting to entire team using Excel
  • Weekly business analysis, including recommending promotional / markdown strategy, and entering data into the system
  • Meeting with cross functional partners weekly and working together on strategy and forecasting to grow the business, and mitigate risk
  • Monthly OTB, including presenting business to upper management.  OTB  requires ability to forecast selling, reconcile receipts, and manage inventory
  • Associate Planner shares a joint responsibility to buy product with their merchant counterpart, including hind sighting the business and locating opportunities for improvement

 

Qualifications:

  • College degree
  • 2+ years experience within a Financial/Allocation/Corporate Planning Division, preferred
  • Excellent Excel skills and strong analytical ability
  • Excellent mathematical skills are required 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and ability to discuss    business strategies are a must
  • Knowledge of retail math
  • Must be able to work well with others, as well as being self-directed and have a passion for the business
  • Retail experience/financial background a plus, but not necessary
  • IP and IPDW experience is a plus
  • Candidate must be detail oriented/strong time management skills
  • Creative to find best solutions and develop methods to improve efficiency
  • Along with effective communication, candidate needs to have a strong understanding of KPIs  in order to influence CFTs
  • Must be flexible to adapt to changing business trends and projects
  • Possess the ability to learn new systems and planning methodologies; create analytical reports to gain greater insight into the business
  • Ability to work in fluid environment with changing priorities required
  • Ability to meet deadlines with frequent changes to projects

 

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