CONFIDENTIAL Associate Planner, Accessories

New York, New York Merchandising, Planning Posted November 29, 2023
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Title: Associate Planner, Accessories 
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


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.




  • 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



  • 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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