Freelance Planner

New York, New York Planning Posted January 13, 2022
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Job Title: Freelance Planner, Women’s

Start Date: ASAP

Duration: Ongoing

Location: NYC (Hybrid)

FT Hours

Job Description:


  • At a category level, develop sales, gross margin, and inventory plans that support the division’s objectives. Ensure that financial objectives align with product opportunities
  • Develop, execute, and communicate strategic merchandise financial plans that support the division’s financial, product, and marketing objectives
  • Maintain OTB worksheets for pre planning and in season. Reconcile these financial documents monthly, forecast weekly
  • Present and provide information and strategic initiatives to upper management
  • Analyze and prepare hindsight documents to measure past performance as well as to build future buys
  • Analyze and communicate pricing and promotional strategies measuring past performance while building future opportunities to drive sales and maximize inventories
  • Identify and communicate potential inventory liabilities as well as opportunities with courses of action
  • Meet with cross functional teams to manage the day-to-day business as well as make recommendations on strategies to improve the business
  • Maintain key item plans that maximize sales, inventory, and profitability on a weekly, monthly, as well as yearly basis.
  • Review data outside of scope of immediate duties to understand the bigger picture
  • Work on divisional / corporate projects as necessary


  • 4-5+ years Merchandise Planning experience, preferably vertical retail setting
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Finance or Economics
  • Strong retail math background
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills including presenting complex material in an organized and compelling manner.
  • Highly motivated, well organized self-starter
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively
  • Must be highly organized; ability to work in dynamic, changing, fast-paced environment
  • Strong computer skills: Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and
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