Merchandise Planner

Manhattan Beach, California Planning Posted June 13, 2024
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Title: Merchandise Planner

Company Description: Industry-leading Lifestyle and Performance Footwear

Location: Manhattan Beach, CA



  • Manage OTB sales and inventory to meet monthly, quarterly, and annual targets.
  • Update and communicate OTB and receipt plans, ensuring schedules are met' participate in forecast and OTB meetings
  • Re-forecast sales bi-monthly, report results to the manager; adjust inventory as needed
  • Analyze trends, forecast, and provide quarterly and seasonal plans in advance; ensure purchases align with the plan
  • Identify and address sales and inventory risks weekly
  • Work with merchandisers on inventory management, including exit and transition strategies, cancellations, markdowns, and in-store plans
  • Report sales and inventory results monthly and quarterly
  • Review pre-distribution orders and prioritize key styles/categories for delivery



  • 2-4 years in merchandise planning or buying, preferably in footwear
  • Advanced skills in Excel, Word, and Internet.
  • Strong numerical and retail math skills
  • Proficient in financial metrics and performance reports
  • Experience in SKU and category planning, financial planning, and report/model building
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Effective communicator across teams.
  • Team-oriented with a drive to achieve goals
  • Ability to travel up to 10%
  • Customer service-oriented and driven to succeed


Salary: $90,000 -$110,000

Salary is commensurate with experience and is an estimated range provided by JBC.

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