Great Planner / Planning Opportunity in NYC

September 22nd, 2011

Senior Planning / Planner Opportunity

Need a Merchandise Planner for a Major Retailer in Manhattan.
Great opportunity with a growth oriented company looking to add great planning candidates. Need to be an entrepreneurial type of individual. Please apply if you have more then 3 years as a planner and are looking for longevity in your next opportunity.

*90k to 110k plus bonus

Job Purpose:
Supports product sales and profit goals by preparing merchandise forecasts; developing, monitoring, and updating merchandise plans.

Duties:
Forecasts merchandise requirements by studying business objectives and plans, profit and turnover goals, and allocations; identifying and analyzing sales trends.

Prepares merchandise plans by analyzing items purchased and requested by product category, type, quantity, and season; studying floor space and floor plans; integrating forecasts to specify items and quantity to be purchased, and when.
Maximizes sales by identifying sales opportunities and promotions; studying product turnover; evaluating and redesigning floor plans and flow strategies; recommending liquidations; maintaining assortment and replenishment profiles; auditing buyers’ decisions; updating merchandise and sales plans; monitoring supply chain processes.
Improves merchandising results by studying, evaluating, and re-designing planning and review processes; implementing changes.
Prepares merchandise reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing sales and product data and trends; determining status for “open to buy” and “on order”.
Improves budget projections by upgrading review, analytical, forecasting, and control processes.
Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
Enhances department and organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
Skills/Qualifications:
Forecasting, Cost Accounting, Research Skills, Analyzing Information , Decision Making, Strategic Planning, Verbal Communication, Written Communication, Informing Others, Inventory Control, Job Knowledge

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