Eddie Bauer

  • Merchandise Planner

    Location US-WA-Bellevue
    Job ID
    2018-3995
    Category
    Planning/Allocation
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    The Merchandise Planner develops and executes merchandise financial plans to achieve financial targets and maximize business results through effective and timely pre-season and in-season management of designated categories.

    Responsibilities

    • Executing against seasonal financial plans that meet or exceed company financial objectives for sales, margin, inventory, and bottom line profitability
    • Partnering with Merchandising teams to execute the quarterly buy plan
    • Managing in-season processes to maximize financial outcomes for the season, including repositioning of pricing and the Open to Buy process
    • Executing monthly reforecasting at the style / color level; identifying and making recommendations to address under or over stock positions
    • Managing and executing promotional and clearance pricing to optimize results by business need
    • Organizing, interpreting, and preparing data for presentation in key business meetings
    • Actively participating in business meetings to influence strategy and drive results in your categories
    • Analyzing current business, historical results and market trends to proactively identify risks, opportunities, and creative solutions to maximize business results
    • Building effective cross-functional relationships and skillfully navigate to influence business decisions

     

     

    Qualifications

    • 3-5 years of experience in Merchandise Planning or a comparable planning function, specialty retailer preferred
    • Proficient in Excel
    • Strong analytical skills and ability to apply knowledge of business strategy to achieve successful outcomes
    • Ability to balance multiple priorities and meet deadlines
    • Ability to effectively influence and negotiate
    • Ability to present to senior leadership
    • Detail oriented with a high level of accuracy
    • Strong written and verbal communication
    • Bachelor's degree or relevant merchandise planning experience

     

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