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Merchandise Planning Sr Manager

Merchandise Planning Sr Manager

Requisition ID 
Supply Chain

Company Overview

At Dollar General, our customer is at the center of everything we do! We are a fast-moving Fortune 200 publicly-traded company with more than 14,000 stores and 14 distribution centers in 44 states, growing by hundreds of stores each year. We work in an energetic atmosphere that embraces innovation and teamwork. At Dollar General, you can see a clear and fast path to career growth and success. We are committed to attracting talented and motivated people who can advance our mission of "Serving Others." Let's Grow Together!

Job Details

Responsible for leading a staff in managing all fiscal sales, receipt, margin and inventory planning, analysis, forecasting and reporting for an assigned division(s).



  • Ensure the proper administration and implementation of policies, plans and procedures used in the management of fiscal sales, receipt, margin and inventory planning for assigned division(s)
  • Manage Open to Buy reporting, forecasting and analysis for assigned division(s)
  • Manage in season plan revisions and forecasts for assigned division(s)
  • Conduct regular meetings with Merchandising and Planning team in order to communicate any opportunities or risks to the plan or forecast and changes in strategy to maximize profits
  • Manage sku analysis and recommendations for purchase quantities while maintaining sales, inventory, margin and turnover objectives.
  • Hire, appraise and train team members on Merchandise Planning and Analysis techniques and systems.




  • Demonstrated results-oriented leadership including the ability to model total development and serve as a steward of Dollar General’s mission & values.
  • Strong analysis skills sufficient to interpret trends and other merchandise reporting data and provide feedback to management in the area of merchandise planning.
  • Ability to maintain appropriate compliance and controls; a strong knowledge of merchandising.
  • Strong problem solving skills, utilizing technical expertise and good business judgment in support of operational and strategic objectives.
  • A mature sense of self and the ability to manage in a high-growth, rapidly changing corporate environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to produce results by leveraging resources, maintaining tough expense control, and managing key initiatives effectively.
  • Ability to effectively recruit, assess and develop personnel. Strong “hands-on” performance management abilities.
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively with all levels of staff and management.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient in the us of Microsoft spreadsheet and word processing applications


Work Experience and/or Education


Bachelor degree (preferably in Retail or Business) and 2-4 years work experience in Retail Planning/Allocation or Supply Chain, or 4-6 years Previous Retail experience in Planning, Allocation, Replenishment, or Supply Chain. Prior Merchandise Planning Systems required, JDA Arthur preferred.



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