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Responsible for the creation and management of non-core, store level, allocation plans at the class and item level. This position works very closely with the buyer to make recommendations on merchandise allocation strategies and assortment decisions. Each planner is currently assigned to one merchandising division and will coordinate the allocation of all seasonal and non-core inventory within the division. Provide all data and analysis to support these decisions with a goal of improving sell thru and profitability while minimizing markdowns on seasonal purchases. In addition, this position is also accountable for the accuracy of the plan as it gets to the allocation clerk along with monitoring the product from DC to store.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Knowledge and Skills:
Strong Excel or spreadsheet skills, strong analytical skills, organizational skills, good communication skills (both verbal and written), flexible, team player, customer driven.
- Knowledge of basic merchandising and allocation principles including store clustering techniques
- Knowledge of analytical and planning principles for a retail business.
- Knowledge of analytical and planning systems and tools such as ARTHUR, Data Warehouses or Assortment Planning
Work Experience and/or Education:
Bachelor’s degree preferably in business, retail, or supply chain or 2 to 3 years of Planning, Allocation or Replenishment experience in a retail environment.