Title Footwear Planner
Company City Sports
Location Boston, Select...
Referral Code 103503
Support the seasonal merchandise planning process, facilitating key merchandise decisions to ensure performance is optimized and strategic targets are met.
Responsible for planning sales, inventory, markdowns and margins at a department/ class and/or program level
Manage and plan merchandise inventory positions and markdown strategies to drive departmental sales, inventory, profit, and turnover objectives. Provide in-season financial projections and strategies. Identify risks and opportunities to maximize profits.
Develop, consolidate and communicate a comprehensive pre-season planning strategy that identifies opportunities and risks in all areas of responsibility
Work with Merchandising and Marketing Teams to develop promotional strategies to maximize profitability. Analyze promotional effectiveness and make future recommendations
Develop knowledge of geographic and store performance and trends through data analysis and field communication
Partner with cross-functional teams to communicate division level financial merchandising plans and merchandise strategies to support the financial objectives
In-Season Inventory Management
Lead analytical role for Merchandise Planning including modeling product life-cycles, optimizing flow and pricing decisions, and conducting statistical modeling and analysis to facilitate good business decisions
Reforecast business in-season based on current performance, present revised projections and recommendations to cross functional partners and senior leadership.
Collect and analyze store sales trends to better flow merchandise to the stores
Analyze historical data and current trends to identify risks and opportunities by department and class
Oversee the Planning Department for assigned category
Drive and/or contribute to projects resulting in improved departmental systems and efficiencies
Ensure successful allocation and replenishment of goods by the team
Ensure inventory goals are met through allocation, receipts and markdowns
Communicate monthly Open-to-Buy forecasts & supporting action plans as well as presentation of this data to Management
Bachelors Degree or equivalent professional experience
One to three years of relevant progressive business experience in a retail environment, sporting goods being a plus
Ability to manage time effectively to deal with immediate needs of business and complete weekly tasks
Ability to analyze data, identify opportunities and prioritize based on an understanding of merchandising strategies and objectives
Self- motivated; you find satisfaction in achieving results, big and small
Strong aptitude with numbers; retail math skills, detail oriented
Excellent communication skills verbal and written, especially utilizing email
Works well in a team environment as well as independently
Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly Excel and Word; having experience with PC planning software like SAP or ANT is a plus