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Merchandise Planner

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Buying/Merchandise Planning
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Bergdorf Goodman
Position Summary
In partnership with senior management, the Planner develops and implements seasonal and fiscal merchandise plans to achieve company sales and margin goals. 

Responsibilities:
  • Communicate division and department performance variances compared to plan on a timely basis
  • Provide financial perspective and assist in finding solutions for managing inventory
  • Manage all plan phases, including top level preliminary targets and bottom up department level pre- and post-market
  • Recommend strategies to achieve balanced plans, maximizing sales and gross margin opportunities through product mix
  • Develop and communicate actionable business analysis and strategies to support achievement of plan
  • Quantify impact on business, including sales, gross margin and inventory management
  • Track floor/space productivity supporting capital
  • Gain merchant partnership to implement strategies
  • Manage inventory content, aging and performance evaluation
  • Recommend liquidation strategies, quantify markdown cost and timing
  • Partner with merchants to create actionable product performance reporting at the appropriate levels
  • Manage brand sales and gross margin performance negotiation backup
Qualifications
  • 2-3 years' merchandise planning experience
  • Strong financial, analytical and communication skills are essential
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel is required
  • Strong organizational skills and a keen attention to detail
  • Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university

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