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Senior Merchandise Planner

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Buying/Merchandise Planning
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Bergdorf Goodman

The Senior Merchandise Planner is responsible for driving Pre-Season and In-Season financial plans and forecasts for multiple departments/divisions at the vendor/category/classification level.  This individual is responsible for developing and presenting financial plans and forecasts that align to the merchandise strategy to maximize sales, profit and inventory. The Senior Planner is a key stake-holder and will partner with DMMs, Buyers, Vendors and cross-functional teammates -- leveraging analytics and formulating strategies to drive business across both store and online channels. This position will report into the VP of Inventory Planning and has one direct report.

Responsibilities:
  • Develop and communicate pre-season plans and manage in-season forecasts that support divisional strategies
  • Partner with divisional counterparts on OTB process and present monthly to Senior Leadership team
  • Manage and reconcile tops down to bottoms up financial plans
  • Ensure vendor and category plans appropriately capture opportunities and liabilities by channel
  • Manage inventory content and ownership. Establish seasonal purchase plans by vendor/category, quantify markdown and RTV cost and timing
  • Partner with merchants to lead brand sales, inventory and margin negotiations
  • Partner with merchants and leadership to develop product performance reporting tools
  • Perform ad hoc analysis and recommend courses of action to drive sales and profit
  • Collaborate closely and build trust amongst cross-functional teams to drive for desired results
  • Manage replenishment programs as needed
  • Lead and inspire team and partners - contribute to environment that strengthens the organization through training & development initiatives
  • Responsible for development and training of Merchandise Planner
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Minimum 5-7 years Merchandise Inventory Planning experience (buying experience & multi vendor experience a plus)
  • 1-2 years supervisory experience preferred. Must possess strong people development skills
  • 4-year college degree required
  • Solid grasp of retail math
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel with aptitude to learn new systems quickly
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to interpret meaningful trends from quantitative and qualitative data
  • Ability to build and maintain effective relationships with cross-functional teams
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Multi-Channel experience preferred
  • Highly effective written & verbal communication skills
  • Strong organization skills and a keen attention to detail


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