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Manager, Merchandise Planning

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Buying/Merchandise Planning
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Corporate

NEIMAN MARCUS GROUP

 

Neiman Marcus Group (NMG) has been the premier destination for luxury fashion and goods, superior service, and an elevated retail experience for more than a century. Today, 9,000 associates contribute to the success of NMG’s brands: Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Last Call, and Horchow. There are 38 full-line Neiman Marcus stores in cosmopolitan markets across the United States and a sophisticated digital platform that attracts shoppers worldwide. Bergdorf Goodman operates two stores in landmark locations on Fifth Avenue in New York City and BergdorfGoodman.com, catering to loyal luxury customers globally. NMG also owns five Last Call stores and Horchow.com, an e-commerce site that offers premium furniture and home decor.

 

As an organization, NMG is on a transformational journey to become the preeminent luxury customer platform. NMG continues to deliver the best integrated customer experience and has evolved the business to succeed in the ever-changing retail landscape. NMG is a relationship business. What differentiates the organization from other luxury retailers are its unique assets: a strong store footprint, the most knowledgeable associates, an engaging online experience, solid brand partnerships, innovative digital and in-store experiences, the most loyal luxury customer base, and a strong balance sheet.

 

Our customers will always be at the center of everything NMG does. The company continues to reinvest in new technologies that enhance the customer experience. NMG meets customers where they are. NMG’s goal is to offer customers a seamless experience across its stores, online, and remote digital selling.

 

NMG’s priority is to develop a highly engaged and high-performing team where everyone belongs. The business attracts and retains best-in-class talent through unique offerings provided to associates in addition to standard employer benefits. These include an innovative way of working, associate discounts on merchandise, tuition reimbursement, associate hardship fund, and paid time off to volunteer, to name a few.

 

As part of NMG’s Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) work, the organization is focused on driving its core value of being “All Heart.” NMG is also assessing its current environmental and social impact while developing a three-year plan to lead the luxury industry in its commitment and transparency to environmental and social sustainability. NMG strives to become an employer of choice, driven by a culture of Belonging. A dedicated team focuses on this journey, directly impacting how NMG conducts business throughout the workforce, workplace, and marketplace dimensions.

 

NMG has incredibly passionate and committed corporate and store associates. NMG offers associates an environment where everyone feels welcomed, nurtured, and empowered. Our associates are the heart of NMG. As an organization, NMG leads with love – love for customers, love for associates, and love for brand partners.

JOB SUMMARY

The Manager of Merchandise Planning (MMP) is responsible for providing financial support to Divisional Merchandise Manager(s). They are the business partner to the DMM, Buyers, and SMPs to analyze, plan, forecast, and evaluate financial data to support and implement profitable merchandise strategies. The primary focus is on plans, projections, and higher level financial analysis. Projects are problem resolution, system enhancements and system replacements. Supports data, report and system accuracy and is responsible for education of systems, reports and processes. This position is also responsible for leading and developing the Senior Merchandise Planners.

JOB DUTIES

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop seasonal merchandise plans with DMM and Director of Planning
  • Oversee the mechanics of each Buying Office's plan development
  • Drive monthly division projection process with DMM and Director of Planning
  • Lead and develop multiple direct reports (SMP's)
  • Validate each Buying Office's projections to ensure company sales, gross margin and inventory objectives are being met
  • Analyze business, profits, margin, opportunities, and risks
  • Be entrepreneurial by developing or adapting financial tools to better manage division business
  • Regularly communicate business updates and division/company directives to their division
  • Performs additional tasks as required

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Strong leadership, management, communication, customer service, and organization skills
  • Flexible and able to perform in a fast paced, changing environment
  • Exceptionally strong Excel skills
  • Customer focus
  • Process Management
  • Strategic Agility
  • 3-5 years of Planning/Merchandising experience, or if internal, must have completed the Executive Development Program
  • Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each job duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or ability required.

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