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Location BOSTON, MA
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Requisition GH1778899

What youll do at Location Boston, MA at the Shoescom Headquarters

The Position

Shoescom is seeking a Merchandise Planner who will be responsible for building and analyzing inventory and open-to-buy plans on a brand and category level The Merchandise Planner will analyze internal and competitive market pricing data, making decisions that will help increase sales, profit and market share while ensuring alignment of company financial objectives This role will report to the Director of Merchandise Planning and Operations, and will work closely with the Category Management and Operations functions

Upon coming on board, you can expect to

Build and maintain company open to buy, by brand and category, by partnering and making recommendations to the Category Management team to achieve category objectives
Support the forecast and open-to-buy meetings with data and analysis
Assist in creating the framework for pre-season, in-season, semi-annual, monthly & weekly business financial plans & forecasts that adhere to strategic & financial objectives
Oversee the margin relationship between wholesale cost and retail prices for all brands and styles within the category
Work with the vendor community and Category Management team to ensure timely collection and data entry of all pricing related information, to meet both top line and margin targets while remaining compliant with all applicable policies
Work closely with the Marketplaces team, providing data and recommendations on various programs and promotional activity
Analyze competitor pricing and trends to make recommendations that best align with business objectives
Monitor brand performance to determine if adjustments to pricing or promotional strategy are needed
Conduct analysis on every-day, promotional and discount strategies Create dashboards demonstrating current performance, progress and opportunities
Conduct margin analysis, inventory aging analysis, and other ad-hoc reporting and analysis as needed
Provide recommendations to the Category Management team on markdowns, returns, cancellations, and re-orders to optimize revenue, profits, margin, and inventory efficiency
Drive accountability for all merchant-based plans and KPIs
Work with several large and complex SQL databases

This role may be for you if you have

Bachelors Degree
2 years of Merchandise Planning experience
Ability to analyze trends and make business decisions based on findings
Proactive and self-motivated work style
Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel/Word/PowerPoint) with advanced knowledge of spreadsheet (Excel) and database (Access) functionality
Experience with SQL a plus
Strong experience in driving process improvements using data
Strong ability to critically think about current processes, with an eye on questioning the status quo, and recommending best practices
Solid analytical, decision making, problem solving and negotiating skills
Ability to manipulate large data sets
High sense of urgency and commitment to task with a strong sense of accountability
Ability to handle multiple projects and prioritize workload
Detail and action-oriented self-starter
Experience evaluating, analyzing and recommending price strategies
Ability to handle competing demands and multi-tasking required
Proven organizational skills and very strong attention to detail
Ability to maintain a high level of integrity, remain flexible, be results-oriented and work within a team
A passion for (preferred!) and knowledge of the fashion/footwear market

Profile Summary:

Employment Type : Full Time
Eligibility : Any Graduate
Industry : Retailing, Consumer Durables/FMCG
Functional Area : Sales/Business Development
Role : Channel Sales
Salary : As per Industry Standards
Deadline : 19th Feb 2020

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