Associate Merchandise Strategy & Analytics Planner
Posted on 3/26/2024
Hot Topic

10,001+ employees

Retailer of pop culture and music merchandise
Company Overview
Hot Topic stands out as a unique retail destination for music and pop culture-inspired merchandise, offering a wide range of products from band t-shirts to Funko figures. The company fosters an open and collaborative work environment, encouraging authenticity and autonomy, and is committed to community involvement through partnerships with various organizations. With over 600 retail locations and a strong online presence, Hot Topic has established itself as a leader in its industry, employing a diverse team of passionate individuals dedicated to creating the best retail experience.
Consumer Goods

Company Stage

N/A

Total Funding

N/A

Founded

1989

Headquarters

City of Industry, California

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

0%

1 year growth

4%

2 year growth

12%
Locations
City of Industry, CA, USA
Experience Level
Entry
Junior
Mid
Senior
Expert
Desired Skills
Sales
Data Analysis
CategoriesNew
Business Research
Strategy Development
Strategy Research
Business & Strategy
Requirements
  • 1 year of retail Allocation and/or Merchandise Planning experience
  • Associate/Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience
  • Experience or conceptual understanding of the Arthur Allocation System
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills
Responsibilities
  • Analyze all aspects of the business including margin, sales, promotions, inventory, markdowns and product specific opportunities
  • Understand and optimize sales opportunities by channel
  • Communicate hits, misses, and go-forward strategies to the cross-functional team
  • Collaborate with buying team to determine business opportunities & with e-comm team to develop web sales strategies
  • Develops pre-season top-down/bottom-up level plans for sales, inventory, markdowns and margin in partnership with the Planning Manager and buyer
  • Initiates analysis of business trends, including but not limited to, category performance, web analytics, regional, selling, and size selling
  • Manages the Open to Buy with the Manager and the Buyer
  • Recommends test strategies based on current category performance and initiates analysis