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Merchandise Planner
Posted on 7/23/2022
INACTIVE
Locations
Los Angeles, CA, USA • Remote
Experience Level
Entry
Junior
Mid
Senior
Expert
Desired Skills
Management
Sales
Requirements
  • 5-7 years of planning experience, DTC ecommerce assortment planning preferred
  • Demonstrated experience in OTB management, with a strong understanding of the sales and inventory lifecycle in a retail business
  • Strong excel skills, with ability to both adopt and build dynamic reporting
  • High levels of computer literacy, with ability to quickly learn and master new systems
  • Highly analytical; able to synthesize large quantities of data to drive business decisions
  • Stays flexible and positive in a fast paced and changing environment
  • Excellent communicator and cross-functional partner; able to influence at all levels and clearly communicate a data backed point of view
  • Accountable for results with an optimization mindset; approaches obstacles proactively and looks for ways to resolve problems and issues
  • Willingness to learn and teach, with a great sense of humor
  • Driven by a challenge and looking to make a large contribution to a growing business
Responsibilities
  • Develop pre-season top-down/bottom-up assortment plans for sales, inventory, and margin to the style/choice level. Utilize analysis of sales results, identifying misses and growth drivers, to build plans in support of productivity and top line financial targets
  • Revise in-season plans, reflecting current trends and future product initiatives while minimizing risk. Analyze performance relative to plan and trend, improving reliability through plan accuracy
  • Manage the Open-to-Buy in partnership with Merchandising, developing merchandise strategies in response to current business trends, ensuring all plans tie back to seasonal receipt targets
  • Actively manage and report on inventory levels, maintaining target inventory turns. Communicate over/under bought inventory positions and provide recommendations for resolution
  • Initiate analysis of business and product selling trends, using a data-driven approach to make recommendations for key financial meetings and decisions in order to maximize sales and optimize inventory productivity
  • Completes scenario planning and trade-off analysis to advise on level of risk and opportunity with both new and existing items in the assortment, and provide appropriate financial planning recommendations
  • Partner with Merchant on assortment optimization - provide recommendations on exit strategies, test initiatives, new item launches and collections based on current performance, with an eye to financial targets
  • Maintain inventory planning software platform (Singuli), in partnership with Operations and Supply Chain teams
Harper Wilde

11-50 employees

Harper Wilde owns and operates an online portal for shopping lingerie.
Company mission
Harper Wilde owns and operates an online portal for shopping lingerie.