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eCommerce Merchandise Planner

Our client, a leading multi-division specialty retailer that markets a portfolio of casual men's, women's and children's apparel & accessory brands has the following opening within their merchandise planning organization. This is an exciting time to part of this global iconic organization.
eCommerce Merchandise Planner
Reporting to the Director, Merchandise Planning, the eCommerce Merchandise Planners work in conjunction with Category partners - Merchandise Planning, Inventory Management, and Direct to Consumer (DTC) Merchandising- to achieve aggressive financial results in a rapidly expanding global eCommerce business. The successful candidate will coordinate the development and execution of assortment planning, inventory oversight, and promotional strategies; at the same time, she/he will support a seamless customer experience between Store and DTC channels, and will serve as a subject matter expert and advocate for the DTC channel across multiple teams and departments.
Responsibilities:
Develop pre-season SKU targets at the department /bucket level that support the growth initiatives of the DTC channel
Evaluate in-season SKU performance and provide recommendations to increase overall productivity
Provide seasonal hindsight reports to the Category Teams on potential business opportunities
Assist Merchandise Planning in creating seasonal sales curves for the website
Partner with DTC merchants to develop a site layout based on item productivity
Develop forward-looking inventory targets by Distribution Center (DC) location that support DTC order demand
Partner with Inventory Management to align inventory allocations with the DTC channel Sales Plan
Provide visibility to current and future in-stock levels for the DTC channel
Provide recommendations to Merchandise Planning and Inventory Management to improve inventory productivity and strategies to address aged inventory
Align channel pricing with the Brand strategy while developing channel specific promotional strategies (i.e. Secret Sales, Emails, etc), and provide recaps on the relative success of these events
Manage the pricing input for the website
Analyze clearance inventory and sales trends for all items. Ensure pricing is accurate on the site
Identify key volume risk/ opportunities and partner with Merchandise Planning to develop strategies to address

Requirements:

Bachelor's degree required, preferably in Business/Finance or related field
3-5+ years of experience in Merchandise Planning, eCommerce Merchandising or comparable analytical experience required
Proficiency with Excel
Superior communication and presentation skills
High level of intellectual curiosity and a passion for driving business/financial results
Must perform well in high pressure situations, balance competing priorities, and demonstrate the ability to work without direct supervision

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