Senior Merchandise Planner

JOB TYPE: Direct Hire
POSTED: Jun 9, 2022

Our client, a well known Fashion retailer with locations worldwide is seeking a Senior Merchandise Planner to join their team!

Salary/Hourly Rate:

Dependent on experience

Position Overview:

The Senior Merchandise Planner is responsible for developing merchandise plans to support Company goals and growth objectives. The Senior Merchandise Planner provides analytical support and challenge to merchants to maximize business opportunities and minimize risk.

Responsibilities of the Senior Merchandise Planner:

  • Partners with Director of Planning and Divisional Merchandise Managers to develop Seasonal Core Vendor targets that support corporate sales, margin and turnover objectives
  • Manages the OTB money and works to support merchants product selections in order to drive a positive margin
  • Manages monthly core vendor performance and assist merchants in evaluating issues and opportunities
  • Supports VP and Merchandise Product Directors/Merchandise Managers with data and analysis; draw conclusions about opportunities and liabilities and follows through to execution
  • Partners with Director of Planning, Buyers and Divisional Merchandise
  • Managers to develop long-range seasonal targets; ensures division alignment to these goals
  • Forecasts sales, markdowns, receipts and inventory to develop accurate buy meeting goals
  • Re-forecasts financial projections based on changes in business strategy, business climate and receipt flow
  • Maintains profiles of standard reports and continually ensures the merchants are maximizing the effectiveness of new tools

Qualifications for the Senior Merchandise Planner:

  • 3+ years of experience in merchandise planning or equivalent, preferably in a specialty retail environment
  • Passion for numbers and product
  • Strong analytical ability
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and knowledgeable in Microsoft Word
  • Excellent organizational and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrates the ability to establish priorities in a fast-paced, multi-task environment
  • Demonstrates the ability to work effectively with diverse teams
  • Experience using Merchandise Planning system preferred

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or a combination of education and equivalent work experience is required


  • Atrium Care package available, upon eligibility
As a woman-owned firm, we value diversity. We are an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regard to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request an accommodation.
Position ID: 110691