Analyst, Global Merchandise Planning, Women's

  • Assist in the development, execution and communication of merchandise financial plans and strategies that support the merchandising, marketing, and financial objective of a department/class.
  • Assist in managing the financial success of a department or class by meeting sales, gross margin, gross margin return on investment (GMROI) and inventory turn goal.
  • Analyze historical data and current trends.
  • Identify risks and opportunities by department or class.
  • Solicit ideas for issue resolution.
  • Participate in formulation of pre-season strategy with merchant and planner.
  • Partner with Merchandise Planner in creating pre-season financial sales and inventory plans by department, classes and/or style.
  • Participate in reconciliation of top-down to bottom-up plans.
  • Recap and review actual sales performance weekly/monthly to plan.
  • Re-project in-season sales and inventories on a weekly/monthly basis.
  • Partner with planner to identify risks/opportunities and develop action plans to achieve financial goals (open to buy).
  • Re-forecast sales and manage inventory for all basic styles to meet financial goals.
  • Partner with planner in developing department level markdowns and strategies.
  • Participate in meetings with knowledge of prepared materials.
  • Communicate financial results to manager and functional team on a weekly basis.
  • Provide manager and planner with timely feedback on personal developmental and training needs.
  • Actively participate in company sponsored planner training program.
  • Able to build and maintain productive relationships with planning and cross-functional teams
  • Able to organize and prioritize workload to meet deadlines
  • Demonstrates logical analysis and problem solving skills
  • Possesses an ability to understand financial measurements and how to impact them
  • Demonstrates strong listening, written and oral communication skills
  • Able to build and maintain productive relationships
  • Facility with personal computers, including the ability or aptitude to learn technical applications



  • Bachelors degree or equivalent experience required
  • 1-2 years analytical experience
  • Must be able to operate a computer

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