Director Merchandise Planning - Shoes

Long Island City, New York
25 May 2022
26 May 2022
Full Time

Bloomingdale's makes fashion personal and fun, aspirational yet approachable. Our mission is to guide and inspire our customers to make style a source of creative energy in their lives. We will always strive to make Bloomingdale's like no other store in the world. Everyone plays a critical role to bring our mission to life. Regardless of position, we believe all colleagues have a voice and access to share their thoughts with every level of leadership. Our colleagues are passionate, driven, entrepreneurial and collaborative. We welcome and embrace diversity of background, thought and opinion while having a lot of fun along the way.

Job Overview:

The Director, Merchandise Planning & Allocation is responsible for driving sales, margin and turn for an assigned area of business across stores and online channels. In this role, you will aggregate the financial plan and forecast across the assigned area of business to ensure they support and deliver company goals. The Director will provide analytics and guidance to the DMMs on strategies and tactics to achieve targets and aggressively pursuing growth initiatives. The Director will need to drive toward optimal inventory composition and level by channel and location.

Essential Functions:
  • Drive assortment and inventory optimization strategy initiatives for Families of Business guided by analytics
  • Reconcile the bottom-up vs. the top down targets, and provide direction to team to adjust and achieve goals.
  • Oversee and influence insight and analytics to maximize opportunities and minimize risk at the vendor level
  • Oversee seasonal plan development by vendor inclusive of sales, margin, receipt flow and turn
  • Empower team to make independent strategic decisions, thereby building confidence, promoting ownership, and laying the foundation for greater responsibility. Train and develop team in key planning systems

Qualifications and Competencies:

Bachelor's Degree from a 4-year college or university
  • Practices open and continuous communication, values keeping others informed, effectively presenting information in a clear, concise manner
  • Excellent leadership, facilitation, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work across functional lines and at many levels
  • Ability to think creatively, strategically and technically
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule based on department and Company needs

Physical Requirements:
  • Requires prolonged periods of sitting, with occasional standing
  • Occasionally requires walking, bending, reaching, hearing and talking
  • Continuous use of computers and other office equipment
  • Frequently lift/move up to 25 lbs.