Merchandise Planner

Recruiter
Neiman Marcus
Location
New York, New York, United States
Posted
03 Aug 2022
Closes
29 Aug 2022
Ref
22418
Function
Buyer
Level
Manager
About Bergdorf Goodman

As the house of extraordinary taste for almost 120-years,

We are New York's original icon of style.

The legendary window on inventive inspiration,

Discerning since day one, we define the culture of fashion.

We are a community of "creative ingeniuses"

Cultivating experiences beyond the expected,

and nurturing ideas that inspire the joy of discovery.

We thrive on bringing exceptional creative talents together.

We are unabashedly luxury. And luxury is ours to define.

We are Bergdorf Goodman

Job Summary

Develop and implement seasonal and fiscal merchandise plans in partnership with senior management to achieve company sales and margin goals. Communicate division and department performance variances compared to plan on a timely basis. Provide financial perspective and assist in finding solutions for managing inventory. Increase the ability of the merchant organization to utilize internal system business analysis tools.

Job Duties

Plan Development
  • Manage all plan phases, including top level preliminary targets and bottom up department level pre and post market
  • Recommend strategies to achieve balanced plans, maximizing sales and gross margin opportunities through product mix

Reporting Analysis
  • Develop and communicate actionable business analysis and strategies to support achievement of plan
  • Quantify impact on business, including sales, gross margin and inventory management
  • Track floor/space productivity supporting capital
  • Gain merchant partnership to implement strategies
  • Manage inventory content, aging and performance evaluation
  • Recommend liquidation strategies, quantify markdown cost and timing
  • Partner with merchants to create actionable product performance reporting at the appropriate levels
  • Manage brand sales and gross margin performance negotiation backup

Administrative Responsibilities
  • Manage routine processing including purchase order and price change approval; communicate variance to plan
  • Maintain plan and forecast support files


Job Requirements

  • 2-3 years' merchandise planning experience
  • Strong financial, analytical and communication skills are essential
  • A bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university is required

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