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Assistant Planner - Housewares

Long Island City, New York
Closing date
3 Apr 2023

Job Details


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 Assistant Planner supports the Planning team in driving company sales, margin, turn, and growth within an assigned area of business. In this role, you will provide operational support to the Planners as well as develop skills in relevant merchandising systems to help execute and drive the business. The Assistant Planner is self-motivated, has strong analytical skills, is able to independently manage workload and priorities, can communicate clearly, and is proactive in identifying key business risks and opportunities.

Essential Functions:
  • Leverage merchandise reporting to analyze sales and stock performance by location for department / class / vendor
  • Understand end-to-end allocation process and assume responsibility for a portion of the Planner's total allocation businessand provide analytics to Planner to support channel and location needs
  • Gain thorough understanding of FOREsight system and replenishment management as it relates to the department financial sales, average stock, and turn plan
  • Participate and assist the Planner in the creation and evaluation of the merchandise plan and pre-market analysis
  • Cultivate relationships and partner with cross-functional teams, including replenishment, sizing, and fulfillment in order to support business unit strategy

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
  • Excel functions (i.e. v-lookups, pivot tables, sumifs), reporting tools, and retail math
  • Ability to think creatively, strategically and technically
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule based on department and Company needs



Bloomingdale’s is America’s only nationwide, full-line, upscale department store and a division of Macy’s Inc. Currently we operate 37 department stores and an ever growing number of Bloomingdale’s The Outlet stores in 13 states as well as the always open and fashionable Bloomingdale’s also has an international presence in Dubai. We are currently looking for leaders who will help shape our future. At Bloomingdale’s, we seek talented creative people with a passion and entrepreneurial spirit who enjoy the fast paced, exciting world of retail. Having a strong interest in fashion as well as being a natural collaborator helps! In short, we want people with a desire to grow professionally as well as personally because at Bloomingdale’s we provide the tools for both. When you join the Bloomingdale’s family, you are now part of an organization deeply committed to giving back to the communities near and afar. Through strategic philanthropic marketing campaigns or local grass roots efforts, Bloomingdale’s is committed to making a difference. Although Bloomingdale’s is part of a Fortune 100 Corporation, we hold true to the family values of our founding brothers, Joseph and Lyman Bloomingdale. As large as we may become, we will remain intimate and operate Bloomingdale’s with the utmost integrity like a family run business. At Bloomingdale’s, we will always have passion for the business and compassion for each other. After all, we are like no other store in the world.

Find Us
(212) 705-2000
1000 3rd Ave
New York
New York

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