Assortment Planner (DT-4)

Join the company changing the retail industry! We are searching for an energetic, creative and visionary Assortment Planner who will help us continue to provide the best variety of products. We are looking for someone who is passionate about our vision for incredible value and can maintain stores that are exciting, inviting and fun with merchandise that make our customers say “Wow!”

The Assortment Planner partners with the Category Director and Category Merchants to define our product assortment. They will use their keen analytic skills to develop and maintain assortment plans for the Category while investigating top and bottom performing products on a weekly basis and providing recommendations to the Category team. Their expertise, judgment and proficiency in planning is critical to our mission and our success as the #1 value retailer.

Position Responsibility:

  • Perform analysis of SKU and historical product performance to assist the Category Merchants with the development of the assortment definition and wedge
  • Develop item and SKU level plans that project the inventory required to place purchase orders and achieve sales, margin, and turn goals
  • Use assortment planning software and tools to analyze performance and build plans
  • Align item plans to category strategies, merchandise plans and open-to-buy, assessing trade-offs from inclusion of new items, providing merchandise financial planning recommendations
  • Analyze actual business performance relative to plans and trends, reporting variances to plan
  • Provide item level guidance to the Replenishment Analyst and Allocator as well as item level guidance to product development and store clustering, ensuring alignment to assortment goals
  • Prepare reports required for analysis including recap of seasonal performance
  • Propose action plans to capitalize on opportunities and mitigate risks

Specialized Experience, Education, Training, or Qualifications:

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Market and trend analysis experience
  • Detail oriented with knowledge of retail math
  • Strong ability to work in multi-task and fast-paced environment
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred or equivalent work experience required

For consideration please send your resume to Deborah Bailey at dalexander@vcwhamptonroads.org or call 757-629-4697

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