Friday , January 21 2022

Urban Outfitters Careers For Merchandise Planner

Website Urban Outfitters

Job Description:

To maximize sales by developing sound merchandise plans that support Company goals for sales, turn and margin. Ensure the financial success of one or more departments by meeting or exceeding sales, gross margin, and inventory turn goals. Analyze and revise the merchandise planning strategy based on current trend or actual performance on a monthly basis

Job Responsibilities:

  • Monitor and evaluate sales of current styles on a weekly basis, partnering with the buyer and the Senior Planner / Planning Manager to effectively manage receipts and inventory
  • Develop style-level plans based on current forecast, historic trend and test information for key items or attributes
  • Work in synergy with Buyer and Allocation Analyst toward common goals for the merchandise area. Look to Senior Planner / Planning Manager for guidance on all areas of responsibility.
  • Manage inventory levels needed to support the rate of sale taking into account sell-through percent, WOS, and planned product life span
    Formulate guidelines for style and customer choices (style OTB) based on business analysis
  • Conduct color-level planning based on the inventory need to support rate of sale, store presentation, targeted sell-through percent, and the current risk parameters and historical trends (long range goal)
  • Develop markdown strategy for a merchandise area based on sell-through percent and planned product life span. This includes both redlines and promotional strategies

Job Requirements:

  • Excellent organizational, prioritizing and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work well within a team environment
  • Strong communication skills
  • 5 plus years of direct planning experience
  • Strong statistical analysis skills
  • Expert command of retail math concepts and applications

Qualification & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion, Business, or a related field.
  • Technical skill proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Must have at least 4 years of Merchandise Planning experience.

Job Details:

Company: Urban Outfitters

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Functions: Purchasing

Job Location: Philadelphia, PA, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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