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Associate Merchandise Planner

Company: Consumer Products Games & Publishing
Location: Kissimmee
Posted on: September 18, 2023

Job Description:

The Associate Merchandise Planner develops financial and unit plans for a category, cross category, or franchise assortment based on knowledge of business insights and analytics, trends within the marketplace and guest mix at Theme Parks and Resorts.In this role you will use data and insights to plan and bring new product experiences to our Guests while optimizing return. You will focus your analytical skills evaluating the assortment, reacting to in-season performance/trends, and utilizing learnings to inform future season's assortment and inventory position.You will report to a Merchandise PlannerThis is a Full-Time roleResponsibilities:You'll join a collaborative team of merchandise planners and specialists focused on developing plans to maximize sales and profitable return on inventory.At any given time you may be doing the following:

  • Own and present retail plans with full accountability to revenue and cost of goods to meet financial growth objectives within a specific category or cross category assortment
  • In partnership with leader, create high-level revenue benchmarks to achieve growth and profitability that align with business objectives
  • Manage product releases or other merchandise initiatives on all channels to mitigate financial gaps year over year
  • Develop stratification of items to optimize SKU productivity and ensure inventory management of item/category
  • Leverage weekly business insights to understand item level performance to maximize in season opportunities, minimize liability, and inform future seasons
  • Partner with merchandise strategy teams to maximize buys through clear understanding of comp items, product lifecycle, and determine cannibalization to meet financial objectives
  • Provide monthly forecast of sales, inventory and margin on a monthly basis based on performance with cause of change for monthly open to buy meetings
  • Collaborate with partners to identify pricing and liquidation opportunities to manage transition of product
  • Proactively provide communication on stock availabilityRequired qualifications:
    • Minimum of 1 years of retail planning experience
    • Proficient in Microsoft tools & Business Objects
    • Financial and analytical skills
    • Organizational skills with attention to detail
    • Adaptable to feedback and pivot based on changing organizational priorities
    • Flexible and adaptable with an ability to meet deadlines in a fast paced environment
    • Resourceful with ability to prioritize, problem solve and make decisions
    • Ability to collaborate with peers and partnersPreferred qualifications:
      • Experience with sales audits, transaction analysis, or fraud investigations
      • Knowledge of planning systems - Oracle Retail
      • Business planning skillsRequired Education:
        • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Finance or equivalentBenefits and Perks: -Disney offers a rewards package to help you live your best life. This includes health and savings benefits, educational opportunities, and special extras that only Disney can provide. Learn more about our benefits and perks at . -#DPEPFLA#LI-VS2

Keywords: Consumer Products Games & Publishing, Kissimmee , Associate Merchandise Planner, Other , Kissimmee, Florida

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