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Retail Merchandise Planner - Sunny Florida

Company: Bayside Search Group
Location: Lakeland
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

Merchandise Planner - Love Where You Work and Live! Florida

Are you ready to LOVE where you WORK and LOVE where you LIVE? Plus, no State income taxes in Florida!

Bayside Search Group is currently working on multiple Expansion Merchandise Planner openings with a FUN , DYNAMIC , and GROWING multi-channel retailer with more than 500 stores throughout the U.S.! This retailer is located in one of the best locations in the Southeast - the greater Tampa/St. Petersburg area. We are looking for Merchandise Planners with 3-5+ years of experience working for a corporate retailer.

In addition to working in a dynamic environment this organization also offers:
Highly collaborative, team-oriented environment
Enjoy TRUE work/life balance - for over 100 years this company has valued its employees and their families
Great location! Not far from some of the country's most beautiful beaches!
Booming local economy, vibrant food, culture, sports and art scene.
Debt-free organization, that is expanding and offering HUGE future growth opportunities.
Opening 150 new stores in the new few years!

Develop plans by analyzing historical data and current trends while identifying risks and opportunities. Reconcile plans from a top down and bottom-up perspective
Lead the analysis of historical data and current trends identifying business opportunities and implement appropriate action to maximize financial objectives
Organize and lead business review meetings
Manage the financial success of the area by driving the business to exceed sales, gross margin, gross margin return on investment and inventory turn goals
Provide pertinent feedback to the allocators and location planners to support the development of store volume tiers to optimally incorporate store performance into the assortment and allocation processes
Collaborate with the merchant team to develop and communicate a comprehensive pre-season strategy that aligns financial and product opportunities across multiple departments
Lead, mentor coach : manage day-to day activities of allocator analyst & location planners
Encourages others to seek opportunities for different and innovative approaches to addressing problems and opportunities; facilitates the implementation and acceptance of change within the organization

Four year College Degree and minimum of 3 years experience as a Retail Merchandise Planner
Experience in location planning and allocation a plus
Strong analytical and mathematical skills
Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong knowledge of merchandise planning principles, practices and procedures

Competitive base salary and bonus potential
Relocation assistance
Great work-life balance
Onsite Fitness Center
Future growth opportunities within an expanding organization

Keywords: Bayside Search Group, Lakeland , Retail Merchandise Planner - Sunny Florida, Hospitality & Tourism , Lakeland, Florida

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