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location

New York, NY

salary

$100,000

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$130,000

employment type

Direct Hire

category

Retail + Wholesale

division

Fourth Floor

Senior Merchandise Planner

Our client, a fun-loving and fast growing childrenswear brand, is seeking a Senior Merchandise Planner to join their team in NYC. You will be responsible for developing and executing strategic merchandise plans to optimize inventory levels, maximize sales, and ensure profitability.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop seasonal merchandise plans in alignment with company goals and objectives.
  • Analyze historical sales data, market trends, and consumer insights to forecast demand and identify opportunities for growth.
  • Collaborate with product development and design teams to create compelling assortments that meet customer needs and preferences.
  • Monitor and evaluate sales performance, inventory turnover, and margin targets, adjusting plans as needed to optimize results.
  • Conduct regular reviews of assortment plans, making recommendations for assortment optimization, SKU rationalization, and pricing strategies.
  • Drive promotional planning and markdown strategies to maximize sell-through and minimize excess inventory.
  • Lead cross-functional meetings and presentations to communicate merchandise strategies, highlight risks, and propose solutions.
  • Stay abreast of industry trends, competitor activities, and market developments to identify opportunities for innovation and differentiation.
  • Mentor and coach junior team members, fostering a culture of continuous learning and development.


Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Merchandising, Planning, Buying or related field preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in merchandise planning, preferably in the wholesale apparel industry, with a focus on children's wear.
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities, with a keen attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively across teams and influence decision-making.
  • Proven track record of driving results, managing complex projects, and adapting to changing business priorities.
  • Passion for the baby apparel industry and a genuine interest in creating products that enhance the lives of families.

Please submit your resume for consideration.

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