Burlington Chain Planner in Burlington, New Jersey
If you want an exciting job with one of the largest off-price retailers in the nation, join the Burlington Stores, Inc. team as a Chain Planner – Merchandising! Are you a results-driven retail professional with strong financial planning and creative problem solving abilities? Do you enjoy analyzing data and uncovering the story being told by numbers and analytics? Are you an expert multitasker who can react and adapt quickly in a fast-paced environment? If so, this may be the right opportunity for you!
As a Chain Planner – Merchandising, you’ll responsible for achieving sales and profit objectives for a merchandise category or categories, working in conjunction with one or more buying teams. You will be responsible for the development and successful execution of topside and detailed financial plans, assortment/buy guide, and merchandise allocation strategies. By combining the information you gather from members of our Buying and Planning teams, the results captured by our various reporting and analytics tools, and your expert knowledge of the ever-changing retail environment, you’ll accurately plan for and predict trends, goals and expectations that will drive our overall strategy. You will be a key team member in ensuring we are continuously setting the right goals and meeting expectations in order to drive maximum sales and continue to grow the business.
Gather and prepare historical data and hindsight analysis for Merchandising and Planning to support Pre-Season Planning and perform complete analysis of sales and margin trend.
Collaborate with Forecasting team to review system generated forecasts for reasonability and analyzes history to identify sales opportunities and risks
Develop aging/exit strategies at appropriate level of the hierarchy and make recommendations for hierarchy changes
Develops Chain/Class/Season/Monthly Sales and Gross Margin Plans
Collaborates with Planning and Merchant teams to evaluate monthly sales and inventory strategies.
Makes recommendations on price & lifestyle strategies/guidelines in collaboration with Merchants as well as on product flow, size/color and case pack requirements.
Create action plan summaries for overall strategy and work with Merchants and Location Planners to finalize
Collaborate with Location Planning to understand regional impact to the business
Collaborate with E-Commerce, New/Non-Comp planning teams to share information that impacts the demand forecast
Responsible for plan updates ensuring alignment to leadership direction and submits for approval
Identify product opportunities/risks and partner with Planning and Merchant teams to align on product and location strategies and plan adjustments
Perform vendor analysis to support assortment recommendations and identify potential opportunities and risks.
Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree and at least 3 years of experience in Retail Merchandising, Allocation or Planning. Candidates must be proficient in Microsoft Office programs including expertise in Microsoft Excel, as well as other planning, forecasting and reporting tools.
…are excited to deliver great values to customers every day;
…take a sense of pride and ownership in helping drive positive results for a team;
…are committed to treating colleagues and customers with respect;
…believe in the power of diversity and inclusion;
…want to participate in initiatives that positively impact the world around you;
Come join our team. You’re going to like it here!
You will enjoy a competitive wage and comprehensive benefit package including a generous paid time off plan, a company matched 401(k) and an associate discount. We are a rapidly growing brand, and provide a variety of professional development opportunities so our associates can grow with us. We work hard and have fun together! Burlington associates make a difference in the lives of customers, colleagues, and the communities where we live and work every day. Burlington Stores, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity.
Posting Number 2018-83453
Address 2006 Route 130 North
Zip Code 08016
Position Type Regular Full-Time
Career Site Category Corporate
Position Category Planning and Allocation