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Burlington Corporate Planner in Burlington, New Jersey

LOCATION 2006 Route 130 North Burlington NJ US 08016

The Corporate Planner is a central position responsible for strategic analysis, reporting, and hindsighting in support of the merchandising and planning organizations. The Corporate Planner will provide planning and budgeting support to Senior Leadership and will also partner with different departments across the company.

In-Season Trending and Analysis:

• Prepare weekly enterprise forecast for executive meeting. Through modeling and forecasting, recommend opportunities and risks to the business

• Provides supporting analysis to VP Merch/ SVP / EVP for business review

• Drives In-Season strategy and shares recommendations to drive business

• Forecast weekly markdowns using history and trend; partner with leadership and MAT Team to execute markdown strategies

• Forecast Enterprise Pack and Hold receipts and releases – make recommendations to leadership regarding monthly pack forecasts and plans

• Forecast Enterprise Daily Sales to review with Senior Leadership on a monthly cadence

• Responsible for scheduled and ad hoc reporting requests including preparation for board

Pre-Season Planning/Budget Support:

• Gathers and prepares historical data and hindsight analysis for Senior Leadership to support Pre-Season Planning

• Develops Enterprise seasonal targets for sales, margin, IMU, MD, Shrink, and Emp Disc. Goals will be based on trend, strategy, and topside guidance

• Develops Enterprise Monthly Sales and Gross Margin Plans in MFP

• Collaborates with Planning and Merchant teams to evaluate monthly sales and inventory strategies

• Responsible for plan updates and changes, ensuring alignment to leadership direction/finance and final approval to OP

Corporate Liaison:

• Contributes to management of planning calendar; ensures Central Planning delivers promised deliverables by the agreed upon deadline

• Communicate and collaborate with cross functional teams including the Merchant, Planning, Finance, Allocation, DC, Store Ops, and BRG

• Act as Corporate Planning liaison with IT and BRG

This role is a critical touch point with the merchant organization. Plays a critical role in the development of merchandising financial plans for often larger business categories.

• Bachelor’s degree

• 3-5 years prior experience in retail merchandising, allocations, or planning environment

Skills and Abilities:

• Proficient in Microsoft Office; advanced in Microsoft Excel

• Experience using Oracle MFP or other Retail Planning software

• Ability to influence up, down and cross-functionally

• Effective presentation/communication delivery

• Analytical

• Relationship management

• Retail Math

• Ability to multi-task, prioritize and manage time

• Problem solving

• Adaptability/flexibility

• Proven ability to drive results and achieve financial objectives through strong fact-based / intuitive decision making and partnership skills.

Posting Number 2019-104229
Location US-NJ-Burlington
Address 2006 Route 130 North
Zip Code 08016
Position Type Regular Full-Time
Career Site Category Corporate
Position Category Planning and Allocation