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Burlington Director Planning in Burlington, New Jersey

LOCATION 2006 Route 130 North Burlington NJ US 08016

The Director of Planning collaborates with merchant partners to achieve sales and profit objectives for several merchandise categories. This responsibility includes overseeing the development and successful execution of detailed financial plans, assortment/buy plans, merchandise allocation and other planning strategies.

Pre-Season Planning

• Responsible for achieving sales and gross margin goals within assigned area of business

• Develops department targets to meet executive financial goals

• Conducts hindsight analysis to support Pre-Season Forecast prep

• Works with Merchandising to ensure incorporation of market trends

• Leads the development of Category level plans while overseeing Department/Chain/Class/Season/Month Sales, Inventory and Gross Margin plans

• Leads the development of the Pre-Season Region and Store plans at the class/month level

• Prepares action plan summaries and participates in the presentation of seasonal plans to the executive team

• Drives the analysis of the system generated forecasts to identify regional sales opportunities and risks

• Accountable for development and execution of regional flow strategies

• Partners with New Store and Total Store teams to align on location strategies

• Oversees In-Season Trending approach and business strategy (RP/CP)

• Approves Hierarchy changes

Manage the Business

• Oversees analysis of sales and margin trend

• Manages opportunities to shift dollars across months and products

• Leads business strategy meetings to discuss trend analysis with Planners and Merchants and recommends updates to plan

• Accountable for plan updates ensuring alignment to corporate guidance

• Reviews and approves markdowns and recommends price change strategies

• Reviews roll up of Class/Month plan to discuss opportunities and risks

• Ensures partnership with New Store and Total Store teams on regional strategies across the organization

Leadership/People Development

• Successfully drives business results through positive, influential leadership

• Demonstrates high professional and personal standards

• Resolves challenges in a proactive and decisive manner

• Creates an environment where people are encouraged to reach their full potential

• Focuses on associate engagement and development

• Recognizes and rewards the success of others

• Attracts, develops and retains talent


• Bachelor’s Degree


• Minimum 7 years experience in Merchandising and/or Planning

• Minimum 3-5 years of leadership experience managing various levels of associates

Skills and Abilities:

• Strategic mindset/Strategic agility

• Effective management of operations

• Leadership/People Development

• Ability to influence (up, down and cross-functionally)

• Executive-level presentation/effective communication delivery

• Highly analytical/critical thinker

Today's Date 5/25/2021
Posting Number 2020-125177
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
Evergreen Yes

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