Find a Career You’ll Love at Burlington Stores Inc.

Find a Career You’ll Love at Burlington Stores Inc.

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Burlington Manager New Store Planning in Burlington, New Jersey

LOCATION 2006 Route 130 North Burlington NJ US 08016


Bring your very strong strategic view of a business and ability to understand implications / cascade of decisions against business strategies to one of the largest off-price retailers in the nation, join the Burlington Stores, Inc. as the Manager, New Store Planning!

The Manager, New Store Planning leads the New Store team to develop and manage the execution of New Store planning initiatives and processes. This role will drive and elevate the New Store Merchandise Planning process. The manager is responsible for identifying opportunities to optimize store performance for the entire group of new stores based on review of sales and inventory productivity, regional product penetration all with focus on meeting new store objectives. This associate manages the hand-off of each new store for successful transition to the appropriate partners. The Manager, New Store Planning works closely with New Store Planning leadership, Real Estate, Inventory Control, Supply Chain and Marketing to align, ideate, develop, and execute new store strategies, as well as assess and implement improvement opportunities, and mitigate risks.

New Store Opening & Maintenance

  • Lead the New Store Team on buildout of sales and inventory plans

  • Oversee New Store Planning process (e.g., validate store lists, classification eligibilities etc.) and direct New Store Associates to analyze and provide research in support of New Store execution including localized assortment plans

  • Review New Store floor plans to align build with merchandising strategy and escalate issues as needed

  • Own analysis of sales, inventory, regional strategy execution and optimizes strategies for the benefit of the department

  • Review flow of goods in the Supply Chain and partner with Supply Chain and Store Operations, and Field Management to remediate any issues

  • Manage relocation holding store inventory clean up with Inventory Control

  • Monitor forecasts and direct team to react with swiftness to optimize/right size sales and inventory plans to proper levels

  • Manage in-depth post-opening analysis comparing sales performance to underwriting plan and develop recommendations to mitigate risk to Grand opening sales and inventory

Relationship Management, Leadership and Collaboration

  • Communicate and collaborates with leadership to resolve issues identified through standard and ad-hoc analysis provided by New Store Analysts

  • Partner with functions/departments across the organization as needed to conduct special projects

  • Partner with Director, VP of Planning Localization and VPs of Merchandise Planning to ensure the team executes flow strategies that put the customer first

  • Work with Store Operations and Field partners to capture relevant insights about specific stores and locations

  • Understand strategic test initiatives (from strategy team) being conducted at individual stores to account for any abnormalities in store performance history and upcoming initiatives that may impact the future

  • Own identification of inventory/merchandising issues affecting New Stores pre/post open and collaborates with Field Organization, Planning and Allocation and Merchandising to resolve and/or minimize risk

Data Management & Reporting

  • Direct development of necessary reporting on inventory management in stores to track performance with a bias towards highlighting issues/risk that generate action from cross-functional teams

  • Conduct ad-hoc reporting related to Total Store as directed by VPs

  • Responsible for standardizing forms, summaries, and reports for the Total Store team

Our Candidate will have a Bachelor Degree preferably in an analytical discipline a Graduate degree is a plus with experience of 7-10 years of Merchandise Planning experience at a major retailer; 2-3 years of New Store Planning/execution experience in retail environment and 2-3 years of leadership experience.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to influence cross functional partners

  • Strong intellectual curiosity, attention to detail, critical and independent thinking skills, willingness to take calculated risks, and a motivation to learn

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills using Excel (advanced skills required; Visual Basic macros is a plus)

  • Proficiency with retail business metrics and reporting software suites (MicroStrategy, Microsoft Access etc.)

  • Strong desire to learn new tools/technologies and drive for continuous improvement

  • Ability to identify opportunities for process improvement and to plan and implement effective solutions

  • Ability to communicate effectively and succinctly with a bias towards results-oriented communication

  • Ability to multi-task in a dynamic, often ambiguous, and fast-paced environment while staying organized and detail-oriented

If you…

…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 2022-176728

Location US-NJ-Burlington

Address 2006 Route 130 North

Zip Code 08016

Position Type Regular Full-Time

Posted Date 3/27/2022 6:07 PM

Career Site Category Corporate

Position Category Planning and Allocation

Evergreen Yes

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