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 Vice President, Merchandise Planning in Burlington, New Jersey

LOCATION 1830 Route 130 North Burlington NJ US 08016


Position Summary:

The Vice President, Merchandise Planning is responsible for achieving sales and profit objectives for several merchandise categories, working in conjunction with the planning and allocation team and with the General Merchandise Manager and their respective buying teams. This responsibility includes overseeing the development and successful execution of topside and detail chain financial plans, location plans and other planning strategies. Within their immediate area, the VP, Merchandise Planning is responsible for the supervision, training and development of Director of Planning as well as their respective teams.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • In partnership with key business partners, establishes vision and game plan for long term growth strategy in order to maximize sales and gross margin at chain and region level

  • Leads development of chain and regional plans based on historical performance, current trends, competitive landscape and merchandising strategies

  • Gains alignment with executive team and leads the in season planning process in partnership with GMM

  • Provide structure and processes to maximize team productivity

  • Act as a positive and solution-oriented role model by teaching team members to work cooperatively and cultivate an environment of coaching in the moment

  • Develop sales, margin, and inventory productivity targets in partnership w/GMM, both pre-season and in-season

  • Leads the development and execution of regional strategies in support of corporate objectives to maximize sales and profitability of the business

  • Support an open and inclusive environment that recognizes associates’ contributions

  • Provides leadership to ensure the appropriate staffing and integration of work efforts across buying teams

  • Develops and maintains a strong teamwork environment with all teams that impact planning and allocation (e.g., merchandising, stores, logistics, IT)

  • Creates and evaluates strategies to optimize skills training and development.

Education and Qualifications:

Education: College degree


Minimum 12+ years’ experience in buying and/or planning capacity

Skills and Abilities:

  • Leadership Qualities - Attract, develops, and retains top talent in the industry. Create and foster a positive culture to build high levels of engagement

  • Structured & Logical Thinking - The ability to understand the implications of strategic analysis, and to make strong, well supported recommendations

  • Analytical Rigor - Proven capability for conducting and managing quantitative strategic analysis

  • Technical Proficiency - Able to take data from various sources with ability to use Excel, PowerPoint, etc. to put together effective analysis, recommendations, and presentations

  • Passion for Retail - A desire to make one of the world’s strongest off price apparel and home furnishings retailers even stronger

  • Communication - Ability to communicate effectively and succinctly, both verbally and in writing

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 2021-164793

Location US-NJ-Burlington

Address 1830 Route 130 North

Zip Code 08016

Position Type Regular Full-Time

Posted Date 9/22/2021 2:38 PM

Career Site Category Corporate

Position Category Planning and Allocation

Evergreen Yes

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