Assortment Planner

US-OH-Columbus
2017-1944
Category (Portal Searching)
Planning & Allocation

Overview

A Brand That's What's Now

Express is the sexy, sophisticated lifestyle fashion brand for every occasion: work, weekends, or nights on the town.  Our brand is what's new and what's now for young fashion-forward men and women.  We have more than 600 retail and outlet stores throughout the United States and Puerto Rico, as well as franchise stores in Latin America.  We also have a best-in-class online/mobile shopping experience at www.express.com that allows our customers to shop whenever and wherever they like.  

 

A Workplace To Match

We think you'll like it here. 

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package, generous associate discount, casual work environment, and the opportunity to connect and engage with some of the smartest, most passionate individuals in the fashion business.  We're always looking for talented leaders at all levels to join our team; if this sounds like you, we'd love to chat!

Responsibilities

An Assortment Planner, in partnership with the merchant and financial merchandise planner, is responsible for developing the bottom-up item level assortment plans that balance to class level plans. The assortment planner provides receipt, productivity and sales targets (dollars and units) to the merchant at the style level.  Clear execution and communication of the strategies will ensure collaboration between the financial merchandise plans and style level buys to maximize sales, profit, and inventory turnover.

 

Essential Requirements

 

    • Education: BA or BS in Business, Finance, or related field
  • Experience: Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience in allocation, planning or financial analysis role
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel, JDA Enterprise Planning, and reporting tools

 

  • Proven analytical skills and financial acumen
  • Can influence, negotiate, and present ideas that lead others to action
  • Utilize retail math skills to analyze and drive business
  • Results-oriented and self-motivated with a strong sense of urgency
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

 

Preferred Requirements (skills and abilities)

  • Excellent organizational, time management and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work well within a team environment
  • Produce ad hoc reporting as needed by the business

 

Closing

As an equal opportunity employer, Express does not discriminate in hiring or terms and conditions of employment on the basis of any federal, state, or locally protected class.  Express only hires individuals authorized for employment in the United States.
 
 
Notification to Agencies: Please note that Express does not accept unsolicited resumes or calls from third-party recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement and approval from HR to submit resumes for a specific requisition, Express will not consider or approve payment to any third-parties for hires made.

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