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Merchandise Planner - Beall's Stores

Merchandise Planner - Beall's Stores

Requisition ID 
2017-10137
Job Locations 
US-FL-Bradenton
Posted Date 
7/6/2017
Category 
Planning & Allocation

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Overview

Beall’s – Celebrating 100 years!

 

Beall’s celebrated our 100th year anniversary in 2015!  Come join a team rich in tradition that is ready to adapt and evolve with the ever changing retail landscape!  We are a debt free, billion dollar organization with over 500 retail stores across 16 states. And with an eye to the future, we are continuing to enter new markets and build brand loyalty with an increasing customer base.

 

Stable and fiscally savvy, Beall’s has long been an organization that represents tradition, integrity and ever changing sustainability.  Our headquarters are located in the beautiful and sunny Tampa Bay area in the heart of Florida… approximately one mile from the nearest beach. We live and breathe the Florida coastal lifestyle and we are looking for new talent to join our growing team!

 

 

Merchandise Planner for Beall's Stores

 

The Merchandise Planner’s at Beall’s Dept Stores are responsible for an integral part of the planning process. Planners works directly with cross-functional partners (Merchandising, Store Group, Finance, etc.) to build sound business and financial plans for a specific product category. As primary analytical partners in the business, experienced Planners are responsible for decisions that directly affect sales, margin, inventory, profit, and other metrics. The successful candidate will have an eye for retail product trend and an ability to quickly apply trend to effective financial decision-making. 

 

This role will include presenting financial plans, forecasts and strategies in key meetings. You will proactively report on the health of the business and facilitate smart business decisions, communicate financial results, forecasts, and action plans to managers and cross-functional team members on a weekly basis. You will collaborate with peers to ensure consistency of    information, share best practices and develop systems knowledge. You'll participate in a team structure that facilitates and maximizes individual and team performance, supporting and fostering an open and inclusive environment that embraces diversity, encourages accountability, and drives toward results.

 

This position reports to the Divisional Planning Manager and leads a team of up to 3: Location Planners and allocation analyst.

 

Key Functions of the position:

  • Develop plans by analyzing historical data and current trends while identifying risks and opportunities. Reconcile plans from a top down and bottom up perspective.
  • Lead the analysis of historical data and current trends identifying business opportunities and implement appropriate action to maximize financial objectives
  • Organize and lead business review meetings
  • Manage the financial success of the area by driving the business to exceed sales, gross margin, gross margin return on investment (GMROI) and inventory turn goals.
  • Provide pertinent feedback to the allocators and location planners to support the development of store volume tiers to optimally incorporate store performance into the assortment and allocation processes.
  • Collaborate with the merchant team to develop and communicate a comprehensive pre-season strategy that aligns financial and product opportunities across multiple departments.
  • Lead, mentor coach : manage day-to day activities of allocator analyst & location planners Encourages others to seek opportunities for different and innovative approaches to addressing problems and opportunities; facilitates the implementation and acceptance of change within the organization.

 

Key competencies of the position:

 

Drive for Results -- Credibility earned through delivering results. Balances urgent and effective action, commitment to excellence, taking initiative to resolve problems and work quality. Demonstrates high initiative and provides leadership in a project-oriented environment

Strategic and Analytical Capability -- Ability to think globally, strategically, and objectively. Effectively translates data into actionable insights, strategies and financial plans.

Leading Teams -- develops and motives the talent needed for current and future business requirements. Articulates an inspiring vision for the future, establishes high performance expectations and sets example through own behavior. Ensures alignment of individual goals with overall business objectives. Coaches team members to success and holds individuals accountable for achieving results.

Effective Communication -- Communicates clearly and effectively with associates at all levels, board members, external partners and customers. Strong verbal and written presentation skills including the ability to communicate complex ideas in a simple way and to tailor key messages and presentation style to multiple audiences.

Influence and Collaboration -- Builds and sustains collaborative relationships at multiple levels in the company. Able to work through complex disagreements and conflict to achieve resolution. Builds trust by including others and by keeping the cross-functional teams focused on the success of the entire company.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Four year College Degree and 3 years merchandise planning experience
  • Experience in location planning and allocation a plus
  • Strong analytical and mathematical skills.
  • Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong knowledge of merchandise planning principles, practices and procedures
  • Team player with positive attitude. Self-motivated and energetic

 

Check out www.beallsflorida.com and www.beallsinc.com for more information.

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