Do you have a passion for sports? Are you a Planning and Allocations guru? We're looking for a dynamic Merchandise Planner to join our PAR team. Looking for a new challenge? Apply today!
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DICK'S Sporting Goods, Inc. is an authentic full-line sporting goods retailer offering a broad assortment of brand name sporting goods equipment, apparel, and footwear in a specialty store environment. The Company also owns Golf Galaxy, Inc., a multi-channel golf specialty retailer, e-commerce websites and catalog operations. For more information on Dick's Sporting Goods please visit our Investor Relations page.
The Merchandise Planner drives decisions & strategies that will deliver and maximize sales, margin, turn and GMROI goals. Contribute to achieving best in class planning and merchandising team that will accomplish company and departmental goals.
The Role You'll Play:
Develops Omni Channel department financial plans that align with strategic goals of the department and company.
Develops Assortment plans in conjunction with buyer that align item plans to financial plans. Analyzes assortment plan to identify assortment gaps or potential opportunities or liabilities to the financial plan.
Partner with the internal and external business partners to ensure we are delivering our plans in season, course correcting when necessary to ensure we are driving sales and GM while managing our inventory. Analyzes business performance to identify opportunities in Sales, Margin and Turnover to meet or exceed plan. Includes ad hoc analysis and in-season category and item level forecasting to establish inventory levels that drive sales and profitability. Communicates strategies to management by effectively summarizing analysis. Influence business partners by presenting sound analysis and impacts to the overall business.
Communicates and collaborates with vendors in order to align on sales and receipt forecasts to ensure vendors can support forecasted demand. Identify potential variances and develop and communicate strategies to maximize sales and profitability.
Partners with merchandise analysts to ensure Omni channel allocation strategy aligns with overall inventory flow strategy. Identify any gaps and develop strategies to maximize inventory productivity.
What You'll Bring to the Table:
Bachelor's Degree in a Business Related field, Business Management, Retail, Finance
5 - 7 Years total experience w/ retail preferred
3 years of planning or related merchandising experience a must
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
Excellent written & verbal communication skills
Strong Interpersonal and client consultation skills
Self-motivated and results oriented
Strong presentation skills
Problem solving & troubleshooting capabilities
Ability to drive projects and manage project teams
Ability to work effectively in a team environment
In depth analytical skills
Strong detail orientation
Superior organizational abilities
Process & procedure oriented
Dick's Sporting Goods