Retail Merchandise Planner

Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company Hershey , PA 17033

Posted 2 months ago

Summary: This position is responsible for the development, management, and execution of merchandise financial planning, product assortment planning, business process management, demand forecasting, store replenishment and allocation, SKU life cycle management, and Open to Buy process for Retail outlets within Hershey Entertainment and Resorts.

Job Functions (Items marked with an asterisk are essential functions of this position): Analyze data in order to prepare sales, margin, and inventory forecast reports. Identify trends, potential risk, and opportunities for growth and share with operations team and retail director in order to inform decision making.

  • Monitor and plan inventory levels and compare to budgets and forecasts in order to evaluate pricing and placement strategies. Assess inventory aging and make recommendations on markdowns and liquidations in order to optimize inventory turn.

  • Manage the logistics and replenishment pipeline with buying, warehouse, and operations. Work with buying team to ensure ordered goods are delivered in full and on time.

  • Manage and administer store replenishment and allocation functions; determine number of items to buy and identify top selling items and develop systems to automatically replenish. Determine merchandise allocation to ensure availability and proper placement of merchandise across all retail outlets.

  • Develop systems and tools to automate processes and enhance efficiency for purchasing and replenishment. Partner with IT, operations, and finance to evaluate and implement new systems and processes.

  • Implement and manage the Open to Buy (OTB) process to give structure and support to buyers and improve return on investment (ROI) on inventory. Develop processes to ensure optimal inventory levels are maintained in order to satisfy customer demand.

  • Develop processes for demand forecasting, lead times, and order cycles. Utilize tools to determine appropriate inventory levels and ordering practices in order to fulfill customer demand and meet sales goals.

    Perform other duties as assigned.


    Basic Qualifications:
    Must be 18 years of age or older Minimum of 3 years of related experience in Retail and/or Hospitality/Tourism Bachelor's degree OR y years of relevant work experience can be substituted for education Minimum of 1 year supervisory experience Additional


    Skilled in the use of Microsoft Office applications, including Excel and Word. Proficient working with details on a daily basis for prolonged periods of time. Strong analytical, problem solving, and decision making skills Influence and negotiation skills Process, development, and project management skills Strong organizational skills Physical Demands & Working Conditions While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to: Reaching Forward Occasional (<33%) climbing="" stairs="" occasional=""><33%) (20ft="" maximum="" height)="" lifting="" occasional=""><33%) (25lbs="" maximum="" weight)="" reaching="" overhead="" occasional=""><33%) finger="" dexterity="" constant="" (="">67%) Hand/Eye Coordination Frequent (34-66%) Stooping Occasional (<33%) bending="" occasional=""><33%) sitting="" frequent="" (34-66%)="" standing="" occasional=""><33%) walking="" occasional=""><33%) this job requires the visual ability to perform detailed work at close distances (computer screens, accounting ledgers, using measurement devices). this job regularly requires verbal communication of detailed information to others either by phone or in person. must be able to speak and read the english language. substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers (repetitive motion). nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. hershey entertainment & resorts is an equal opportunity employer this="" job="" requires="" the="" visual="" ability="" to="" perform="" detailed="" work="" at="" close="" distances="" (computer="" screens,="" accounting="" ledgers,="" using="" measurement="" devices).="" this="" job="" regularly="" requires="" verbal="" communication="" of="" detailed="" information="" to="" others="" either="" by="" phone="" or="" in="" person.="" must="" be="" able="" to="" speak="" and="" read="" the="" english="" language.="" substantial="" movements="" (motions)="" of="" the="" wrists,="" hands,="" and/or="" fingers="" (repetitive="" motion).="" nothing="" in="" this="" job="" description="" restricts="" management's="" right="" to="" assign="" or="" reassign="" duties="" and="" responsibilities="" to="" this="" job="" at="" any="" time.="" hershey="" entertainment="" &="" resorts="" is="" an="" equal="" opportunity="">
icon no score

See how you match
to the job

Find your dream job anywhere
with the LiveCareer app.
Mobile App Icon
Download the
LiveCareer app and find
your dream job anywhere
App Store Icon Google Play Icon

Boost your job search productivity with our
free Chrome Extension!

lc_apply_tool GET EXTENSION

Similar Jobs

Want to see jobs matched to your resume? Upload One Now! Remove
Retail Contingent

Tapestry, Inc.

Posted 2 weeks ago

VIEW JOBS 10/2/2019 12:00:00 AM 2019-12-31T00:00 Coach is a leading design house of modern luxury accessories and lifestyle collections, with a long-standing reputation built on quality craftsmanship. Defined by a free-spirited, all-American attitude, the brand approaches design with a modern vision, reimagining luxury for today with an authenticity and innovation that is uniquely Coach. All over the world, the Coach name is synonymous with effortless New York style. Coach is part of the Tapestry portfolio – a global house of brands powered by optimism, innovation, and inclusivity. Selling and Service * Meets customer needs through solution-oriented and forward thinking * Creates positive impressions with customer by bringing best self to work through elevated, sophisticated, appropriate business attire consistent with Coach's guide to style * Demonstrates Coach's Selling and Service expectations at all times * Flexes personal selling techniques to contribute to overall store financial results * Demonstrates persuasive (not aggressive), confident, friendly and genuine service skills and selling behaviors * Works with multiple customers simultaneously and breaks away as appropriate * Follows up with customers consistently and genuinely to influence/close the sale * Sensitive to customers' needs and tailors approach by reading cues * Ensures all daily tasks are completed without negatively impacting service or Coach standards Workplace and Environment * Creates enthusiasm and positivity for a shared vision and mission * Fosters and environment of teamwork, trust and collaboration with peers, customers and supervisors * Demonstrates confidence when working with customers * Takes initiative; has a high-level of ownership and accountability for individual results * Welcomes feedback and adapts behaviors as appropriate * Represents Coach as a brand ambassador at all times * Is adaptable and flexible to change * Maintains a calm and professional demeanor at all times * Handles and offers solutions to customer issues appropriately and involves a manager when necessary * Promotes and endorses a team selling environment Operations * Completes daily operational tasks including maintaining store (sales floor and backroom), cash wrap and visual merchandising to Coach standards consistently and in a timely manner * Adheres to all retail policies and procedures including POS, Operations and Loss Prevention procedures * Replenishes inventory on sales floor as needed * Processes shipments as needed Additional Requirements Physical: Ability to communicate effectively with customers and team. Mobility to maneuver the sales floor and stock room to provide and support customer service. Reach above/bend to obtain product for customers from store fixtures/shelves at various heights and climb ladders/stairs/step-stools to perform visual merchandising and housekeeping duties. Ability to frequently lift and carry up to five pounds and at times lift and carry product/cartons up to fifty pounds to process product shipment/transfers. Schedule: Ability to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the business during Thanksgiving weekend Note: This document serves only as a sample of the job duties and responsibilities and does not include an exhausted list of all performance requirements. Coach is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Coach is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and we pride ourselves on hiring and developing the best people. All employment decisions (including recruitment, hiring, promotion, compensation, transfer, training, discipline and termination) are based on the applicant's or employee's qualifications as they relate to the requirements of the position under consideration. These decisions are made without regard to age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic characteristics, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship, disability, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or any other legally-recognized protected basis prohibited by applicable law. Visit Coach at Req ID: 12911 Nearest Major Market: Harrisburg Job Segment: Merchandising, Brand Ambassador, Loss Prevention, Retail, Marketing Tapestry, Inc. Hershey PA

Retail Merchandise Planner

Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company