Stone And Strand is Hiring a Merchandise Planner in New York, NY

STONE AND STRAND is looking for a Merchandise Planner who will be responsible for achieving inventory turnover goals by optimizing product assortment plans and continuously identifying levers to maintain healthy and profitable inventory levels. depending on the evolution of sales trends. The ideal candidate will be adept at forecasting and developing strategic reports to analyze the business and support effective decision-making across all departments.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Develop pre-season assortment plan and manage partnership with design and production to meet product development timelines
  • Plan an optimal product assortment from top to bottom, including where to scale and scale down based on sales and margin analysis
  • Update the opening for purchase monthly and assist the Sales Manager in advising the purchase budget for new collections and restocking based on changing sales trends
  • Extract and analyze key weekly and monthly sales and inventory reports down to the sku level to track performance against goals and generate calls to action
  • Collaborate with Ecommerce Manager to advise on categories and styles of merchandise to showcase based on sales and inventory analysis
  • Review and recommend solutions for inventory bottlenecks
  • Regularly review planning process optimization and new initiatives as the business evolves
  • Perform ad hoc strategic business analysis for growth initiatives

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Qualifications and skills

  • A Bachelor’s degree
  • 4+ years in a business planning/analysis role for a growing company
  • Excellent analytical skills with in-depth reporting capabilities using Excel
  • Ability to extract key information to guide decision-making from raw data
  • Multitasking with great attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

To apply: Please send your resume to [email protected], subject Merchandise planner.