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Merchandise Planner Analyst (157675)

GA - Atlanta Corporate

  • Date Posted: Dec 10, 2021
  • Travel: 0-10%
  • Functional Area: Merchandising
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Relocation Provided: No

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Position Description:

The Merchandise Planner Analyst works with a Senior Merchant/Merchant to execute the merchandising strategy for their respective Class or Classes of business. Specifically, the Merchandise Planner will assist their (Senior) Merchant in driving sales, optimizing inventory, and generating profit. The role serves as the Merchant's primary support for setting up and maintaining assortments through data management, responding to stores and vendors, and providing analytical support to help the Merchant achieve their sales and profit plans. The role is also charged with working with cross-functional groups to gain insight on trends and issues that would have an impact on the Merchant's category of business.


  • 40% - Manages all product information for assigned merchandising category; works with suppliers to onboard new products and relays product information to the field. 
  • 20% - Uses merchandising systems to analyze key merchandising metrics (e.g., class productivity, product trending, inventory status, margin rate) and provides recommendations for optimization. 
  • 10% - Partners with cross-functional groups across the business to analyze components of the business where problems/trends exist. 
  • 10% - Works on behalf of merchant to identify, quantify, and communicate assortment opportunities; helps develop seasonal transition targets and strategies, if applicable. 
  • 10% - Performs various administrative and tactical duties for merchandising category. 
  • 5% - Supports the merchant during the business review and product line review processes; works with key support functions to assist the merchant in preparing for negotiations; analyzes vendor profitability. 
  • 5% - Works on various product tests within respective category, including inventory monitoring, in-store execution, visual merchandising, and analyzing results


This position reports directly to a Merchant/Sr Merchant 
This position has no direct reports


Environment:  Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable.

Travel: Typically requires overnight travel less than 10% of the time.


Must be eighteen years of age or older.
Must be legally permitted to work in the United States.

Additional Minimum Qualifications: Experience analyzing data

Education Required: The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a bachelor's degree program or equivalent degree in a field of study related to the job.

Years of Relevant Work Experience: 0-2 years

Physical Requirements:

Most of the time is spent sitting in a comfortable position and there is frequent opportunity to move about. 
On rare occasions there may be a need to move or lift light articles.

Preferred Qualifications:

- 2+ years experience working in retail 
- Project management experience 
- Experience analyzing large amounts of data
- Advanced knowledge of Excel (pivot tables, v-lookup, macros)

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:

-Strong analytical and critical thinking skills 
-Strong written communication and presentation skills 
-Ability to grasp new concepts quickly and adapt accordingly 
-Ability to multi-task in a highly complex, fast-paced environment 
-Attention to detail 
-Ability to multi-task in a highly complex, fast-paced environment

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.