Merchandise Planning & Analysis Manager

Published May 31st, 2024

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As part of our team you will oversee the Merchandise Planning & Analysis team supporting the Merchant and Buying organization to help drive business decisions.  Additionally, you will manage a team with a supervisor and a group of analysts to assist Senior Leadership with driving business decisions.  Day-to-day, you will have the opportunity to drive strategic decisions for the leading off-price retailer in the world.

A successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously that will be reviewed by Senior Executives. Further, thinking critically, analyzing effectively and communicating efficiently is required.
Responsibilities include:

  • Lead a dynamic finance team in Merchandise Planning & Analysis and ensure effective, efficient and accurate forecasting
  • Provide analytics around sales, retail and inventory metrics
  • Drive the business through providing inventory guidance & modeling merchandise flow through our supply chain and into stores
  • Deliver strategy presentations with strong messaging and recommendations to senior leadership
  • Oversee & perform financial forecasting & reporting with excellent attention to detail
  • Deliver key financial updates along with sales & inventory trends to CFO & senior merchants
  • Perform ad-hoc analysis to provide influential Executive-level guidance on business performance and areas of risk and opportunity
  • Foster a collaborative culture through building relationships with partners across the business, such as Operational Groups, Merchandising & parallel finance groups
  • Play a leadership role on projects & new initiatives for the team
  • Manage and mentor associates on training and professional development


  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Economics or related field
  • At least 5 years of experience working in a business planning and/or finance environment
  • Prior experience leading teams in a dynamic, fast paced environment
  • Strong communication skills with an ability to acquire and analyze information and draw business solutions
  • Prior experience with leading a team in enhancing use of data visualization tools like Power BI
  • Able to concisely and effectively deliver insights, recommendations, and results to Executive Level management
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, work on multiple engagements and manage constantly evolving assignments in a team environment
  • Excellent quantitative and analytical skills, and reporting on large amounts of data
  • High level of curiosity to explore, learn and understand business information
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Proficient PC skills: Microsoft Office Excel & Power BI; Alteryx experience is a plus
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