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Senior Merchandise Planner - Wholesale

New York, NY 10018

Posted: 01/31/2024 Employment Type: Permanent Job Category: Merchandising / Buying Job Number: TF651562131

Job Description

The Senior Merchandise Planner - Wholesale (Walmart) will be an active partner in managing the total lifecycle of the Apparel wholesale business, preparing forecasts, and evaluating performance for our wholesale partners. The Sr. Planner will lead in the development of seasonal business plans to help formulate strategic initiatives to manage budgets and forecasts. In addition, the Sr. Planner will ensure timely and accurate communication of weekly, monthly, and seasonal selling/analysis. This position collaborates heavily with sales, demand planning, and retailer account partners to achieve our financial and company goals.


  • Build pre-season sales, inventory, markdown and margin plans by account
  • Develop seasonal targets featuring strategic business plans and growth opportunities
  • Participate in buy review with merchants and sales team to ensure appropriate breadth and depth of key programs
  • Create and manage bridge plans for market to ensure proposal is built based on key program strategies and sku
  • Analyze and prepare hindsight documents to measure past performance to inform future planning & buys
  • Participate in the presentation of the seasonal sales plans to the retailer senior management – prepare the meeting materials including sales plans, account histories & other supporting documents as needed
  • Create OTB, by door sales and stock plans by account
  • Weekly analysis of total channel, style, and door selling by account
  • Track performance weekly by door and program – communicate to teams to quickly react to affect trend.
  • Present weekly to senior management on brand performance
  • Maintain by account seasonal OTB and recommend necessary receipt flow / markdowns.
  • Reforecast projections at a sales and receipt level
  • Monthly analysis of business– recommend future receipt adjustments, capitalize on future growth opportunities, potential risks or opportunities
  • Work with Sales counterpart to ensure monthly shipping forecast is achieved
  • Analyze / recommend by account quarterly margin settlement
  • Analyze & communicate by sales/stock performance by door group/promotional tier

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 5+years of experience in merchandising, planning, or distribution
  • Advanced knowledge in Excel (advanced functions/Pivot Tables) and strong Powerpoint skills
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail.
  • Must have strong time management skill and ability to handle multiple priorities
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Walmart Experience

  • $130,000 - 150,000

Meet Your Recruiter

Alonya Van Rooyen

From South Africa originally, Alonya has over 15 years of experience in fashion, accessories, footwear, & textiles. She has worked in various design and product development roles globally, including South Africa, Europe, and the US, giving her an international perspective on the industries.

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