Associate Merchandise Planner (Soma)

Job Ref#: 9222
Brand: Chico's FAS, Inc-Shared Services
Category: Merchandise Planner
Job Type: Full-time
Location:
11215 Metro Pkwy, Fort Myers, FL


Employment Type: Full-time


With approximately 1,300 boutiques and outlets throughout the U.S., as well as an online presence for each of our brands, it takes sophisticated technology, resources and infrastructure to ensure the continued success of our businesses. From finance and accounting to technology and merchandising careers, we have diverse opportunities available for talented professionals to join our team of nearly 16,000 associates who share our commitment to excellence.
Position Objective
This position is responsible for assisting the planning team in the development of pre-season plans and in-season performance analysis to maximize the business. This position will generate and analyze the statistical data as well as analyze and revise the financial plans in support of the business initiatives and budget objectives across omni channels.

Functional Responsibilities
•Partners with leader on development of pre-season & in-season plans & projections for specific categories.
•Develops assortment plans to the style/choice level by store groupings.
•Partners with cross functional teams to develop and utilize seasonal selling curves by region, climate, and store attribute.
•Provides analysis related to driving business goals (hindsight, regional selling, color selling, key item performance).
•Partners with cross functional partners to execute assortment plans.
•May also develop an understanding of DCOM specific KPI’s to analyze performance and make recommendations to drive sales.
•Partners with the digital marketing team to support product and pricing messaging for emails that aligns to inventory goals.
•May collaborate with production team to pass orders or resolve all on order issues to make sure product arrives to stores on time.

This position may be found in multiple brands. Some duties may vary from brand to brand.


Financial Accountability
This role impacts:
•Sales - X
•Margin - X
•Budget

Required Qualifications
•Bachelor's degree in finance, operations, or business preferred
•2+ years’ experience in allocation, merchandising, demand forecasting, financial planning or analysis
•Strong systems skills with experience in Excel
•Strong problem-solving and analytical skills
•Understanding of forecasting methodology and understanding of retail math
•Ability to makes decisions with limited information but also able to synthesize large quantities of data to drive business decisions
•Strong communication and presentation skills
•Builds collaborative partnerships cross-functionally

Chico’s FAS, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, lactation, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, military service, veteran status, or any other category protected under federal, state, or local law.
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About Chico's

In 1983, we started as a small Sanibel Island gallery filled with artfully stylish pieces. Decades later, our assortment includes clothing, jewelry and accessories—in over 500 Chico’s boutiques and 100 outlets across the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and at chicos.com.

Though we’ve evolved, our distinct point of view remains: Create carefully curated collections with quality, comfort and versatility as the focal point — essentials punctuated by memorable pieces, pops of color, artful prints and globally-inspired finds.

Our collections invite our spirited customer to discover something chic and unique every day.

About WHBM

White House Black Market was founded by women, for women over 35 years ago. Now there are over 300 boutiques and over 50 outlets across the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, plus 24/7 shopping at whbm.com

We built our brand on the foundation of fashion’s most iconic contrast—White + Black. That natural contradiction inspires everything we do, and perfectly reflects our customer. She is strong yet subtle, modern yet timeless, hard-working yet easy-going.

We empower her to fully embrace her complexity—giving her looks that are feminine yet strong, sensual yet sophisticated, attractive yet approachable. Because we believe that no woman is any one thing.

About SOMA

For women by women since 2004. Our customer is our inspiration. She works hard at everything she does, so we’re working hard to create beautiful bra solutions for her, for all of us.

It’s not about the runway, it’s about the real way. We are embodying the journey of women supporting women. We are here to listen to her, tell her story and design product that supports her needs.

Visit us in 250+ boutiques or online anytime at soma.com

About Chico's FAS

Founded by women, led by women. With our service and products, we strive to create a world where women never have to compromise, providing solutions to give them confidence and joy. Our portfolio consists of three brands: Chico’s, WHBM and Soma—specialty retailers of women’s apparel, intimates, accessories and related products—found in over 1,000 boutiques throughout the United States and online.

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