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Associate Merchandise Planner - Soma

Brand: Soma Intimates
Category: Merchandise Planner
11215 Metro Parkway, Fort Myers, FL

Employment Type: Full Time Regular

Doing what you love in a place you love with people you trust? Yes. At Chico's FAS, you can have it all. A career in fashion retail where you will feel inspired and encouraged to be your best and be yourself every day. A place where values and guiding principles are more than just a sign on the wall. An environment that cultivates and champions career growth. Through our focus on servant leadership, mentoring programs, customer service and philanthropic involvement, we find ways to make a difference every day. We care about each other, our customers and our community. Headquartered in Southwest Florida, Chico's FAS is a family of Three Amazing Brands, surrounded by beautiful sunny beaches. Ready to join us? Read on.

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.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required; preferably in finance, operations, or business
  • 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


About Chico's
For 30 years, we've helped millions of women look as great as they feel. Our chic prints, artisan jackets, and wrinkle-free Travelers collection have built quite a following at our boutiques, but we hear it's our combination of great style, one-of-a-kind details, and warm, personal service that has captured the hearts of women nationwide.

How do we do it? It's all about you. Honestly. Every time we pick up a pencil to sketch a new design, we think about you: where you're going, what you're doing, what will flatter your body and make you feel fabulous.

Even as Chico's has grown, our values—beautiful apparel, exceptional service and deep appreciation for our customers—still remain at the heart of who we are today.
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