Associate Planner, Merchandise (Soma)

Job Ref#: 7912
Brand: Chico's FAS, Inc-Shared Services
Category: Merchandise Planner
Job Type: Full-time
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.


· 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.

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
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 stores, 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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