The Director of Merchandise Planning & Allocations will work to efficiently flow goods from our suppliers through the supply chain and to our stores to maximize sales and gross margin while controlling costs.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Organizational Development & Strategic
Build the planning and analytical capabilities for the allocation / scheduling / buying / merchandising organizations to include Open to Buy.
Develop tools and processes for the allocation / scheduling / buying / merchandising organizations.
Coordinate Merchandise Logistics for Multiple DCs.
Drive organizational ownership and P&L mentality.
Establish and use departmental KPIs to drive performance.
Build a category management function.
Build target sales per foot per key category and drive great shelf space allocation.
Improve the current allocation process.
Build and staff a supply chain customer service organization.
Build partnerships to implement a state of the art allocation and store ordering process.
Provide visibility for all on order inventory across all modes of transportation including imports.
Build a comprehensive inbound scheduling department.
Coordinate buying and prioritize inbound scheduling.
Help drive implementation of company-wide merchandising system.
Provide leadership in the implementation of the new merchandising system.
Develop a program to rationalize duplicate or nonproductive SKUs in all categories and replace with more productive SKUs.
Build multiple profiles to improve merchandising and purchasing (ex. Holiday, summer, baking, spring cleaning, baseball / football season, super-bowl…).
Ensure all categories have key items and offer appropriate selection and value to the consumer.
Abide to the Code of Business Conduct and Ethics Policy.Ensure compliance with internal controls as applicable to your function within the organization
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
Five years in merchandise leadership planning role within a large mutli-unit retailer.
Strong analytical and communication skills.
Experience with high volume / discount general merchandise a plus.
Experience with perishable foods and/or closeouts a plus.