Merchandise Planner

Abercrombie & Fitch Columbus, OH

About the Job

*Position Title:* Merchandise Planner *Reports To:*Director, Merchandise Planning *Location:*Home Office - New Albany, OH Merchandise Planners at A&F work directly with cross-functional partners (Merchandising, Inventory Management, Finance, etc) to build sound business and financial plans for a specific product category. As primary analytical partners in the business, experienced Planners are responsible for decisions that directly affect sales, margin, inventory, profit, and other metrics. The successful candidate will have an eye for retail product trend and an ability to quickly apply trend to effective financial decision-making. *Responsibilities:* * Develop and present seasonal/weekly merchandise financial plans in accordance with company goals, historical performance and market trend analysis * Work closely with Merchandising to identify sales opportunities through effective strategic planning * Develop and provide appropriate business analysis to influence future purchases and assortment strategies * Forecast sales, margin and inventory at a department/class level in our planning system based on changes in trend, strategy, receipts or business climate * Manage seasonal inventory and make recommendations in regards to markdowns or promotions * Plan basic and fashion styles to ensure the flow of receipts supports the current and future business * Collaborate with Brand Senses, Merchandising, and Inventory Management to create seasonal/weekly floorset plans *Qualifications:* * Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, Economics or related field required * 3-5 years merchandising, planning, buying or equivalent experience preferred * 1-2 years management experience preferred, but not required * Analytically driven * Clear knowledge of target customer and product trends * Excellent communication, presentation, and multi-tasking skills * Highly motivated self-starter with a sense of ownership and an ability to thrive in a high-energy, fast-paced environment * Team-oriented with strong leadership skills *LI-JC1 Abercrombie & Fitch Co. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer **Title:** *Merchandise Planner* **Location:** *OH-Columbus* **Requisition ID:** *16000OQ*