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Sr. Merchandise Planner- Home Office or Remote

Company: Staples Stores
Location: Columbus
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:


Staples is focused on our customer and our community. As a Sr. Merchandise Planner for Staples, you will be responsible for creating and maintaining period and yearly financial plans for their assigned categories and effectively partnering with Merchants and Inventory Management on identifying and implementing strategies to achieve or exceed them. Additionally, you are responsible for item planning and analysis to ensure merchandising and inventory plans are synchronized to achieve or exceed sales, inventory turns, margin and service level objectives.

Our people are the heart of our success and we believe in collaboration, curiosity and continuous learning in all that we think, create and do. We are investing in our people and our stores, empowering our people to learn, grow and deliver. Come be a part of a team that's leading the way in a new era of working and living.

Key Deliverables

  • Utilize Planning tools to accurately forecast both period and year sales, margin, inventory and turn. Ensure plans support department objectives
  • Accurately forecast key items to maximize sales, margin service level and turn
  • Communicate all item plans to Inventory Analysts, Vendors, Product Managers and collaborate with team to ensure plans can be supported
  • Support Product Manager in Assortment Planning process, compiling, and analyzing assortment data utilizing the planning tools available
  • Manage Inactive inventory, working with Product Manager on dispositions to ensure product is either returned, or proper markdowns are in place to minimize margin loss. Forecast sales, margin and inventory for Ads and Promotions to maximize sales and service levels while minimizing residuals
  • Mentor, train and act as a positive role model for less experienced merchandise planners
  • Be recognized as the subject matter expert (SME) for assigned categories by direct team and cross functional partners

    Get great perks.
    • Generous amount of paid time off and bonus plan
    • 401(k) plan with a company match, medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, and many more benefits
    • Associate store discount and more perks (discounts on mobile plans, movie tickets, etc.)
    • On-site, discounted childcare, fitness center and dry cleaners in Framingham, MA corporate office
      Essential Skills And Experience
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • 5+ years of related work experience or an advanced degree with slightly less years of experience
      • Strong inventory management experience, with an emphasis on financial and item analysis and planning
      • Experience working with Supply Chain Planning and Inventory Management systems (i.e. E3, JDA, Evant)
        Click to learn more about the employee benefits, programs and perks offered at Staples.

        Staples is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.

Keywords: Staples Stores, Columbus , Sr. Merchandise Planner- Home Office or Remote, Administration, Clerical , Columbus, Ohio

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