Merchandising Planner

3 weeks ago(1/3/2018 12:45 PM)
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Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, Wireless Advocates is a third-party provider of wireless products and services both online and in over 600 retail locations nationwide. Together with Fortune 100 channel partners and wireless carriers, our knowledgeable teams of on-site wireless professionals deliver high-value products and services, helping consumers connect and communicate every day. Wireless Advocates operates retail kiosks and online sales activities for our retail partners: Costco Wholesale, Army & Air Force Exchange Services (AAFES), Marine Corps Exchange (MCX), and Navy Exchange (NEX).


Core Functions:


As the Planner you will be responsible for the day to day management of manufacture and carrier products and services offered and sold through Wireless Advocates’ “Host Partner” locations and ecommerce sites nationwide. The Planner’s responsibilities include planning, forecasting, merchandising and strategy.


Duties and Responsibilities: 


•Be able to forecast both inventory demand metrics and product financials for the assigned categories on a continuous basis.

-Forecast all metrics at the sku level, and then roll up the information to category level summaries based on the report out audience’s needs.
-Understand and manage complicated financial models based on multiple contracts and components that can change daily based on trends and other market factors.
-Efficiently update inventory demand and product financial forecasts in a timely manner based on the weekly update cadence and any relevant business changes throughout the week.


•Analyze the business to find ways of increasing sales and inventory efficiency.

-Run analysis on inventory and financial performance down to the store and/or sku level, then effectively communicate that information and suggested strategies for implementing changes to correct issue and/or improve category performance.
-Track performance of the changes to determine if the actual results varied from the forecasted change in the business and determine if corrective action is still necessary for the business.


•Support the Senior Planner and the planning team’s responsibilities for both internal and external partner deliverables.

-Effectively manage both scheduled and as needed projects and report outs assigned by the team.
-Represent the team as an effective business owner when participating in meetings and discussions with cross functional teams.
-Work closely with supply chain partners to make sure the inventory plan is being executed effectively.
-Work closely with the channel operations partners to make sure the merchandising plan is being executed effectively.
-Act with integrity and honesty when dealing with both internal and external business partners.


What We Are Looking For:


• 3+ years of experience in a fast-paced retail corporate environment.
• 3+ years of planning/buying experience.
• College degree preferred.
• Advanced Excel knowledge and functional experience.
• Read, speak, write and understand the English language at a business level.


We’ve Got You Covered!


At Wireless Advocates, LLC., our people are our greatest asset. We are dedicated to providing our employees the tools to succeed in their career, as well as to maintain a healthy work-life balance. Wireless Advocates offers the following benefits:


• Medical, Dental, and Vision Healthcare Coverage
• 401(k) with company match
• Company Paid Commuter Program
• Paid Holidays, Vacation, Sick and PTO


Wireless Advocates/Car Toys is an equal opportunity employer, we encourage and support diversity in the workplace.


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