Merchandise Planner Resume Samples

Working in the retail establishment the Merchandise Planner will take charge of stocking shelves with new material or products. The Merchandise Planner Resume mentions the following routine activities – monitoring sales, predicting customer demand, identifying trends, ordering merchandise, analyzing sales reports, ensuring the products are kept at the right place and at the right moment; forwarding merchandising plans, procuring products from suppliers; planning stock movement, maintaining stocks and attracting customers by presenting the products on display.

Successful resumes make mention of the following – commercial awareness, attention to details, market analysis abilities, record keeping skills, ability to work under pressure, computer competencies; prior work experience in a planning capacity, and extensive knowledge of products and their capabilities while negotiating terms with suppliers. It is common to see on the resume a degree in marketing, business planning or the related.

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Merchandise Planner Resume

Headline : Inventory planning leader with multi-channel background in high volume stores, online start-ups, catalog and wholesale businesses.

Skills : Inventory Management, Project Management.

Description :

    1. Managed profitability of large scope Men's Division for Gap Canada by determining appropriate inventory levels.
    2. Implemented strategies to meet or exceed business plan.
    3. Managed Planning Analyst in the Gap Canada business.
    4. Partnered with cross-functional merchandising, design, distribution, production and visual team.
    5. Developed pre-season business strategies, communicated in-season trends, and recommended re-orders.
    6. Identified product opportunities based upon analysis of key attributes such as silhouettes, color selling, prints to solids and tops to bottom ratios.
    7. Identified risk and opportunities in financial sales plans and communicated strategies.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
M.S


Merchandise Planner II Resume

Headline : Dedicated, proactive professional with five years of retail procurement and merchandise management experience. Oversee category planning and management, brand development.

Skills : Planning Skills, Merchandising Skills.

Description :

    1. Managed merchandise finance plans and strategies for business.
    2. Executed and communicate stratagems to meet the financial objective of the footwear department.
    3. Monitored store capacity and analyze historical data and current trends to mitigate risks and identify opportunities for profitable growth.
    4. Developed improvement plans by department, class, and supplier.
    5. Created and communicate a comprehensive, profitable strategy for products by the department as well as department-level markdown recommendations.
    6. Reported and analyzed actual sales results to plan and forecast season sales and inventories.
    7. Determined the most profitable value source for private label items with an internal team.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Business Administration


Merchandise Planner I Resume

Objective : An enthusiastic and highly motivated operations professional, with extensive experience in demand forecasting, merchandise planning, inventory analysis.

Skills : Product Development, Merchandising, Retail Planning.

Description :

    1. Served as a financial planner for seven buyers and departments in the housewares and seasonal division.
    2. Developed the seasonal merchandise unit and financial plans for annual sales.
    3. Supervised the performance and development of five merchandise analysts.
    4. Participated as a trainer in-company training programs.
    5. Managed the merchandise flow for seasonal and gift departments.
    6. Determined effective modes of flow and packaging of merchandise through three regional distribution centers.
    7. Worked closely with vendors and the traffic department to ensure the timely receipt of merchandise.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Operations Management

Merchandise Planner/Executive Resume

Headline : Recognized for high-quality performance with numerous letters of recommendation and appreciation. This includes developing the company’s product catalog, product positioning, promotion, sales and marketing plans.

Skills : Fashion Merchandising, Marketing, Inventory Management.

Description :

    1. Implemented dollar sales and inventory plans, enabling the company to meet sales and profitability objectives.
    2. Developed major, new preseason and assortment plans.
    3. Utilized the Arthur Planning System to establish seasonal plans.
    4. Established, reviewed and analyzed merchandise plans to ensure accurate and logical figures.
    5. Prepared and coordinate inventory needs by classification to maintain proper levels of merchandise in stores.
    6. Established the flow of receiving in units and dollars, making in season changes as necessary to monthly stock flows.
    7. Supervised, trained and developed allocation analyst.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
B.A

Merchandise Planner/Analyst Resume

Headline : Proven leader with outstanding inter-personal skills who can motivate, develop & retain associates while achieving sales plans & profit goals.

Skills : Management Experience, Communication Skills.

Description :

    1. Developed location plans by the department based on trends, store profiles, competition, and seasonal conversion issues.
    2. Achieved annual sales, margin, and inventory turn goals for stores.
    3. Maintained monthly / weekly update of OTB for sales, inventory, markdowns.
    4. Identified location growth opportunities and minimize down-trending business.
    5. Strategized with stores on assortment and business opportunities by location.
    6. Forecasted inventory needs based on demand, selling trends, and business plans.
    7. Responsible for allocations for fifty off-price stores and all store requests.
    8. Managed all store transfers, balance inventory and maximize all sales in the company.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
B.A

Merchandise Planner/Representative Resume

Summary : Maintained compliance with conditions of agreements and accurately document terms in internal system. Ensured accurate and timely completion and delivery of orders.

Skills : Sales, Management, Retail.

Description :

    1. Developed contingent inventory strategy in Ice Fishing that allowed flexibility depending on conditions.
    2. Exceeded sales, margin and turn goals.
    3. Managed in-season Open-To-Buy including forecasting sales and margin and managing inventory flow.
    4. Created weekly sales tracker to facilitate weekly sales and margin forecasting tasks.
    5. Built ad forecasted model enabling weekly changes to regional ad forecasts.
    6. Implemented first Markdown Optimization in Saltwater Tackle, reducing slow-moving inventory.
    7. Produced ad hoc reported as necessary to identify in-season trends and recommend actions to address issues.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
Business Administration

Jr. Merchandise Planner Resume

Objective : Results-focused, quality-driven professional with extensive experience in merchandise planning and allocation, demonstrating consistent achievement of objectives.

Skills : Inventory Analysis, Management, Sales & Trend Forecasting.

Description :

    1. Planned accessories division, including jewelry, shoes, handbags, hosiery, lingerie, sunglasses and gifts.
    2. Utilized MMS planning system to develop class, department and division plans.
    3. Planned, forecast and monitored sales and inventory down to class and subclass levels.
    4. Developed entrance/exit strategies for seasonal commodities.
    5. Created and monitored promotional strategies.
    6. Created assortment plans to ensure proper volume of group inventory levels and penetration.
    7. Controlled timing and flow of receipts, and buyer adherence to receipt plans.
    8. Approved purchase orders to ensure the plan was followed.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
B.A

Lead Merchandise Planner Resume

Headline : Detail oriented Merchandise Planner with catalog, store and direct mail background. Experience in retail, direct and distribution business.

Skills : Communication Skills, Retail Management.

Description :

    1. Increased Spring Ready-to-Wear sales by 10% and reduced markdowns.
    2. Continuously analyzed sales information in order to identify sales opportunities and improve margins and decrease risk.
    3. Forecasted in-season sales and inventories on a weekly basis.
    4. Presented forecast and action plans in monthly Merchandise Planning meetings.
    5. Developed item-level promotional and markdown strategies on a weekly basis.
    6. Recapped and analyze actual sales results against the plan.
    7. Collaborated with merchandising to developed and communicated strategies that align future financial and product opportunities in the area.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Management

Associate Merchandise Planner Resume

Summary : Track record of achieving exceptional results in inventory management and controlling open to buy. Developing and managing the company’s product catalog: All products must be available online, in store or at trade shows.

Skills : Merchandise Planning, Management.

Description :

    1. Analyzed historical data and current trends to identify risks and opportunities by sub-department and class.
    2. Collaborated with merchandising to develop and communicate strategies that align future financial and product opportunities in the area.
    3. Forecasted in-season sales and inventories on a weekly basis.
    4. Presented forecasts and action plans in monthly performance review meetings.
    5. Recapped and analyzed actual sales results against plan and LY.
    6. Analyzed and communicated size and color selling to impact future receipts.
    7. Collaborated with Store Planning & Allocation to ensure proper distribution of key items.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
Diploma

Asst. Merchandise Planner Resume

Headline : Experienced cross-functional buyer and merchandising professional who values innovative fashion without compromising the ultimate goal of increasing retail revenue.

Skills : Merchandising, Buying, Planning Skills.

Description :

    1. Developed financial merchandise plans for sales, inventory, markdowns, and profit, down to the category level.
    2. Tracked actual performance versus plan and adjusted forecasts.
    3. Proactively identified potential in-stock issues for promotional items and implement corrective action.
    4. Created assortment and ladder plans for new and seasonal items.
    5. Performed sell-through and lost sales analysis for seasonal and promotional events.
    6. Determined order quantities based on sales forecasts and inventory targets.
    7. Created purchase orders and tracked to delivery.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Consultant
Education
Education
Marketing

Merchandise Planner Resume

Objective : Experience with administration, company, store and departmental planning, customer relations and office and department management.

Skills : Quantitative analysis, Forecasting, Statistics, Marketing Plans.

Description :

    1. Analyzed, Forecasted and Bought Projected sales, receipts and markdown dollars monthly.
    2. Formulated sales and receipt plans for all stores each season.
    3. Drove sales by working with vendors on stock swaps and RTV's to create productive assortments.
    4. Met with vendors and selected products and wrote purchase orders for all stores.
    5. Negotiated with vendors for discounts, freight and shipping agreements.
    6. Negotiated discounts for incorrect shipping and handled chargebacks.
    7. Formulated market preparation manual.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Bachelor's