Director, E-commerce Merchandise Planning in Egg Harbor Township at Spencer's and Spirit Halloween

Date Posted: 2/22/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Come work with us at Spencer's & Spirit Halloween, where you'll be working with the best and brightest colleagues as you help us deliver the most fun experience and product possible to our guests. We're fast-paced and take our work seriously, but we always have a good laugh at the end of the day. Walk through our stores or the halls of our corporate office and you'll see firsthand that we're laidback and irreverent. We're firm believers in being true to YOU, so tattoos and piercings are as common as watercooler convos. Whether it's critiquing our new exclusive costumes or quality testing newly implemented software technology, our teams understand the importance of working collaboratively to challenge status quo and achieve our goals. We keep pushing ourselves to go above and beyond and are looking for top talent to become a part of our team!

Job Summary

Spencer's/Spirit is looking for an experienced Merchandise Planning professional to drive sales and profit objectives collaboratively with the ecommerce and merchant teams. This includes the development of merchandise financial plans, assortment/buy plans, allocation strategies, management of inventory levels and forecasting of the business. Responsibilities

  • Manage a team of Planners and Analysts.
  • Drive current business processes while developing and implementing new strategies. Partner with e-commerce, Merchandising, and Logistics teams to implement and drive change that will improve customer experience on the site.
  • Provide analysis and research to support the creation of the buy plans. Participate with merchants in assortment planning.
  • Lead all allocation strategies by providing direction and feedback to Analysts and Planners.
  • Drive current business processes while developing and implementing new strategies to move the business forward.
  • Providing Allocation and Planning systems expertise for other users. Create and coordinate potential systems and process enhancements.
  • Analyze inventory productivity and make adjustments based on business trends. Provide information to aid in topside inventory productivity and profitability. Assist buying teams in developing strategies.
  • Responsible for creating, maintaining and forecasting 'Open to Buy' for department, class and key categories.
  • Organize weekly team meetings with merchants, analysts and planners to identify and react to business opportunities and changing trends. Drive business strategy sessions with Senior Executive team to present new ideas, opportunities while identifying risks.

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year College or university
  • 5+ years in progressively responsible positions within a retail organization
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Inventory planning software and be a power user with the Microsoft Office suite, primarily Excel

Other Skills

  • Background in E-commerce
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Must be able to make decisions and solve problems effectively
  • Strong leadership and motivational abilities