Planning Manager

Lexington, NC 29292

Posted: 05/13/2019 Employment Type: TempToFT Industry: Admin-Clerical Job Number: 94379
We' re seeking a Planning Manager for our client, an apparel company, located in Lexington. This is a temp to hire opportunity, offering a competitive pay rate, and has a 1st shift working schedule of 8: 00am- 5: 00pm (Monday- Friday). The Planning Manager will work closely with the Merchandising/Product Managers to assure inventory is appropriate to support key merchandising strategies. The ideal candidate will have at 2-5 years of experience in apparel forecasting and planning. Candidates must have quantitative and analytical skills with the ability to understand forecasting and formulas. If you are interested in this great opportunity and feel this would be a great fit for you, Apply Today!

- Develop pre-season bottom up product level forecasts; Develop pre-season inventory flow strategies
- Revise and maintain in-season product level forecasts at an offer level
- Write and monitor purchase orders and; following inventory from time of creation to receipt
- Place efficient buys that support vendor and company strategies to obtain best costing
- Maintain seasonal forecasts for key products\vendors to ensure optimal service levels
- Analyze and identify selling trends, take action to maximize selling potential and minimize risk to inventory objectives and profitability
- Identify potential overstock issues, recommend markdowns, and put plans in place to sell through unproductive and obsolete inventory
- Develop and foster strong vendor partnerships
- Collaborate with Merchandising to manage in-season product appearances based on inventory availability and needs

- An Associate s Degree or proven relevant experience (catalog, retail and/or purchase order management experience)
- Strong logical and analytical skills
- Proven success in a detail oriented position
- Aptitude and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, with an ability to learn and adapt to other business software
- Strong written and verbal skills; highly organized
- Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment, with rapidly changing priorities
- Extremely collaborative
- Knowledgeable of Direct Tech Merchandise Assortment Planning System (MAPS) & Forecasting System (F21), a plus

Submit your application or resume online, or in person at 119 N. Talbert Blvd. Lexington, to be considered for this position. For additional information, please call or text our office at 336.970.5245.

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