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Aeropostale, Inc.

Merchandise Planner

Aeropostale, Inc. - New York City, NY

Merchandise Planner

General Summary:

The Merchandise Planner is responsible for the strategic direction of inventory based on analysis of store financials, historical data, and current market trends.

Position Responsibilities:

Develop, execute and communicate strategic merchandise financial plans and strategies that support the merchandising and financial objectives of the Company

Create preseason sales, margin and inventory plans by department class that support product and financial strategies

Analyze historical data and current trends to identify risks and opportunities by department and class

Collaborate with merchandising to develop and communicate strategies that align future financial and product opportunities in the area

Forecast in-season sales and inventories on a weekly basis

Present forecasts and action plans in monthly open-to-buy meetings

Recap end-of-season best-sellers by category

Develop and communicate item-level promotional and markdown strategies on a weekly basis

Recap and analyze actual sales results against plan and LY

Analyze and communicate size and color selling to impact future receipts

Collaborate with Store Planning & Allocation to ensure proper distribution of key items

Develop and train direct reports

Position Requirements:

3-5 years of Merchandise Planning or related financial/analytical experience

Global business analysis and strategic/innovative thinking skills

Ability to negotiate with, and influence peers and members of cross-functional team

Understanding of retail financial measurements

Flexible and adaptive to changing priorities

Strong listening, written and oral communication skills

Able to organize and prioritize workload to meet deadlines

Proficient with Microsoft Excel

We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefit package that includes outstanding bonus potential, a casual work environment, a generous merchandise discount and realistic growth potential. Aéropostale, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer, M/F


36 days 14 hours ago

Aeropostale, Inc.


Merchandise Planner Aeropostale, Inc. - New York City, NY, United States


Location: New York City, NY

Company Profile:
Aéropostale, Inc. is a mall-based, specialty retailer of casual apparel and accessories, principally targeting 14 to 17 year-old young women and men through its Aéropostale® stores and 4 to 12 year-old kids through its P.S. from Aéropostale™ stores. The Company provides customers with a focused selection of high-quality, active-oriented, fashion and fashion basic merchandise at compelling values. Aéropostale® maintains control over its proprietary brands by designing, sourcing, marketing and selling all of its own merchandise. Aéropostale® products can only be purchased in its Aéropostale stores and online at www.Aé P.S. from Aéropostale™ products can be purchased in P.S. from Aéropostale™ stores and online at The Company currently operates 914 Aéropostale® stores in 50 states and Puerto Rico, 75 Aéropostale stores in Canada and 97 P.S. from Aéropostale® stores in 22 states. In addition, pursuant to various licensing agreements, our licensees currently operate 20 Aéropostale® and P.S. from Aéropostale® stores in the Middle East, Asia and Europe.