Planning Manager – Women’s Designer Apparel

Nordstrom - Seattle, WA

The ideal planning manager is motivated, results oriented and committed to providing outstanding customer service every day.

A day in the life…

Partner with the NMM to define seasonal, annual and multi-year strategies that identify future opportunities and trends and produce competitive advantage and superior results
Foster a comprehensive understanding of how the customer strategy translates to the financial and buy plans
Set the buy planning calendar and direct the timely creation, review, re-projection and execution of plans
Effectively balance objective information with subjective inputs to give guidance for merchandising teams
Ensure financial planners develop executable financial plans at channel as well as location level sales and inventory turns
Approve quantification of the buy, ensuring buy planners create compelling assortment plans that realize the merchandise strategy
Ensure execution of strategies within the boundaries of financial plans
Act as a change leader to support company initiatives and ensure adoption by merchandising team
Identify and develop future merchant leaders to become superior partners in planning assortments and managers of their business

You own this if you have…

Bachelors degree in Merchandising or related field preferred
Minimum 5 years’ experience as a multichannel/omni-channel retail merchandise Planner or equivalent role required
Experience as a retail merchandise Buyer required
Experience managing and supporting a high sales volume category (high SKU count, heavy seasonality, high revenue ($20M+)) preferred
Experience in a relevant merchandise category preferred
Demonstrated understanding of retail and the service environment of Nordstrom required
Proficiency in MS Office suite required
Clear and effective written and verbal communication and strong interpersonal skills required

We’ve got you covered…

Our employees are our most important asset and that’s reflected in our benefits. Nordstrom is proud to offer a variety of benefits to support employees and their families, including:

Time Off
Merchandise Discount
Lifework / EAP resources

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