Assistant Merchandise Planner

Amazon.com - New York, NY (30+ days ago)3.7


Shopbop is looking for an innovative, results-driven Assistant Merchandise Planner with an entrepreneurial spirit to drive high revenue growth. The Assistant Merchandise Planner will support the planning and buying teams in the daily management of inventory assortments.

The successful candidate must be able to move beyond applying standard templates for solving problems by supporting the team with creative, innovative ideas that can be translated into actionable insights for the business.

Core Responsibilities:
Manage weekly, monthly and seasonal reporting needs of the area, as well as support the entire team.
Assist the team with managing the markdown cadence and impact on overall business; recommend new markdowns and/or shifts deeper.
Assist in the management of replenishment SKUs across all areas with the support of the Planners/Buyers.
Prepare seasonal hindsight reporting for specific department; analyze historical data combined with current trend to identify risks/opportunities by vendor.
Tracking of key item selling to maximize sales and limit end-of-season liabilities.
Provide ad-hoc analysis on revenue, product performance, markdowns and inventory levels.
Support bottoms-up season vendor plan creation by pulling relevant data for specified departments.
Own company-wide standard reporting plus create new reporting for the planning and buying team by partnering with the data warehouse team.
Approve warehouse purchase orders.

Other Responsibilities:
Develop an understanding of the needs, wants and expectations of the customer.
Partner with team members to maintain a cooperative team environment that promotes high performance standards.
Provide clear and timely communication ensuring the cross-functional team is aligned.
Continuously seek new ways of understanding the business.
Basic Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree.
2 years of merchandise planning or buying experience.
Results-oriented and self-motivated with a strong sense of urgency.
Strong analytical acumen to identify and resolve business performance issues.
Knowledge of retail metrics; proficient with Excel and PowerPoint.
Ability to build collaborative relationships across departments.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to influence.
Proactive attitude, flexible, and adaptive to changing priorities.
Experience pulling data from a database and creating reports.
Preferred Qualifications
Online retail experience preferred.
Cognos experience is a plus.

About Shopbop | East Dane

Shopbop is the global online retail destination for style inspiration and discovery, offering women all over the world a comprehensive, hand-picked selection of ready-to-wear apparel and accessories from over 1,000 established and emerging designers. Shopbop debuts new arrivals, compelling editorial content and styling guidance daily. Launched in 2013, brother site East Dane, a division of BOP LLC, is the international online menswear resource featuring an unmatched selection from leading and up-and-coming labels as well as engaging editorials and a seamless shopping experience. Shopbop | East Dane provides world-class customer service, fast, free global shipping worldwide and free returns in the U.S. and Canada.
Shopbop | East Dane is at the intersection of ecommerce, fashion and technology. We promote a collaborative culture, as our teams cooperate across departments within Shopbop | East Dane and Amazon to continually innovate in an effort to better serve our global customer. You’ll work with big thinkers on projects that leave a mark on our organization, as well as on the broader technology, retail and fashion teams. Shopbop | East Dane is at the cutting edge of e-commerce, and we are driven to be the daily destination inspiring fashion worldwide, merging a comprehensive brand list and strong editorial perspective with an easy-to-shop, sure-to-delight user experience.

Acquired in 2006, BOP LLC is a subsidiary of Amazon.com, Inc., the world’s largest online retailer. Offering an enhanced customer experience, Shopbop | East Dane is a globally recognized and trusted fashion retailer that sells only quality, authentic contemporary and designer merchandise.

Shopbop | East Dane is an equal opportunity employer.
Shopbop, a wholly owned subsidiary of Amazon, is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation.