Merchandise Planner

Haynes Furniture Company - Virginia Beach, VA (30+ days ago)2.4

Format, review and analyze detailed report(s) for running stock merchandise including each individual item’s sales history, unites on hand, on order, and on transfer to determine future order quantities and arrival date.
Responsible for obtaining, organizing, updating, and communicating all vendor information/requirements necessary to ensure orders are placed and requested to ship according to availability, cutting schedules, mixing capabilities within factories, minimum/maximum order quantities, and production lead time along with the Haynes’ negotiate transit times to arrive to each location when needed.
Prepare, review, and communicate detailed analysis, including sales trends, on hand, on order, and weekly receipt projections with Buyers to determine and prioritize orders to be scheduled and/or placed to ensure proper flow of merchandise to all warehouses and stores.
Plan sales forecasts to manage open-to-buy, using a detailed analysis of business by category, with yearly history of sales and inventory, current projections of sales and inventory for next 6 months, and review as appropriate.

Review future order items and quantities with Replenishment Manager & Buyers to ensure timely ordering of product and accuracy of product master file.
Enter and update all purchase orders in Storis and weekly monitor the accuracy with vendor open order reports to ensure the proper orders have been placed, received, and will ship accordingly to maintain a good in stock position.
Merchandise Planning, Allocation & Inventory, Replenishment & Forecasting Manager, and Buyer(s) to ensure proper flow of goods to maintain sales plans and appropriate inventory levels.
Execute monthly analysis for sales, inventory, and turns by category to track profitability of business.
Enter, track and expedite all transfers needed urgently to maximize sales and profit, and needed for upcoming promotions and events. Monitor over-sold and out of stocks weekly and place purchase orders accordingly with vendors and communicate updates to stores if necessary.
Communicate and coordinate purchase orders with Logistics, Warehouse Management, and Vendors to ensure proper flow of oversold, advertised and/or replenishment merchandise to prioritize incoming freight to support current business needs
Responsible to maintain accuracy of PO information entered and updated with freight forwarder and for approving PO’s to ship as needed for all Import Shipments. Update all Import Purchase Orders in Stores to match release information, ship date, shipping instructions, and container # as reported by freight forwarder daily. Responsible for accuracy and maintaining all PO and transfer ETA’s in Storis.
Compare, match, and update all Purchase Orders in Storis with Vendor Acknowledgments and Packing Lists. Communicate all revisions necessary to the vendor and buying as required.
Communicate all un-sampled replenishment groups or items to stores and Buyers
Monitor the integrity of Storis parameters and reports received from Data Warehouse to ensure accuracy of reported data
Participate in Weekly Replenishment Team Meeting, read, prioritize, react and respond to all emails in a timely manner.