Show Planner

Position Summary:

The Show Planner partners with the Category Planner or Senior Planner. Show Planners support the merchandising group in writing the shows to attain sales and gross margin.


• Reviewing and reacting to daily sales
• Writing shows 72 - 96 hours out attaining net sales and margin plans
• Holding responsibility for the rotation of key items and reorders for assigned hours across a day, visit or event
• Work with Category Planner/Senior Planner on strategic use of sales tools
• Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills, particularly in influencing and managing peer relationships, as well as, relationships with merchant, guest, and programming partners
• Demonstrates an ability to interact with senior level management
• Demonstrates strong ability to manage details
• Ability to meet deadlines with a sense of urgency
• Demonstrates strong communication skills, including verbal, non-verbal, and written
• Able to speak with confidence and conviction in a concise manner
• Demonstrates strong decision making skills with an ability to read and react to the business
• Exhibits an understanding of basic negotiating skills
• Has an intermediate knowledge of Excel, Word, and Outlook. Is able to create documents and spreadsheets: formulas, links, graphs, charts, pivot tables, etc.
• Exhibits the ability to learn show writing techniques using tools such as Show Manager and Rose that will create exciting and productive shows for the customer
• Able to accurately forecast product and show performance
• Exhibits proficient analytical skills and understands basic retail math
• Able to create all necessary recaps of the business for appropriate analysis
• Exhibits ability to learn the application of division Buy Plan and Merchandise assortment plans


• Associate or Bachelors degree preferred
• Proficient with retail math and understanding of merchandise analysis
• Must work well in a team environment as well as independently with little supervision
• Must be detailed oriented
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Must be able to work within deadlines
• Must possess a sense of urgency

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