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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