Destination Maternity Corporation

Merchandise Planner

3 months ago(10/26/2017 12:02 PM)
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Planning & Allocation
Destination Maternity


The Planner is responsible for managing the business to ensure financial success for areas of responsibility, including sales, turn gross margin and assortment management.


    • Develop, execute and communicate strategic merchandise financial plans and strategies that support the merchandising and financial objectives of the Company.
    • Create pre-season plans at classification level for sales, margin, receipts and turn in the OTB financial tool.
    • Manage in-season forecast of the OTB including class sales, receipts, markdowns and inventory.       Partner with buying and Planning Director to providing strategic recommendations to meet financial goals.
    • Evaluate and monitor style selling on a weekly basis, partnering with buyers and Director of planning to effectively manage sales, receipts and exit strategies.
    • Provide recommendations to adjust purchasing levels, pricing, liquidation, and allocation strategies to ensure that finance objectives are being met.
    • Partner with buying partners to develop seasonal assortments providing insight to inventory levels, style and sku productivity and proper channel receipts.
    • Responsible for the success of Stores, EComm and Lease partners.
    • Lead department planning processes by assuming projects and assignments as required. Develop and create ad hoc reports as needed for the business.




  • 3+ years of prior retail planning experience, buying or store management experience a plus.
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Expert at organization and problem solving
  • Strong Communication Skills and Business Acumen
  • Excellent analytical skills required to spot and analyze trends
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel


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