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Sr Category Management Planner

Company: Michaels
Location: Irving
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Support Center - Irving We're here for the Makers! Come be a part of the team where innovation and teamwork come together to support the most exciting missions in the world! Michaels is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are here for all Team Members and all Makers to create, innovate and be better together. To review a comprehensive list of benefits, please visit CT and CO only -To review pay ranges for the position you are applying for, please visit The Senior Category Management Planner is key business partner with Category Manager and Category Director (CM/CD) to ensure achievement of department goals in terms of sales, gross margin and inventory.Analysis:

  • Provide CD/CM with analysis and recommendation to optimize sales, margin and inventory, -in season recommendations to optimize seasonal plans
  • Ensure corporate inventory initiatives are included in department strategies
  • Optimize seasonal inventory flow -in season management and execution of basic assortment exit strategies for resets
  • Partner with Financial Planner to develop and execute SKU rationalization goalsPurchase Planning:
    • Using MFP (Michaels Financial Planning), create weekly sales, margin and inventory plans at subclass level for seasonal and trend programs
    • Owns MFP administration for seasonal and basic plans
    • Incorporates correction of errors
    • Recommend "wave breaks" for seasonal flow
    • Recommend optimal inner and master packs
    • Work with pricing and CD/CM to make appropriate in season MD recommendations for seasonal and trend product
    • Evaluate forward buys on market deals and other opportunities
    • Develop and adhere to critical timelinesAssortment Planning:
      • Insure assortments are completed within specific timeframes
      • Participate in assortment plan review with category mgt team for seasonal and SBA assortments by analyzing historical information
      • Make appropriate recommendationsReset Support:
        • Develop and implement MD strategy following reset financial timeline
        • Implement discontinue timing
        • Implement order placement timing for new product with CD/CM and replenishment team
        • Monitor progress of reset activities and integrate into MFP sales, margin and inventory forecast -
        • Update finance partner on any activities that would require updating reset financialsOther duties as assigned Minimum Type of experience the job requires
          • 2-5 years in retail
          • Numerical analysis; collaborative activities; project managementOther
            • Analytical, organizational, communication, collaborative, self-motivational, and good time management skills required
            • Ability to work comfortably on unstructured problems/tasks
            • Ability to work quickly and accurately under pressure and time constraints - Preferred Education
              • Bachelor's degree or equivalent
              • Business, retail or related fieldPreferred Special Certifications or technical skills
                • Microsoft Office knowledge, especially Excel. Planning system skills preferredPreferred Type of experience the job requires
                  • 2+ in retail planning or allocation preferredApplicants in the U.S. and Canada must satisfy federal, state, provincial and local legal requirements of the job.

Keywords: Michaels, Irving , Sr Category Management Planner, Executive , Irving, Texas

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