Sears Holdings Corporation (http://jobs.sears.com/vet/learnmore_military.html)
The Retail Merchandise Planner develops the Retail Open to Buy, Seasonal Buys, and Assortment Plans on a seasonal, semi-annual, and annual basis. The Planner is responsible for aligning the merchandise plans by division, department and class, with the financial budget. The position is responsible for the planning and forecasting of sales, inventory, and receipts to coincide with the financial objectives of the company. The position is responsible for aiding in the achievement of financial goals and achievement of annual sales growth by product category.
The position works closely with buying teams on creating the assortment/buy plans based on historical information and trend analysis, setting benchmarks by product category as growth, maintain, or declining sales vehicles. Position works with allocation to ensure merchandise is delivered to the stores based on the top down product strategies and to maximize regional sales opportunities. The Retail Merchandise Planner also partners with the E-Commerce division to select the best assortment for the site to maximize sales.