Dollar Tree MERCHANDISE ASSORTMENT PLANNER in Chesapeake, Virginia








Job Description:

Join the company changing the retail industry one dollar at a time! Dollar Tree is the nation’s largest retailer by store count, and we are searching for an energetic, creative and visionary Assortment Planner who will help us continue to provide the best variety of products for only a $1 or less. We are looking for someone who is passionate about our vision for incredible value and can maintain stores that are exciting, inviting and fun with merchandise that make our customers say “Wow!”

The Assortment Planner partners with the Category Director and Category Merchants to define our product assortment. They will use their keen analytic skills to develop and maintain assortment plans for the Category while investigating top and bottom performing products on a weekly basis and providing recommendations to the Category team. Their expertise, judgment and proficiency in planning is critical to Dollar Tree’s mission and our success as the #1 value retailer.

Position Activity or Responsibility

  • Responsible for performing analysis of SKU and historical product performance to assist the Category merchants with the development of the assortment definition and wedge

  • Responsible for developing item and SKU level plans that project the inventory required to place purchase orders and achieve sales, margin, and turn goals

  • Responsible for using assortment planning software and tools to analyze performance and build plans

  • Responsible for aligning item plans to category strategies, merchandise plans and open-to-buy, assessing trade-offs from inclusion of new items, providing merchandise financial planning recommendations

  • Responsible for analyzing actual business performance relative to plans and trends, reporting variances to plan

  • Responsible for providing item level guidance to the Replenishment Analyst and Allocator

  • Responsible for providing item level guidance to product development and store clustering, ensuring alignment to assortment goals

  • Responsible for preparing reports required for analysis including recap of seasonal performance

  • Responsible for proposing action plans to capitalize on opportunities and mitigate risks

Specialized Experience, Education, Training, or Qualifications:

  • Strong analytical and financial skills

  • Market and trend analysis experience

  • Detail oriented with knowledge of retail math

  • Strong ability to work in multi-task and fast-paced environment

  • Merchandise financial planning experience preferred

  • Hardlines retail planning or merchandising experience preferred

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500 Volvo Parkway

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