Merchandise Planner - Culver City, CA

Summary/Objective

The Merchandise Planner at MedMen is responsible for developing and driving strategic buy-plans which take into account budgetary goals, sales & gross margin targets, inventory goals, and promotional initiatives. The planner is a key partner in the financial decisions and implications of buying & turning MedMen’s retail inventory. The Merchandise Planner will work closely with the Buying, Allocations, Retail, Accounting and Finance Departments.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Work with the buying team to drive strategic merchandise financial plans to support MedMen’s inventory and product assortment

  • Develop and communicate comprehensive category-level product

  • Align bottoms up to top down plans with forecasts and future promotional activities.

  • Manage annual, seasonal, monthly & quarterly merchandise strategies to maximize revenue and increase profit margins for MedMen’s retail

  • Formulate pre-season plans and recommend purchase quantities along with the development of accurate receipt flow

  • Maintain weekly, monthly & quarterly reports on planned vs actualized shipped inventory, retail receipts, retail inventory, retail sales & forecast

  • Make recommendations to management and merchant teams on opportunities to bring in additional inventory or delay delivery of inventory due to

  • Owner of the monthly open-to-buy process, reporting and meeting

  • Support ad hoc project requests from the Manager or

  • Help on-board and train newly hired merchandise

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in finance, business analytics, retail merchandising, or related field.

  • Strong background in a variety of inventory management concepts, practices and procedures.

  • Experience as a merchandise planner, demand planner, supply planner, or inventory analyst. Merchandise planner experience

  • Experienced in using an ERP system, planning tool, and BI for .

  • Effective team

  • Strong analytical

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication

  • Strong knowledge of inventory accounting principles and

  • Ability to create and implement effective processes &

  • Strong Microsoft Office skills, highly proficient in Excel (e.g., Excel formulas, V- lookups, pivot tables) and has skill in preparing tables, graphs, and

  • Must possess a strong results and goal/deadline-oriented work ethic, high attention to detail and be

  • Excellent organizational skills, with ability to develop and bring to completion multiple assignments

Supervisory Responsibility

Non-Supervisory position

Work environment

This job operates in an office setting, sometimes in a retail environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, file cabinets and fax machines. This role may also require the employee to handle product, lifting boxes, taping boxes, etc

Physical Demands

The physical demands describe here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

This is a largely sedentary role; however, some filing is required. This would require the ability to lift files, open filling cabinets and bend or stand on a stool as necessary.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position.

Travel 

Up to 10% travel is expected for this position

Additional Eligibility Qualification 

None

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