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Merchandising Planner and Forecasting Analyst
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Our retail client in Boca Raton, FL is hiring a Merchandising Planner and Forecasting Analyst for a contract position.


  • Defines merchandising operations strategies, structure and policies. 
  • Determines methodology, procedures and analytical approach for tactical merchandising decisions. 
  • Establishes processes for the collection, aggregation, and organization of recent competitive information. 
  • Secures data and knowledge from customers, competitors, and other sources. 
  • Performs analysis based on specialty and performs competitive analysis. 
  • Manages team in merchandising specialty. 
  • Evaluates impact of strategy on product, market segment, and business growth. 
  • Creates fact-based recommendations. 
  • Manages execution of ongoing initiatives and pilots. 
  • Provides oversight and support of the company’s merchandise forecasting and budgeting processes and providing ad-hoc financial analysis to support the business. 
  • Works with leaders, mostly category managers, to develop and manage key processes and timelines with respect to preparing the company’s annual operating plan as well as monthly forecasts. 
  • Develops primary tools, spreadsheets, presentations, etc. to be used by merchants to develop their plans. 
  • Works with Finance team to develop long-term financial projections. 
  • Manages analytics to provide detailed plans and analysis to support all levels and departments of the company in making decisions to meet financial goals. 
  • Manages the merchandising planning and processes in performance of analyses and creation of reports. Reviews the analyses and reports for accuracy. 
  • Manages and oversees the monthly process of preparing budget updates and forecasts. 
  • Manages the data upload and integrity for company’s planning and reporting tools – Hyperion. 
  • Key interface with the merchandising managers and leadership for weekly and monthly business review.

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience, plus a minimum of eight-years related experience. 
Experienced with database and analysis software tools including Hyperion. 

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