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Freelance Merchandise Assistant Planner in New York, NY at Atrium Staffing

Date Posted: 10/26/2018

Job Snapshot

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    New York, NY
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    Not Specified
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Job Description

Our client, one of the world’s leading luxury fashion companies is seeking a driven Freelance Merchandise Assistant Planner to join their established team. Founded on excellence the Company now offers a wide range of high quality products manufactured with the greatest attention to detail. Their Men’s, Women’s Apparel and Accessories lines are sold in high end department, eCommerce and specialty stores nationwide.

Salary/Rate: $16 – $18/hr, DOE

Position Overview:
The Freelance Merchandise Assistant Planner works within the Buying and Planning team on a variety of tasks, processes, and communication. The MA primarily assists the Buying office with go-to-market preparation, sample management, tactical vendor communications, price changes, and ad hoc analysis support. The position requires frequent communication with other members of the buying team as well as with vendors, distribution centers, stores and customers. 


  • Manage weekly, monthly and seasonal reporting needs of the area, as well as support the entire team
  • Assist the team with managing the markdown cadence and impact on overall business; recommend new markdowns and/or shifts deeper
  • Assist in the management of replenishment SKUs across all areas with the support of the Planners/Buyers
  • Prepare seasonal hindsight reporting for specific department; analyze historical data combined with current trend to identify risks/opportunities by vendor
  • Track key item selling to maximize sales and limit end-of-season liabilities
  • Provide ad-hoc analysis on revenue, product performance, markdowns and inventory levels
  • Support bottoms-up season vendor plan creation by pulling relevant data for specified departments
  • Own company-wide standard reporting plus create new reporting for the planning and buying team by partnering with the data warehouse team
  • Approve warehouse purchase orders
  • Assist with allocations of SKUs


  • Bachelors or a combination of education and equivalent work experience
  • Experience working with eCommerce
  • 1-2 years’ work experience in retail planning and/or buying or analytics
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Strong numerical skills are essential
  • Basic PC skills; proficient in MS Word and MS Excel
  • Demonstrated ability to establish priorities in fast-paced, multi-tasking environment
  • Familiarity with basic planning software will enhance candidacy
  • Business knowledge of retail and merchandising concepts

Benefits: Eligible for Atrium Care Package

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