Planner , Direct Floral
Location: Carle Place, NY
Position Type: Full-Time

Planning

  • Develop bottom-up demand plans for Direct Floral by floral component- plan projections by month and by week for peak holiday time periods. Plans should meet category defined deadlines.
  • Prepare item plans and projections by quarter according to timeline requirements.
    • Prepare monthly category buy plans by floral component code
  • Create and maintain category trackers, holiday sales and capacity trackers by component code for floral and hard goods.
  • Document YOY sales per week and listing Top 10 product weekly performance.
  • Distribute buy plan (projections) by month /quarter to Procurement meeting defined deadlines.
  • Distribute pre-books (projections) by quarter to Procurement meeting defined deadlines.
  • Monthly merchandise and GM forecast prepared for finance meeting according to defined deadlines.
  • Review and analyze current departmental sales and history for developing statistical trends.
  • Report weekly unit and revenue sales and gross margin YOY vs. PLAN by sub-category to assess weekly actual sales versus projected plan sales.
  • Work with POD to develop quarterly assortment plan and identify key product items and sub-categories.
    • Sub-category analysis
    • Key Product Analysis
  • Supervise inventory managers relative to responsibilities and tasks referenced:
    • Daily monitoring to adjust inventory availability or thresholds to reduce stock outs and maximize sales velocity.
    • Weekly hard good and floral inventory adjustments by vendor and by component.
    • Communicate with vendors on daily basis on reported shortages or overages of hard goods and floral.
    • Monitor hard good availability to be sure that trend and demand are met.
    • Manage movement of unfulfilled orders with VR to move product orders between vendors to minimize lost sales and maximize least cost routing. Initiate "VR Move" request form.
    • Track receivables and transfers of hard goods in Oracle.
    • Manage floral and hard good receipts
    • Communicate need for weekly floral back-up
    • Submit Requisitions for hard good purchases

Education / Experience

  • Degree in business, merchandising, accounting or related field.
  • 3 to 5 experience in merchandise planning required.
  • Experience in direct marketing, catalog, online retailing required.

Skills

  • Strong analytical and planning ability and attention to detail.
  • Advanced Excel required and experience using high-end planning and operating systems.
  • Must work effectively cross-functionally
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic and changing environment.

Independent Actions

  • Ability to manage multiple responsibilities and projects at the same time.
  • Must be a self-starter and take action as necessary.

To Apply: Send your Cover Letter and Resume, including salary history, to:
Human Resources at
One Old Country Road
Suite 500
Carle Place, NY 11514

E-Mail: careers@1800Flowers.com

Only Qualified Applicants Will Be Contacted.

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