Merchandise Planning Manager

Job Title: Merchandise Planning Manager

Status: Exempt

Reports to: Director of Finance

Location: Hybrid - Based in Los Angeles, CA (Marina Del Rey, CA)

Together, we can leave it better than we found it. At Parks Project, we believe we can leave parks better than we found them. So we’re committed to restoring habitats through education and funding projects in the park. To date, we have given over $2,500,000 to parklands.

As the Merchandise Planning Manager at Parks Project, you will play a crucial role in managing and optimizing our inventory, merchandise planning, and financial aspects. You will be responsible for analyzing sales data, forecasting demand, and making informed decisions to maximize profitability and ensure efficient inventory management. Working closely with cross-functional teams, you will contribute to achieving our business goals and maintaining a successful merchandise and financial strategy.

  • Conduct demand forecasting by analyzing historical sales data, market trends, and external factors to accurately forecast future demand for our products.
  • Collaborate with merchandising teams to determine the optimal product mix, categories, and variations to meet customer demand and optimize sales.
  • Monitor and manage inventory levels, turnover rates, and product availability to ensure optimal stock levels and minimize stock outs or excess inventory.
  • Collaborate with pricing teams to establish competitive and profitable pricing strategies for our products.
  • Prepare financial budgets and forecasts based on sales projections, pricing strategies, and operational expenses.
  • Analyze sales performance, identify trends, and provide insights on revenue generation opportunities.
  • Monitor gross margin performance, conduct profitability analysis, and recommend pricing or cost optimization strategies.
  • Prepare financial reports, dashboards, and presentations for stakeholders to communicate financial performance, key metrics, and recommendations.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including merchandising, finance, accounting, marketing, and operations, to align on business goals and resolve any issues impacting merchandise planning or financial performance.
  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, Merchandising, or a related field.
  • 3+ years of related professional experience.
  • Proven experience in merchandise planning, financial analysis, or related roles within the retail or e-commerce industry.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to analyze sales data, interpret market trends, and make data-driven decisions.
  • Solid understanding of inventory management, demand forecasting, and pricing strategies.
  • Proficiency in financial planning and analysis, including budgeting, forecasting, and gross margin analysis.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills to work effectively with cross-functional teams and stakeholders.
  • Advanced proficiency in Google Sheets, Microsoft Excel or other analytical tools. SQL experience is a plus.
  • Detail-oriented, with strong organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple priorities
  • Salary Range: $90,000 - $110,000
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Competitive health benefits
  • Matching 401k plan
  • Company trips to National Parks
  • Quarterly product stipends
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