Academy Sports + Outdoors is a premier sports, outdoor and lifestyle retailer with a broad assortment of quality hunting, fishing, and camping equipment and gear along with sports and leisure products, footwear, apparel and much more. The Texas-based company operates over 140 stores throughout Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas. The Academy Sports + Outdoors philosophy is to deliver an unparalleled shopping experience by providing convenience, offering a broad selection of quality products, delivering exceptional customer service and selling the right stuff at every day low prices. For more information about Academy Sports + Outdoors visit academy.com, facebook.com/academy, twitter.com/academy and youtube.com/academy.
We are currently seeking a Merchandise Planner. This position is located at our Corporate offices in Katy, Texas.
Primary Objective: Assists the buying organization in achieving sales, profit and inventory related objectives through efficient planning and analysis.
*Ensures consistent, accurate planning and analysis procedures are utilized throughout the financial and assortment planning process.
*Guides system enhancements and implementations relating to Financial and Assortment planning and analysis.
*Assists in planning processes, including maintaining documentation and training content.
*Works closely with CSMs and merchants to derive appropriate clusters for each POG ID.
*Works with Buyers/DMMs to create financial plans.
*Manages OTB, maintaining appropriate East/West trends.
*Maintains consistent and advanced knowledge of SAS Planning system, including Admin functions.
*Observes industry trends in an effort to apply best-in-class practices to Academy.
*Coordinates the creation of ad hoc reports and analysis as requested.
*Attends vendor meetings as requested.
*Required to learn company policies, procedures and safety rules.
*Bachelor's degree in relevant field of study or 5 years of related work experience required.
*Minimum 5 years relevant business related work experience.
*Proficient with Excel and PowerPoint skills; Intermediate Word; Lotus Notes; SAS; Intermediate to Advanced Access skills.
*Core understanding of behavior based consumer research
*Demonstrated ability to translate category/shopper/consumer data into actionable insights & recommendations
*Working knowledge of category/shopper/consumer research techniques
*Understanding of Category Management
*Grasp on current market trends that affect Sporting Goods and Retail
*Working knowledge of syndicated data and applications
Apply online at: www.academy.com/careers