Merchandise Planner
Books-A-Million - Birmingham, AL

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Job Description and Principal Responsibilities:
Allocates/distributes product and manages the inventory level of the assortment based on Buyer's intent and allocation objectives

Review and optimization all product distributions

Participates in the monthly forecasting of sales, receipts, and inventory levels

Ensures store planning objectives of maximizing the sales potential of all stores by optimizing inventory levels in all stores

Ensures planning for new stores is executed and product is distributed to the appropriate levels to achieve store sales and profit targets

Provides input to buyers on inventory levels

Accountable for store in stock position

Monitors warehouse inventory

Consults with Buyer and Senior Buyer and Store Operations team on analysis and recommendations for any adjustments to category budget, space, and assortment.


Minimum Qualifications:
College degree at the BA or BS level or equivalent work experience

Minimum 2-5 years business, merchandising and/or planning and allocation experience

Extremely proficient in Excel and Access

Sound analytical skills, ability to prioritize workload, solid attention to detail and accuracy

Ability to perform responsibilities under moderate to minimal supervision

Business planning and financial analysis skills

Strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills



Primary Location



Books-A-Million -- Corporate



Job Level

Entry Level

Job Type



Day Job

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Books-A-Million caters to readers who aren't millionaires. The third-largest US bookseller (behind Amazon and Barnes & Noble)...