District Planner Development Program - Northwest Region
Macy's - Seattle, WA

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Macy's District Planner Development Program:
Through the "My Macy's" initiative, we are investing resources in talent, technology and marketing that will allow us to ensure that each and every Macy's store is "just right" for the customer who shops in that location. This requires having talented people in our District Planner Development Program who are motivated to lead us in new directions.

Invest career time with a company committed to diversity and giving back to the community.

Turn over a new leaf with us. At Macy's, we believe that contributing to a more sustainable environment is good business practice and the right thing to do for future generations.

Must be open to temporary relocation (housing provided by Macy's) during the 8-week training program, which would take place in one of 8 Regional offices.

Must be flexible following the program to

relocate within your region

for immediate placement as district planner. Relocation package provided.

A heritage of success and bright horizons for tomorrow. That's a solid combination that can work for you when you work at Macy's!

Program Overview:
Through the 8-week development program, you will learn the role of the planning organization, which will lay a solid foundation for your career at Macy's. During the course of the program, we will teach you skills necessary to deliver sales, margin, and stock turnover results through rigorous analysis of the business and identification of localization opportunities by store. You will learn how to communicate assortment-related actions to the central planning organization.

Following the 8-week program, you will be placed with a Regional Planning Manager to hone your business and leadership skills based on your development plan. Upon placement as a district planner (dependent on positional availability and your readiness), you will have direct responsibility for a family of business within a district that includes approximately 10 stores.

What you will have the opportunity to do:
Conduct in-depth weekly review of the business by store and recommend actions to drive sales

Visit stores minimum 2 days a week with District Merchant partner to evaluate and analyze opportunities to drive sales

Identify sales and profits improvement opportunities through rigorous analysis of reports and customer logs; develop action plans to address

Provide feedback on action items from previous store visits and implement action to address issues and effect change during each visit

Be prepared to present strategies and opportunities to all levels of management

Provide input on local marketing for stores within district

Participate in seasonal strategy meetings

Recommend assortment/allocation changes to central planning organization


What to bring to the program:
Bachelor's degree with solid academic record, all majors welcomed

Minimum 4 years experience in retail buying and/or planning required

Sales driven, passionate, and committed to excellence and high standards

Proven experience consistently delivering on financial targets

Readily grasps numerical concepts and interprets financial information accurately

Seeks to be the leader, wants to be in a position of influence

Result-oriented with a strong sense of urgency

Demonstrates strong listening, written and oral communication skills

Communicates purposefully and takes charge of situations; excellent presentation/platform skills

Curious about complex issues or opportunities- ability to view things in new ways or from a different perspective

Able to independently organize and prioritize workload to meet deadlines

Achieves results with little supervision

Flexibility to travel and visit minimum two stores within district weekly

Advanced Excel skills

Macy's Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment.

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