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Senior Analyst, Assortment Planning

New York & Company - New York, NY

Posted: June 21st, 2018


Description

Overview:

The Senior Analyst will provide subject matter expertise, project management, and analytical support to assortment decisions made by the merchandising organization during buy reviews. This position should be seen by merchants as a thought leader on category and assortment strategy. The Analyst should be an advocate for implementing assortment planning best practices across a portfolio of categories.

Responsibilities:

  • Recommend assortment decisions that will improve category performance and develop financial plans that reflect category changes.
  • Collaborate with Merchants to determine buy review goals and objectives.
  • Own and maintain buy tool to provide strategic guidance to Merchants.
  • Conduct standard ad hoc and store tiering analytics to identify key drivers of performance.
  • Analyze SKU productivity by store and make recommendations to Merchants based on that analysis to drive performance in their Departments.
  • Drive sales and profitability through analysis of sales and inventory data and provide recommendations for future buying decisions.
  • Review and analyze historic assortments and product trends, applying key learnings to future assortment recommendations.
  • Partner with cross-functional teams to ensure alignment of strategies and objectives in order to maximize sales, gross margin and inventory turn.

Required Experience

Qualifications:

  • 5-7 years of retail experience, preferably in Assortment Planning.
  • Strategic thinking with strong business partnership skills.
  • Highly accurate and detail-oriented.
  • Ability to drive and own work stream with strong sense of accountability and ownership.
  • Experience in presenting to leaders, working with cross-functional teams to drive results.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel
  • Strong project management skills and ability to effectively handle multiple priorities and deadlines simultaneously

Education:

Bachelor’s Degree required.

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About New York & Company

OUR BRAND

New York & Company, Inc. is a leading specialty manufacturer and retailer of women's fashion apparel and accessories providing women with modern, wear to work solutions that are multi-functional at affordable prices. The Company was incorporated in 1918 and has been public since 2004. It is headquartered in New York City.

New York & Company's proprietary branded New York & Company merchandise is sold exclusively through its national network of over 500 New York & Company retail stores, New York & Company outlet stores, and E-commerce store at nyandcompany.com.

New York & Company exists to make women look great and feel good. We make our customers feel confident, put-together, attractive, and fashion-right.

OUR VALUES
Focus on RESULTS
Know our CUSTOMERS and WHAT THEY WANT
Demonstrate INTEGRITY & RESPECT in our interactions
IDENTIFY and QUICKLY RESPOND to changes in fashion and business trends
Embrace TEAMWORK & COLLABORATION
Provide our associates with the OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE AN IMPACT on our business and to ADVANCE THEIR CAREERS

WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT

At New York & Company, we value our associates across all departments and recognize their importance to the business. In fact, we set the standard among retailers in providing opportunities for career advancement. After all, the best person for a job is often the one who already knows the company and its culture. So we always try to promote associates who deliver results, and we support inter-departmental moves that develop a desired career path. We are committed to the success of our associates.

We bring the energy, excitement and style of New York City – the fashion capital of the world – to women everywhere. New York & Company dresses women who work…and every woman works.