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Merchandise Strategist

Company: Hudson Group
Location: Union
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Grow With Us!

Hudson is North America's leading travel retailer. For over 30 years, Hudson has met the needs and wants of travelers in more than 1,000 duty-free, duty-paid, and food & beverage stores. We could not serve our customers, landlords, and partners in airports, commuter terminals, hotels, and casinos without the continued support of our greatest assets: our team members. We are dedicated to hiring and training exceptional team members, who are committed to serving the customer as the Traveler's Best Friend. We strive to ensure we're fulfilling our team members' career potentials through training, skills-development, and career pathways - as our team members grow and succeed both personally and professionally, so does Hudson.

The Specialty Merchandise Planner position is for you, if you enjoy:
--- Managing open-to-buy (OTB) analysis and ensure the proper inventory levels are in each location at the appropriate time.
--- Having ownership and accountability of KPI's for multiple specialty brands in numerous locations.
--- Working a hybrid schedule out of our East Rutherford, NJ office.

Key Accountabilities:
--- Manage and maintain individual OTB's for multiple brands across numerous locations
--- Partners with respective buyers on forecasts, assortments, stock issues, and markdown plan.
--- Partners with vendors to resolve inventory and shipment issues, ensuring appropriate flow of goods, and building strong working relationships
--- Partners with field locations to resolve issues and ensure inventory objectives are carried out
--- Suggest and partner with Buyers on exit strategy
--- Continually identify opportunities for improvement and optimization
--- Compile and submit item data setup and maintenance needs as required
--- Maximize sales and inventory through optimizing allocation of stock
--- Review stock balancing opportunities
--- Analyze and place replenishment for core/basics as needed
--- Team Player support additional areas/categories as needed

Required Qualifications:
--- Solid practical experience with OTB
--- Detail oriented for large volume data
--- Requires strong Excel skills
--- Requires strong analytical skills
--- Ability to manage a large work load
--- Self-starter with team focus
--- Strong oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
--- Bachelor's degree or equivalent in related field preferred; 3-6 years merchandise planning.

Preferred Qualifications:
--- Previous experience in comparable retail environment
--- Prior buying experience helpful

*For immediate consideration, please be sure to submit your resume in the digital application.

Some of our company-offered benefits for you and your family include:
--- Health & Well Being: Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
--- Paid Time Off
--- Various Personal and Parental Leave Programs
--- Universal Life Insurance
--- Retirement Programs & Matching Employee Contributions: 401K & RRSP
--- 20% off Hudson Employee Discount
--- Employee Recognition & Anniversary Programs
--- Training, Development, and Growth Opportunities
--- Tuition Assistance & Scholarship Programs

For additional information on our benefits, please visit: https://www.hudsongroup.com/careers/our-perks.

Depending on the location of the position, applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States or Canada for any employer.

Hudson is an Equal Opportunity Employer of all qualified individuals. All employment decisions are made without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, military leave or veteran status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law. We are committed to creating an inclusive workplace in which we value diversity and unique experiences, backgrounds and identities.

All offers are contingent upon successful completion and passing of background checks and/or employment verification results.

Note to staffing agencies: Please do not contact Hudson (including the recruitment team or any hiring managers) regarding this position with candidates. If assistance is needed in filling any position for Hudson, a member of our recruiting team will reach out directly. #AF123QA

Keywords: Hudson Group, Union , Merchandise Strategist, Other , Union, New Jersey

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