Associate Planner


: $69,020.00 - $105,470.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Advertising/Marketing/Public Relations

POSITION SUMMARY: The Associate Planner develops business strategies and seasonal assortment plans to maximize the development of the brand, sales and profits for one department or assigned area, maintains reporting and provides analysis to team in order to maximize sales, profit, inventory, and turn objectives, and also helps to identify opportunities and risks to drive optimal financial results.


  • Recommends pre-season class plans for areas that offer a sales and margin opportunity
  • Develops vendor strategies by partnering with Planner and Buyer
  • Reviews in-season business analysis centered around risk and/or opportunity
  • Partners with Buyer, Planner and Assistant Planner on strategic allocations and buying of specific brands
  • Partners with Buyer, Planner and Assistant Planner to determine and manage exit strategy
  • Reviews monthly vendor analysis and makes call-outs on potential vendor issues
  • Monitors Auto Open-To-Buy (OTB) units and calls out any issues to Planner and Buyer
  • Prepares analysis for Planner for OTB meetings
  • Reviews quarterly reports and makes call outs for Buyer, who then reviews with Planner, Merchandise Manager, Divisional Merchandise Manager and General Manager
  • Trains and develops Assistant Planner(s)

Minimum Requirements


  • Strong math, problem solving and analytical skills
  • Ability to gather and interpret data for decision making
  • Understanding of financial measurements, sales, gross margin, inventory turn, weeks of supply and how to impact them
  • Ability to work in a team environment, lead a team and coach direct reports
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively, and thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Shares, discusses and listens openly; explain the why so things make sense
  • Speaks and listens generously, leave people feeling heard, respected and honored
  • Creates opportunities for people to grow
  • Follows our principles and Values to do the right thing
  • Works hard, is positive, passionate and has fun!
  • Goes above and beyond what is expected
  • Delivers amazing experiences to each other, our community and our guests.

Core Values

  • Belief in and behaviors reflective of Century 21 s Higher Purpose and Core Values. All positions at Century 21 are created with the understanding that our Higher Purpose is to Deliver Value to live better. We achieve our mission on a daily basis by demonstrating our Core Values: Respect, Communicate, Teamwork, Honesty, Grow, Positivity, and Amaze.


  • BA/BS
  • Two years experience in merchandising or planning allocations
  • Experience overseeing and planning at a category or vendor level

There has never been a better time to join the company whose growth knows no boundaries. The company that rewards your success with better pay, better benefits, better atmosphere, and better career advancement opportunities!

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* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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