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Store Planner

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Job ID: 11907
Job Type: Full-time
Location: Westlake Village, CA
Date Posted: May 15, 2023

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About Guitar Center

Guitar Center embodies the world of creativity and music by encouraging our teammates to find their own individual sound. We strive to craft lifelong musicians and make a difference in the world by enabling musicians and non-musicians alike to experience the almost indescribable happiness that comes from playing an instrument. We believe in putting our customers first, engaging with respect and integrity and fulfilling our mission with passion.

Why join us?

With a career at Guitar Center, you become part of the world's largest multichannel musical instrument retailer. Whether at our Stores, Contact Centers, Distribution Centers, or Support Center, Guitar Center employees have a common goal: to help people find their sound and fill the world with more music.

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Guitar Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides fair and equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected status prohibited under Federal, State, or local laws. All employment decisions are based on valid jobrelated requirements.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran and are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our website, you may request a reasonable accommodation to express interest in a specific opening. You can request reasonable accommodation by sending an email to [email protected].

 

The Store Planner manages the flow of product to Guitar Center stores in line with assortment strategy and replenishes active assortment to ensure best in class in stock position. The Store Planner builds regional, district, store knowledge to allocate product strategically to drive sales. They will work with merchandise planners to communicate store needs and avoid shortages. They will monitor DC activity and reserves to monitor progress of stock from DC to store.

Responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to the following:

  • Build store intelligence in collaboration with merchants and the field, local store visits, competition, customer demographics, and data.
  • Develop allocation parameters that take into account store demand, velocity and presentation.
  • Maintain in stock inventory availability and service levels, identify opportunities for corrective actions
  • Provides roll up of forecasts and purchases to contribute to in season planning process and the open to buy.
  • Create reports to support business reviewing weekly sales and inventory, identify top stores and underperforming stores. Collaborate with planner/merchant to make appropriate shifts and changes to assortment to improve sales and GMROI.
  • Maintains the planning system with accurate parameters to improve forecast accuracy, receipt flow and performance of algorithms.
  • Collaborate with new store team to ensure timely and complete fulfilment of grand opening assortment.
  • Monitors store groups for efficiency regularly and recommends changes at sub category.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Pay Rate: $24.00- $30.00 / hourly depending on background and experience.

The job posting is not necessarily reflective of actual compensation that may be earned, nor a promise of any specific pay for any specific employee, which is always dependent on actual experience, education, and other factors. The pay range(s) listed are provided in compliance with state specific laws. Pay ranges may be different in other locations

Guitar Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides fair and equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected status prohibited under Federal, State, or local laws. All employment decisions are based on valid job‐related requirements.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran and are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our website, you may request a reasonable accommodation to express interest in a specific opening. You can request reasonable accommodation by calling 1‐818-735-8800 ext. 2862 or by sending an email to [email protected].

 

To join our band, you'll need the following experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree preferably in Business, Merchandising/ Supply Chain or 2 - 3 years of relevant work experience.
  • 2 -3 years of relevant work experience (in addition to degree or years of previous experience).
  • Strong analytical, data manipulation to gain insight into the business. Strong knowledge of planning systems. Excel intermediate to advanced.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the retail industry, omnichannel, supply chain and logistics. Merchandising experience a plus.
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