Payless ShoeSource

  • Merchandise Planner, Mens safeTstep

    Job Locations US-TX-Dallas
    Position Type Regular
    Requisition ID
  • Overview

    FIND YOUR FIT with Payless ShoeSource as the Merchandise Planner.                                              

    You know who you are.  And you know what moves you.  That's why your chosen career should fit you as well as your favorite pair of shoes, every step of the way.  And that's what makes a career with Payless ShoeSource the perfect fit for you.

    The Merchandise Planner will develop and execute financial plans, forecasting, and pricing at the class week level for assigned department/product classifications.  This role works collaboratively throughout the planning and buying organization to meet financial objectives for the department.   



    • Develop and execute all aspects of the financial plans for specific departments by class, by week, including determining sales, markdowns, margin, turn, receipts, and inventory requirements
    • Weekly financial forecasting of sales and markdowns accounting for business shifts, competitive environment and emerging opportunities/risks
    • Implement transition and liquidation management for the department in order to ensure that product is received and liquidated in the appropriate seasonal windows
    • Analyze and adjust pricing to ensure programs are hitting sales and margin expectations on a weekly basis at sub-chain level.
    • Provide necessary analysis in preparation for key meetings, participate in special projects, and conduct ad-hoc analysis as needed
    • Lead discussions regarding open-to-buy reporting/results with team and articulate future planning actions necessary to meet financial goals/targets


    • Undergraduate degree in Business, Marketing or related experience
    • 2-4 years of retail planning and/or allocation experience
    • Strong sense of urgency and attention to detail
    • Proven ability to problem solve, identify opportunities, and implement improvements
    • Ability to thrive in a fast paced ever changing work environment
    • Combination of strong analytical and communication skills
    • Advanced Excel skills and experience in planning systems



    Payless ShoeSource is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  This business uses E-Verify in its hiring practices to achieve a lawful workforce.


    Payless ShoeSource is the largest specialty footwear retailer in the Western Hemisphere, offering a vast array of style, brand and size selections at affordable prices for every member of the family. Founded in in 1956, today Payless serves millions of customers through our extensive global network of over 3,400 stores and an increasing eCommerce presence. We employ nearly 18,000 associates in over 40 countries worldwide and are committed to providing an inclusive work culture for all members of the Payless team.


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