Assistant Planner

Bed Bath & Beyond Union, NJ

About the Job

As an Assistant Planner you will be responsible to provide support to the Planner in building merchandise assortment and allocation strategies that achieve sales and profit objectives. Planning is accountable for the development, coordination, and review of the product assortment by door as well as the financial planning, allocation, and inventory management of each product category.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide support with building merchandise assortment and allocation strategies that generate high sales, profit and inventory turnover
  • Assist in the development, coordination, and review of merchandise assortments by door/network
  • Support in season management of the assortment including; space and sku management, product and store review and analysis with the overall objective of being responsive to developing trends, driving sales and profitability
  • Collaborate with the stores team on the implementation of assortment, allocation, space and replenishment strategies
  • Conduct merchandise analysis; reacts and recommends action on product, space and store performance
  • Analyze sales performance and stock levels for key categories and classifications, recommend adjustments to future forecasts


  • 1-3 years work experience in retail planning, buying or merchandising preferred
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Business knowledge of retail and merchandising concepts
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Computer literate, proficient on PC based application
  • Bachelors' degree in retail, marketing or finance preferred