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Hallmark Assortment Planner - Gold Crown Gifts in Kansas City, Missouri

Assortment Planner - Gold Crown Gifts

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Date: Apr 3, 2021

Location: Kansas City, MO, US, 64108

Company: Hallmark

Posting End Date: 03/14/2021

Number of Openings: 1

HALLMARK - WHEN YOU CARE ENOUGH YOU CAN CHANGE THE WORLD

Come join us. You’ll add value to one of the world’s most iconic consumer brands and be part of our company with a life-affirming purpose to inspire meaningful connections. Our products, content and experiences aim to enrich all lives by making a genuine difference in every life, every day, and our business is focused on bringing the value and relevance of Diversity and Inclusion to every brand, product and person we touch. Our overarching enterprise D&I Framework and plans demonstrate our belief and value in having a diverse and inclusive workforce . Hallmark’s D&I efforts will continue to represent ongoing progress and reinforce our commitment, as will our intentional focus on bringing more diverse talent into our business and onto our teams. Hallmark has been recognized as one of Forbes and Statista 2020 Best employers for Diversity, Women and New Graduates.

The Assortment Planner develops bottoms-up item level assortment plans that tie to financial goals and appropriate inventory levels. This position partners with merchants, allocation planning, merchandise planning, demand inventory planning and other areas to contribute both to the strategic and analytical perspective of the business to maximize sales while minimizing financial risk for Hallmark. The assortment planner will collaborate with merchant team to help plan promotional & marketing SKUs and Front of Store stories that drive customer engagement and drive sales growth with the appropriate assortment.

WHO WE ARE:

The Retail Gift team creates a broad array of unique gift products for our Gold Crown stores. Product offerings include both every day and seasonal offerings in home and gift décor, plush & memory books for baby/kids, books, journals, and exclusive licensed products.

WHO YOU ARE:

The right candidate for this role will operate as the owner of their assigned season. He/she must be passionate about the consumer and intellectually curious about their business, demonstrate the ability to analyze their assortments, understand key drivers of the assortment and provide recommended insights and actions that deliver results. Critical to success is the ability to establish credibility while relying on expertise of others and developing collaborative relationships with cross-functional partners.

WHAT YOU WOULD DO:

  • Partner with merchants to build a balanced assortment that reconciles to the financial goals of the assigned product category

  • Velocity planning at the SKU level for retail and wholesale accounts

  • Analyze product categories assigned and sharing insights with the team

  • Apply current business trends to future assortment plans

    This is a progressive role and will be filled based on the skills and experience of the selected candidate.

    APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

    To be considered an applicant for this position you must show how you meet the basic qualifications of the job in a resume or document you upload, or by completing the work experience and education application fields. Accepted file types are Microsoft Word (DOC or DOCX), PDF, HTML, or TXT. Individual file size attachment limit is 10 MB.

    BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's degree OR 4 years professional experience with data analysis

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience working in analytic role

  • Demonstrated experience working with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience in assortment planning or merchandise planning

  • Combination of strong analytical and communication skills

  • Proven ability to collaborate across diverse audiences

  • Proficient in Excel

    In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Hallmark Cards, Inc. and its subsidiary companies will hire only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Hallmark does not generally provide sponsorship for employment. Employment by Hallmark is contingent upon the signing of the Employment Agreement, signing of an agreement to arbitrate in connection with the Hallmark Dispute Resolution Program, completing Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification, passing the urinalysis drug screen, education verification and satisfactory reference and background checks.

BENEFITS AND PERKS:

At Hallmark, we help people feel connected to what matters. That’s true of our employees, just as it is our consumers. Providing benefits that support the lives and wellbeing of Hallmarkers is among the most important investments the company makes.

Hallmark benefits are designed to give you choices. Wherever you are in life, we want you to find the benefits that are right for you and your loved ones. Explore the Hallmark Benefits Guide (https://corporate.hallmark.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Hallmark_Benefit_Guide_Corporate.pdf) to learn more.

Hallmark is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, pregnancy, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or any other legally-protected status. Principals only please.

Nearest Major Market: Kansas City Job Segment: Retail Sales, Category Manager, Merchandising, Retail

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