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Merchandise Planner

Based in El Segundo, CA, we are a fast-paced, growing, and exciting ecommerce Company. We are currently looking to hire a Merchandise Planner to join our team.

We provide a competitive compensation package that includes strong benefit options. Full-time employees are eligible for health coverage, 2 weeks of paid time off, 6 paid holidays, flexible spending program, 401(k) plan, and other special perks:

  • Casual work environment
  • Employee referral program
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • 35% employee discount on cooking.com (45% during November)
  • Free pastries/donuts
  • Monthly anniversary and birthday cake celebration
  • And many fun social activities throughout the year, which support and enhance our culture!

Scope of Job

Responsible for demand analysis and preparation of inventory forecasts and replenishments leveraging JE system, and utilizing other Excel based planning tools. Daily analysis of large amounts of data, including sales history, inventory, on order and lead time to minimize out of stocks. Follow-thru on purchase orders from placement to receipt.

Development, Analysis and Maintenance

  • Analyze baseline and seasonal item level performance to accurately forecast warehoused product sales velocity, resulting in appropriate replenishment of units to minimize out of stock levels and maintain strong inventory turns. Develop and execute replenishment purchase orders.
  • Create, distribute and manage weekly reports and cross functional meetings – OTB, spend recap, Inventory Longs.

Support

  • Partner with Merchandising to determine and manage exit strategies and maximize opportunity buys. Monthly review of inventory at risk. Recommend items for clearance and discontinuation.
  • Liaise with Finance/Accounting on invoice discrepancies and credit needs.
  • Expedite and track purchases to maximize and support sales forecast and marketing programs.
  • Liaise with third-party DC to prioritize receipts and resolve discrepancies.

Business Knowledge, Skills, and Desired Attributes

  • Knowledge and experience working with a replenishment system. Just Enough, highly desired, but not required.
  • Intermediate to Advanced level of Excel and Outlook, required
  • Knowledge of basic and retail math, required
  • Utilize and maintain planning tools to accurately forecast items and execute purchases, minimizing out of stocks and overstocks. Strong and consistent Follow thru.
  • Excellent analytical and statistical skills, required
  • Must be comfortable working with large amounts of data
  • Excellent organizational, prioritizing and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work well and communicate within a team environment
  • Demonstrated leadership and decision-making skills
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written

Hiring Requirements

  • 2-3 years of experience in demand planning and/or buying
  • Excellent analytical and statistical skills, required
  • Strong communication and decision-making skills, required
  • Excellent organizational, prioritizing and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work well within a team environment
  • Advanced level proficiency in Microsoft Word & Excel

Local candidate only – no relocation fees will be paid.
Must be authorized to work in the United States for any employer.
This is a part time contractor position on-site in El Segundo.

To apply, email resume to:
jobs@cooking.com with Merchandise Planner in the subject line

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Cooking.com is transforming online shopping in the food and cooking space by going to customers and building innovative entertaining shopping experiences with trusted brands. Cooking.com currently operates several uniquely branded websites including: Calphalon Store, Rachael Ray Store, Paula Deen Store, Betty Crocker Store, Pillsbury Store, FreshPreserving store, Emeril Store, ButterBell Store, and Dunkin' Donuts Shop.

We offer our customers access to over 60,000 products for the kitchen as well as recipes, menus, collections and a growing library of member-submitted cooking content. The Company is committed to providing its customers with an exceptional experience and it is the recipient of numerous awards for customer satisfaction.

Cooking.com was founded in 1998 by a team that worked together at the Walt Disney Corporation and shared a passion for creating a great company! How did we pick Cooking? The credit goes to one of our initial investors, Idealab! They teamed us up with a cookbook publisher and we had the perfect blend of cooking and retail knowledge to launch the best cooking web site.

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