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Associate Planner at RTW Retailwinds, Inc. in New York, New York

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

RTW Retailwinds, Inc. is a specialty women's omni-channel and digitally enabled retailer with a powerful multi-brand lifestyle platform providing curated lifestyle solutions that are versatile, on-trend, and stylish at a great value. The specialty retailer, first incorporated in 1918, has grown to now operate 410 retail and outlet locations in 35 states while also growing a substantial eCommerce business. The Company's portfolio includes branded merchandise from New York & Company, Fashion to Figure, Happy x Nature, Uncommon Sense, and collaborations with Eva Mendes, Gabrielle Union and Kate Hudson. Its branded merchandise is sold exclusively at its retail and outlet locations and online at,,,, and Additionally, certain product, press releases and SEC filing information concerning the Company are available at the Company's website:

The Associate Planner, is responsible for assisting in the strategic direction of inventory for the business, based on analysis of financials, historical data, and current market trends.

  • Assist Merchandise Planner in analyzing sales information for the business.

  • Assist with all margin components i.e. initial mark-up, markdowns, and deviations.

  • Assist in the completion of sales plan (accuracy and actual vs. plan).

  • Assist in the completion and update of strategy sheets at unit level.

  • Assist in of variance of bottom-up plan vs. top-down plan.

  • Assist in completion of Open-To-Buy.

  • Attend merchandise meetings, stay well-informed merchandise.

  • Keep merchants up-to-date on any/all changes.


  • 2-3 years of Merchandise Planning or related retail financial/analytical experience.

  • Understanding of retail financial measurements.

  • Flexible and adaptive to changing priorities.

  • Strong listening, written and oral communication skills.

  • Able to organize and prioritize workload to meet deadlines.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel.

  • Heavy multi-store distribution/allocation experience.

  • Excellent understanding of merchandise, company strategy.

  • Excellent communication skills; ability to interact with peers and merchants.

Bachelor's Degree

This position description intends to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. It is not intended to include all duties and responsibilities. The order in which duties and responsibilities are listed is not significant.

As an equal opportunity employer, RTW - Retailwinds does not discriminate in hiring or terms and conditions of employment because of an individual's race, color, gender, sexual orientation, genetic disorder, age, religion, disability, national origin, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law. RTW - Retailwinds only hires individuals authorized for employment in the United States.

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